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O&M Country Manager - Italy

About the company

Uper Energy Europe B.V., (Uper Energy) is seeking an experienced O&M Italian Country Manager to join our fast-growing team. This position will be based in Caserta / the Campania Region, Italy.

Headquartered in Rotterdam, Uper Energy provides Operation and Maintenance (O&M) services for solar PV assets. As of this year, the company manages a fast-growing portfolio exceeding 140MW across five European countries. Uper Energy is a subsidiary of developer and EPC, Unisun Energy B.V., and part of the Alternus Energy Group Plc (Alternus). Alternus is an international vertically integrated independent power producer (IPP). Headquartered in Ireland, and listed on the Euronext Growth Oslo, the Company develops, installs, owns, and operates midsized utility scale solar parks.

About the role

Uper Energy is seeking to establish an Italian O&M team and hire a country manager. The right candidate will work alongside the Alternus Italian commercial team based in Caserta, and the Uper Energy team in Rotterdam. They will be responsible for supporting O&M activity across the Italian portfolio which currently totals 10.5 MWp across 14 projects.  They shall preferably have Italian roots and a good understanding of the culture.

 

Responsibilities 

  • Communicate and liaise with the Uper Energy Senior management team
  • Communicate and liaise with the local Uper Energy technical management team
  • Achieve best possible performance of the PV plants
  • Perform daily monitoring of the plants through the online monitoring portal
  • Provide support for annual and maintenance activities, in line with the annual maintenance plan
  • Provide support to the quarterly preventative maintenance activities
  • Undertake periodical site visits
  • Communicate with and manage the local O&M operators / sub-contractors
  • Prompt management of corrective interventions
  • Coordinate with manufacturers in relation to warranty claims/repair
  • Provide support for the management and procurement of spare parts and services
  • Provide technical support for preparing the necessary technical documentation for local and statutory entities
  • Communicate and liaise with the Alternus Energy Italian country manager

Reporting

The O&M Manager will report to the Uper Energy senior management team.

 

Your qualifications & competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Sustainable Energy Technology
  • Good communication skills and fluent in English and Italian
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar role within the PV industry
  • Good commercial skills and well-established relations within the Italian energy industry
  • Experience with software programs Meteocontrol (VCOM) and PVsyst is preferred
  • Ability to multi-task is a must
  • Should have strong attention to detail but still be able to deal with deadlines
  • VCA++ or SCC certificate or equivalent is mandatory (or willingness to obtain).

 

What we offer:

  • Excellent future opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Good salary and secondary conditions
  • Exciting challenges as part of a team of professionals
  • Working in an international environment

To apply for this position, please send your CV to: info@uper-energy.eu before 15 March 2022.

Engineering Manager - PV

Introduction

Headquartered in Rotterdam, Unisun Energy B.V. (Unisun Energy) is a leading developer and EPC of solar PV assets. The company delivers end-to-end project solutions and can provide operations management through its O&M company, Uper Energy. Unisun Energy’s parent company is pan-European IPP, Alternus Energy.

Our international team combines in-depth market knowledge with technical expertise and project management to deliver turnkey solar assets. Passion, professionalism, and a personal approach are central to the work that we do.

Overview

Unisun Energy is seeking an experienced engineering manager to join our operations team to lead a team of engineers. The right candidate will oversee EPC operations across ground mount, rooftop, floating and carport solar PV solutions.

Responsibilities

The engineering manager will plan, direct, and coordinate engineering activities across projects to ensure that objectives are achieved, on time and within budget.

  • Determine and define project scope and objectives
  • Plan and monitor engineering activities and resources
  • Execute basic engineering studies for large scale PV projects
  • Perform design reviews (basic and execution designs)
  • Engineering feasibility studies
  • Input for project execution plan / project management plan for engineering activities
  • Participate in project risk assessments
  • Develop and monitor project engineering budget based against target budget
  • Define and control execution design/engineering activities
  • Preparation of equipment and material requisitions
  • Technical due diligence on new development prospects
  • Prepare and review test protocols
  • Utilize industry best practices, techniques, and standards
  • Progress reporting to management
  • Measure project performance to identify areas for improvement
  • Technical support to business development, project managers, procurement and site teams

Reporting

The engineering manager will report to the director of operations.

Location

This position will be based in Rotterdam office however occasional travel to projects in the Netherlands and across Europe may be required.

