Renewable energy project engineer (solar)

Job Title: Renewable energy project engineer (solar)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tokyo
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 20355BR_1479210307
Contact Name: Alex James
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 15, 2016 11:45

Job Description

Solar project manager / ソーラープロジェクトマネージャー

We are significantly expanding our Tokyo base owing to increased work in our Japan solar business. We are now looking for a number of new staff to join our team to support new and existing projects in Japan and throughout south east Asia.

As a project manager / プロジェクトマネー you will oversee projects and work as an advisor on technical and contractual issues to developers/owners and financiers of independent power projects (IPP) with particular experience on power purchase agreements (PPA) and EPC contracts.

As a project manager / プロジェクトマネー you will have the responsibility for delivering solar energy projects across Japan, drawing upon local resources and from across the global renewable energy team.

The successful solar project manager's experience will include:

- fluency to a business level in both Japanese and English
- power generation sector (ideally solar energy)
- technical specification and evaluation
- due diligence
- construction monitoring
- operational monitoring of power plants

Candidate should be prepared to undertake short visits within the south east Asia region for project assignments and clients and contractors meetings at short notice as required.

An innovative approach is essential to be successful in this role, together with a flexible attitude and a willingness to work as part of a multidisciplinary and multinational team.

Office Profile:

We are located in the heart of the Tokyo metropolitan in the residential ward of Bunkyo, just a 10 minute walk from main public transport links.

Public and private customers enjoy commercial success in several sectors such as renewable energy, water and transport by engaging Mott MacDonald's global management, engineering and development consultancy services world-wide to provide cost certainty, confidence in decision-making and comfort that risks are being robustly managed during delivery of major infrastructure projects to include:
Owner's engineer supervising the construction of Japan's largest solar PV plant in the city of Setouchi
Owner's engineer for the Hosoe solar farm project

Our commercially-orientated services are wide ranging, including: master planning, market entry, assessing technical feasibility, development of bankable business cases, engineering design, construction economics and cost management, procurement management, project management, environmental and social management, technical due diligence and asset management planning.

Mott MacDonald's staff apply a comprehensive understanding of both public and private sector needs integrated with a commercially orientated understanding at each stage of project development to drive commercial success for our customers. The consequent high performance has resulted in Mott MacDonald being regularly nominated as first-ranked technical advisor by our peers.

Tokyo, Japan's bustling capital, mixes the ultramodern and the traditional and our office provides easy access to all that Tokyo offers from tranquil gardens and beautiful temples to a wide variety of food and shopping experiences. Tokyo Dome, the symbol of Tokyo Dome City, is less than 2 miles away home to baseball games, domestic and international sporting events, exhibitions and concerts. Tokyo Dome City is an extensive entertainment city offering various forms of entertainment including a spa complex and an amusement park with a variety of attractions and facilities.

Mott MacDonald is a £1.2 billion management, engineering and development consultancy with 16,000 staff and a global reach spanning six continents. Our network of 180 principal offices in 140 countries gives us local market insight backed by world class expertise to deliver excellence for every client.