Senior Solar PV Design Manager

Ho Chi Minh City
Posted 1 year ago


Company Profile

Shire Oak International (SOI) is a developer and financier of large-scale renewable energy projects in developing countries and emerging economies. Its core mission is to be a global pathfinder in devising, implementing and spreading renewable energy solutions to drive transformational change in the rate of adoption of renewable energy in the developing world.

SOI has an experienced and agile management team at the core of its model, able to blend public and private capital and to work with strategic partners who also wish to be early movers in delivering a step change in renewable energy deployment at scale.

Position Summary

SOI has a fast-paced work environment. We seek determined and talented individuals willing to utilize their experience and expertise to take on significant responsibility and accountability to change Vietnam in a sustainable manner.

This senior position provides value by ensuring in close collaboration with the Head of Technical Department in managing electrical connection plans and technical designs that are submitted to our client, ensuring compliance with Electrical Regulations and the Electrical Installation Codes of Practice of Vietnam and international. You will be working from electrical specifications, energy reports and plans to ensure electrical installations are carried out to the highest standards. You will be required to attend site surveys and system commissioning tests when necessary. To ensures that milestones and deliverables are met through the life of the project.

Duties & Responsibilities

Providing engineering input from initial assessment through to technical and economic feasibility, construction monitoring and acceptance and ongoing operations for both roof top and ground mounted systems (primarily in the KW to MW scale rooftop):

  • Responsible for all levels of Quality Assurance and Control like Incoming Quality Control, In Process Quality Control and Final Quality Assurance of the Solar systems.
  • Ensures compliance with the customer requirements, quality policy, company standards, regulatory and external standards.
  • Assist solar technicians from time to time in various solar maintenance and troubleshooting activities
  • Ensure full compliance of warranty and services obligations, including contract and warranty administration, and site operations and maintenance.
  • DC and AC testing included but not limited to polarity, open circuit voltage, grounding continuity, communication, insulation resistance testing, I-V curve tracing.
  • Work closely with the field installation & electricians and the engineering staff acting as their field representative, ensuring construction complies with the QA/QC requirements.
  • Troubleshoot PV system performance issues.
  • Collaborate with Purchasing team to assess and provide requirements for materials; evaluate and rank the products and services of suppliers
  • Prepare standards for product quality check
  • Observe functioning of installed equipment or systems to determine hazards and need for adjustments, relocation or replacement.
  • Represents as technical subject matter expert on external calls with clients, independent engineers and suppliers.
  • Manage, train and mentor multiple inspectors/field engineers in their respective duties and responsibilities.
  • Assist with and oversee development of a Project Quality Plan, which addresses the client’s quality requirements.
  • Interact with electricity utility companies and regulatory authorities with regard to solar PV projects
  • Serve as point-of-contact for customers/clients during each project
  • PV design experience in Helioscope or PV System
  • Analyse electrical designs from specifications and surveys
  • Inverters and HV experience would be advantageous
  • Coordination of installation schedules; management of staffing to ensure on time completion
  • Coordination of permitting for projects
  • Create project budget based upon quotes and bids; track project costs
  • Perform regular check-ins with job superintendents to gauge project progress
  • Provide progress reports and other status updates to client and management as required (daily, weekly and monthly progress reports)
  • Troubleshooting issues relating to installations Knowledge and skill requirements
  • Experience and understanding of Generation rooftop Solar projects
  • Solid understanding of Project Management process
  • Willing to travel regionally, depending on project location and business requirement
  • Managing external technical advisers and due diligence processes
  • Reviewing and preparing technical documents including specifications, reports, proposals, calculations and contracts
  • Technical assessment of PV products and equipment’s
  • Team and EPC Contractors management
  • Maintaining records and databases


  • Bachelor’s degree or above, preferred majors include engineering;
  • English fluency;
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience performing design of solar PV systems and products;
  • Experienced with solar PV system design, inverters, wiring, grounding, utilities interface and performance monitoring. Experienced with Semiconductor technology desired;
  • Technically proficient in the field of photovoltaic conversion, direct current circuits and protection designs with a working knowledge of solar PV system modelling;
  • Familiar with international Standards for solar PV systems, and other relevant standards;
  • Self-motivated, high energy, Original thinkers, with project management skills, able to succeed in a team environment, with imagination, creativity, and vision, able to assume increasing responsibility in a highly successful global organization;
  • Solid general knowledge of computer technology and be proficient with 2D and 3D modelling software such as Solid-works, PV System, and AutoCAD; Inventor, Sketchup, helioscope.
  • Have a passion for renewable energy and want to ensure a future for the environment. Overseas trips may be required for technical support, training and internal/external meetings;
  • Dynamic work attitude with focus on getting things done.


  • 3+ years solar project management experience including projects of at least 500 kW+
  • 7+ years previous experience in project management
  • An interest in renewable energy
  • Expert in PV solar of QAQC.
  • Proficient with drawing skill and simulation – HELIOSCOPE, PVSYST
  • Understanding major aspects of business administration

The position will report directly to the Head of Technical Department

Work location is HCMC, Vietnam.


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