Viridium Associates

Operations Director, Polanco, Mexico

Job Summary


Viridium Associates


Operations management




Full Time





Close Date:




Not Applicable


Operations Director, Polanco, M�xico

Address To:

Jane Seidel



My client is a well established multinational specialized in the solar market. They acquire and develop both large solar PV and thermal solar projects across all Europe, The Americas, South Africa and India and they are expanding now the business in Mexico, country where they have seen a lot of potential for the solar industry, and therefore they are looking to bring on board a Operations Director to help with the company’s growth through 2012 and onwards.
Core Criteria: 
My client is seeking a Operations Director who has a strong technical and commercial experience in the solar sector
Develop and setup the O&M offering in Mexico
Oversee all Warranty & Operations and Maintenance (O&M) activities on residential, commercial and utility-scale solar PV projects
Oversee sales support for warranty & Operations and Maintenance (O&M) contracts to ensure profitability targets and contract due diligence
Monitoring of assets from a technical and commercial perspective 
Health Safety Security Environment (HSSE) matters on-site 
Commercial management of asset (invoicing customers for energy services or Renewable Energy Credit (REC) sales)
On-site visits and systems verifications
Oversee all performance management and reporting activities
Calculate, analyze, and report PV system energy and financial performance (energy output, system losses, soiling, performance ratio, insolation ratio, P&L calculations, and liquidated damages (LD) calculations)
Create annual plant operating budgets - revenues and expenditures
Manage commissioning & handover process of projects from project delivery to asset management 
Responsible for developing and implementing the O&M offer to customers
After Sales claim management 
Accountable for "key customer" after sales customer experience
Resolve warranty claims 
Stakeholder management
Close working relationships with sales, EPC, quality, finance, legal and marketing to ensure the successful running of the asset management business in Europe
Ensure all departmental performance targets are met in accordance with the Board’s strategies 
Oversee and manage departmental budget and expenditure
Engineering degree, ideally industrial or civil.
At least 3 years of experience in the solar sector, if not other renewables energies
Experience in construction projects
Knowledge of Mexican regulations/laws of construction
Excellent problem solving skills
Ability to analyze and solve complex problems and detecting realistic solutions
Willingness to travel to sites around Mexico
On-site DD (due diligence and O&M (operations & maintenance) management experience
Commercial contract negotiation delivery experience
Key Skills: 
Solar PV, Operations Director, Industrial, Civil Engineering, Mexico, Polanco, Renewables, Energy, 
For more information please send a Word copy of your CV to, call us on +44 (0) 203 005 5560, or visit No PDFs please. We can only respond to applicants with relevant experience as detailed above.