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Solar Project Director

Job title: Solar Project Director
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Reference: 32270
Contact name: Darren Loh
Contact email: darren@formativesearch.com
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Solar Project Director



  • Lead the competitive negotiation and selection/management of EPC contractors for APAC solar and storage development projects
  • Ensure that global procurement policies and practices are instilled in the local processes
  • Lead and manage the local project delivery teams to ensure projects are executed on time, within budget and to the standards and quality level required to meet local and standards
  • Work closely with the engineering function to ensure that technical aspects of project activities are appropriately addressed
  • Manage EPC contractors and ensure performance under contractual arrangements and lead and resolve any dispute processes as necessary
  • Lead the development and timely delivery of project reporting on works and present as necessary to a range of audiences
  • Track all project deliverables and report regularly to management on status and issues
  • Proactively identify and manage changes in project scope, identify potential risks, and devise contingency plans
  • Lead and execute multiple projects per commitments and forecasts
  • Develop and champion best practice tools for project execution and management
  • Communicate project expectations effectively to project stakeholders
  • Prepare forecasts for construction projects across the region
  • Support priorities of other groups, including but not limited to: global procurement, quality, structured finance, etc.
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans
  • Monitor completion of project items and issues, creating ongoing effective feedback and learning
  • Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the Solution Code of Business Conduct
  • Adhere to all health and safety rules and company policies
  • Complete other duties and projects as assigned
  • Review and/or support the preparation of project management documentation and related QA documentation and procedures
  • Develop and update policy and procedures as required
  • Ensure processes are followed and are compliant with relevant legislation
  • Work closely with the in-house operational, project and legal teams
  • Build positive productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Assist project partners as required
  • Establish and maintain technical relationships with network service providers and other counterparties
  • Establish and maintain technical relationships with EPC contractors, equipment suppliers and consultants
  • Act as the key interface with global EPC and procurement personnel in relation to APAC projects
  • Provide regular assistance and training to staff and others as required
  • Team development, management and coaching on EPC aspects but also other pertinent skills required to support the EPC function


  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to operate in a collaborative working environment
  • Ability to presents information both clearly and concisely
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral
  • Complete alignment with the company's core values and the ability to promote these values in the external environment with consistency and passion
  • Ability to work flexibly in multidisciplinary and international teams
  • Ability to manage competing priorities
  • Implements good time management, task allocation and priority assignment in addition to personal organisation
  • Continually seek ways to improve service provided via development of professional skills and personal growth
  • Knowledge and experience in Project Management techniques
  • Strong knowledge of cutting edge PV panel, tracker, inverter, battery and associated solar and storage technology
  • EPC contract structures, key principles, leading market terminology and contractual arrangements utilised international and within APAC
  • Procurement management and execution for solar, storage and related technology
  • Financial modelling particularly as it pertains to solar project costing with a focus on EPC, project yield and financial budgets on a project specific basis
  • Good understanding of PV system and solar and storage project engineering design
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