Solar Engineer

Yellow Door Energy is a new distributed solar energy company headquartered in Dubai, UAE. Born from one of the Middle East’s most experienced solar developers, Adenium Capital, we develop, finance and manage solar systems. In markets where net metering is permitted we provide a turnkey technical and financial solution to commercial, industrial, institutional and government organizations. We bring our customers cost savings, protection against future energy price increases, and the opportunity to realize the positive environmental benefit of solar energy.


Job Title Solar Engineer
Location Dubai (UAE)
Department Technical Operations
Line Manager VP Technical Operations
Purpose of the role (Provide an overview of the job, its context in the company, and the contribution that it makes) An opportunity for a dynamic engineer to join the Technical Operations team and to provide engineering solutions for ground-mount and rooftop (highlight for Dubai market) photovoltaic projects.The main part of the role will involve conceptualization of the design and necessary engineering calculations as well as actual generation of civil/mechanical/electrical drawings and generic plants’ layouts and engineering specifications for projects.

Primary tasks will be to support a) the development and direct sales procedures of pre- construction projects and b) the project and asset management procedures of under-construction or post-construction projects.

Duties and responsibilities(Outline the main daily duties, tasks and responsibilities of the position)
  • CAD Design, performance assessments/monitoring, engineering calculationsTroubleshooting of existing plants’ operationGeneration of construction sites’ layouts at a professional level
  • Provide Engineering support to all relevant internal YD
  • interfaces
  • Carry out full range of mechanical/electrical/civil drawings required in photovoltaic projects
  • Preparation and implementation of executive/final design package
  • Conceptual design and material/components knowledge
  • Ability to liaise with technical third parties and contractors and review and evaluate contractors’ engineering approach on a project specific basis
  • EPC contract familiarity and ability to determine and prepare engineering specifications and requirements in a contractual format
  • Implement PV Plant Design procedures and carry them out
  • Ability to evaluate specifications and PV Plant Designfor compliance with safe and efficient operation andH&S requirements
  • Reporting at a professional level regarding the above activity
Knowledge (Indicate what knowledge is required to do the job – do you require an understanding of a defined system, practice, method or procedure)
  • Experience with photovoltaic plants at design and operation levelKnowledge of civil, electrical and mechanicalengineering principles
  • Experience with key PV plant performance parameters and monitoring platforms
  • On site assessments familiarity
  • Ability to carry out structural/mechanical/electrical/civil calculations.
  • Full working knowledge at a professional level on
  • CAD software systems.
  • Optional: 3D SolidWorks
  • Full working knowledge of PVSYST and other related PV simulation tools
Work Skills(Indicate what skills specific to the job are required – language, driving license etc)
  • Fluent English spoken and writtenValid driving license
  • MS Office advanced user
General Skills/Attributes(What more general characteristics are required to do the job effectively – communication skills, writing skills, ability to delegate, motivation)
  • Outstanding communication skills able to manage interaction with internal and external interfacesCommitment to match the working ethos and hoursof Yellow Door team
  • Develop tools, coach and support non-technical personnel within organization
  • Confidence to maintain integrity and justify Yellow
  • Door’s Technical viewpoints when placed under both internal and external pressure.
  • Availability to travel and work from both Dubai and
  • Jordan offices as required, occasional foreign travel.
Experience Required(Minimum period of experience in a defined area of work etc)
  • Experience on photovoltaic sites engineering at a professional level2+ years employment
Education and Qualifications (Indicate the level of education & professional qualifications required)
  • Engineer, University Degree, UAE registration preferred