Senior Solar Engineer

Job Title: Senior Solar Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: United Arab Emirates,
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: HQ00020857
Contact Name: Ghadir Shaar
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Allen & York are recruiting a Senior Solar Engineer 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

The company operates globally in more than 80 countries with more than 15,000 professionals dedicated to help customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

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 accountabilities:

Develop the solar work in MENA by generating and developing new opportunities develop proposals leading to contracts.
Work with the renewable energy team to promote and deliver THE COMPANY's Engineering Services and work with solar experts worldwide to develop the MENA market.

  • Support provision of technical advice to clients including:
  • Specification assistance for all aspects of solar farm construction
  • Assist clients with procurement including contract negotiation and tendering
  • General project advice
  • Technical due diligence of pre-construction and operational projects
  • Other ad-hoc advice
  • Support due diligence activity to include: data analysis, documentation review and risk analysis.
  • Liaising with a wide range of clients from solar farm developers to financial institutions
  • Work on multiple projects, managing own time to meet deadlines.
  • Producing written reports and other documentation for delivery to the client
  • Supporting the continuous improvement and development of group procedures and documentation
  • Any other appropriate duties as directed by line management

Key Internal and External Contacts (and frequency / method of contact):

The individual may act in a supporting role for contact) with the Client (Lender and Owners) and Client's project team as well as construction contractors, stakeholders and other third parties.


  • Specification assistance for all aspects of solar farm construction
  • Assist clients with procurement including contract negotiation and tendering
  • General project 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 THE 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 professional

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 professionalrelationships
  • 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 procedures.l


  • Significant experience 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.

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.