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Senior development engineer Solar PV - Italy

Job details: 

This role is for an experienced technical person who has spent time in development and understands the whole cycle of a project.  The senior development engineer supports the Italian development team and is key to our ability to move through the project stages effectively.

Key activities and responsibilities:

  • Conduct preliminary feasibility and constraints analysis
  • Support development and early-stage projects with conceptual designs
  • Perform technical feasibility assessment of solar PV plants and electrical interconnection infrastructures (HVOL and substations).
  • Design all aspects of solar PV projects regarding:
    - Resource Assessment.
    - Layout tradeoffs.
    - Agrivoltaic plants in accordance with MITE guidelines.
    - Civil works.
    - Electrical infrastructures: internal electrical lines, MV/HV OL and UL and MV/HV Substations.
    - Plot List (Piano particellare) and expropriation.
  • Produce all technical documentation, except environmental impact assessment, to be submitted for solar PV Plant Sole Authorization, Grid Connection, Construction and entering into service.
  • Liaise with internal experts and external consultants supporting the project design and technical due diligence.
  • Produce technical drawings with the details of the land affected for surface right or acquisition contracts.
  • Carry out Due Diligence for PV projects, focusing on energy assessment, design, feasibility, and engineering issues.
  • Analyse sites focusing on engineering issues, including visits to the sites, to design and build a PV plant.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Excellent knowledge of local planning and permitting considerations of solar projects, including familiarity with regulations
  • Preferably MSc in Electrical Engineering degree.
  • Experience in preparation of and follow up on Sole Authorization processes of PV plants in accordance with Regional and/or National regulations and execute projects and PV plants.
  • Experience in preparation of and follow up on technical documentation for grid access and connection requests.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office and QGIS.
  • 5 years experience in solar PV projects development and planning
  • Team player
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to travel in Italy and oversees when required

Languages: Italian and English



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