Statkraft Markets and IT

Solar Project Engineer - Italy

Location Flexible in Italy

Why Statkraft:

Statkraft has been making clean energy possible for over a century. Today, we are Europe’s largest renewable energy producer and a global energy market operator.   We are a vibrant, diverse and strongly connected community of over 4800 people, working across 19 countries within Europe, South America and Asia.  Together, we work on the front lines of changing the game for renewable energy. From solar, wind and hydrogen development to algorithmic energy trading and everything in between. We have 125 years of unrivalled expertise in creating the technologies that put ecosystems, communities and our environment first.

Your role: 

As a Solar Project Engineer, you will play a key role in developing and optimising the design and delivery of our ground mounted solar PV and hybrid solar projects.  You will sit within the Italian regional team of our Solar Project Delivery Department.  Your main focus will be our projects in Italy and you will work closely with the local, solar project development teamHowever, you will also support projects internationally as part of a wider international team of solar engineers.   Your main responsibilities will include: 

  • Technical evaluation of sites via site visits and investigations 

  • New technology evaluation and selection 

  • Production and quality assurance of engineering design drawings and calculations for Solar PV and hybrid solar PV + storage systems 

  • Selecting and processing solar irradiation and albedo datasets 

  • Energy yield estimation and uncertainty analysis 

  • Preliminary electrical system sizing calculations and producing concept electrical single line diagrams; 

  • Producing preliminary Bills of Quantities 

  • Engineering support to permitting applications, construction tenders and execution stages 

  • Undertaking design health & safety risk assessments 

  • Engineering team management (subject to candidate’s experience & motivations 

  • Participation in the continuous development of our operations and R&D projects. 


Working in the Solar Project Delivery Department: 

Statkraft’s Project Delivery department is responsible for the design and construction of our solar, wind, hydro and storage plants across all geographies.  Within this department, our regional solar and storage engineering teams are responsible for solar PV and storage plant system design, energy yield analysis, due diligence and quality assurance across procurement, engineering and construction stages. 

As an engineer within this department, you will connect, collaborate and innovate with colleagues across technologies, geographies and markets, working with industry-leading digital solutions.  Whether you use your engineering skills to optimise our projects, increase output from our assets, or design tomorrow’s renewable energy solutions, in this role you’ll be at the forefront of leading the global shift to renewable energy.  


About you:

We look for experienced, passionate Solar Project Engineers - curious, creative and competent people, who can bring engineering excellence, combined with strong collaboration and communication skills.   Your profile should include:


  • Degree level qualification in electrical, electro-mechanical, mechanical, industrial, energy engineering, physics or other relevant technical discipline;
  • Experience designing ground mounted, utility scale solar PV plants.
  • Advanced user of AutoCAD, PVSyst and at least one utility-scale, specialist PV design software package.
  • Fluent in Italian and English - Spanish fluency is an advantage.
  • Experience of solar project procurement, construction, commissioning or operation
  • Experience and knowledge of relevant Italian design codes, regulations and policy
  • Battery storage design experience is an advantage.



Statkraft offers:

A career with Statkraft is a career filled with purpose – meaning that every employee is not just making a living, they are making a real difference to the sustainability of our communities, the natural world and our common future.  And being part of Statkraft means joining a hugely diverse, inspiring, talented and, importantly, caring international community of people.   

With us, you’ll shape a career that is truly forward-facing with many new amazing opportunities and offerings to match and many new, like minded friends along the way!  This includes:

  • The opportunity to work somewhere with pride, and to be able to honestly say “My work is contributing to building a brighter future”
  • A work culture that prioritises work:life balance and the health, safety and well-being of all staff and their family, offering various support benefits and tailored, flexible working solutions.
  • Opportunities to be involved with company supported social and sport activities outside of work
  • The chance to grow your career alongside a truly global network of experts, leaders, specialists and graduates from different countries and backgrounds
  • Opportunities to evolve the breadth of your expertise across technologies, project stages and energy market operations.
  • An individually tailored professional training and development plan with access to world class services.
  • Being part of a company proudly certified around the world as a ‘Great Place to Work’


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