Senior Consultant (PV)

Lead as Senior Consultant (PV) in Hamburg, Germany. Drive client opportunities, manage projects, and establish OWC as a global renewables advisor. Collaborate with cross-functional teams and contribute to ambitious business goals.

Hamburg, Germany  UTC+01:00   Hybrid   Full Time   251-500   28 days ago

OWC, an ABL Group company, is a technical and advisory consultancy specializing in renewable energy, including onshore & offshore, fixed/floating wind energy, onshore solar, floating solar, and hydrogen. OWC offers a global service offering, focused on project development services, owner’s engineering, technical due diligence, and independent engineering. We have an unrivalled reputation for providing high-quality, innovative, and reliable solutions, drawing on extensive technical knowledge and practical experience which goes back to the late 1990s in offshore renewables.

This role of Senior Consultant, will pursue client opportunities, project manage, and provide expertise to establish OWC as the preferred global advisor in renewables. They will collaborate with cross-functional teams globally. The Senior Consultant contributes to OWC's role in realizing client's renewable projects, handling TDD, Owner's Engineer roles, and analysis services as well as they will play a key role in achieving our ambitious business goals. This role will be reporting to the Head of Solar (PV),

What you will be doing

The responsibilities in this role include a wide range of tasks, but are not limited to:

  • Providing specialist advisory services and strategic guidance to clients on renewable energy projects, delivering within established timelines, budgets, and quality standards.
  • Leading, planning, managing and executing consultancy engagements across the full project lifecycle to ensure timely and high-quality delivery of the following, non-exhaustive list of services:
    • Technical Due Diligence for lenders, investors, vendors, etc.
    • Owner’s Engineer work, supporting developers and owners through design, procurement, and construction phases;
    • and Analysis services such as data and performance analysis and feasibility studies.
  • Managing project key performance indicators and budgets as well as teams to ensure optimal delivery of projects.
  • Leading research and development projects, which may involve creating innovative engineering tools and solutions giving OWC a competitive edge in the PV market.
  • Maintaining relevant deep domain expertise and staying current with industry trends and emerging technologies.
  • Providing technical support and leadership to technical teams, assisting in specialist domains and verification of deliverables to ensure quality.
  • Supervise, coach and develop team members on projects and through separate mentoring.
  • Building and nurturing client relationships, support new business opportunities, leverage networks and convert leads into contracts.
  • Leading the preparation of proposals aligned with business objectives and maintain CRM data.
  • Sharing knowledge and experience to elevate OWC's consultancy capabilities, through internal/external training, thought leadership, etc.
  • Supporting OWC to achieve business KPIs such as revenue, profitability and business development targets.
  • Ensuring deliverables and allocated projects comply with all policies, procedures and standards.
  • Undertake approximately 70% chargeable work and 30% non-chargeable tasks which may include business development, proposals, internal projects and development of staff.

What we are looking for

  • Candidate qualified with a bachelor’s degree in engineering or related STEM field. Holding a chartered membership of a relevant professional institutional body, or professional license in a field of expertise is advantageous.
  • At least 5 years of experience working in an engineering /renewables consultancy with projects, particularly in solar PV or renewable-related projects.
  • A strong commercial background in engineering consultancy.
  • Good sales and business development techniques as well as an established network of clients.
  • The ability to establish effective business relationships and maintain a professional network.
  • Project-orientated with a keen interest and knowledge of the PV industry and project management.
  • Ability to coordinate, direct and lead projects and work under own initiative with minimum supervision.
  • Strong technical knowledge and comprehensive overview of the development, construction and operational phase(s) of renewable projects.
  • Expertise in one or more typical subject matter areas, such as TDD.
  • Ability to project manage effectively, balance competing priorities, and manage others.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office package.
  • Proficient in both spoken and written German and English communication.

The following skills are considered desirable:

  • Project management ability, official project management qualification (e.g. IPMA, PMI)
  • Experience in the development, construction and operation of renewable projects.
  • Experience as Independent Engineer, Lender’s TA, Owner’s Engineer.
  • Understanding of technical and commercial aspects of renewable energy infrastructure projects.
  • Experience with relevant software (PVSyst, Python, etc.)
  • Technical experience in degradation, energy modelling or similar.
  • Proficiency in other languages.

What is in it for you?

OWC is dedicated to fostering a culture of continuous learning and professional growth for all employees. We have implemented a robust system to ensure swift on-the-job learning opportunities, enabling every individual to progress quickly. The successful candidate will have the chance to join our busy and dynamic team, working on international projects with esteemed clients. As part of the ABL Group, OWC offers ample opportunity for personal and professional growth, making a tangible impact on projects that are crucial to building a more sustainable future. In addition, we provide a wide range of competitive benefits packages, and a flexible and exciting working environment. We prioritize employee well-being, fostering a supportive and diverse environment where everyone can thrive.

Our company offers a comprehensive benefits package to ensure the well-being and satisfaction of our employees. We provide group life insurance coverage that amounts to four times their basic salary, offering financial security to their loved ones in the event of an unfortunate incident. Additionally, we prioritize the health of our employees by offering private medical insurance, ensuring they have access to quality healthcare (or equivalent, based on the country). To safeguard our employees during business travel, we provide business travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances.

Furthermore, we understand the importance of personal safety, which is why we offer personal accident insurance to provide additional protection. In terms of work-life balance, our employees enjoy paid annual leave, along with bank holidays, to recharge and spend time with family and friends. Additionally, we appreciate the hard work and dedication of our employees by offering an annual discretionary bonus as a token of appreciation.

We also believe in the continuous professional development of our employees, which is why we cover the costs of professional body memberships. Moreover, our employees have access to coaching and mentoring programs to enhance their skills and career growth. We encourage learning and staying up-to-date with industry trends by offering access to conferences and webinars.

In line with the changing work landscape, we offer flexible, remote and hybrid working options, allowing employees to find a balance that suits their needs and preferences.

Overall, our benefits package aims to support our employees well-being, professional growth, and work-life balance, ensuring a fulfilling and rewarding experience with our company

You can learn more about our team and what we do here:

Join us and grow with us.

We will be conducting interviews regularly and reserve the right to take down the advert when we have found the right candidate. For your application to be taken into consideration, please be advised, that you must submit your application via the link provided on this page. We look forward to receiving your application.

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About the role

Jun 24, 2024

Full Time


Dec 11, 2024



Hamburg, Germany



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