Solar Learning & Development Specialist

Job description

Are you a born educator? Do you have experience in developing training courses? And last but not least do you want to use your “roll up your sleeves” attitude to accelerate the world’s adoption of solar energy? 

Then this opportunity might be just right for you!

All around the globe, Engie (Sungevity’s parent company) is investing in residential solar. As these efforts are increasing, there is a need to spread solar expertise and lessons learned across the Engie Group. This is where the Solar Learning & Development Specialist enters the picture. This function will focus on both setting up the a training platform as well as training all the stakeholders involved.

The Solar Education Platform will be an online and offline resource that you will create. There is a lot of solar knowledge within Engie’s Business Units. Within this role, your main focus is identifying key knowledge and expertise within each Business Unit. At the same time, you will be codifying this knowledge into workshops, documents and courses in such a way that other Business Units can use it to accelerate their solar activities. Of all the information you judge and decide what will be used and what is not. Thanks to your effort, Business Units will be able to more quickly and more efficiently, deploy solar activities worldwide. As part of your role, you will also maintain an online platform through which Business Units communicate with each other.

Your home base is our office in Amsterdam, but you will also travel. You will be part of the innovation hub SPARK and work closely with the Spark team. Our founder, Roebyem leads the team.

Sungevity is one of the world’s leading and fastest growing residential solar companies. We trace the success of our company to four values:  

  1. Mission driven: Sungevity’s mission is to accelerate the Rooftop Revolution. Solar is the starting point for more sustainable lifestyles. We are devoted to helping our customers in any way possible to lower their carbon footprint.

  2. People-centric: we are obsessed with customer experience and go out of our way to make going solar an easy and fun experience. This helps spread the word and accelerate solar energy.  

  3. Innovation: we are at the forefront of innovation in the solar industry. We invented Remote Solar Design, software that allowed us to do design and speed-engineer solar systems remotely. This allows our customers can go solar without home visit, saving money and time. It’s just one example of a suite of innovations we introduced to speed up the Rooftop Revolution.

  4. Build for scale: Sungevity is part of Engie, which is one of world’s largest utilities with over 27 million customers. By helping Engie Business Units offer solar to their customers, Sungevity can increase its impact and help realise its Big Hairy Audacious Goal to power 5 million lives with sunshine. Creating scale is also where you will be adding value.

Sungevity’s international office is based in Amsterdam, from where new international business is being developed and a fast-growing team of about 180 people, works energetically on the Rooftop Revolution. We have a “no drama” environment. We’re prepared for the fact that no two days will be similar on this adventure, and we’re committed to make the most of our opportunity, ourselves and each other.


Are you the person we are looking for?

We are looking for a proactive colleague who is passionate about sustainability! Someone who wants to accelerate the world’s adoption of solar energy by connecting the right people to each other and by spreading knowledge throughout organisations. We don’t have a specific profile in mind, but at least you recognize yourself in the competencies below:

  • You have a university degree. In what direction is not the most important, but you were definitely the best in class;

  • You have at least 5 years experience in setting up and delivering training courses and workshops;

  • You have experience in giving workshops & training;

  • You are fluent in English and you have superior written and verbal communication skills. You make the complicated look appealing;

  • You like to travel;

  • You are structured and organised;

  • You have experience in organising events;

  • You are familiar with design thinking and listen to the wishes and needs of the customer (in this case: the Business Units). You are able to translate these needs into practical solutions;

  • You have experience in managing people from different cultures.

What we offer

  • A versatile, independent and challenging job;

  • A fulltime contract with appropriate salary;

  • Building knowledge and networking in the sustainability sector;

  • Working with the best international solar company in Europe;

  • Working in a mission-driven business where social commitment and a drive for top-notch professional execution and realism go hand in hand;

  • A very international and informal work environment with pretty awesome colleagues from 15+ different nationalities;

  • Working on a healthy lifestyle: a delicious daily lunch including a salad bar, boxing classes and yoga sessions.

Interested? Please send us your resume and cover letter, including a description of two training's/workshops you were proud of and developed yourself.