Solar & BESS Engineer

Melbourne Permanent / Full Time

Matt’s background is in law being a qualified lawyer in the state of Western Australia, he started her recruitment career in 2021 predominantly recruiting for the energy sector. He founded Haines Christo as he wanted to recruit a different way from industry norm.

Recruiter :
Matthew Christo

Matthew Christo
  • Solar & BESS Engineer
  • Yield Assessments
  • Design Layout
Senior Solar/BESS Engineer
Location: Melbourne
Salary: 150-220k + super

About Haines Christo: At Haines Christo, we specialise in matching talented professionals with exciting opportunities in the renewable energy sector. We're passionate about sustainability and committed to helping innovative companies grow their renewable energy projects across Australia. Our dedicated team works closely with both clients and candidates, providing exceptional support and expertise to create lasting, successful partnerships.

About the Company
The hiring company is a dynamic engineering consultancy that specialises in delivering comprehensive solutions for integrating energy assets into the grid. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, the company navigates the complexities of designing, building, commissioning, and operating energy projects within a competitive commercial landscape.

The Opportunity: As an experienced Solar Engineer, the successful candidate will be responsible for designing, analysing, and optimising solar energy systems using industry-leading software to support the delivery of renewable energy projects. This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of Australia's leading developers and long-term owners of renewable energy generation assets during a very exciting time of growth.

Role Involvement: In this newly created role, the successful candidate will work closely with the team and be responsible for the following:
  • Designing and engineering solar energy systems, including site assessments, system sizing, shading analysis, and equipment selection.
  • Utilising solar modelling software to create detailed simulations, generate reports, and optimise system design.
  • Developing custom tools and scripts to automate, streamline, and enhance solar energy modelling capabilities.
  • Using GIS tools to analyse and visualise spatial data for solar resource assessment and site selection.
  • Conducting performance evaluations and feasibility studies for solar projects.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure the successful implementation of solar projects.
  • Providing innovative solutions and recommendations by staying up to date with industry trends, solar technology advancements, and regulatory requirements.
  • Preparing technical reports, presentations, and documentation to communicate project findings.
Candidate Requirements:
  • An experienced Solar Engineer with a minimum of 3-10 years of experience in the energy sector.
  • A degree in Engineering, Renewable Energy, or a related discipline. A Master's in a related discipline is a bonus.
  • Hands-on experience and strong knowledge of PVsyst, SolarFarmer, or similar software. Proficiency in Python or a similar programming language, and experience working with GIS tools (Manifold or QGIS) is highly desirable.
  • A good understanding of solar energy principles, photovoltaic systems, and solar energy technologies. Familiarity with electrical concepts and electrical schematics as they relate to solar energy systems.
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail in solar energy calculations, including system sizing, energy yield estimation, and financial analysis.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to work across multiple projects simultaneously without compromising attention to detail.
  • Confident and technically clear communication skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with internal teams and stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of industry standards, codes, and regulations related to solar energy systems.

Referral reward: $300

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