Construction Project Engineer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Dublin

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Job Description
This position has arisen due to the rapid expansion of Elgin Energy’s project portfolio in Ireland. The successful candidate will form a part of a technically focused team responsible for internal engineering support during the project execution phase. 
As a Project Engineer you will support the wider construction and project delivery team to secure and deployment of significant projects. You will be part of the project team reporting to the Project Manager for specific projects. You will provide engineering support in areas such as project management, feasibility studies, review of technical due diligence documents and review of technical contract documents. Upon successful progression of a project, you will take on the project engineering role specifically in relation to the management of technical issues with external contractors and external technical advisors with the aim of reducing the project’s technical risk. You will manage the detailed design review process liaising with the Owners Engineer, external contractors and Project Manager. Candidates will be working primarily on utility scale PV solar and BESS projects. 
What you will do: 
  • Ensure that the project technical solution fulfils EPC and EBOP/ICP contract and other project requirements. 
  • Responsible for sign-off of project technical change.  

  • Management of PV specialist consultants and advisors including determination of scopes of work and interpretation of advice received. 
  • Keep all Engineering project information and tasks up to date in Elgin Energy reporting. 
  • Liaison, collaboration, and provision of technical and strategic advice to the various multi-disciplinary teams working on Elgin Energy’s projects. 
  • Ensure effective communication between partners and other colleagues (e.g. in finance, engineering, H&S, Project Management) to support the objective that the projects are designed and optimised. 
  • Managing engineering support to development sites and participation in technical meetings. 
  • Assist in the preparation of tender documentation, for front-end engineering (e.g. geotechnical investigations, structural studies, EYA, preliminary layout) and ensure that they are prepared on time, and are of the highest possible standard. 
  • Assist in contractual negotiation with EPC regarding technical areas such as engineering, equipment specifications, performance/testing schedules. 
  • Technical engagement with external consultants, contractors, independent engineers, lenders engineers, Government agencies, utility and grid companies as required. 
  • Input into technical elements of Employer’s Requirements for EPC and Consultant contracts. 
  • Produce technical reports for project management. 
  • Inspect project sites and attend seminars and meetings as required. 
  • Support evaluation of new products, concepts, and technologies from vendors. 
  • Keep up to date and inform the team about industry and market news, relevant legislation, guidance, and associated implications. 

Your profile
  • A minimum bachelor’s degree qualification in electrical, mechanical, or civil engineering. 
  • At least 3 years’ experience in large scale PV solar farm and BESS projects.  
  • Experience in AutoCAD and PVSyst 
  • Knowledge of PV development and construction 
  • Knowledge and understanding of PV technology, grid connections, solar energy yield assessments, shading, ground conditions interpretation and foundation, MV/HV grid connection procedures, PV plant installation procedures. 

  • Experience of solar project procurement, construction and commissioning. 
  • Experience and knowledge of relevant Irish & UK design codes, regulations and policy. 
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety legislation in Ireland and UK. 
  • Proficiency in translating engineering issues into CAPEX and OPEX assumptions. 
  • High analytical skills with attention to detail and ability to make decisions in a fast-paced emerging market. 
  • Team-oriented with a positive attitude, determination, and flexibility, able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines. 

About us

Elgin Energy is a full-service, utility scale, solar+storage platform bringing projects from origination through to energisation. Elgin is active across the project lifecycle from project origination through to construction management and operational asset management. The company has over 12GW of solar and storage projects across our three key markets of the UK, Australia, and Ireland.

As of 2022, Elgin Energy agreed to sell the UK’s largest solar PV transaction to date consisting of a portfolio of 12 projects with a combined capacity of 519MW of projects including 70MW of collocated energy storage capacity to Scottish Power Renewables (UK) Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of global utility Iberdrola Group.

In 2021, Elgin Energy secured financing with Berenberg Green Energy Fund for the development of solar PV projects totalling 1.36GW in the UK and Ireland and also raised £25 million via Focus Capital Partners to fund its growth strategy across its core markets. In 2020, the company partnered, in separate transactions, with both Foresight Group and Metka-EGN in relation to two portfolios to deliver a total of 276MW of UK solar development projects and was successful with two Irish solar projects in Ireland’s first solar auction, RESS-1 – Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS). In addition to the above, Elgin Energy delivered 21 solar projects, totalling 230MW, before the UK Government’s Renewables Obligation (ROCs) scheme ended in 2017.

Elgin Energy works with long-term strategic partners to deliver projects to the energization and provides asset management services through their operational life. The company has expanded internationally over the last 14 years with a professional team of engineers, accountants, and lawyers located in its London, Dublin, and Sydney offices. Elgin has a 98% success rate through planning across all its markets.

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