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Job ID : 1114148 Date Updated : March 2nd, 2021

Electrical Engineer/電気エンジニア

Hiring Company ソネディックス・ジャパン株式会社
Location Tokyo - 23 Wards, Minato-ku
Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary 6 million yen ~ Negotiable, based on experience

Job Description

Essential Function Description

The Electrical Engineer will work on a wide range of PV plant projects throughout their lifecycle, providing the technical leadership and support needed to enable project success.

This role will oversee and manage all electrical engineering activities needed to permit, contract, engineer, procure, construct, and commission projects.

The Electrical Engineer will frequently and proactively interact with internal and external counterparties to achieve results and will be a key contributor in activities that drive our future competitiveness.

The Electrical Engineer will be responsible for:

  • Creating conceptual design studies, calculations, and specifications for projects
  • Reviewing, analyzing, and reporting on technical deliverables provided by counterparties
  • Interfacing with utilities and authorities (e.g. METI) to facilitate permits, approvals and project interconnections
  • Preparing and reviewing quality control measures and commissioning plans for projects
  • Conducting and reporting on project site visits
  • Checking the quality of electrical installations in construction projects and supervising the commissioning process of our PV plants
  • Supporting technical due diligence activities and providing technical support for projects
  • Supporting asset managers to review and analyze monitoring data during the operational phase
  • Keeping current on local electrical standards and regulations which impact projects
  • Investigating, researching, reporting and presenting on solar-related technologies and regulations
  • Establishing and maintaining a strong industry network to promote the company’s activities
  • Working together with cross-functional global teams to improve competitiveness
  • Supporting and participating in ESG activities initiated by the company


Other responsibilities may be assigned based on business needs as well as the wishes of the employee.

Positive attitude, personal resourcefulness, strong flexibility, and open mindedness constitute a plus for the ideal candidate.

We offer the successful candidate a challenging and varying position within the rapidly growing PV industry. We provide on-the-job knowledge transfer through highly experienced Japanese and international colleagues, in a fast-growing international company. It is our company policy to continuously improve the skills of our employees.

General Requirements

Minimum Experience Level Over 10 years
Career Level Mid Career
Minimum English Level Business Level (Amount Used: English usage about 50%)
Minimum Japanese Level Fluent
Minimum Education Level Bachelor's Degree
Visa Status Permission to work in Japan required

Required Skills

Key Competencies


  • Bachelor of Science or related degree in electrical engineering
  • 10 years or more experience in medium and high-voltage electrical engineering projects
  • Solid understanding of local and international electrical standards and regulations
  • Advanced capabilities in MS Office applications


  • Positive energy towards project challenges as well as learning and adapting to business dynamics
  • Owner’s mentality in taking responsibility for deliverables
  • One team approach working constructively with domestic and international counterparties
  • Do the right thing to support the company in becoming more competitive and achieving results
  • High attention to detail with excellent analytical skills
  • Self-motivated, well organized, and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to travel domestically based on business needs, averaging up to 30% of work time
  • Licensed to drive in Japan
  • Written and spoken Japanese proficiency, able to converse and write in English


  • Able to manage, control and deliver against multiple projects and work requests in a timely manner

Key Accountabilities


  • Provide the technical leadership that enables us to develop our Japanese pipeline
  • Optimize our technical requirements to enhance competitiveness
  • Improve our internal processes to increase effectiveness and efficiency

Leadership/Management Responsibility (Number of Direct reports/Geographic scope)

  • Lead and coordinate technical activities involving internal and external stakeholders

Work Environment

  • Location will be our Tokyo office with periodic travel to domestic project sites

Physical Demands

  • The candidate must be able to travel, drive a car, and walk around and within project sites

Position Type/Expected Hours

  • 40 hours per week


  • Travel will be required for this role, on average up to 30% of the time

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science or related degree in electrical engineering

Job Location

  • Tokyo - 23 Wards, Minato-ku
  • Toei Mita Line, Onarimon Station

Work conditions

Job Type Permanent Full-time
Salary 6 million yen ~ Negotiable, based on experience
Work Hours 8時間
Holidays 土日、祝日
Hiring Company Information

Sonnedix Japan K.K.

Electrical Engineer/電気エンジニア - 1114148

Company Details

Company Type Small/Medium Company (300 employees or less) - International Company
Non-Japanese Ratio Majority Japanese

Company Description

ソネディックス・ジャパンは、2013年7月に設立された大規模太陽光発電事業のデベロッパー、管理および運営会社です。 弊社は、コストパフォーマンスに優れた高性能の太陽光発電システムの提供において、高い実績を有しています。



Sonnedix Japan is a Developer, Asset Manager, and Operator of mega-solar projects in Japan, founded in July 2013. We are experienced in delivering and running high performance, cost competitive solar photovoltaic power plants.

We currently have multiple solar power plants at various stages of development and are dedicated to expanding our Japan operations to over 500MW of production capacity. Our use of the best technology available allows us to responsibly maximize our renewable generation and ensures the sustainability and longevity of our solar PV plants throughout the country.

We are the trusted Japanese operator for investments made by Sonnedix, which is majority owned by investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management.