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Nov 2018 – Currently

ib vogt GmbH (Berlin, Germany)

Project Manager for International PV Projects

  • Project Developer and Asset Manager of PV projects in Benban Solar Park (Egypt) totalling 180 MW of installed capacity, including:
    • Review of the projects development agreements: PPA, lease agreements, JV agreements, EPC and O&M contracts.
    • Review of the finance agreements from a project perspective
    • Interface and coordinator of all project functional areas: Engineering, Project Finance, Accounting and Legal.
    • Managing and tracking all development contracts, including change and claim management, ensuring compliance with project contracts during the process.
    • Administration of project due diligences processes.
    • Asset Manager of the PV plants, including the operational, contractual, financial and Environmental and H&S aspects of the Projects on behalf of the Owner.
  • Business Developer for PV projects in Africa and the Middle East, including:
    • Identifying and evaluating strategic sites for possible development.
    • Initiating and managing generation interconnection activities.
    • Overseeing the project design
    • Directing the project permitting and approval process.
    • Providing energy marketing and power sales support.

Sept 2016 – Nov 2018

MOTT MACDONALD (Brighton, United Kingdom)

Senior Renewable Energy Consultant

Project Manager for energy generation projects from initial assessment through to technical and economic feasibility, due diligence, construction monitoring, operation monitoring and acceptance, including:

  • Technology review for PV and CSP plants.
    • Project agreements review (EPC, O&M, PPA, Interconnection agreement).
    • Feasibility studies for the construction and operation costs (CAPEX & OPEX).
    • Financial model review.
    • Renewable energy resource analysis and energy yield assessment.
    • Local standards and regulations review affecting the construction of renewable energy power plants.
    • Risk analysis of renewable energy projects from legal, financial and technical perspectives, including their impact in the PPA, EPC and O&M contracts.
  • Technical consultant to the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), for the development of the MBR Solar Park (Phase IV), involving 700MW of CSP technology:
    • Prequalification of the Bidding Consortiums, including Developers, EPC Contractors and Technology providers.
    • Preparation of the tender documentation, including the basis of design, minimum functional specification and all the technical and commercial inputs to the EPC and O&M HoT and PPA in a comprehensive set of documents.
    • Bid evaluation and scoring based on multicriteria methods previously defined.
    • Preparation and management of the negotiation strategy with the successful bidder until financial close.

April 2013 – Sept 2016

COBRA Energia S.A. – (Madrid, Spain)

Project Manager for Renewable Energy Projects

  • Project Manager for CSP, PV plants and wind parks in South Africa and MENA Region, including:
    • 2 x 64 MW PV Projects LESEDI & LETSASI (South Africa). Contract Award in 2013
    • 100 MW CSP Project ILANGA I (South Africa). Contract Award in 2013.
    • 100 MW CSP Project ILANGA II (South Africa). Contract Award in 2014.
  • Main Responsibilities:
    • Participation in the definition and full development of the proposals, including cost estimations (CAPEX and OPEX), project implementation schedule, risk evaluation and project contracts terms (PPA, EPC and O&M contracts).
    • Engineering coordination of the Tender documentation within the framework of Proposal Management.
    • Market scouting and contacts with potential subcontractors for the EPC and O&M project proposals, including visits, auditing/inspections and meetings for the correct evaluation and prequalification.
    • Technology expert for CSP and PV projects, including performance and LCOE optimization.

May 2012 – April 2013

ACCIONA S.A. (Madrid, Spain)

Proposal Manager for renewable energy projects

  • Proposal Manager for the following renewable energy projects:
    • CSP Testing Facility Project CIEMAT – PSA (Almería, Spain). Contract Award 2012.
    • 50 MW CSP Project BOOKPORT (Upington, South Africa). Contract Award in 2012.
    • 160 MW CSP Project NOOR I (Ouarzazate, Morocco). Contract Award in 2012.
  • Main Responsibilities:
    • Participation in the definition, documentation and full development of the project proposals including cost estimations (CAPEX and OPEX), project implementation schedule, risk evaluation and project contracts terms (PPA, EPC and O&M contracts):
    • Market scouting and contacts with potential subcontractors for the EPC and O&M project proposals, including visits, auditing/inspections and meetings for the correct evaluation and prequalification.
    • Technology expert for CSP and PV projects, including performance and LCOE optimization.

Sept 2007 ‐ May 2012

FLAGSOL GmbH (Cologne, Germany)

International Project Manager for CSP plants.

  • 50 MW Solar Thermal Power Plant. Engineering Manager for Andasol-2 Project (Spain), including:
    • Engineering Management of the project documentation.
    • Interface-Management concerning cooperation of all engineering departments
    • Construction supervision of Parabolic Trough Collectors.
    • Procurement Management of key components in the solar field.
    • Support to commissioning supervision. Key responsibility coordinating operations between HQ Offices and staff on site.  Resposible for the as-built documentation. 
  • Proposal Manager for Thermal Solar Power Plants EPC projects, including:
    • Parabolic Trough Collector Design, Analysis, Testing and Modelling.
    • Development of in-house performance model for proposals.
    • Techno-economic feasibility studies.
    • Responsible for the tender documentation review, engineering development, sub-contractor’s prequalification and CAPEX & OPEX estimations, providing key inputs for the proposal generation.
    • Contract review of PPAs, EPC and O&M agreements.
    • Financial model review of the proposals.

Education & Training:

Sept 1996 –

June 2002

School of Advanced Industrial Engineering (University of Seville). Degree in Industrial Engineering.

 

Sept 2002 –

June 2005

School of Advanced Industrial Engineering (University of Seville). MA in Power Plants and Renewable Energy.

 

May 2008 ESI International & George Washington University (Madrid). Advanced Skills in Negotiation for Project Managers.
2012-2013 Johns Hopkins University (MOOC). Certificate in Computing for Big Data Analysis.

 

2016 Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certificate. Formally evaluated for demonstrated experience, knowledge and performance in achieving an organizational objective through defining and overseeing projects and resources. PMP® Number: 1957569

 

2020 Renewable Energy Academy – RENAC (Berlin). Master in Green Energy Finance. Formally evaluated in financing and contract management of wind, solar and biomass RE projects.

 

Language Capabilities:

Mother Tongue

Spanish

Other Languages

Reading Skills Writing Skills Verbal Skills   Rea
English Excellent Excellent Excellent
German Fluent B2 Fluent B2 Fluent B2
Italian Good Good Good