Project Manager (Commercial Solar)

Location East Midlands
Discipline: Renewables Recruitment Partner
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Contact name: Ray Metcalfe

Contact email:
Job ref: BBBH1347_1717426025
Published: 19 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

Role - Project Manager (Commercial Solar)

Salary - Up to £55k + Car or Car Allowance + Fuel Card + Expenses

Location - East & West Midlands (Fully Remote, based anywhere in the Midlands)

Hours - Monday to Friday (8:30 - 17:00)

The Business

Specialising in the design of Commercial Solar Plants, ranging in size from 100KW to 3MW, the business supply to a wide variety of end users, including Manufacturing Plants, Retail and Commercial Sites, plus large Accomodation sites and Hotels.

Their systems are fully bespoke to their Client's needs and can encorporate Battery Storage, EV Charging, and Custom Software for customers to track their Energy Usage, and feed to power back to and from the Grid, and savings and earnings from exporting to the Grid.

The Role

Reporting into the Senior Project Manager, the Project Manager will be responsible for Managing the Project Process of any Midlands based Installations, on average managing between 5 and 6 projects concurrently. Projects will vary in length depending on the size of the installation, from 1 week to 8 weeks for larger projects. This will require some nights away depending on the location.

The Project Manager will need to liaise with the relevant Customer contact to ensure the Installation Teams have full access as and when required, and to keep them apprised as to how the Project is progressing, and any potential delays or issues that arise. The point of contact will vary greatly depending on the size of the business, and can range from a Facilities or Engineering Manager up to an MD or CEO, so the Project Manager will need to be adept in differing comunication styles depending on Seniority.

The business have their own Installation Teams, but also use Third Party Contractors to complete installation and the Project Manager will be required to perform site inspections against agreed timescales and designs. This will include inspection of work carried out, H&S, system testing, and final inspection and sign off. Any faults or issues found will need to be rectified before final sign off.

As well as Internal and Customer Contacts, the Project Manager will also need to work with Grid Contacts for installations that will be integrated into the National Grid.

The Candidate

  • Must have previous experince working with Commercial Solar PV
  • Hold a recognised Electrical Engineering or Electrical Installtion Qualification
  • Have previous experince as a Project Manager, Site Manager, or Site Supervisor
  • Must be IT literate, including MS EXCEL


Full systems training will be provided, plus the business are happy to look at Candidates who are in a hands on Commercial Solar position and looking to get into a Supervisory / Project Management Position.