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Position:Project Manager
Department:Canada Operations
Country, City:Calgary, Canada
Published:27.03.2019

Project Manager

Published: 27.03.2019
Department: Canada Operations
Location: Calgary

Responsibilities:

 

Description:

The Project Manager prepares, directs, and coordinates the preparation of project documentation such as engineering proposals, drawings, project specifications, schedules, contract modifications as well as ensuring that customer contract requirements are met. The successful candidate will be responsible to coordinate with the end buyers, EPC Subcontractors, system hardware suppliers and system integration partners required provide a ‘turn-key’ photovoltaic solar farm solution. 

Knowledge of with municipal, provincial codes, medium voltage power systems and integrated photovoltaic system applications would be highly desirable. Experience with construction project management is essential.

 

Qualifications and Experience:

 

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct comprehensive due diligence for solar project opportunities and ensure the successful execution of projects by CSI’s EPC partners from a technical standpoint throughout the entire project span.
  • To this end, the Project Manager will review load data, site photos and other documentation as well as interact directly customer representatives.  Site visits will be required.
  • Work in conjunction with in-house system designers as well as EPC partners to prepare project-specific system design plans that take into account customer site- and project considerations as well as pertinent local codes and regulations.
  • Review all system design and engineering work created by EPC partners and recommend any necessary changes to ensure maximum system performance and reliability as well as the highest possible return on investment.
  • Assist EPC partners in the development of project bill of materials, timelines and budgets. In cases where this work has been completed, review the plans submitted by EPC partners to ensure accuracy and feasibility of plans.
  • Oversee project execution to ensure that all systems are installed exactly according to plan and that there are no technical installation errors committed that would decrease system performance or lifespan or cause potential system failure.
  • Serve as a technical expert for Canadian Solar’s PV product line. Communicate effectively with customers, answering questions related to product attributes and usage and providing phone support or on-site troubleshooting in case of system malfunction. Make recommendations to EPC partners as to which modules are most appropriate on project-by-project basis.
  • Engage in marketing activities where appropriate and requested, for instance by participating at industry trade shows.
  • Direct and manage project development from beginning to end.
  • Develop full-scale project plans and associated communications documents.
  • Effectively communicate project expectations to internal and external team members in a timely and clear fashion.
  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
  • Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate recruitments if necessary during project cycle.
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team.
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
  • Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project team, analyze results, and troubleshoot problem areas.
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans.
  • Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle.
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
  • Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project.
  • Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.
  • Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management
  • Confers with engineers, managers, customers, and others to discuss the project, prepare project technical proposals and documents.
  • Schedules due dates for drawings, specifications, software, technical manuals, and other documents required to complete technical proposals.
  • Monitors the status of the project to ensure documentation is submitted according to schedule.
  • Reviews and verifies project documents for completeness, format, and compliance with contract requirements.
  • Submits project proposals and documentation to management for approval, and transmits approved documents to the customer
  • Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the Canadian Solar Solution Code of Business Conduct
  • Adhere to all health and safety rules and company policies
  • Complete other duties and projects as assigned

 

Qualifications and Experience:

 

  • BS in Engineering (Electrical or Mechanical) is required; a Master’s degree is preferred
  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience as a Project Manager
  • It is essential that the Project Manager possess strong communication skills, including the ability to give persuasive presentations. The ability to respond well to questions and analyze complex requirements is essential.

 

Minimum capabilities will include the following:

 

  • Technical proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite. Including Word, Excel and Microsoft Projects.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD or SolidWorks Cad software is desirable.
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients and other departments
  • Strong understanding of PV system design, including the proper usage of basic components and conventional installation and interconnection methods.
  • Strong technical aptitude. A background in mechanical or electrical engineering would be of great value.
  • Strong computer skills, including the ability to use all industry standard PV simulation tools.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a strong ability to explain complex technical topics and systems.
  • Proven ability to work and excel in a fast-paced, highly entrepreneurial environment and to perform multiple roles and functions simultaneously.
  • Strong knowledge of relevant federal and local laws and incentive schemes, including the Ontario Power Authority’s Feed-In Tariff (FIT) program. Ability to design systems that make the best use of these programs and thus maximize ROI for end customers.
  • Experience working for an international organization strongly preferred.

 

 

Note: The company reserves the right to change the duties and responsibilities of this position at its own discretion. 

Canadian Solar Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

We are committed to ensuring accessibility for persons with disabilities by identifying, removing and preventing barriers to promote the rights of all persons and to create an inclusive and accessible working environment.

Upon individual request, Canadian Solar will endeavor to remove any barrier to the hiring process to accommodate those candidates with disabilities.

