Project Manager SAM (Solar Asset Management)

Job description

Are you passionate about renewable energy? Looking for a result-driven role within a purpose-driven, international company? Are you technical, data-driven and structured? Then you could be our new SAM Project Manager!

We are Solarplaza

Our mission is to make solar and renewable energy more accessible throughout the world! We offer knowledge, consultancy, education and networking solutions for the renewable energy industry in both established and emerging markets across the globe. With 35+ young, ambitious, and highly-educated people from 15 different countries, we work to accelerate the energy transition from our Rotterdam office.

Your role and mission

  • As our Solar Asset Management Project Manager, you'd like to dive into the technical side of solar projects, and how they are operated and maintained. You understand what our technical clients want and make sure it shows in our events;

  • You research current markets and find the biggest challenges and opportunities;

  • you enjoy digesting technical information related to solar and connecting it to the financial and strategic part of the solar industry;

  • You will be a spill in the global energy transition, by defining, planning and executing high-quality events in the Solar industry;

  • You prepare a business case and manage the budget, quality and targets all based on your expertise and research;

  • You define the look, feel and content of the event: the speakers and panels for each session are completely up to you;

  • You will coordinate different areas of expertise with our Event Coordinators, Marketeers and Business Developers internally.

Here’s what your day will look like as our Project Manager SAM

You start your day with the team, checking in over a coffee while sharing your plans and goals for the day. You learn from Ramses and Manoela what was well appreciated in last week's conference program and what kind of feedback was provided. After your call with an asset manager from a large solar company, you learn that drone technology decreases the operational cost of solar plants, but it requires the plant managers to have better software to analyse the drone’s findings. From this, you decide to adapt the content of your own event in Greece in 4 months and keep in mind Texas in 9 months; plenty of time but it’s always best to schedule a call with an analyst early in advance to fully understand the Texan market. It would be great to find out the largest providers of solar software and investigate who hires them. Having a software provider with a solar investor client would look great in your event and bring great value to your attendees. You share your learnings with your peers before heading for lunch at La Cantina! You discuss with your colleagues your weekend plan and will offer the drinks on your first day*. After lunch, you check in Salesforce on the status of the sponsors' proposal for your event with Sid and Ward and decide to have a quick catch-up to see if you could help or provide some insights. You then follow up with Alyce on how you can adapt the advertising campaign to the latest content and how you will highlight the new inspirational speaker you confirmed yesterday. You then prepare for your 1o1 meeting with your team lead to update her/him on project status and see how you want to build your skills and include them in your development plan. You finish with a few urgent e-mails, call it a day, and cycle home.
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Job requirements

What we expect from you

  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience in Project or Event Management;

  • A master’s degree preferably in a Technical Field, like engineering or sustainable/environmental sciences.

  • You are curious and passionate about renewable energy and the energy transition and it would be a plus if you already have experience in this work field;

  • You love working in an international environment, which also includes travelling from time to time;

  • You enjoy working in an international context, communicating primarily in English (+ other languages) and working with people from different (business) cultures;

  • You remain calm under pressure and are not easily frustrated or demotivated.

  • You live from a travelling distance to Rotterdam or you’re willing to relocate and have a valid work permit.

  • An added plus: you like moderating, presenting or chairing an event yourself!

What you can expect from us

  • You will become part of our mission: it is our business to accelerate the sustainable energy transition

  • A comprehensive onboarding program that will guide you through getting to know the solar industry and and the value chain of the industry

  • 28 days of paid leave per full working year (based on full-time employment)

  • A bonus scheme and profit-sharing program, starting after your 6-month onboarding period

  • A good pension scheme

  • A €1.500 personal development budget for professional and personal development

  • Grow your network and knowledge of the solar industry

  • An open, respectful and multicultural atmosphere


Do you want to work for the future and be part of the transition? We would love to connect with you! Apply and connect with us on LinkedIn to stay on top of our mission.

We'll consider and invite candidates as they come in, so don't delay your application. We are excited to meet you!