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Head of Engineering & Projects (Solar), The Caribbean & Central America

Job Title: Head of Engineering & Projects (Solar), The Caribbean & Central America
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Dominican Republic
Industry:
Salary: 60000 - 75000
Reference: HEPCCA
Contact Name: Jack Clarke
Contact Email: jack@intelligentemployment.com
Job Published: April 25, 2017 10:36

Job Description

HEAD OF ENGINEERING AND PROJECTS – CARIBBEAN AND CENTRAL AMERICA

SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

 

Intelligent Employment are currently recruiting for a Head of Engineering and Projects to be based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Employment to start as soon as possible.

 

Responsibilities

• Responsibility for planning, engineering, project management and construction of turnkey photovoltaic power plants in the region (planning, implementation, and tracking of resources required to complete the projects)

• Workforce management, leading a team of highly skilled Project Managers, Technicians and Engineers

• Being capable to interact in multinational standards, environment with strong adaptability to the local situation

• Lead the independent selection of components and tendering of trades and Subcontractors

• Manage the preparation of calculation plans, part lists and system design

• Cooperation, negotiation and joint problem-solving with local & International suppliers, clients & partners

• Tender and presentation creation

• Implementation of requirements analysis, evaluation of process solutions, development and coordination of technical and functional specifications, progress and budget monitoring and reporting

• Inspection and evaluation of turnkey plants: ground mount-, rooftop-, carport-, off grid-, grid connected -and hybrid projects

• Monitoring and performance management

• Supervise the local Operation and Maintenance (O&M) team

• Planning and management of several photovoltaic projects with assigned Project Managers, together with the support from the HQ team

• Monitoring the completion of photovoltaic projects from engineering to commissioning

• Implementation of cost-efficient project management and administrative processes

 

Requirements

• University degree in electrical engineering or electrical engineering training as an electric installer, foreman, technician or electrician

• Extensive Engineering and project management experience in the photovoltaic field

• Good knowledge of CAD (Autocad, Civil3D, Sketchup or similar Software)

• Good knowledge of PVSyst and electrical design software (Caddy, E-plan or similar)

• Good knowledge of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, MS Project)

• Teamwork and communication skills

• Strong leadership, planning and communication

• Project Management savvy

• Ability to take individual responsibility for work

• Willingness to travel

• Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English and Spanish is absolutely necessary, German is a plus

 

The Client

With its head office in Germany and branches in South Africa, Canada, USA, UK, Chile and the Dominican Republic, our client develops, designs, assembles and operates solar power systems as ground mount and rooftop installations. With its know-how in the solar industry, they develop high-performing photovoltaic projects and provides a wide range of services that include project planning, development, financing, implementation and project management.