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Position:Technical Sales Engineer, EMEA (m/f)
Department:Technical
Country, City:Madrid,, Spain
Published:01.03.2019

Technical Sales Engineer, EMEA (m/f)

Published: 01.03.2019
Department: Technical
Location: Paseo de la Castellana 79, 7th floor, 28046

Responsibilities:

 

Location:Paseo de la Castellana 79, 7th floor, 28046 Madrid, Spain

 

Canadian Solar, Inc. is a vertically-integrated manufacturer of ingots, wafers, solar cells, solar modules and custom-designed solar power applications. Canadian Solar delivers solar power products of uncompromising quality worldwide. Canadian Solar’s world class team of professionals work closely with our customers to provide them with solar solutions for their solar needs. Founded in Canada in 2001, Canadian Solar is one of the fastest growing companies in the solar industry and has been successfully listed on the NASDAQ (symbol: CSIQ) since November 2006. For more information on the company, please visit www.canadiansolar.com.

FOR OUR MADRID OFFICE CANADIAN SOLAR EMEA IS SEEKING A

TECHNICAL SALES ENGINEER, EMEA (M/F)

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE:

  • Technical sales support and 1st level contact to Sales for contract related questions
  • Product training for customer and internal stakeholders
  • Technical terms negotiation in contracts in close alignment with Sales
  • Development of technical Bizz tools
  • Strategic deal technical support
  • Technical sales documentation and continuous improvement

 REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION/ TRAINING:

  • University degree in electrical engineering or comparable, Master is a plus

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in photovoltaic and solar industry

COMPETENCIES:

  • First knowledge of relevant computer applications, tools and methodologies
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Eagerness to learn and develop individual competencies
  • High commitment and flexibility
  • Excellent communication and intercultural skills and highly team-minded
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Availability to work on flexible schedule and willingness to travel from time to time

LANGUAGES:

  • Fluent in Spanish and English; additional languages are a plus

Qualified candidates please send full application (English CV, salary expectations, earliest entry date) to https://canadiansolar-jobs.personio.de/job/89671

 

Qualifications and Experience:

 

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Position:Initiativbewerbung - Praktikant oder Werkstudent (m/w/d)
Department:all
Country, City:Munich, Germany
Published:01.03.2019

Initiativbewerbung - Praktikant oder Werkstudent (m/w/d)

Published: 01.03.2019
Department: all
Location: Landsberger Strasse 94,80339

Responsibilities:

 

WAS WIR BIETEN 

Suchen Sie neben Ihrem Studium nach einer praktischen Erfahrung?

Unser weltweites Team mit knapp 11.000 talentierten und motivierten Menschen ist einer unserer wichtigsten Erfolgsfaktoren. Werden auch Sie Teil unseres Teams und gestalten Sie Ihre persönliche Geschichte gemeinsam mit Canadian Solar. Dafür bieten wir Ihnen alles, was eine positive Veränderung braucht:

  • Eigenverantwortliches Arbeiten in einem internationalen und dynamischen
  • Unternehmen mit „guter Energie“ und nachhaltigem Wachstum
  • Enge Zusammenarbeit mit Kollegen aus über 25 Nationen
  • Freiraum für die aktive Zukunftsgestaltung von Canadian Solar
  • Modernes Büro in zentraler Lage und direkter ÖPNV-Anbindung
  • Attraktives Gehaltspaket verbunden mit betrieblichen Sozialleistungen

Wollen Sie noch mehr über uns erfahren? Einfach in den Aufzug einsteigen und mitfahren!

BEWERBUNG

Sind Sie bereit, mit uns den Unterschied zu machen? Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Bewerbung über unser Bewerbungsportal unter Angabe Ihres frühestmöglichen Eintrittstermins und Ihrer Gehaltsvorstellung.

HIER BEWERBEN

 

Qualifications and Experience:

 

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Position:Initiativbewerbung - Berufseinsteiger oder Berufserfahrene (m/w/d)
Department:all
Country, City: Munich, Germany
Published:01.03.2019

Initiativbewerbung - Berufseinsteiger oder Berufserfahrene (m/w/d)

Published: 01.03.2019
Department: all
Location: Landsberger Strasse 94,80339

Responsibilities:

 

WAS WIR BIETEN 

Suchen Sie nach Ihrer Ausbildung bzw. Ihrem Studium einen Berufseinstieg oder haben bereits mehrjährige Berufserfahrung gesammelt und suchen nach einer neuen Herausforderung?

