Director of Operations

Utrecht (stad), Netherlands

Director of Operations
€80000 - €90000 per annum

What business am I representing?
My client is a global solar power company that develops, constructs, and operates large scale solar projects in 3 continents. They have been in operation of over 20 years and developed a strong and lasting network across the multiple countries they’re present in.
Since their inception their aim has been to make solar power one of the leading types of energy production across the globe. They see solar as the future for every countries energy mix. This aim is constant battle but they are now one of the market leaders in solar project development, construction, and operation. It’s a matter of company pride that their projects are far superior to their competitors in the solar market.
This is something they have brought to the Dutch solar market and have seen year on year success from their added value and quality with their projects.
What will you be doing?
In this position your main responsibility will be to oversee activities in the Netherlands. This will include managing / preparing annual budgets for the country; overseeing the quality of projects realised; and making sure that the country provides a timely delivery for projects. This means that you will have to be heavily involved with various teams in and around the Netherlands office. Some of the teams will need you to be the central figure for the operational functions. You will be in constant contact with procurement, technical, and HSEQ business units.
This role will allow you to move into a leadership position for the business and that means we need someone who is comfortable being the go-to-person for when issues arise. Therefore, we needs someone who has strong commercial, technical, and operational experience to support the development of their Dutch portfolio. You will be expected to positively contribute to the performance, growth and profitability of in the country.
Some of your key responsibilities to this will be controlling regional EBITDA, growth of the business, EPC margins, and time to PAC, O&M profitability, and O&M Availability.
What experience do you need to have?
  • Proven track record in managing operations in solar industry
  • Experience managing a P&L
  • Previous experience managing teams larger than 5 FTEs
  • Good knowledge of the solar project development process in the Netherlands
  • Strong technical knowledge of for high / low voltage connections
  • Understanding of financial modelling
  • Bachelors’ degree in relevant field
  • Fluent in Dutch and English
  • Willingness to travel
Do you think you could be a good fit for this position? If so, then great! Please send your CV to, I look forward to hearing from you.

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