Required qualifications, skills & competencies

  • Fluent in Dutch is essential
  • English at business level
  • Minimum Master’s degree in electrical engineering, sustainable energy or any other related field
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in an engineering management role in PV industry
  • “Hands-on” mentality
  • Proven ability to solve problems creatively
  • Strong knowledge of relevant national and international design standards is a requirement
  • Familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices
  • Strong interpersonal, social and management skills
  • TEAM mentality – Together Everyone Achieves More
  • Ability to work under pressure with strict deadlines and budgets
  • Driving license B
  • VCA++ certificate is preferred

What we offer

  • Excellent future opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Competitive salary
  • Exciting challenge
  • Working in an international environment

Please send your CV & cover letter to aurelie.volkman@unisun-energy.eu

Project Manager - PV

Introduction

Headquartered in Rotterdam, Unisun Energy B.V. (Unisun Energy) is a leading developer and EPC of solar PV assets. The company delivers end-to-end project solutions and can provide operations management through its O&M company, Uper Energy. Unisun Energy’s parent company is pan-European IPP, Alternus Energy.

Our international team combines in-depth market knowledge with technical expertise and project management to deliver turnkey solar assets. Passion, professionalism, and a personal approach are central to the work that we do.

Overview

Unisun Energy is looking for an experienced “hands-on” project manager to join our operations team and carry out EPC work on solar PV assets.

Responsibilities

The project manager will manage, direct, and coordinate activities across projects to ensure that projects stay within budget and reach key milestones.

  • Determine and define project scope and objectives
  • Preparation of project execution/management plan
  • Initiate and conduct project risk assessment
  • Develop and monitor project budget
  • Define and control execution design/engineering activities
  • Prepare RFQ’s
  • Review contractors/suppliers proposals and on-site plan to determine timeframe, cashflow, budgets & procedures and manage in-house resources for same
  • Prepare purchase orders
  • Outline work plan and assign duties and scope of authority
  • Direct and coordinate contractors to ensure the project progress is on time and within budget
  • Provision of technical advice and support to project personnel
  • Prepare test and inspection plans
  • Coordinate activities of third parties, technical advisors & grid operators
  • Utilize industry best practices, techniques, and standards throughout entire project execution
  • Review status reports prepared by contractors and modify schedule/plan as required
  • Monitor progress and make adjustments as required
  • Prepare project reports for management etc.
  • Measure project performance to identify areas for improvement
  • Responsible for close out of the projects to Final Acceptance Test

This list is not exhaustive and other tasks may be assigned.

Reporting

The project manager – PV will report to the director of operations.

Location

This position will be based in our Rotterdam office with occasional travel throughout the Netherlands and Europe.

Required qualifications, skills & competencies

  • Fluent in Dutch is essential
  • English at business level
  • Minimum Bachelors Degree in electrical engineering, sustainable energy or related field
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a project management role either in PV projects or related field
  • Hands-on mentality
  • Proven ability to solve problems creatively
  • Familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices
  • Knowledge of Oracle Primavera Cloud (OPC) is required
  • Experience seeing projects through the full life cycle
  • Strong interpersonal and social skills
  • TEAM minded – Together Everyone Achieves More
  • Ability to work under pressure with strict deadlines and budgets
  • Driving license B

Please send your CV & motivation letter to aurelie.volkman@unisun-energy.eu

Project Support Engineer – PV

Introduction

Headquartered in Rotterdam, Unisun Energy B.V. (Unisun Energy) is a leading developer and EPC of solar PV assets. The company delivers end-to-end project solutions and can provide operations management through its O&M company, Uper Energy. Unisun Energy’s parent company is pan-European IPP, Alternus Energy.

Our international team combines in-depth market knowledge with technical expertise and project management to deliver turnkey solar assets. Passion, professionalism, and a personal approach are central to the work that we do.

Overview

Unisun Energy is looking for an experienced project support engineer to join our operations team and work alongside the project managers on solar PV assets. The right candidate will work on multiple projects simultaneously and ensure operations run smoothly. They will also coordinate day-to-day activities of designated projects to ensure that key milestones are reached, on time and within budget.

Responsibilities

  • Assist the project manger(s) with day-to-day activities
  • Prepare workplans and schedules
  • Monitor planning, progress and staffing
  • Prepare progress reports
  • Prepare performance declarations for invoicing
  • Work preparation (material lists, RFQ’s, work packages)
  • Maintain project risk assessments dossiers
  • Prepare inquiries and obtain quotations from suppliers
  • Ordering materials and ensure all project needs are delivered on time
  • Coordinate activities of third parties, technical advisors and grid operators etc.
  • Liaise with project stakeholders
  • Document control (internal/external)
  • Project administration
  • Coordinate project QA/QC activities
  • As built documentation
  • Prepare certification dossiers
  • Hand-over and completion dossiers

Reporting

The project support engineer will report to the project managers.

Location

This position will be based in Rotterdam office however occasional travel to projects in the Netherlands and across Europe may be required.