Unser weltweites Team mit knapp 11.000 talentierten und motivierten Menschen ist einer unserer wichtigsten Erfolgsfaktoren. Werden auch Sie Teil unseres Teams und gestalten Sie Ihre persönliche Geschichte gemeinsam mit Canadian Solar. Dafür bieten wir Ihnen alles, was eine positive Veränderung braucht:

  • Eigenverantwortliches Arbeiten in einem internationalen und dynamischen
  • Unternehmen mit „guter Energie“ und nachhaltigem Wachstum
  • Enge Zusammenarbeit mit Kollegen aus über 25 Nationen
  • Freiraum für die aktive Zukunftsgestaltung von Canadian Solar
  • Modernes Büro in zentraler Lage und direkter ÖPNV-Anbindung
  • Attraktives Gehaltspaket verbunden mit betrieblichen Sozialleistungen

Wollen Sie noch mehr über uns erfahren? Einfach in den Aufzug einsteigen und mitfahren!

BEWERBUNG

Sind Sie bereit, mit uns den Unterschied zu machen? Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Bewerbung über unser Bewerbungsportal unter Angabe Ihres frühestmöglichen Eintrittstermins und Ihrer Gehaltsvorstellung.

HIER BEWERBEN

 

Qualifications and Experience:

 

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Position:Operations and Maintenance Engineering Specialist
Department:Operations and Maintenance
Country, City:Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Published:20.01.2019

Operations and Maintenance Engineering Specialist

Published: 20.01.2019
Department: Operations and Maintenance
Location: 545 Speedvale Avenue West ,Guelph,Ontario N1K 1E6, Canada

Responsibilities:

 

The successful applicant’s responsibilities will include:

·         Troubleshooting system control and electrical hardware issues.

·         Generate maintenance reports relating System performance and downtime incidents determining root cause.

·         Creating equipment specific maintenance procedures.

·         Training contractors and sub-contractors on equipment maintenance procedures.

·         Obtain all necessary data for problem solving, including reports on condition of equipment, carrying out site investigation, reviewing design features of equipment, evaluation of maintenance repair and rehabilitation methods, availability of equipment and materials and the like.

·         Determine spare parts requirements.

·         Resolving technical issues as it relates to the system or the PV plant’s SCADA system.

·         Maintain computer and control systems including software updates and system testing and system commissioning.

·         Maintain computer networks including configuration and software management including PLC programming and relay software configuration changes.

·         Maintain documentation including Engineering drawings, OEM documentation, procedures, safety documentation, etc. as it relates to PV generation system.

 

 

·         Receive assignment and directions from Supervisor on specific problems related to assigned areas of work.

·         Liaison with maintenance sub-contractors and suppliers when troubleshooting system control issues.

·         Strong focus on equipment down time.

·         Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the Canadian Solar Solution Code of Business Conduct.

·         Adhere to all health and safety rules and policies.

·         Conduct other duties as required.

·         Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the Canadian Solar Solution Code of Business Conduct.

·         Adhere to all environmental, health and safety rules and company policies.

 

Qualifications and Experience:

 

     Four year of university education in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.

·         The individual must have a background in electrical engineering. (AC/DC power generation)

·         Knowledge of Solar Photovoltaics systems and equipment including PV modules, combiner boxes, recombiner boxes and Inverters.

·         Demonstrated sound and practical knowledge, strong technical competency in producing analysis and application of power system elements, substation and auxiliary systems of the power system protection schemes, system fault studies and equipment testing.

·         Individual must have knowledge and understanding of computer/software programming with skills in network configuration and management as well as excellent interpersonal skills with experience in a customer/ supplier service environment.

·         Substation LAN/SCADA system and associated devices (IEDs, gateways, routers/Ethernet switches, RTU, etc.), interface with various equipment & system and device configurations.

·         A period of over 2 years and up to and including 4 year is considered necessary to gain this experience.

·         Ability to read and interpret blueprints, diagrams, schematics, drawings, manuals, and specifications.

·         Good oral, written, listening and communication skills that ensure effective exchange of ideas or information with colleagues and other stakeholders.

·         Strong work ethic, positive team attitude and able to work in a fast-paced environment

·         Previous Utility or energy company experience is considered valuable.

·         EIT (Engineering Intern) or eligible to be register or working towards Engineering license.

 

 

Note: The company reserves the right to change the duties and responsibilities of this position at its own discretion. 

 

Canadian Solar Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

We are committed to ensuring accessibility for persons with disabilities by identifying, removing and preventing barriers to promote the rights of all persons and to create an inclusive and accessible working environment.

