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Project Manager Construction PV/Solar (m/f/d)


Essen, NW, DE, 45141 Hamburg, HH, DE, 20354 Hannover, NI, DE, 30163


RWE Renewables GmbH, Essen, Hamburg, Hannover

To start as soon as possible, Full time, Permanent


Functional area: Project Development 


Within the Onshore Construction Europe department of RWE Renewables, reporting to the country Team Lead Construction the Project Manager Solar will deliver solar projects in Germany.


Your responsibilities:

  • You are responsible for the proper execution of the project assigned to you (typically 10-40+ million €) in respect of the safety, budget, time and quality
  • You are in charge of the projects from the moment when all administrative conditions for construction are waived (typically after the internal Final Investment Decision) to the Final Acceptance of the asset and its hand over to Operations.
  • You plan the project and lead a multidisciplinary team (Engineering, Legal, Procurement, H&S, etc.)
  • You manage the several stakeholders of the project and you are the central point of contact during construction.
  • You proactively drive and contribute to the continuous improvement of the organization (e.g. reduce lifetime costs, increase internal efficiency, Exchange of Best Practices)


During the preparatory phase for construction:

  • You support procurement activities in relation to the construction contract(s) (building, site management, HSE, etc.)
  • You support Development and Engineering for the various studies for Balance of Plant (geotechnical studies, detailed layout, cabling, etc.) in order to deliver the detailed design of the project
  • You support Engineering in drafting the technical specifications and scope for the Balance of Plant based on the validated detailed design.
  • You define the specifications and manage the tender phase in cooperation with the Procurement department for the following contracts:
  • HSE Coordinator according to the country legal requirements
  • Environmental/archaeological monitoring according to the country legal requirements
  • Owner’s Engineer service according to the company’s specifications
  • Any other contract necessary to fulfil the country’s legal obligation during constructin
  • You actively participate to the contract negotiations of the selected subcontractor and suppliers.


During construction:

  • With the support of Procurement, you manage the subcontractor and supplier contracts: legal and contractual provisions, bonds, payments, claims, etc.
  • With the support of the site management team (Owner’s Engineer, HSE, etc.) and a QA Manager, you are accountable for:
  • the Health and Safety on the site
  • the coordination of works and all interfaces between the subcontractors on site, incl. interfaces with the local authorities and land owners.
  • the schedule of execution and make sure the project milestones are respected or improved.
  • the respect of the quality control plan, to manage Documentation and non-conformities remediation. 
  • The organization of the test and checks prior to final acceptance of the asset.
  • the monthly reporting.


Your Profile:

  • Graduated in engineering, you have 5 to 10 years of experience in project management in construction, ideally in the solar sector.
  • German speaker with fluent professional English required, a third language being an advantage.
  • Strong Project Management skills required, ideally confirmed by a PMP certification or similar.
  • Knowledge of German H&S regulations and standards.
  • Knowledge of German construction and building  regulations and standards.
  • MS Office tools regular user, including MS Project.
  • Rigorous with excellent organizational skills, you know how to manage risks and priorities.
  • You have very good communication and negotiation skills.
  • You demonstrate natural leadership.
  • You are available to travel to the sites in Germany regularly (up to 50% of the time) to manage the construction of the projects.

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Apply now with just a few clicks: ad code 76383, application deadline 24/02/2023.

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We look forward to meeting you!


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RWE represents change, innovation and sustainability. As one of the world’s leading generators of electricity from renewable energy sources, we aim to be carbon-neutral by 2040 and to enable a sustainable life for people around the world. To achieve this, we are looking for dynamic and motivated people to join us in creating a sustainable and secure energy future.


RWE Renewables GmbH, based in Essen, Germany, is RWE’s youngest subsidiary and one of the world’s leading companies in the field of renewable energies. With an international team of around 3,500 employees, we are drivers of the energy transition – and provide electricity for a sustainable life. Our total capacity of more than 9 gigawatts results from onshore and offshore wind parks, photovoltaic plants and battery storage. We focus on growth: on the American continent, on the European core markets and on new markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

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