Development Engineer (Maternity Cover)

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Development Engineer

Location: London

1 year Fixed Term contract (Maternity Cover)

The Development Engineer works within the Engineering team to assist with the management, development and construction of renewable energy (wind and solar), energy storage systems, and hybrid power generation projects across Africa. The projects may be at greenfield, part-developed or operations phase. The Development Engineer will support the engineering team members in all project development activities including resource data management, conceptual design, yield assessments, due diligence, technical development, cost assessments, tendering, contract preparation and construction monitoring. The role will also be required to manage third-party contractors and contracts. This is an exciting opportunity to join a high performing and supportive team and is now implementing transformational projects across the African continent. The role will be maternity cover for one year on a fixed term contract

Key Responsibilities:

  • Modelling renewable resources using third-party software (e.g. Quest, WindPro, WAsP, Homer, and PVSyst) to estimate and optimise production through plant design.
  • Identify and mitigate spatial risks using GIS software.
  • Management of meteorological stations and databases.
  • Review and perform indicative plant design using computer-aided design software such as AutoCAD/Sketchup.
  • Developing performance models (in house or using 3rd Parties) to be used in the project proforma for the proposed facility.
  • Developing estimates of probable project development, construction and operational costs for project modelling purposes.
  • Identification and recommendation for mitigation & management of all technical risks.
  • Participating in due diligence site visits to assess the suitability, feasibility and risks associated with potential plant sites.
  • Investigate environmental, permitting, and social issues and ensure that they are considered and mitigated during project development.
  • Providing and validating technical inputs into the project model.
  • Manage tendering processes for contractors and advisors.
  • Assist with the preparation of contract documents.
  • Managing outside technical consultants and engineers contracted to provide services as resources to the project team.
  • Assisting the engineering team in all development and construction activities.
  • And any other duties, as assigned by (line manager position) in line with the role.

Experience, Knowledge and Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree in engineering.
  • 5 years professional experience in the renewable industry as an engineer, developer, consultant or site representative.
  • Prior experience in design and yield analysis software is preferable.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

In an industry where skilled and experienced professionals are increasingly sought after resource, we appreciate the true value of what you have to offer. What's more, we understand that different things are important to different people in today's world of work - it's about making exactly the right connections for you as an individual.

Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.

About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

In an industry where skilled and experienced professionals are increasingly sought after resource, we appreciate the true value of what you have to offer. What's more, we understand that different things are important to different people in today's world of work - it's about making exactly the right connections for you as an individual.

Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.

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