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ENGIE Solar, part of the ENGIE group since 2015 and former Solairedirect, is a global business focused on supporting our geographical Business Units to design, supply and build utility-scale solar plants. With more than 4 GW of capacity built, 10 GW of projects under development, 30 projects in backlog, 1 GW in construction over the 5 continents and a team of 200 people present across the world, ENGIE Solar represents a leading player for utility-scale PV business development and plays a key role in confirming ENGIE’s position as one of the leading and most innovative PV players in the market globally.
She / He reports to the Chief Technical Officer.
Within the Direction des Operations of ENGIE Solar, the Head of Performance Engineering and Innovation makes sure that ENGIE’s interests (competitiveness, leadership, etc.) are preserved throughout the following missions:
Continuous improvement process and accurate implementation by her/his organization of ENGIE’s working procedures and engineering standards related to design optimization of large-scale PV projects.
Identification of technical innovations that would come to maturity within 3 years and integrate them in ENGIE’s package of design solutions.
Manage the resources dedicated to the Performance Engineering and Innovation (set-up the annual budgets, lead the complete annual performance appraisal processes, maintain and improve the skills within his / her team).
In terms of innovation
Organize the technology watch activities – including commercial, technical and administrative aspects, in partnership with all the ENGIE entities involved in R&D activities (ENGIE Research, CENGEN, Solar Lab, Laborelec, etc.).
Work together with the Engineering and the Procurement Department of ENGIE Solar to the identification of new and innovative technologies. Define priorities before engaging budgets and resources with respect to the economic and the commercial interests of these technologies, expectations of the Business Developers and the Offshore EPC-PM in terms of Projects’ goals and objectives.
Be involved in the technical audit and qualification activities of Suppliers together with the Engineering and the Procurement Department of ENGIE Solar.
Supervise the Subcontractors in charge of the technical audits and the qualification activities of new and innovative technologies. Process with the necessary controls and reports on costs and planning associated to these subcontracted activities.
Be accountable that the new technologies are integrated into the design procedures of ENGIE Solar. Evaluate the impact of these new and innovative technologies on these said procedures. Propose and implement risk mitigating management plans or solutions when necessary.
Once the Projects are under development, ensure that the new technologies are effectively integrated into the different study cases of the projects.
In terms of the management of the performance
Define, improve and apply the procedures, the methods, the tools and the engineering standards related to the assessment of the performance of PV facilities.
Ensure that the technical knowledge/know-how is shared internally among all the collaborators of ENGIE involved in the Performance Engineering activities including, in particular:
The training of the Business Development teams to simplified solar potential assessment methodologies.
The training of the O&M team and the necessary technical feedback to the O&M team when solicited.
Analyse the technical documentation related to the projects under development or susceptible to be acquired and, specifically during the tendering phases, prepare the technical documentation to be integrated into the bids (under the coordination of the Offshore EPC-PM).
Identify the missing or the incomplete studies (e.g. hydraulic, topographic, geotechnical). Analyse and assess the findings of these studies together with the Subcontractors when necessary.
Assess the performances of the different study cases and as per elaborated by the Performance Engineering team.
Identify and propose the study cases allowing the assessment of the most optimized solutions on a technic-economic standpoint; meaning the consistency between the selection of the equipment, the CAPEX, the OPEX and the performance.
Be accountable for the activities related to the Performance Engineering and for compliance with the planning elaborated by the EPC Project Managers. Ensure that deliverables are issues in due time and according to the contractual schedules during the tendering phases.
Be accountable for the budgets allocated to the activities and the missions of the Performance Engineering.
Be accountable for the performance of the projects up to their substantial completion. Identify risks and opportunities from the tendering phases of the projects and up to the complete execution of the contracts. Deploy the necessary measures allowing to cover these risks and to catch-up these opportunities.
Establish lessons-learnt sessions after the completion of the projects in a continuous improvement process purpose. Deploy corrective actions following the lesson learnt sessions on all her/his organization.
Report to the Top Management of ENGIE Solar.
Health & Safety specific accreditations or training
Electrical accreditation H0B0 (according to French regulation).
Education, Experience & Skills
5+ years of global experience in the Engineering activities of large-scale PV plant projects and particularly in those related to performance guarantees associated to EPC contracts or to the specific conditions of PPAs
Experience in technology watch applied to the PV and the energy sectors
Skills and know-how
Fluent in English
Engineering of large-scale PV plant projects
Team and resources management
Ability to work in an international and in an extremely challenging and varying environment; ability to adapt her/his behaviour depending on the context of the Project.
Ability to do arbitrages, to prioritize action lists and to decide promptly
Ability to format the information to be share within the organization, to establish contact and relationships, and to provide the necessary feed-back for the mutual understanding.
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