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Solar Project Principal - Europe

Job Description

You will oversee the delivery of solar consultancy (owner’s/lender’s technical advisor) projects for clients worldwide and ensure they are delivered on time and on budget. This includes coordination of internal MM, and external resource where needed, deliverable review and acceptance, budget and time adherence, client liaison, and internal reporting on solar projects. The role will also involve the preparation of bids for new work.

The Project Principal is ideally an engineer or other technically educated professional, conversant in solar technologies and market conditions, such that in this client facing role, the PP is able to mentor technical discussions and approve work issued to the client.

As part of our global team you will be responsible for:
  • Supporting major solar project developments internationally.
  • Providing engineering input from initial assessment through to technical and economic feasibility, due diligence, construction monitoring and acceptance.
  • Reviewing and preparing technical and non technical reports to a high standard including specifications, reports, proposals, calculations and contracts.
  • Providing technical tender support.
  • Actively assisting with business development and client management.
  • Attending client and site visits as required (worldwide).
  • Reviewing and preparing technical specification and design drawings.
  • Working effectively on several projects concurrently to deliver to tight deadlines.
  • Support and mentor the career development of junior engineers.

Candidate Specification

Essential Criteria:
  • Degree level qualifications in engineering or similar technical subject.
  • Demonstrable experience of project management of solar projects, either as developer or consultant.
  • Excellent IT skills particularly MS Excel/Word/Project and PowerPoint.
  • Evidence of technical competence, self-motivation, ability to use own initiative, flexible, problem solving approach.
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary engineering environment.
  • Ability to communicate clearly & concisely in English, both verbally & written and ability to explain technical issues to non-engineers, including Clients.
  • The successful candidate will be required to produce and review technical reports for clients, so attention to detail is paramount.
  • Ability to influence and motivate stakeholders within a complex environment,
  • Ability to lead/chair and present at meetings etc.
  • Able to collate, analyse and act upon complex and diverse information from a variety of sources and give advice for project level decision making.

Desirable criteria
  • Experience in consultancy environment, and in a client facing role.
  • Ability to work in a second language.
  • Willingness to travel both locally and globally.
  • Recognised Project Management training.

Job Profile

One of the largest employee-owned companies in the world, Mott MacDonald is a multisector consultancy providing engineering, management, and development services on projects in 150 countries. With over 16,000 of the best people working on a diverse range of challenges, we’re helping our clients deliver sustainable infrastructure and development solutions. Together, we are opening opportunities with connected thinking.

Owing to continued growth and high demand for our services, our Energy unit are looking for a Solar Project Principal (PP) to oversee the project managers on solar consultancy projects, joining our global energy team in one of our offices in Europe. By joining our team you will have access to the largest, most challenging and innovative projects worldwide. The work is extremely varied as will be your role. You will be working with a strong renewable energy team and other discipline professionals delivering prestigious schemes.

As a solar professional within Mott MacDonald you will provide technical support to a wide variety of stakeholders including developers, original equipment manufacturers, regulators and financing institutions. The role is varied in its nature and will include working on a range of international renewable projects providing:
  • Technical advisory/due diligence for lenders, developers and investors
  • Owner's engineering, construction supervision and design services
  • Concept design engineering.
  • Feasibility studies.

Other Information

​​​Equality, diversity and inclusion
We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at reasonable.adjustments@mottmac.com and we will talk to you about how we can assist.

Agile working
At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team and personal commitments. We embrace agility, flexibility and trust.

More about Mott MacDonald
We’re a global engineering, management and development consultancy.
Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients’ businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.
A fundamental part of this is respecting each person’s differences and striving to meet their needs.
Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence

We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have opportunity to contribute.

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