Solar Consultant - France

Solar Consultant - France


Paris, France

Are you an experienced Solar Engineer considering your next move? Are you fluent in English & French?

RINA has an opportunity for an experienced Consultant specialising in solar projects as part of our growing renewables team, based at our office near Paris, France.

You will join a team of experts in the field at an exciting time of growth, leading on major independent engineering assignments within France. You will support the growth of independent and owners engineering services in France and French speaking Africa.

The role

You’ll form part of our Project Engineering team delivering technical assessments of photovoltaic (PV) plants for various stakeholders in the renewables industry. You’ll provide technical consulting services to lenders, investors and owners throughout the development, procurement, construction and operations phases of PV projects.

Typical core tasks will include technical due diligences as part of PV project financings or mergers & acquisitions, feasibility studies, tender management and construction monitoring.

This Solar Consultant role will be based in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France (other locations possible), primarily focused on the French market and, Francophone Africa. Key tasks include:

  • Providing technical advice including energy yield assessments; specification assistance; procurement and contracting assistance; general project advice; and technical due diligence;
  • Acting as Owners’ Engineer or Lenders’ Engineer undertaking site inspections of works;
  • Supporting business development through liaison with a wide range of customers from PV developers to financial institution;
  • Following market trends, identifying prospects and managing the complete project lifecycle from proposal to delivery;
  • Producing written reports and other documentation and presenting them to customers.

Qualifications & experience

  • We’re looking for a Solar Consultant with a practical knowledge of the risks associated with PV projects at each stage of the lifecycle and substantial experience in conducting technical reviews of PV plant;
  • Experience is essential, in energy assessments, project engineering, procurement or construction of PV plants, preferably with a consultancy, developer, manufacturer or contractor in France;
  • A degree in an engineering field (Grandes Ecoles or equivalent) preferably in electrical or energy engineering;
  • Strong practical knowledge, both technical and commercial, of how a PV plant is developed, constructed and operated;
  • Fluent in English and French with an ability to write concise reports in English and present to stakeholders;
  • Experience with grid connection and grid studies is a plus;
  • Knowledge of legislation and regulations (including HSE), international standards and certification body requirements;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the solar market and future prospects/trends;
  • Good IT skills and excellent knowledge of MS Office package.

The person

This opportunity will enable you to work with RINA Consulting teams across the globe, stretching your technical and consultancy skills and providing energy/renewable energy consulting services across a variety of projects.

You’ll need be a highly professional Engineer driven to deliver technical excellence to become part of our specialist team. You’ll be an effective technical thinker with strong analytical problem-solving skills and a collaborative approach. As an exceptional communicator, you’ll have well-developed report writing and presentation skills with acute attention to detail. You’ll thrive on customer engagement, have advanced customer skills and be skilled in understanding their needs and building lasting relationships.

Your customer focus and sound technical judgment will equip you to influence at all levels and achieve your project objectives. You will work well in all scenarios and as a ‘self-manager’ process excellent time management and organisational skills, never missing a deadline. You’ll take pride in your work and great satisfaction from using your initiative and taking accountability.

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