Senior Project Manager

Business Sectors: Solar
Sectors: Employment Type: permanent Country: United Kingdom

Taylor Hopkinson have been retained by a leading Engineering Services company in the PV industry to source a Senior Project Manager in the UK. The successful candidate will be working on the construction of large scale projects throughout Europe and Africa.

The candidate’s responsibility will be to plan and monitor ALL activities and coordinate ALL parties involved in the realization of a typical PV solar energy plant. Tasks will include the following:

  • Preliminary analysis of a project technical and financial predicaments based on the existing data, including EPC cost, preliminary analysis of the costs of subcontractors and technology vendors
  • Coordinating preparation of the preliminary agreements as well as other ancillary legal documents
  • Selection of the professional advisors for the project, therein including: legal advisors, technical advisors, and tax advisors
  • Analysis of the equipment supply, logistic circumstances, and the capacity of the local subcontractors / installation companies
  • Preliminary choice over the subcontractors as well as the technology vendors
  • Supervise drafting of the preliminary technical design and preliminary EPC budget
  • Monitoring of the EPC contract negotiation stage, and participating in the critical stages of discussion with the projects owner
  • Negotiation of the final EPC Contract with the project owner
  • Review of the relevant documentation, including, but not limited to, EPC Contracts, equipment certifications, project documents, work records, operation and maintenance manual
  • Final selection of the sub-contractors following the client’s desiderata and coherently with the best-in-class in view of the specific region and project requirements
  • General EPC contract administration and supervision, including – among other – regular reviews of the reporting, site meetings, quality assurance, contractor records, construction program, spare parts stock levels, tools and equipment
  • Verifying the procedures and standards for the engineering, acceptance procedure and certification, inspections, handling and commissioning, and handling of exceptions
  • Verify the workplace Health and Safety and Environment (HSE) management
  • Review of the policies put in place for site management, including access, security, lighting, fencing, and clean up
  • Monitor all the phases of the execution, including site set up, site security, civil works/trenching, installation, monitoring, cabling and wiring, testing and commissioning
  • Reporting as needed and as agreed with the client on the various technical, financial and management aspects of the project
  • Monitoring to guarantee the operational compliance to meet the different countries` EPC related local law and approvals



  • 3 to 5 years or more of experience in project management
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in the PV solar energy industry
  • Fluent English


  • Engineer degree (especially in a relevant subject, such as renewable energy, power generation, electrical etc.)
  • Direct experience in the engineering, procurement and construction of a PV solar energy plant
  • Experience working with financial institutions
  • Other languages (e.g. Russian, Chinese, Spanish etc.)

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