Job ID : 1114149 Date Updated : May 11th, 2021

PV Engineer/PV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 PV 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. While there will be a focus on the purchase of development projects and operational assets, activities will also include projects under development, construction, and operation. The PV 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 PV Engineer will be responsible for:

  • Leading, coordinating, and supporting technical due diligence activities for new and existing projects
  • Providing and coordinating technical support for projects working together with other Sonnedix functions and external consultants
  • Reviewing, analyzing, optimizing and reporting on technical deliverables provided by counterparties
  • Conducting and reporting on project site visits
  • Conducting irradiation and yield assessments using simulation tools (e.g. PVSyst) to assess plant performance
  • Supporting the onboarding and integration of new projects into the portfolio
  • Liaising directly with counterparties to support activities
  • Participating in meetings with various counterparties to promote project understanding
  • Investigating, researching, reporting and presenting on solar-related technologies and regulations
  • Setting technical requirements for the design, build, and operation of projects 
  • 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 6 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 with focus on electrical, civil, mechanical or similar
  • 3 years or more experience in the solar industry in the role of PV Engineer or similar
  • Solid understanding of the main development, design, and construction concepts of solar projects
  • 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

  • Education – Bachelor of Science Degree or similar in a technical discipline

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
Job Division Operations Team
Hiring Company Information

Sonnedix Japan K.K.

PV Engineer/PVエンジニア - 1114149

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.