Principal Solar Engineer

Job Title: Principal Solar Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South East England,
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
REF: HQ00018499
Contact Name: Sally Woods
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 2 years ago

We are seeking a qualified and experienced professional as a technical lead for feasibility studies, due diligence, design and technical advisor roles on solar PV projects for our leading global engineering, consulting and construction company.


  • Technical lead for solar PV advisory work, which may include, due diligence reports, site inspections, construction monitoring, yield assessments, performance reviews and site selection/feasibility.
  • Prepare technical and non technical reports to a high standard to budget.
  • Proactively contribute to various marketing and tender initiatives.
  • Proactively contribute to managing existing key clients and building new clients.
  • Work effectively on several projects concurrently.
  • Work alongside other professionals in multi disciplinary teams


  • Degree in Engineering or a related subject, with a professional qualification such as Chartered Engineer.Ideally, in addition, an MSc or equivalent in Renewable Energy, or related subject. Proven interest in working in the renewables sector long-term.
  • A minimum of 5 years work experience is essential, with at least 3 years as a solar PV specialist.
  • Excellent level of general technical knowledge on the design, operation and maintenance of solar PV assets in the UK;
  • Performance forecasts of new assets and reviews of existing assets;
  • Construction of solar PV assets;
  • Holding responsibility for project delivery to time, quality and budget;
  • Identifying and understating customer needs and supporting the development of new business.

Highly desirable

  • PV modelling software such as PVSyst;
  • Detailed design of solar PV and ancillary electrical systems;
  • Applicable UK standards and legislation including Ofgem accreditation process;
  • Project finance and contracts.

Please contact Sally Woods for further information