Energy Impact Partners
Energy Impact Partners

Principal Project Manager / Consultant (Solar Industry) (m/f/d)



Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023

Clean Energy for everyone.

Welcome to zolar! We’re on a mission to make solar power accessible to everyone and are proud to enable our customers to use the power of the sun in their own homes while making an active contribution to climate protection.

At zolar, we know that different people are successful in different ways, which is why we offer a hybrid working environment, meaning you can decide how much time you spend in our Berlin office, or how much time you spend working from home.
We strive for sustainability, we are ambitious, honest, and transparent, and we never want to stop learning or growing.

Will you join us in working towards a greener future for everyone?

The Principal Manager or Consultant role at zolar offers an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to lead and drive the growth of solar initiatives. As a strategic leader, you will oversee cross-functional projects, provide guidance, and deliver innovative solutions in the rapidly evolving solar sector. Your role involves fostering collaboration, inspiring teams, and utilizing your expertise in renewable energy to develop sustainable and efficient solar solutions. With a passion for clean energy, a track record of successful leadership, and strong analytical and communication skills, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of solar energy at zolar.

Your role at zolar

  • Oversee cross-functional projects: Take charge of various projects that span multiple departments, fostering collaboration and effective communication among teams. By coordinating efforts, you will ensure seamless execution and successful outcomes.

  • Provide strategic guidance: Utilize your expertise and experience to offer strategic direction, ensuring the success of our business projects. Your insights will guide decision-making processes and drive innovation within the rapidly evolving sector.

  • Deliver innovative solutions: Develop groundbreaking solutions that address the challenges and opportunities within the renewable energy landscape. Your creative thinking and problem-solving skills will contribute to the development of sustainable and efficient solar solutions.

  • Demonstrate leadership: Display your exceptional leadership abilities by inspiring and guiding teams towards achieving our solar goals. Your track record of successful leadership, along with your strategic thinking and consulting expertise, will serve as an inspiration to others.

  • Passion for renewable energy: Embrace and promote a genuine passion for renewable energy and sustainability. Your commitment to advancing clean energy solutions will further strengthen our mission to create a greener future.

What you will need to bring

  1. Education
    • A bachelor's or master's degree in a relevant field such as Engineering or Business Administration. Advanced degrees or certifications specific to the solar industry are desirable.
  2. Leadership Experience
    • Extensive experience in senior management or consulting roles, demonstrating progressive responsibility and a track record of successful project management.
    • Proven ability to lead and inspire teams, drive solar project development, and achieve business objectives.
    • Proven experience in leading and managing diverse teams, fostering collaboration, and developing talent.
  3. Strategic Thinking
    • Strong strategic mindset with the ability to develop and execute innovative business strategies specifically tailored to the solar industry.
    • Experience in analysing market trends, identifying growth opportunities, and driving solar project implementation.
  4. Analytic and problem-Solving Skills
    • Exceptional analytical skills with the ability to analyse complex challenges, identify technical and commercial issues, and develop effective solutions.
    • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, including the capacity to navigate regulatory frameworks and optimize project economics.
  5. Communication Skills
    • Outstanding oral and written communication skills specific to the solar industry, with the ability to effectively articulate complex solar concepts and proposals.
    • Strong presentation and negotiation skills to influence stakeholders and drive successful solar projects.
  6. Financial Acumen
    • Strong understanding of financial principles and practices, including project finance and funding.
    • Ability to collaborate with finance teams to develop comprehensive business cases and secure financial support for initiatives.

What zolar can offer you

100% remote working possible // Stay flexible
Whether you want to save yourself the commute to work or want to see your colleagues in person – you are free to choose how many days you work remotely or in the office.

Workation // Stay curious
As a digital company, we believe you can do your work just as well from the beach house in Portugal or the winter cabin in Sweden. That's why you can work up to 4 weeks per quarter from anywhere within the EU.

Mental & physical health // Stay healthy
Your mental and physical health is close to our hearts. You can expect 30 days of annual leave in addition to a mental health program in cooperation with Mindsurance and a discounted membership in Urban Sports Club.

Company pension plan // Live well tomorrow
A world worth living in is a matter close to our hearts, which is why we offer our employees support in their private retirement planning with the help of sustainable providers and an employer contribution of 20%.

Benefitsy // You have the choice
You get a monthly voucher budget of fifty Euros in the Benefitsy portal at your free disposal (e.g. Spotify, REWE, Sixt, IKEA and many more).

Dog policy // Bring your own dog
A variety of four-legged feel-good managers provide natural entertainment in the office and enjoy the attention of their two-legged colleagues.

Buddy programme & (team) events // Involved instead of just employed
Get off to a great start – with a buddy by your side and regular team- & company events.

Tomorrow Bank // Sustainable Banking
Thanks to our cooperation with Tomorrow Bank, you receive the Change-model free of charge for 6 months and also support climate protection in banking. Instead of investing in coal power or weapons, Tomorrow invests the money into the future.

Remote work equipment // Ready for work
We want you to be able to work as well at home as you can in the office, so we provide you with a one-off budget to purchase a desk, chair or other things you might need for your remote work. You also have the choice between a Lenovo ThinkPad or Apple Macbook.

Clean energy for everyone.

Out of love for our planet, we want to create a liveable future for all people with clean energy. Our mission is to put a solar system onto every roof in the world. We enable homeowners to produce their own green electricity and at the same time actively contribute to climate protection.

Let's help shape the energy transition together - become part of our team!

Our values
  • Climate activists - We actively work on climate protection. As a team. Every day.
  • Growth Mindset - We yearn for growth.
  • Strong together - Together we are working towards the same goal. Differences make us stronger.
  • Information matters - We respect each other in discussion. The strongest argument wins.
  • New paths - By offering a digital solution to climate protection, we are part of the renewable energy revolution.
  • Now more than ever - Instead of giving up, we go the extra mile.

At zolar, we strive to provide a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for every person who works here or with us, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, size, socio-economic status, origin, age, culture, faith or religion (or lack thereof).