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Vice President Engineering

The ideal candidate is a highly self-motivated, result-oriented, strategic thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit and a proven track record of leading and motivating engineering teams while managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

Our client is passionate about Renewable Energy, they are positioning themselves to be a leader in this marketplace and they are growing!  Their “mission” is to have a positive impact in helping the world eliminate its reliance on fossil based fuels and a “vision” to be the renewable energy provider of choice by supplying businesses economical, on-site green energy that reduces costs and environmental footprint (GHG).  This is the environment our client is offering their Vice President Engineering.

In this light, we are looking for someone that is interested and ready for a rewarding challenge.   One who can look at solar asset investments in generation capacity with a “long term” operational view.  Your environment will be working with internal and external stakeholders within the solar commercial/industrial FIT marketplace.

The Client:

Our client is an energy company created for the sole purpose of designing, building and owning green energy systems.  They are a fully integrated green energy utility with a long-term investment horizon.  They are fully capitalized and they will own the solar PV assets they build for the term of the contract.

 

Job Profile:

The ideal candidate is a highly self-motivated, result-oriented, strategic thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit and a proven track record of leading and motivating engineering teams while managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

As VP of Engineering, you will oversee the solar asset development portfolio of projects to support the growth and add to the bottom line of the organization.  You will focus on strategic planning and goal-setting, and direct the solar asset development team of the company in support of its goals.  By measuring progress and adjusting processes accordingly, you will keep the entire organization on track.

As a highly motivated individual with very strong engineering, operational, communication, and organization skills, you will lead/work with a team of professionals to deliver superior service.  The “ideal” candidate will come from a renewable or low carbon background and bring with them engineering management skills that can be built upon within this successful company.

 

Reporting to the President, primary responsibilities for this position include the following:

Defining and implementing company’s policies with respect to photovoltaic (PV) power production, operations and maintenance, internal engineering, safety and health, performance expectations, service/maintenance and business development;

  • Formulating and establishing company’s engineering/operational plans;
  • Managing a team of professionals to ensure that company’s objectives and tasks are met as per company’s strategic planning and growth development goals;
  • Assigning and allocating material, human and financial resources of company as part of its annual operational plans;
  • Directing PV production by identifying the best technical, operational and financial results for each PV production facilities;
  • Organizing PV production by establishing key performance indicators;
  • Assisting in establishing growth objectives by identifying potential opportunities;
  • Evaluating the quality of PV production systems on an ongoing basis;
  • Coordinating and planning activities of the engineering department and asset development team.

 

Desired Skills & Experience

The ideal candidate must be able to operate in a fast-paced, high-growth work environment and operate entrepreneurially to accomplish deliverables.  Our client’s employees relish a challenge and look forward to exercising creative freedom to accomplish new tasks.

The successful candidate will possess the following combination of experience, knowledge, and skills:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering or related degree; MBA would be an asset
  • Licensed Professional Engineer Ontario
  • Must have at least 5+ years of experience at the engineering management level
  • Must have solar and/or energy and project finance experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multi-task across multiple projects
  • Effective time and cost manager with process design and execution discipline
  • Aspirations to build a great company that meets its economic, environmental and social responsibility goals
  • Creative entrepreneurial skills with strong commercial judgment
  • Passionate about solar/renewable energy
  • Process management
  • Business Acumen
  • Timely Decision Making
  • Learning on the fly
  • Managing and measuring work
  • Functional Technical Skills.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Strong analytical, numerical, and reasoning abilities
  • Participative management type – advocates team concept
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills.  Ability to get along with diverse personalities.  Tactful and mature
  • Ability to establish credibility and be decisive – but able to recognize and support the organization’s preferences and priorities
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal
  • Results oriented with the ability to balance other business considerations.

Our client’s employees are passionate about their work, and their high energy and commitment have helped make this organization a leader in the solar energy market place.  As a result they are growing and we invite you to be part of the momentum.

Please reply to:

Paul Vassiliou

Sr. Director, Principal

Hire Results Ltd.

B: 416-461-3377 x7305

M: 647-219-4397

paulv@hireresults.ca

Vice President Engineering