Senior Solar Design Manager

Job Purpose

  • Manage the conceptualisation and design of our projects, integrating aesthetic considerations with technical feasibility
  • Collaboration with the Concept Design and Development teams to ensure that master drawings align with technical specifications, feasibility studies and structural requirements
  • Oversee the creation of AutoCAD designs for the Development team and assist with planning submissions (including layout, elevations, etc)
  • Infuse sustainable design principles into solar & battery projects, emphasising environmental impact reduction, biodiversity promotion and community integration
  • Working with consultants and suppliers to gather product information and incorporate it into the designs with a view to improving quality
  • Stay abreast of local and national regulations related to solar farms and engineering, ensuring all conceptual designs adhere to regulatory requirements and obtain necessary approvals
  • Provide creative and technical direction and mentorship to junior members of the Concept Design team, collaborating with project managers to establish timelines, milestones and deliverables
  • Explore emerging technologies and design trends in the solar and battery industry, integrating these into design concepts to maintain a competitive edge

Main Duties

  • Strong portfolio demonstrating the ability to translate complex technically compliant concepts into visually compelling designs
  • Proven experience in sustainable design practices and a passion for promoting environmentally friendly solutions
  • Ability to demonstrate a sound knowledge of market-leading software packages to a proficient level (must include Helioscope, AutoCAD, PVSyst)
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the technical and design elements of both solar and battery storage systems
  • Conversant with substation, PV and battery layouts, including access roads, turning circles, laydown areas and general arrangement drawings
  • Conversant with International and UK design standards for solar PV systems, for example, IEC TC82, IEC 62548:2023
  • Ability to manage multiple workstreams and support consultants simultaneously
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to articulate design decisions and concepts
  • Competency with Microsoft software alongside Adobe design software and similar tools
  • Calm under pressure while retaining the ability to make professional
  • Able to work in the UK without sponsorship
Job Category: Solar
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Hertfordshire

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