Required qualifications, skills & competencies

  • Fluent in Dutch is essential
  • English at business level
  • Minimum MBO 4 Electrical or Mechanical engineering.
  • Knowledge of relevant software programs (i.e. Autocad or similar) is required
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a project support role either in PV or related industries
  • Hands-on mentality
  • Proven ability to solve problems creatively
  • Good knowledge of MS office
  • Experience seeing projects through the full life cycle is required
  • Strong interpersonal and social skills
  • TEAM minded – Together Everyone Achieves More
  • Ability to work under pressure with strict deadlines and budgets
  • VCA++ certificate is preferred
  • Driving license B

Please send your CV & cover letter to: aurelie.volkman@unisun-energy.eu

PV Engineer

Introduction

Headquartered in Rotterdam, Unisun Energy B.V. (Unisun Energy) is a leading developer and EPC of solar PV assets. The company delivers end-to-end project solutions and can provide operations management through its O&M company, Uper Energy. Unisun Energy’s parent company is pan-European IPP, Alternus Energy.

Our international team combines in-depth market knowledge with technical expertise and project management to deliver turnkey solar assets. Passion, professionalism, and a personal approach are central to the work that we do.

Overview

Unisun Energy is looking for an experienced PV Engineer to join our design team. The right candidate will be responsible for engineering and design of large-scale PV solar parks (>10MWp) across Europe in addition to performing site-specific engineering analysis and developing high efficiency solutions. The PV Engineer will also work closely with the business development team during the project development stage to ensure a smooth transition once the project reaches the construction stage.

Responsibilities 

  • Design of large-scale PV projects (ground mount, rooftop & floating)
  • Analyse, calculate & optimise PV systems
  • Prepare technical feasibility studies
  • Design and prepare lay-outs, substations & PV support substructures
  • Prepare technical requisitions and specifications
  • AC cabling and DC string design – calculation, sizing, routing, trenching etc.
  • Prepare full technical package (drawings & documents) for project execution
  • Preparation of test protocols
  • Technical support to Business development, project managers, procurement and site teams

Reporting

The PV engineer will report to the engineering manager.

Location

This position will be based in our Rotterdam office.

Your qualifications & competencies

  • Minimum Bachelors Engineering degree i.e. Electrical, Sustainable Energy or Civil Engineering
  • Minimum 5-year experience in a similar role
  • Sufficient level of Dutch / English
  • Experience with relevant software programs like PVsyst, AutoCAD and Virtual Solar
  • Knowledge of Oracle Primavera Cloud (OPC) is required
  • Good knowledge of relevant National and International design standards
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently is a must
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • TEAM minded – Together Everyone Achieves More
  • VCA++ certificate is preferred
  • Driving license B

What we offer:

  • Excellent future opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Competitive salary
  • Exciting challenge
  • Work in an international environment

Please send your CV & cover letter to aurelie.volkman@unisun-energy.eu

O&M Supervisor

Introduction

Unisun Energy subsidiary Uper Energy Europe B.V., is seeking an experienced O&M Supervisor to join our fast growing team. Headquartered in Rotterdam, Uper Energy Europe B.V., provides Operation and Maintenance (O&M) services for solar PV assets. As of this year, the company manages a fast-growing portfolio exceeding 140MW across five European countries.

This position will be based in Poland. The new O&M Supervisor will be responsible for supporting operation and maintenance of the Polish portfolio. The right candidate will preferably have Polish roots and a good understanding of local culture and customs.

Responsibilities 

  • Communicate and liaise with the Uper Energy senior management team based in headquarters
  • Ensure best possible performance of the PV plants
  • Perform daily monitoring of the plants through the online monitoring portal
  • Provide support to the annual maintenance activities in line with the maintenance plan
  • Provide support to the quarterly preventative maintenance activities
  • Undertake periodical site visits
  • Communicate with and manage the local O&M operators / sub-contractors
  • Prompt management of corrective interventions
  • Provide technical support for preparing the necessary technical documentation for local and statutory entities
  • Provide support for the management and procurement of spare parts and services
  • Communicate and liaise with the Poland country manager

Reporting

The O&M Supervisor will report to the management team.

Location

This position will be based in Poland.

Your qualifications & competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Sustainable Energy Technology
  • Good communication skills and fluent in English and Polish
  • Minimum 2-year experience in a similar role within the PV industry
  • Experience with software programs Meteocontrol (VCOM) and PVsyst is preferred
  • Ability to multitask is a must
  • Strong attention to detail while delivering on deadlines
  • VCA++ or SCC certificate or equivalent (or willingness to obtain)

What we offer:

  • Excellent future opportunities for personal and professional development
  • Competitive salary
  • Exciting challenge
  • Work in an international environment

Please send your CV & cover letter to leon.heijkoop@unisun-energy.eu and andre.kempenaars@unisun-energy.eu