Engineer, Utility Scale PV- Japan

Country/Region:  JP
City:  Tokyo
Company:  EDPR Japan K.K.

EDP Renewables is the main subsidiary of EDP Group), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s largest wind producers. With its headquarters in Singapore, EDP Renewables is the leading sustainable development hub for the Asia Pacific region with activities across nine different markets. Our activities are focused on the design, development, management, and operation of renewable energy sources, namely solar, wind, as well as new technologies such as storage.


EDP is a global energy group leading the Energy Transition, Innovation and Sustainability. Using the technology of the future, we create solutions highly focused on the needs of our people and our customers, never neglecting our role and contributions to society. To achieve our goals, we aim to attract diverse people with high potential through the professional opportunities we create.


Join us to be part of a renewable energy leader that reinvests in society through sustainable projects and social as well as cultural causes. You will have the opportunity to actively participate in our global transformation, by changing tomorrow now.



Collaborate actively in the development of engineering designs in the different phases: pre-design, basic engineering design and executive project of the PV Plants in coordination with local and corporate teams assuring the most optimized designs and the inclusion of all technical specifications in their most updated version to guarantee technical suitability and technical and economic efficiency. 


This role will also carry out various engineering tasks such as performing calculations to ensure the systems meet the global safety standards and collaborating with site teams to solve emerging issues.  


Engineering Management

  • Execution of the development of engineering and designs in the different stages: pre-design, basic, executive and tender project, supervise technical feasibility of those ones assuring EDPR technical standards and project specific conditions. 
  • Challenge Technical Standards applicability and verify and justify deviations from them, to assure the technical solvency and the technical-economic efficiency of the projects. 
  • Initiate and develop creative and innovative engineering processes. 
  • Ensure strong communication between local E&C teams and Corporate Areas to facilitate exchange of information and to implement change, improvements and best practices 


Engineering Specialised Support

  • Support the elaboration of the specifications for basic and executive projects; supervise the technical adequacy of them, ensuring the compliance with EDPR standard and other specific project restraining in close coordination with Corporate Areas. 
  • Provide specialized technical support in the tender processes and, if only indirectly, Purchasing Department in the adjudication negotiation to guarantee the best technical-economic conditions in the awarding. 


Studies Coordination: Coordinate and validate with other Technical Support Units the execution of specific key studies (collector system, roads design, foundation design, noises, or others) for its integration in the engineering project, to minimize the risk associated to the construction process. 


Provider and supplier management: Establish relationships with the main suppliers and providers for the whole value chain in order to include the most efficient technical and economical options to the engineering designs for each site. 


Common Standards: Assure the application of the common standards in the studies and projects, supervising its adaptation to applicable local regulation, to avoid non-justified deviations and maximize the investment efficiency with all the technical warranty needed. Detects the inconsistencies of EDPR standards to adapt them to company reality.  


Company policy and legal compliance: Understand and apply policies to prevent occupational hazards, environment and quality to ensure implementation and compliance on tasks under their responsibility. 


EDP Renewables interests representations: Represent EDP Renewables to agencies and institutions, public and private, in matters relating to its jurisdiction to enforce the interests of EDP Renewables. 



  • Degree in Civil Engineering is required 

  • At least 8 years’ experience in planning, engineering and design of projects for PV Plants and/or BESS, substations and high voltages lines with particular focus on civil and structural works. 

  • Experience in permitting process of the above works in Japan is advantageous. 

  • Experience in basic engineering design relating to civil works and structural topics 

  • Experience in engineering management and supervision of projects 

  • Experience in coordination and planning in engineering teams and external engineering companies 

  • Renewable Energy and/or Power utility experience is preferred 


Required Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of civil earthworks execution: review of geotechnical and design of civil works, structural review capability  

  • Knowledge of power transmission systems, medium and high voltage substation electrical equipment, underground distribution systems, dynamics and stability modeling of Power Pools is an advantage  

  • Ability to converse and communicate in Japanese & English language. 

  • User level of office software. 

  • Value alignment: proactiveness and problem solving skills, collaboration, innovation and with a spirit of excellence. 


When you join EDP Renewables, you will have access to:

  • Professional experience in a leading global company in the renewables industry with flexible work conditions
  • Recognition through remuneration compatible with the role and other additional benefits
  • Opportunities for personal and professional development, e.g. cross-cutting projects, mobilities and volunteering


About EDP Group:

As a socially responsible company, we incorporate our values and practices with the principles of Diversity and Inclusion. To achieve all our objectives, we intend to attract, develop and retain different profiles, assuming diversity as a key factor and differentiator of fundamental innovation in our organisation. We welcome and value all people, and we are committed to the inclusion and sense of belonging of each person who is part of the EDP Group.


What makes us proud as an employer:

  • TOP Employer Europe 2021 certification
  • Bloomberg Gender Equality Index 2021
  • Top Workplaces US 2021
  • Certification in Conciliation (Excellence) by the Más Familia Foundation

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