Head of Engineering

Contact: Delvin Ndlovu
Email: email Delvin
Reference: BBBH11723_1707442364
Posted: 4 months ago

Title: Head of Engineering

Location: Japan

About NextWave
NextWave Partners is the Recruitment Partner of choice within the Clean Energy, Sustainable Infrastructure, ESG, Impact Investment, Climate-Tech & Technology sectors. We are committed to supporting industries battling climate change towards a net-zero future and a sustainable economy.

About the Role

We are working with a leading Japanese renewable energy company and are seeking a Head of Engineering to lead a team of expert engineers.


  • Lead the engineering team in the design, development, and implementation of renewable energy projects in Japan, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including project development, finance, operations, and external partners to develop project plans, budgets, and timelines.

  • Provide technical expertise and guidance throughout all stages of project development, from site selection and feasibility studies to construction and commissioning.

  • Oversee the procurement of equipment and services, negotiate contracts with suppliers and vendors, and manage relationships to ensure timely delivery and cost-effective solutions.

  • Monitor project progress, identify potential risks and challenges, and implement strategies to mitigate issues and ensure project milestones are met.

  • Foster a culture of innovation and continuous improvement within the engineering team, encouraging the adoption of new technologies and best practices to optimize project performance and efficiency.

  • Stay abreast of industry trends, market developments, and regulatory changes related to renewable energy in Japan, and provide strategic insights and recommendations to senior management.

  • Represent the company in industry conferences, workshops, and other events, building relationships with key stakeholders and promoting the company's reputation as a leader in renewable energy.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, preferably with a focus on renewable energy or a related field. Advanced degree (Master's or PhD) is a plus.

  • Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in renewable energy engineering, with a track record of successful project management and delivery.

  • Strong technical expertise in renewable energy technologies, including solar PV, wind turbines, hydroelectric systems, etc.

  • Experience working in the Japanese renewable energy market, with knowledge of local regulations, permitting processes, and market dynamics.

  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to motivate and inspire a team, foster collaboration, and drive results in a fast-paced environment.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders and build relationships with internal and external partners.

  • Fluency in Japanese and English is required.

If you are interested in this position, please apply directly on the platform with your latest CV. We will review your application and revert back promptly.

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