Upon individual request, Canadian Solar will endeavor to remove any barrier to the hiring process to accommodate those candidates with disabilities.

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Position:Financial Accountant
Department:Accounting
Country, City:Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Published:20.01.2019

Financial Accountant

Published: 20.01.2019
Department: Accounting
Location: 545 Speedvale Avenue West ,Guelph,Ontario N1K 1E6, Canada

Responsibilities:

 

·         Manage full circle of Accounts Receivable duties, including billing, revenue recognition and collection

·         Prepare, analyze inventory costing

·         Coordinate quarterly inventory count, investigate and analysis count variance   

·         Prepare monthly management reports as required, such as

o   Gross Profit Report

o   Operation Expense report

o   Consolidated P&L report for O&M entities

 

Qualifications and Experience:

 

·         4+ years’ experience in accounting role,

·         An accounting designation desired

·         Effective communication skills with individuals at all levels of the organization,

·         Strong tactical and analytical skills,

·         Able to work efficiently as a part of a team as well as independently,

·         Excellent time management skills,

·         Attention to detail in all areas of work.

 

Note:

The company reserves the right to change the duties and responsibilities of this position at any time as its own discretion.

 

Canadian Solar follows the principles of dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity. If you have accessibility or other requirements that need to be considered during the recruitment process, please let us know.

The company reserves the right to change the duties and responsibilities of this position at its own discretion.  

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to canada.careers@canadiansolar.com.

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Position:Power Systems Engineer
Department:Finance
Country, City:Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Published:20.01.2019

Power Systems Engineer

Published: 20.01.2019
Department: Finance
Location: 199 Lushan Road,Jiangsu, China, 215129

Responsibilities:

 

The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include:

•       Initiate , generate and maintain technical documents related to the project s of power systems  including drawings, specifications and project proposals

•       Perform power system studies in steady state such as short-circuit, load flow, protection coordination and arc flash studies

•       Analyze system transient stability and reliability for power systems

•       Design the microgrid relay/ protection system and coordinate for different configurations

•       Setup power system test procedures and write reports

•       Work with control/communication engineer to setup/design SCADA system

•       Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards

•       Adhere to all health and safety rules and procedures

•       Complete all other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications and Experience:

 

·            An Engineering ’s   Degree on Electrical/Electric Power Systems

·            Minimum 5 years’ relevant work experience on power system 

·            Must have knowledge of and proficiency in the use of power system simulation and optimal design software such as PSCAD or PowerFactory and HOMER

·            PC Proficiency in AutoCAD for power system drawing

·            Knowledge in renewable energy system, energy storage, islanded grid and diesel gensets is preferable

·            P.Eng qualification is preferable

·            Strong written and oral communication skills

·            Ability  to work with internal and external customer team members

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Position:Finance and Business Development Analyst
Department:Finance
Country, City:Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Published:20.01.2019

Finance and Business Development Analyst

Published: 20.01.2019
Department: Finance
Location: 545 Speedvale Avenue West ,Guelph,Ontario N1K 1E6, Canada

Responsibilities:

 

  • Perform asset management duties for projects located in Ontario including reporting, budget tracking, loan administration and compliance and project oversight
  • Assist with managing global letter of credits including completing applications, review drafts, tracking and compliance
  • Assist in the preparation of bid support and responses to requests for proposal
  • Provide project development tracking including budgets, permits, cash flows, approvals
  • Assist with legal agreements, mergers and acquisitions, loan agreements, and new business analysis and buyer due diligence
  • Prepare/assist with presentations, proposals, (PowerPoint) and reports (Excel/Word) as required for senior management to present externally, to the investment committee and to headquarters as well as track compliance
  • Perform other duties includes various reporting, maintaining and filing documentation, data room management, payment approvals and contract approvals
  • Complete/Assist other duties and projects as assigned to help business operations, the finance team and business development team
  • Support ISO 9001 activities
  • Ensure that all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the Canadian Solar Solution Code of Business Conduct
  • Adhere to all health and safety rules and company policies
  • Complete other duties and projects as assigned

 

Qualifications and Experience:

 

  • 2+ years related experience
  • Degree or Diploma in business, accounting or finance related field
  • Experience in renewable energy
  • Demonstrated ability to perform related functions in adherence to regulations, laws, policies, and standards
  • Effective communication skills with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Able to deal with people tactfully, confidentially, diplomatically, and professionally at all times
  • Strong tactical and analytical skills
  • Able to work efficiently as a part of a team as well as independently
  • Computer literacy, including effective working skills of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and e-mail required
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Attention to detail in all areas of work

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to  Canada.careers@ canadiansolar.com.

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