Director of Engineering - Solar

Job Title: Director of Engineering - Solar
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: United Arab Emirates,
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: HQ00015742
Contact Name: Ghadir Shaar
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Allen & York are recruiting a Director of Engineering for a leading developer of photovoltaic projects in the Middle East and North Africa.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join company which is expanding rapidly and who is paving the way with ground breaking projects.

Main duties / Responsibilities:

  • Lead the engineering team in the design and deployment of medium to large scale solar PV projects
  • Create and manage project budgets and costing
  • Provide reports to management as required
  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the engineering team
  • Develop plans and procedures for the department consistent with the departmental policies and goals
  • Integrate department processes and functions with other departments and company procedures
  • Hold weekly meetings to encourage information sharing and keeping staff informed
  • Assign project personnel to specific phases or aspects of engineering projects and organizes project staff according to project requirements
  • Recruit employees and oversees their development and maintenance of staff competence
  • Review and recommend or approve cost estimates
  • Ensure that proper documentation is established for engineering records and in compliance with IMS
  • Approve all compiled engineering document packages from the department
  • Guidance on the department operation
  • Implement structural changes to the organization of departments
  • Plan training and allocate training budget
  • Show leadership, resolves conflicts, and acts as a mediator
  • Develop budget for department, and approve all department expenditures, including operational, capital and manpower expenses and training
  • Hold the department accountable for all work and issues relating to professionalism and professional development
  • Ensure company policy compliance
  • Develop and implement growth plan for engineering department in accordance with company business plan
  • Develop, policies for the department consistent with company goals and objectives
  • Be responsible for all project documentation, including design and budgets
  • Complete performance reviews for all engineering staff
  • Ensure department resources are appropriately assigned to tasks
  • Be responsible for all regulatory permits and approvals
  • Recommend new assignments (job status) and wage increases for all engineers to management
  • Provide technical direction and guidance to engineering staff


  • Desired Skills and Experience
  • 10 years+ experience with solar PV design
  • 5 years+ experience managing a team of design engineers
  • Accredited engineering degree

This is just one of many jobs that ALLEN & YORK are currently recruiting across the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region. ALLEN & YORK are the specialist recruiters for the Middle East sustainability sector and actively recruit in the UAE (predominantly Dubai & Abu Dhabi), Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Morocco. Our international network of clients & candidates mean we have a demonstrable track record in recruiting high calibre professional staff across the world - get in touch to learn more.