PV Plant Manager - Hungary

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PV Plant Manager - Budapest

Petroplan is delighted to support one of our client which is an international renewable energy investor who is looking for a talented PV Plant Manager to join their team in Budapest.

Our client has been set up for 15 years and is now part of the 10 largest investors in renewable energy sector.

You will be responsible for the overseeing of the recently acquired portfolios and ensure that the assets Integrity is at a high level and that performing according to the business case. You will ensure that technical improvement initiatives are implemented at the best industry standards and you will set the technical specifications for suppliers and contractors.


Responsibilities


Optimise and deliver on production/revenue target:

  • Maximise kWh production focusing on high availability & performance ratio
  • Propose investment appraisal for plant optimization
  • Technical lead on retrofit, revamping/repowering, and other tech capex initiatives (inverter refurbishments, monitoring system, etc.)
  • EPC greenfield or revamping project management, including construction supervision where applicable
  • Support technical aspects during claim management (Insurance, manufacturer warranty, contractors and suppliers)


Manage Asset Integrity reducing Operational OPEX:

  • Management and coordination of repair works
  • Define technical solutions for extraordinary maintenance to be performed by maintenance providers or specialised companies
  • Validate/approve technical/economical proposals submitted by Contractors and Suppliers (O&M contractor, local maintenance provider, specialised company, manufacturers, etc) balancing technical requirements vs cost (OPEX) vs revenue losses
  • Purchase order management
  • Ensure compliance with local standards (norms, H&S, etc) and with our client requirements (ESG, etc)
  • Ensure preventive and predictive maintenance is performed to prevent faults/breakages and ensure Asset Integrity


Key tasks:

  • Ticket and Work orders supervision/processing, in close collaboration with Monitoring center.
  • Site visits to monitor and ensure quality work by Contractors and Suppliers
  • KPI (revenues, production, irradiation, PR, availability, reaction time, etc.) periodical review and verification
  • Provide/comment further explanation on any underperformance in kWh
  • Provide/check long term performance analysis of the plants to identify underperformance or negative trends
  • Update/upload plant master data as well as technical plant documentation - data and documentation ownership - ensure everything is in order
  • Alignment/confirmation on yield estimation (P90/50 budgets) with Asset Managers
  • Manage Contractors & Suppliers:
  • O&M contractor or Local Maintenance contractor Mgmt - from a technical perspective in regards to spec, scope, plan and costs
  • Mgmt of services not within O&M contract or local maintenance contract scope (security/vigilance, vegetation mgmt., module cleaning, etc.)
  • SLA management towards O&M and/or local maintenance providers, LD supervision
  • Local stakeholder management


Key decision powers

  • Can approve/reject repair works with the individual supplier/contractors for the objectives of the asset(s) to certain limit according our client compliance.
  • Can recommend changes to asset scope - technical excellence


Requirements:

  • Recommended electrical engineering education and/or several years of experience in technical operation in PV branch.
  • Confident in business discussions/negotiation
  • Recommended experience in working in project matrix organisation
  • Recommended experience in working for O&M providers
  • Master Hungarian and English language at a full professional level both verbally and in writing

Your personality is important, and we are looking for a person with drive and commitment and who is able to act fast and do it with a smile. You must thrive on a mix of regular routine tasks and be self-driven alongside with being confident in an international context. Moreover, our client expects you to be willing to travel and that you are flexible and punctual.


You'll be part of an excellent Hungarian team counting six employees in our Budapest office.
You can expect an exciting job in a dynamic organization with focus on the well-being of the employees. Our values are Dedication - Joy - Empowerment - Competitive spirit - Proper Work Ethics


Besides, you can expect:

  • Professional and personal development
  • Flexible work hours
  • Focus on life/work/life
  • Good colleagues and sparring
  • Organized onboarding
  • Employer paid health care
  • Make your own impact on our growth journey

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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