Company Description

Trama TecnoAmbiental (TTA) is an international consulting and engineering SME active since 1986 and based in Barcelona, Spain. Its main specialty is distributed renewable energy generation combined with energy management and efficiency in developing regions. In rural electrification, and particularly microgrids, TTA has been involved in studies, policy, deployment and capacity building in over 60 countries.

TTA’s team has international and cross-cultural experience at technological as well as institutional levels, including regulatory, financial and social aspects. Projects have been done in Europe, Americas, Africa, the Middle East, Oceania and Asia. Clients include governments, multilateral and bilateral institutions (WB UNDP, UNOPS, UNIDO, UNESCO, IDB, OLADE, IRENA, IEA, EC, AECID, and others), NGOs, local communities, individuals, private developers, contractors, electric utilities etc.

TTA was awarded the EUREC Technology Prize 2001, “for developing excellent system technology for rural electrification based on renewable energy sources, combined with an innovative, user-oriented approach for its implementation”.

In 2015, TTA was awarded with the Prize “Off-Grid Experts Awards” by the company Off-Grid Phaesun together with ARE, for excellence in the performance in the field of Off-Grid power supply, in the Category A “Product” for its “Electricity Dispenser”, a Smart Meter for microgrids.

Job description

TTA is seeking a Technical Project Manager. He/She will integrate the technical department of TTA. He/She will report to the Technical Director. He/She will be responsible of some, or ideally all of the following tasks depending on his/her skills and experience:

Able to be the responsible of all the technical aspects for one full project, directly reporting to the Project Manager. For this:

  • Work with project engineers in technical designs, bill of quantities, technical specification writing of renewable energy based solutions, with a strong focus on microgrids (typically low voltage, between 20 to 300kWp) and sometimes integrated to building. This includes but not limited to distribution lines, microgrid plants, battery, control and monitoring system, buildings, and PV structures.
  • Management, selection, and negotiation with technical procurement, subcontractors, and equipment suppliers, logistics, of international projects execution, in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.
  • Project construction management, including eventual field work with the supervision of subcontractors for electrical, civil, mechanical work, commissioning and operation. Tight control of budget, quality, and timeline.
  • Draw-up feedback of experience and improve internal procedures.
  • To support the Business Development department in preparing proposals, in particular preparing technical methodologies, bill of materials, and budgets and technical drawings for proposals.

Profile

1. Educational Background.

A Master’s degree. Specific education in engineering, preferably electrical, mechanical, or similar.

2. Previous Work Experience.

  • Minimum 3 years of technical experience in renewable energy technologies or electrical installations, ideally in distributed solar PV, RE mini-grids and/or rural electrification (with electrical batteries).
  • Experience with design of MV/LV distribution grids is desirable.
  • Experience in project coordination/management is desirable.

3. International Experience.

Despite not required, it is highly desirable.

4. Languages.

REQUIREMENT: Fluency in French and English, both written and verbal; fluency in Spanish is desirable.

5. Computer Skills.

Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, RE system design tools such as PVSyst, RETSCREEN, HOMER, AutoCAD

 6. Soft skills.

  • Problem-solver, pro-active and results-oriented
  • Methodical and organised
  • Autonomous
  • Motivation to travel internationally often, in particular to developing countries
  • Cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lead and communicate with a team
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability and proven experience to think creatively, learn quickly and develop innovative solutions involving electrical and mechanical challenges

Conditions

  • Salary and benefits: Annual gross salary 25,000 – 35,000 EUR depending on profile.
  • Starting date: Immediate.
  • Position based in: Barcelona, Spain. Possibility to be based in Nairobi, Kenya. With trips to site.

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please click on the following link, where you will find the procedure to follow (upload CV and fill-in form): https://goo.gl/forms/i05SOg847G7bsybE3

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Source: PDF

Deadline:

As soon as possible