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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  Competitive plus benefits
Location: 

London, GB None, GB None, GB Edinburgh, GB Sunderland, GB

Career Area:  Engineering, Nuclear & Scientific

Lead Engineer - PV Solar


EDF Renewables. Building a sustainable future through renewables in partnership with local communities.

Are you looking for a career where you can really make a difference? Come and join us as a Lead Engineer - PV Solar in our Central Technical Organisation team.

EDF Renewables UK is one of the UK’s leading renewable energy companies, specialising in wind power, solar and battery storage technology. We develop, build, operate and maintain wind farms and other renewable technologies throughout their lifetime. 

As Lead Solar PV Engineer you will contribute to EDF’s mission to become a leader in the UK and Irelands drive for Net Zero by providing technical support, guidance and oversight to an extensive pipeline of Solar and Hybrid projects.  

Reporting to the Battery and Solar Lead within the Central Technical Organisation (Engineering) you will manage a small, dynamic and expanding team working closely with the wider business in particular the Solar Development teams, continuing through Construction and the transition into Asset operations and beyond. 


Pay, benefits and culture…
 

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a market-leading company pension scheme, paid holidays with ability to buy additional holiday and a range of flexible benefits, such as: a company incentive bonus plan, health cover, cycle to work scheme, electric vehicle scheme, gym membership, discounts and employee pricing.  

At EDF, everyone’s welcome. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone has a voice and where you feel confident being yourself.  We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.  We’d like our future workforce to have an equal gender balance, represent a broad mix of people from minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, those with a disability and supporting social mobility.  

We’re a disability confident employer and we’ll do all we can to help with your application, making adjustments as you need.

We are flexible on location for this role, however travel to our Reading office and some of our sites may also be required on a project by project basis.


What’s my role and where will I fit in?
 

•    Ensure H&S is maintained to the highest standards with a zero harm approach through the project lifecycle.
•    Coordinate and lead Engineering activities for solar PV project support across the project development lifecycle 
•    Continue to develop the design standards and processes to improve efficiency
•    Provide governance and oversight and risk management
•    Perform solar design activities including energy yield assessments and the management of suppliers undertaking design activities such as the preparation of Energy Yield Accuracy (EYA) and design drawings
•    Support the Development of projects from early stages thought to FID including due diligence of potential acquisitions
•    Preparation and management of technical specifications and requirements, supporting tendering, negotiation and selection of EPC or System & Balance of Plant, Operation & Maintenance and other supply contracts


What do I need to be good in this role?

Working as part of and supporting cross disciplinary teams to coordinate and lead Engineering activities for projects, you will be someone with an in-depth knowledge and field expertise regarding Solar PV technologies including emerging technologies as well as knowledge of various Solar PV applications including utility scale, ground mounted, building mounted, fixed tilt, and trackers.

With a degree in Engineering you’ll have experience covering the range of a solar PV plant lifecycle and knowledge of industry-standard software such as PVsyst, PVSol. (knowledge of AutoCAD is advantageous but not essential).

Closing Date: 14th of August 2022


Why EDF Renewables?

EDF Renewables purpose is to accelerate a net zero future where clean energy powers our lives. We want to make the net zero future happen as fast as we can. We want to set the pace and, where necessary, disrupt the status quo and transform perceptions. We are here to combat climate change, this is a clear and tangible goal for us. Climate change is what galvanises us to bring the right solutions to the UK and Ireland.
Our mission is critical in the pursuit of our purpose, we will lead the way in the delivery and operation of renewable technologies. We are proud to utilise fully our EDF heritage and place ourselves at the core of the industry. We are constantly challenging ourselves to improve the way things are being done. We bring leadership to our interactions and collaborations with one another, how we influence our partners and external bodies, how we use technology. 

The success of our mission and purpose is underpinned by our core values – our DNA:
Together: Working together.
Open: We are open and authentic in our behaviours.    
Passion: We have a strong belief in what we are doing.
Growth: Growth as a company and as individuals.
Resolve: We remain determined even in challenging environments.


A career that will deliver change. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero

 


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