Energy Yield Expert (Solar)

Berlin (Germany)
Job vacancy
Company Statement
The new sustainability: want to join a renewable energy pioneer? Our mission is to advance large-scale photovoltaic to meet the growing global demand for clean electricity. Come be a part of our success story!
Intro Paragraph
As an Energy Yield Expert, you'll responsible for one of the key elements in our projects which impacts project value as well as performance guarantees we as EPC provide under certain project contracts: Energy Yield Assessments. Internal and independent external Energy Yield Assessments play a crucial role in the process of techno-commercial project optimization and provide a basis for the acceptance tests. The respective methodology used in the project contracts needs to be determined and negotiated with clients and lenders TAs. You will oversee projects from start to finish regarding yield topics providing engineering expertise. And even later: There is always something to be learned from the operational phase. Data gathered by the SCADA systems can help us to understand actual plant performance and performance ratio calculations are conducted at different stages. The Solar Energy Yield Expert will be involved in this as well.
Your Job
As part of the Internal Engineering Consultancy, your involvement in the review and assessment of project designs for feasibility and plausibility enables you to directly contribute to optimizing the project value.

Your tasks:
  • Create and maintain energy yield assessment and solar resource assessment standards and guidelines according to the market standards and industry best practices
  • Participate in Due Diligence of projects and Technical Advisory services defending our design choices (feasibility, plant design optimization, etc.,) and evaluation methodologies (resource assessment, loss factors, etc.,) in project financing and project exit transactions 
  • Develop new tools and applications for solar resource assessments, batch simulations, climate data collection, lifetime energy projections
  • Quality Assurance of internal assessments and reports following detailed approval procedures
  • Coordinate, commission, perform due-diligence and review of third-party yield assessment reports for different project requirements
    1. project acquisition
    2. project financing and 
    3. project / portfolio sales
  • Review and evaluate the project design's plausibility and feasibility in relation to enhancing the techno-economic performance of the power plant
  • Act as a main contact for project teams and engineers with respect to software programs such as PVSyst, etc., and accordingly liaise with external service providers to organize necessary trainings
  • Guide project teams in preparation of project information package specifically for external yield assessment reports and project financing data rooms
  • Instruct project teams (contract managers) with inputs related to the definition of provisional acceptance tests and final acceptance tests for EPC and O&M contracts
  • Evaluate component specific data files (datasheets, PAN files, OND files, etc.,) to ensure high quality up to date internal component database
  • Conduct PR calculations for PAC stage in compliance with the contractual agreements, including alignment with the SCADA and monitoring portal suppliers
  • Mentor career development of junior engineers / colleagues
Your profile
  • Academic degree in Engineering in Renewable Energies, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering or similar 
  • 3 to 7 years experience in solar power plant design preferably in the field of utility-scale projects
  • Sound design knowledge of solar plant layouts, civil design, SLD, power transmission, system loss calculation & general electrical requirements of large-scale solar power plants 
  • In-depth knowledge in modules, inverters, cables, transformers, switchgears & relays, earthing & plant protection systems and industry best practices 
  • Good understanding of techno-economic aspects of solar projects and latest market developments 
  • Software skills: Mandatory: Full proficiency in PVSyst, MS office, Desired: AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Helios 3D, QGIS and other tools 
  • Languages: English is our day-to-day working language, knowledge of other language will be an advantage
  • You are highly committed, have strong communication & negotiation skills, interpersonal and intercultural competence, positive attitude, enthusiasm to learn, willingness to contribute and travel affinity
  • Proactive team player with strong mathematical analysis skills, who enjoys problem-solving
  • Highly organized with high degree of self-management and ability to work to strict deadlines
We offer you
  • 30 days of holiday
  • Possibility to work flexibly
  • A truly international working environment with colleagues from all over the world
  • An open-minded, friendly and highly motivated team
  • Interesting and challenging tasks in a growing future-oriented industry
  • Very good opportunities for professional and personal development
  • Competitive remuneration