Project Manager – Rooftop Solar PV

  • Engineering
  • Full Time
  • Colchester, UK
  • £50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits: plus vehicle and benefits package GBP / Year


Climate17 are working exclusively with a fast-growing renewable energy company that develop, design, construct and maintain renewable energy solutions for commercial and private clients
They are looking to hire an experienced Project Manager to oversee the planning, coordination, and execution of rooftop solar energy projects across the UK. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the entire construction process, from initial planning through to project completion.

  • Develop detailed project plans, including timelines, resource allocation, and budget estimates.
  • Collaborate with design teams to ensure accurate project specifications and requirements.
  • Select and manage subcontractors, and clients.
  • Oversee the bidding process and negotiate contracts with construction partners.
  • Ensure that all construction activities adhere to regulatory requirements.
  • Conduct regular site inspections to monitor construction progress and quality.
  • Implement and maintain quality assurance processes to ensure the highest standards of workmanship.
  • Monitor project budgets and expenses, adjusting as needed.
  • Identify and implement cost-saving measures without compromising project quality.
  • Identify potential risks and develop mitigation strategies.
  • Proactively address issues that may arise during construction to minimize project delays.
  • Foster effective communication among project team members, stakeholders, and display leadership.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including installation, procurement, and finance.
  • Develop and maintain project schedules, ensuring that milestones and deadlines are met.
  • Manage project timelines and adjust schedules as necessary to accommodate changes.


  • 3 years’ experience in the role of project manager
  • Solar experience is desirable.
  • Electrical, Civils or roofing background would be advantageous.
  • SMSTS qualification is desirable.
  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills
  • Ability to communicate and report effectively.
  • Problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to manage risk.
  • Full clean driver’s licence
  • Able to travel and stay away from home for periods of time while projects are live is essential.

Location:          Colchester, hybrid working + national site travel

About Us
Climate17 is a purpose-led, international Renewable Energy & Sustainability recruitment firm. We provide specialist talent acquisition services to organisations seeking to reduce their environmental footprint, as well as those working towards the decarbonisation of the energy sector.
Inclusive Application Process
Climate17 is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. We believe there is no solution to climate change without people. We aim to increase diversity across all areas and as such, we are committed to partnering with clients and candidates to create an inclusive and sustainable regenerative world.
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