Solar Design Engineer

  • BayWa r.e.
  • Engineer
  • Fulltime
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At BayWa r.e. we’re the planet’s renewable energy champions. Together, we’re taking a fresh look at how power is produced, stored, and used to meet the challenges of climate change. A career with BayWa r.e. lets you drive change globally. With locations in 28 countries, we have over 3,000 people already working across the world, collaborating with local businesses to proactively shape the future of the energy sector.

BayWa r.e. UK Limited is part of the international BayWa r.e. group of renewable energy businesses, with our main office based in Edinburgh, and with other locations in Cork and Glasgow. The BayWa r.e. UK team focuses on wind project development, acquisition and construction, both in the UK and Ireland.  We are excellent listeners and offer a wide range of solutions, perfectly tailored to your specific requirements.

About the role
The role will be working alongside the Head of Project Management and be tasked with providing engineering support on solar energy installations. To act as PV designer of solar PV schemes including: Ownership of all generic technical documents relating to mechanical and electrical design. Work with the technical team, suppliers and sub-contractors in the development and delivery of technical solutions. This is to include electrical calculations, surveying and PV Syst modelling.

What You Will Do

  • You will plan ground-mounted/floating solar projects in the utility scale megawatt range and undertake yield assessments
  • You will undertake initial assessments of potential solar sites to assess potential for greenfield development
  • You will develop initial designs for those projects taken into development, working with the development team to incorporate constraints identified from the various site studies and establish detailed layouts to be submitted for the planning application.
  • You will create technical project assessments/due diligence and assess existing layouts to confirm capacity and yield
  • You will produce electrical diagrams for medium and low voltage systems and liaise with the grid engineers regarding the network connection
  • You will be the interface to project management and site supervision
  • You will be responsible for compliance for existing standards, regulations and norms and technical documentation

What You Bring

  • You are an engineer or technician in the field of electrical engineering
  • You have relevant practical experience and comprehensive knowledge in the field of ground-mounted/floating photovoltaic systems
  • You are fluent in business English
  • You are proficient with MS Office, AutoCAD, PVcase and PVSyst
  • You are assertive and work well in a team; you have good communication skills and a structured way of working
  • Right to work in the UK

What We Are Ready To Offer You

  • Private Health Insurance
  • Life Assurance Cover
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Yearly Team Away Days
  • Flexible Working Environment
  • Yearly Discretionary Performance Bonus Scheme
  • Excellent Company Culture
  • Mental Health First Aid support
  • Employee Assistance Programme which provides all employees with 24/7 access to telephone and online counselling
  • Access to an online benefits portal which includes travel and shopping discounts, healthy living advice & a financial well-being resource bank
  • Cycle 2 Work Scheme
  •  Hybrid Working

Is This Role The Right Fit For You?

Diversity and Equal Opportunity
At BayWa r.e. we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates.
All employment is decided based on qualifications, potential, merit, and business need.
We do not discriminate on the basis of origin, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.


We look forward to your application! 

If you have any questions about the job offer, please get in contact with us
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