Mainstream is seeking to recruit a Senior Solar Energy Analyst within our Energy Analysis Group (EAG), located at our global headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, or one of our European offices. If you have a strong engineering or science background, and can add to the innovative drive of this industry leading team, read on...


Mainstream Renewable Power is leading the world’s transition to sustainable sources of generation that are clean, secure and affordable for all.

As part of a growing, fully resourced team of more than 20 EAG colleagues, you will be making a real difference in how we can achieve this faster and at an even bigger scale.

See what's involved in delivering our pipeline of solar PV and Power-2-X projects to the highest international standards, using the latest technologies and with the backing of world-class strategic partners, in every corner of the world.


As senior Solar Energy Analyst, you will be working on Mainstream projects across multiple regions, helping to define the global standards by which the EAG operates. You will be highly organised, with excellent technical skills and 5-7 years of experience in solar energy analysis. And as well as working within the EAG team, you will be collaborating closely with colleagues in our Development, Procurement, Engineering and Commercial departments.

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What's On Offer?

As a Mainstreamer, you will be part of a fast-paced organisation where colleagues really do live our values of entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, respect and teamwork.

It’s just the sort of dynamic, inclusive environment where you can progress your career and widen your horizons (quite literally, if you seize one of our relocation and secondment opportunities).

It’s also the place where your hard work will be properly rewarded with a benefits package that befits a global corporate dedicated to sustainable growth. Flip the tiles below to see why we’re a Great Place to Work, with the badge to prove it.

Shared Financial Success

- A competitive salary

- Annual performance bonus

- Free share options or equivalent

- Pension contribution


The Cutting Edge
of Engineering

- Exciting projects that will demand all your skills and build your experience

- Solving market challenges with new and emerging technologies

- Working in locations across the globe, from modern offices to open ocean, and rainforests to deserts.



- Regularly reviewed work objectives, and the financial backing that will allow you to deliver on them

- Excellent training opportunities (on average 54 hours a year)

- Planned career progression (16.4% of our team earned promotions in 2021).


A Great Place To Work™

- Certified by the Great Place to Work Ireland for a third successive year

- Secondment and relocation opportunities across the globe

- Blended work-from-home and office arrangements


Care for Health & Wellbeing

- Generous annual leave, plus a community or charity work day

- Paid maternity, paternity, adoptive and bereavement leave

- Income protection insurance, healthcare subsidy and life assurance cover


Diversity & Inclusion

- You can be you here, whatever your gender, colour or sexual orientation

- Equal opportunity targets. 62% of women promoted in 2021 were to department management

- GWEC Women in Wind and Mainstream Women in Renewables programmes


Show us what you can add to our talented energy analysis team. Click below, and open the door to a Mainstream career of exciting personal and professional achievement.



  • Provide high-quality energy analysis deliverables to multiple project teams.
  • Design best-practice site-specific measurement campaigns for solar project sites, including cost/benefit assessments of different technologies.
  • Oversee data collection and quality control to ensure maximum data coverage.
  • Conduct preliminary solar farm design and produce solar Energy Production Estimates while achieving maximum accuracy and minimised uncertainty, within project timelines.
  • Procure, manage, and review third-party energy production reports, ensuring optimal service from suppliers.
  • Review EPC contracts and technical datasheets of solar PV plant equipment. Liaise with external parties regarding the suitability of solar technology options.
  • Communicate site-specific energy production and site condition risks to project teams.
  • Carry out energy analysis due diligence for acquisition opportunities.
  • Support internal strategy for all aspects of energy analysis and elaborate annual budgets.
  • Own, develop, and maintain proprietary tools and procedures operated by the EAG, ensuring continuous improvement in efficiency and quality of EAG’s deliverables.
  • Review and test EAG’s in-house data management and analysis system (using Python/Django).
  • Oversee technical internships.
  • Follow the EAG’s global standards in all your work.


  • Qualifications: a graduate degree in engineering or physical science as a minimum.
  • 5-7 years of pre-construction solar energy analysis experience across a range of markets.
  • Best-practice knowledge of modern commercial PV technology, solar measurements, and PV plant layout design.
  • Experience working for a lenders’ advisor, renewables developer, or operator of solar PV plants.
  • Experience in reviewing EPC contracts and technical datasheets of solar PV plant equipment.
  • Ability to define non-standard work requirements within joint ventures and international project teams, and to anticipate and manage the workload accordingly.
  • Excellent verbal and writing communication skills, strong mathematical and analysis background, and ability to communicate technical issues to non-technical colleagues.
  • Highly analytical with attention to detail and ability to exercise engineering judgement, self-starter with an inquisitive nature.
  • Experience in the use of PVsyst; experience in using other solar energy analysis software is an advantage.
  • Experience in working with geospatial data in Global Mapper, ArcGIS, or QGIS.
  • Experience in the analysis of operational solar plants, plant performance ratios, and I-V tests is an advantage.
  • Programming/software development experience is an advantage.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills.
  • Fluency in English; other languages are an advantage.
  • Willingness to travel internationally.


Show us what you can add to our talented energy analysis team. Click below, and open the door to a Mainstream career of exciting personal and professional achievement. 

Shahida Misbach
Respect and integrity are more than just values. They are supervalues and underpin all of Mainstream's activities. Shahida Misbach, Office Manager @Mainstream, South Africa
Andrew McGregor
My time as an intern at Mainstream gave me a valuable insight into the renewables industry, contributed to my learning and professional development and led to a full-time job when I completed my studies! Andrew McGregor, Energy Analyst @Mainstream, Europe
Romina Lledo
I really believe in the vision and values of Mainstream to have more clean energy available. I like to be part of that change. Romina Lledo , Project Manager, Development @Mainstream, Chile

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They are not just logos on a wall. We champion them, we celebrate them, we live them – in the workplace, in the marketplace and in the environments in which we operate. Hear from your future colleagues why they are so important...

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Show us what you can add to our talented energy analysis team. Click below, and open the door to a Mainstream career of exciting personal and professional achievement. 



The opportunity is right in front of you.

We have already made ‘alternative’ renewable energy mainstream. Now we are in the process of making Mainstream a pure-play renewable energy major; a global, blue-chip brand that has the real capability to deliver a sustainable future for billions of people.

Few companies in our field have the track record of success, the established reputation for industry leadership or the financial backing of global partners.

No other energy company is powered so successfully by its values and its people-first culture.

It’s a unique combination that stands up the size of our ambition. And it can stand up yours, too.

Seize this opportunity, and discover so many more as a Mainstreamer.

Striding Towards Our Diversity & Inclusion Targets

We aim to bring equality, diversity and inclusivity to the renewable energy industry. That is why we have built policies, procedures and targets to support this vision.
See some of them below...

Committed to having more women in senior management

45% of senior management will be women by 2025.


Committed to achieving 50:50 gender balance

50% of all new recruits will be women by 2025.


Committed to more balanced departments

More women will be working in traditionally male-dominated fields such as engineering, energy analysis, IS, construction and operations.