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Technical Services Director

Job title: Technical Services Director
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Taiwan
Function: Construction / Engineering
Industry: Renewable Energy
Start Date: 19/11/2019
Reference: 30269
Contact name: Joseph Edlin
Contact email: adam@formativesearch.com
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

TECHNICAL SERVICES DIRECTOR

Based in Taipei, Taiwan

Formative Search have partnered with Asia’s largest asset investment manager within the APAC region. They have successfully invested in and divested a number of renewable energy IPP in the region and continue going strong developing the business across the region. The firm has a large pipeline of generation assets, which will see them become one of the biggest platforms in the market. The team in Taipei is growing and key positions have become available in both Technical and Commercial Management position.

We are recruiting for a Technical Services Director, who will be expected to lead the technical function, including conducting site visits, preliminary grid survey, liaising with grid consultant on grid strategy, drafting and/or reviewing site designs, responsible for technical write ups of any permitting application or tender proposals, identifying key equipment suppliers and EPCM subcontractors, monitoring EPCM price trends, reviewing technical specifications and drawings of EPCM contracts and leading the construction management of projects.

Roles & Responsibilities :

  • Assist in site identification of utility scale solar projects from a technical perspective

  • Leads the identification and securement of grid for prospective solar projects

  • Leads the overall design and determine key specifications of utility scale solar projects in Taiwan developed by the Company, ensuring conformity to local regulations including engineering standards, building and grid codes

  • Responsible for preparing realistic project schedules and budget for the solar projects developed by the Company

  • Leads the selection of suitable suppliers and subcontractors for the solar projects developed by the Company

  • Responsible for the commercial negotiations of EPC contracts with suppliers and subcontractors

  • Leads the project management of solar projects developed by the Company and ensure projects meet the target project schedule timeline

  • Ensures that consultants, suppliers and contractors comply with contract requirements including design, cost, schedule and all other requirements for the successful execution of the quality work and construction progress

  • Represent the Company in meetings with regulators, landowner groups and project stakeholders

  • Assist in managing local government, community relationships, suppliers and contractors

  • Assist in securing permits and licenses required for the construction and commissioning of solar projects

  • Performs other duties as requested by the Company

  • Completes all lawful directions in a timely manner

  • Conduct one-self in a professional manner that reflects the core values of the Company

Requirements :

  • 10+ years of experience in the energy industry, preferably within the technical perspective. Power plant experience is a plus, but any renewable energy background will be considered

  • Minimum a bachelor degree in Engineering (electrical preferred) or MBA.

  • Strong interpersonal leadership skills. High energy levels and a team motivator.

  • Self-driven and with ability to operate under high level guidance only.

  • Assertive and persuasive personality. Strong negotiator. Excellent in stakeholder management and in communicating across all levels.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyse, identify and resolve problems.

  • Track record of leading and coordinating several construction sites simultaneously.

What will you get in return?

As a leader in the region, our client offers exciting challenges as part of a team of professionals, stability and security for its employees. Our client’s focus in this specific market will also take a big part in the individual’s fast career advancement within management level and an attractive package remuneration is also offered to those with excellent performance.

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