BESS & Solar PV Associate

The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG) is a specialized expert services firm dedicated to the global renewable energy sector. We are a firm of practical consultants known for our independent advice, technical expertise, industry foresight, and sleeves-rolled-up approach to projects.

From strategy to implementation, we serve businesses, governments, and non-profit organizations around the world with management consultancy, technical advisory, and economics services for both mainstream and emerging energy technologies. We work with the public sector, private equity and financial services firms, utilities and project developers, equipment manufacturers, and engineering and construction companies for on- and off-shore wind, solar, and energy-storage projects.

RCG has principal offices in London, New York, Vancouver, Glasgow, Barcelona, Taipei, and Tokyo.

Purpose

We are in search of a suitable candidate to fill the position of BESS & PV Solar Associate to join our specialized expert services firm, focused solely on the global renewable energy industry. In this role you will work with the world’s principal public and private sector organizations on a wide range of strategic and tactical project engagements.

This role will provide advisory services to our clients relating to the delivery of various owner’s engineer and due diligence assignments, with a particular focus on BESS, Solar PV and Hybrid schemes. The role will lead the delivery of multidisciplinary projects through their feasibility, pre-construction, construction and/or operational phases.

Roles and Responsibilities

General

Key responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to the following:

  • Supporting solar and BESS project developments, providing engineering inputs from initial assessment, through to technical and economic feasibility, development phase due diligence, construction monitoring, acceptance and operation monitoring (primarily in the megawatt scale).
  • Undertaking and reviewing solar energy yield analysis.
  • Preparing technical documents including specifications, reports, proposals, calculations and contracts.
  • Providing technical support to clients.
  • Technical assessment of Solar PV and BESS equipment.
  • Use or create software tools to optimize solar and BESS designs for energy yield and project LCOE competitiveness.
  • Supporting our wider team of multi-disciplined engineers needed to deliver our scope of work, including Solar PV, BESS and other technical specialisms.
  • Acting as an interface and point of contact for clients, supporting the development of client relationships.
  • Management of projects or tasks within projects, taking responsibility for technical, programme and budget performance.
  • Site visits in the Canada, US and abroad.

Qualifications

Desired

  • Education in electrical engineering will be favorably considered.
  • Previous experience working in consultancy and/or project development environments.
  • Experience in BESS modelling software, e.g. HOMER Pro, HOMER Grid, Fractal Model X, etc.
  • Experience in Solar PV yield modelling software, e.g. PVsyst.
  • Competence in understanding solar PV and BESS contracts, warranties and performance guarantees.
  • Familiarity with solar PV and BESS technical inputs to financial models including LCOE and LCOS.
  • Previous experience in the development, construction, commissioning and/or operation of BESS projects (both stand-alone and integrated with renewable energy solutions, behind and/or in-front of the meter).
  • Previous experience with BESS test inspection, witnessing and verification (FAT, SAT, G99) is favorable.
  • Previous experience in the development, construction, commissioning or operation of solar energy projects.
  • Previous experience in conducting lenders, developers, owners or acquisition technical advisor assignments.
  • Academic background in solar PV and/or battery technology.
  • Familiarity with BESS modelling and forecasting (e.g. usable energy output, cycling, performance analysis, degradation analysis and forecasting, revenue streams stacking, techno-economic optimisation, among others).
  • Ability to speak a second language (Spanish or Portuguese).
  • Valid Canadian or USA driving license.

Essential

  • Educated to degree level in engineering or a science-based subject.
  • 5 or more years of experience working in the clean energy consulting or development space.
  • 3 or more years of relevant work experience (solar/BESS/wind energy analysis and due diligence) under project finance scopes of work.
  • An understanding of the key technical and commercial aspects of PV and BESS projects.
  • Working knowledge of solar energy and BESS technology and products
  • Ability to produce high quality technical reports to predefined deadlines.
  • Experience with industry-standard modelling software for Solar PV or BESS and hybrid systems.
  • Knowledge of the functioning of ancillary services and the technical requirements for their provision.
  • Understanding of the technical and commercial aspects of renewable energy infrastructure projects.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • A flexible and proactive approach to project delivery.
  • Reliability and good organizational/project management skills.
  • Ability to work both individually and as part of a multi-disciplined team.
  • A confident communicator.

Who We Are:

As the largest global pure play sustainability consultancy, we partner with the world’s leading organizations, creating innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and unlocking commercial opportunities that meet the needs of today while preserving opportunity for future generations.

At ERM we know that creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment is an essential part of making our company a great place to build a career. We also see our diversity as a strength that helps us create better solutions for our clients. Our diverse team of world-class experts supports clients across the breadth of their organizations to operationalize sustainability, underpinned by our deep technical expertise in addressing their environmental, health, safety, risk and social issues. We call this capability our “boots to boardroom” approach for its comprehensive service model that allows ERM to develop strategic and technical solutions that advance objectives on the ground or at the executive level.

Please submit your resume and brief cover letter.

ERM welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

ERM is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

ERM does not accept recruiting agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, ERM employees or any other company location. ERM is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Thank you for your interest in ERM!

Principle Location

Vancouver, BC

Employment type

Full time