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Statkraft AS

Head of Project Delivery, Solar


Statkraft is a leading company in hydropower internationally and Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy. The Group produces hydropower, wind power, solar power, gas-fired power and supplies district heating. Statkraft is a global company in energy market operations. Statkraft has 4500 employees in 17 countries. Our aim is to become a leading developer of onshore wind and solar projects, taking on a significantly larger number of projects than before.

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Project Manager to oversee the delivery of our Irish and UK solar pipeline and strengthen the business area’s Project Delivery Unit in these countries. The unit is responsible for the project execution of large-scale infrastructure renewable projects of onshore wind, solar and battery storage across Europe. You will report to the Project Delivery Director who has responsibility for these across Ireland & UK.

Overview / Responsibilities

The role’s primary responsibility is to deliver Budget, Quality and Timely solar projects in the Irish and UK region. This will involve coordination with central functions such as strategic procurement, HSSE, engineering standards and quality assurance.

This is a leadership role requiring excellent judgment on challenging situations along with sound commercial acumen and supplier management skills, to support the development of the Irish and UK pipeline. The Head of Project Delivery will be expected to positively contribute to the performance, growth and profitability of the region.

The position will manage a project delivery team involved in the development, delivery and operation & maintenance of utility scale projects, ensuring they are completed to a high quality, safely, on time and within budget.

  • Ensure all projects fulfil the project specific HSSE requirements as well as adhering to company governance
  • Supporting the development teams in the maturity of the project pipeline to financial close
  • Ensure the engineering resource assigned to the region are working on the right projects to the right level
  • Control the accuracy of capex and opex cost models which feed into the project financial models
  • Lead on EPC & O&M contract negotiations with potential buyers
  • Development of strong local/regional (EPCM) subcontractor partnerships
  • Make an impact in constant battle to drive down costs without introducing quality risk
  • Execute all projects in a safe manor, on time, in budget, and in accordance with the contractual specification.
  • Getting projects quickly to completion (PAC/COD)
  • Delivery of O&M services delivering good KPI performance (profitability, system availability, PR, LDs), protecting any EPC liabilities
  • Grow the Irish and UK project delivery team to meet the needs of the development pipeline as it matures.
  • Travel within Ireland and UK through the planning and delivery of the project pipeline
  • Primary escalation point for projects with margin or legal challenges, and for any serious customer complaints
  • Accountability for construction safety and quality and need to ensure that all projects across the region are following corporate standards.

Skills / Qualifications

  • University degree in engineering or natural sciences with documented extensive experience
  • Experience in a similar field of managing renewable energy development projects with a proven track record of delivering renewable / large scale infrastructure projects through construction
  • Experience managing the construction of HV grid connections in Ireland & UK
  • Clear affinity with renewables and ideally relevant working experience in the renewable energy industry in particular the construction processes and environmental assessments of wind, solar, Battery & other renewable energy projects
  • Strong technical understanding of renewable energy technology with experience of contracts and technical appendices for main technology supply contracts
  • Strong communication, relationship building and good management skills including organisational ability and a target oriented; demonstrated ability to prioritise.
  • Excellent application of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project (or equivalent), AutoCAD (working knowledge), Share-point and other applications.