Senior PV CAD Designer
Lightsource bp is a global leader in the development and management of solar energy projects. We are a 50 : 50 joint venture with bp with a mission to help drive the world’s transition to low carbon energy.
With solar set to increase tenfold in the next 20 years, we are well-positioned to capitalize on this growth. By joining the Lightsource bp team, you will be the change’ on the world’s energy transition to a more sustainable future.
We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit as we continue to push the boundaries of an ever-changing energy landscape.
By choosing a career with us, you can expect a challenging and fulfilling role surrounded by people who are passionate and have brilliant ideas about sustainable technology, innovation and making the world a better place.
The candidate will be responsible for the elements involved in the preparation of CAD drawings for PV power plants globally, supporting the company processes with main focus on Project Development and Project Acquisition, in compliance with the following main responsibilities :
Maintain and control scheduled work assigned to the LSbp CAD team
Bring feedback and lessons learned from within the CAD environment back into the central team and associated departments
Interface with various LSbp CAD capabilities across the globe to ensure sharing of best practice
Provide support to all relevant internal LS; Technical interfaces in particular Commercial Engineering, Business Development, Planning, Project Management, O&M and Asset Management teams.
Promote and maintain the highest quality and consistency across all jurisdictions in the production of any CAD related work such as layouts, electrical SLD, lease plans, block diagrams,
Support Business Development and Planning departments with CAD work such as site layouts, lease plans, site location plans and standard elevations.
Support International engineering teams with the production of site layouts, electrical SLD, configuration block diagrams, other schematics and technical review of EPC Layouts.
Collaborate on the design optimization process with layout iterations.
Support engineering tools and methodologies to evaluate project feasibility and optimise project cost using CAD, such earthing works and the preparation of project bill of quantities.
Improve and implement internal CAD methodologies based on the use of GIS information to produce layouts as well as advice on this area to the rest of the organisation.
Support the rest planning and business development team on the use of GIS data to improve quality and efficiency in the CAD deliverables
Support the implementation and maintenance of the Lightsource BP common methodology framework to produce CAD drawings as well as collaborate in its continuous improvement.
Develop, update and maintain in-house technical models to consider latest component technology developments as well as creating internal templates and tools
Who we’re looking for
Knowledge & Experience
Demonstrable experience on the production of PV plants CAD related work with advanced knowledge of all pertinent factors considering in the drawings.
Detailed knowledge of AutoCAD and PV relevant AutoCAD plug ins.
Familiarity with GIS mapping software and spatial analytics such as ArcGIS.
Experience using others PV design software such as PVCASE, PV CAD, PV Design or Helioscope.
Experience on high level design of PV plants, including electrical configurations and layout designs.
Familiar with different PV generating technologies and constituent components (modules, inverters, trackers);
Experience with large-scale Solar PV plants at international level.
Qualifications based on prior demonstrated CAD experience.
8+ years of professional experience and 3+ years in the PV industry
Why you’ll make a great member of the team
Personal qualities / Work Skills
Fluent English spoken and written. Additional languages is a plus, especially Italian, Portuguese or Spanish;
Good IT skills
Proactive and being able to prioritise workload,
Autonomous, adaptable and multi-skilled
Strong organisational and good communication skills both verbal and written.
A good commitment to technical excellence in a pressured commercial environment.
Forward thinking, a problem solver and solution provider;
Able to promote a positive working culture within the team;
Why you’ll want to work for us
Our company is a place where you can be yourself and grow; a place where your ideas and opinions matter.
We pride ourselves on being an inclusive community, where every individual is valued and treated with respect.
Our culture is driven by our core values. From operating safely to ensuring our solar projects are responsible and promote biodiversity.
Alongside a competitive salary, we offer a variety of benefits including annual bonus, retention bank, health insurance, pension and other local benefits.
Beyond your day-to-day working life at Lightsource bp, there’s a variety of initiatives that will contribute to your own personal development.
Initiatives to get involved with including our charitable causes, supporting our solar honey project or our sustainability initiatives.
Our Core Values
Lightsource bp truly cares about creating a sustainable future through safe, responsible and meaningful low carbon energy projects.
Our core values of Safety, Integrity, Respect, Sustainability and Drive are the guiding principles for everything we do.