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Team Lead Product Development Solar (m/f/d)


Essen, NW, DE, 45141 Milano, 25, IT, 20124 Rome, 62, IT, 00192 Zwolle, OV, NL, 8041 BL Barcelona, Catalonia, ES, 8002 Swindon, Wiltshire, GB, SN5 6PB Madrid, M, ES, 28022 Warszawa, Masovian, PL, 00-838

RWE Renewables GmbH, Essen, Swindon, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Warszawa, Milano, Zwolle

To start as soon as possible, Full time, Permanent


Functional area: Project Development 


Our Product Development & New Technologies department at RWE Renewables Onshore & PV Europe & Australia is responsible for developing innovative technologies and services and making them ready for development at scale across all relevant markets.


We are looking for a Team Lead Product Development Solar (m/f/d) to drive the development of innovative solar products like Agri-PV and Floating PV and shape tomorrow’s green energy landscape in Europe and Australia with us.


Your responsibilities:

  • Lead and further expand the solar product development team, which currently focuses on Agri-PV and Floating-PV (5 employees + working students/ interns), including all line management duties
  • Develop and lead the solar product development programs, especially in Agri-PV and Floating-PV: Closely engage with the development leaders across 11 markets in Europe & Australia to identify needs and translate them into an actionable product development program, involving experts across multiple departments (e.g., commercial, legal, engineering, etc.)
  • Drive the execution of the roadmaps by providing leadership and guidance to the solar product development team
  • Facilitate co-leadership of first implementation projects by team members
  • Drive structured lessons learnt processes and subsequently make the product ready for use in all relevant markets
  • Co-ordinate and align overarching Agri-PV and Floating-PV activities across all 11 European & Australian markets and interfaces with the projects (e.g., advocacy, communication, funding, market intelligence) as well as the Technical Innovation teams
  • Strategically coordinate and prioritize team activities within the solar product development team in respect to interfaces with regulatory and political affairs, technical innovation, legal, finance and other departments and other internal stakeholders
  • Represent RWE Renewables on Agri-PV and Floating PV related topics at local and regional stakeholder events, in networks and towards respective authorities
  • Facilitate strategic optimization initiatives for solar products to optimize project budgets, objectives, schedules and deliverables


Your qualification:

  • Master’s degree in engineering, business administration, renewable energy, science or related subject; a PhD in Agri-PV or Floating-PV related topics is desired
  • At least eight years of professional experience in preferably solar business development with ideally some of them in Floating PV or Agri PV development
  • Proven track record or alternatively respective research leadership experience in Agri PV and/or Floating PV, onshore (wind/ PV/ storage) project development or strategy development
  • Excellent knowledge of program and project management with a proven track record of managing project teams to achieve results in complex situations
  • Comprehensive understanding of technical, economic and legal aspects of the development and execution of Floating-PV and Agri-PV projects
  • Sound market knowledge of OPEA’s energy markets and the permitting regulation Floating-PV and Agri-PV projects
  • Entrepreneurial activity
  • Fluent in written and spoken English with further European languages out of German, Italian, French, Spanish or Polish being a strong plus
  • Willingness to travel on regular basis


Your leadership skills:

  • Team leadership: Ability to lead, inspire, manage and delegate effectively across geographies
  • People development: Ability to develop themselves and their people to their full potential
  • Strategic thinking: Push the boundaries to grow the business
  • Performance orientation: Self motivated to drive the business, increase performance and deliver results
  • Continuous improvement: Constantly optimizing the business
  • Ability to lead teams through change processes
  • Working together: Ability to collaborate globally in cross functional teams
  • Communication skills: Ability to effectively communicate internally & externally
  • Open mindset: Self reflective personality, able to learn and act on feedback
  • Hands on mentality: Actively involving him-/herself, pragmatic and fact focused attitude

Promoting diversity (40x40) special offers for parents & children (40x40) flexible working times (40x40) cafeteria/canteen (40x40)  health services (40x40) company sports (40x40) Free parking (40x40) shareholding (40x40) staff events (40x40) training/human resources development (40x40) career promotion (40x40) support of extra-occupational studies (40x40) attractive remuneration (40x40) accessibility (40x40) employee discounts (40x40) social commitment (40x40) International exchange (40x40) Graduate programme (40x40)  good transport connection (40x40)

Apply now with just a few clicks: ad code 79687, application deadline 26/05/2023.

Any questions? Lorena Vara,


We look forward to receiving your application!


We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications, irrespective of gender, disability, nationality, ethnic and social background, religion and beliefs, age or sexual orientation and identity. #inclusionmatters


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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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