Solar Design Engineer (Solar Energy)

An innovative, multinational company involved in wind, solar and bioenergy are looking to hire a Solar Design Engineer due to their exceptional growth in Ireland. This is an exciting opportunity for any electrical engineer with a passion for Solar energy and looking to tackle climate change with renewable infrastructure. The successful candidate will support the project development team with green field development, acquisitions, business case development, and project pipeline delivery. Applicants ideally should have a background in renewables or transferable skills from previous experience. 

The successful candidate will

  • Support the development team in the planning, management and delivery of our solar and wind portfolio at all stages of development from site evaluation through to pre-construction
  • Liaising with external consultants – technical and environmental
  • Support renewables project team on land, planning and stakeholder enegament issues
  • Design and plan ground-mounted/floating solar projects in the utility scale megawatt range and undertake yield assessments
  • Undertake initial assessments of potential solar sites to assess potential for greenfield development
  • 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
  • Create technical project assessments/due diligence and assess existing layouts to confirm capacity and yield
  • Produce electrical diagrams for medium and low voltage systems and liaise with the grid engineers regarding the network connection


  • Engineer or technician in the field of electrical engineering
  • Proficient with MS Office, AutoCAD, PVcase and PVSyst
  • Have relevant practical experience and comprehensive knowledge in the field of ground-mounted/floating photovoltaic systems
  • Creative and pragmatic with an ability to find solutions to challenging problems
  • Organised and able to manage multiple projects and stakeholders
  • Ability to review complex information and translate into logical analysis
  • Excellent communication skills, both written (presentations, reports, documents) and spoken
  • Analytical focus on projects and market movements
  • Building strong, cooperative and productive relationships with the key teams involved in realising projects

What they offer

  • 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

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