Solar Consultant (Technical Due Diligence) - Dubai

Job Title: Solar Consultant (Technical Due Diligence) - Dubai
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: UAE - Dubai
REF: 29932
Job Published: over 4 years ago
Allen & York are recruiting a Solar Consultant (Technical Due Diligence)  for an international company specialise in providing world-class, innovative solutions in the fields of business & technical consultancy, testing, inspections & certification, risk management, and verification to join their Energy team in Dubai office

Local Unit & Position Description
The role will involve working within the Solar team to provide technical consulting services throughout the development, procurement and construction phases of solar farm projects, including procurement assistance, technical due diligence and acting as Lender's and Owner's Engineer during the construction phase. The work will involve overall management of complex commercial and technical projects, resourced from multiple internal business streams, alongside management of client interfaces. These projects are expected to be mostly in solar PV, but may also involve coordination of CSP or other renewable projects
Key Outputs:  
  • Specification assistance for all aspects of solar farm development and construction
  • Assist clients with procurement including contract negotiation and tendering
  • General project technical and commercial advice
  • Technical due diligence of pre-construction and operational projects
Position Qualifications
Technical/Professional Competence
  • Takes responsibility for own competence and career development
  • Understands and follows relevant company systems, tools, work processes and methodology
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply knowledge and skills in the work
  • Shares information and professional knowledge with colleagues
  • Has good knowledge in and is able to handle independent work within one or a limited number of competence areas, disciplines, services or segments
  • Able to participate and give input to service development within one or more competence areas
Customer Focus
  • Cares for customer and provide solutions that improve their business
  • Proactively seeks to identify real customer needs and manages customer expectations accordingly, including identification of technical and commercial challenges
  • Receives positive feedback from customers and acts on feedback
  • Able to bring in projects
  • Performs independent customer work related both to sales and contracting
  • Able to hold customer management role for local customer
  • Able to handle demanding customers and difficult cases professionally
On appointment the candidate must have:  
  • Significant experience (at least 3 years) in the International PV solar industry in a technical consulting capacity.
  • An appropriate degree/higher degree in an engineering subject.
  • Proven ability to produce clear written reports and communicate verbally in English.
  • Good IT skills, and experience using MS Office suite packages.
  • Demonstrable ability to deliver complex tasks to tight timelines.
  • Good organisation and time management skills.
  • Adaptability, and able to cope with a wide variety of tasks.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong commercial acumen.
  • Previous experience in performing due diligence activities.
  • Knowledge of the Middle East and North African electricity markets
  • Proven ability to communicate verbally in Arabic  
Communication and Behaviour
  • Communicates and influences in a clear, open, active and honest manner (verbal and written) and seeks understanding of other views
  • Actively contributes to the success of the team and collaborates to create results
  • Builds good personal and professional relationships
  • Is creative and takes initiatives
  • Recognizes the need for and adapts well to change
  • Ensures that teams are co-operating properly
  • Has clear ability to motivate and support others
Delivery and Results
  • Plans and executes work with required quality and within agreed schedule and budget
  • Works efficiently and effectively
  • Demonstrates continuous improvement
  • Able to be PM for single or multiple smaller and medium sized projects including one or more competence areas
  • Executes such projects according to relevant processes and procedure