Senior Technology Analyst
Kirrawee (South Sydney), NSW 2232
Applications close: 12th August 2022
Reporting to Chief Operating Officer with a dotted line to Chief Scientist
Job Function Business/Financial Analysis
Direct Reports None
Who we are
SunDrive is a solar tech start-up, creating unique solutions to reduce the cost of high efficiency solar cells, whilst enhancing their performance and sustainability by utilising more abundant materials.
SunDrive was founded in 2015 to accelerate solar cell development in Australia. Since then, we have grown from a small PhD project in a garage to producing some of the most efficient solar cells ever made in the world. In 2019, our years of technology development culminated in the fabrication of the most efficient commercial size solar cell ever made in Australia. Then in 2021, we exceeded this achievement, surpassing the world record for the most efficient commercial size solar cell to claim an efficiency of 25.54% amid competition from global solar giants.
Not only are SunDrive’s cells highly efficient; they address a key sustainability concern by replacing expensive and resource-limited silver with lower cost and more abundant copper. This means that SunDrive’s innovative technology has the potential to realise photovoltaic modules which can deliver power at a cost which is 20-30% lower than other technologies.
As Senior Technology Analyst you will lead the development of robust commercial analyses and business cases and support the development of SunDrive’s manufacturing cost model.
Conduct robust PV industry supply chain research and translate supply chain cost data into value-adding commercial insights for business decision-making (e.g., benchmarking key raw material suppliers based on their prices and associated logistic costs, build resilient forecasts/sensitivity models to influence SunDrive’s cost base)
Conduct technical PV research by investigating various solar cell technologies including different cell structures (e.g., PERC/TOPCON/HJT/IBC) and different processing steps (e.g., PECVD/PVD/metallisation) and understanding current technology trends and predicting future trends
Develop systems and processes around storing, sharing and communicating data derived from SunDrive internal research and industry sources
Support the development of SunDrive’s manufacturing cost model
Perform market-entry feasibility study and drive cost optimization initiatives
Institutional and Industrial relationship management
Attend industrial/technology conferences on behalf of SunDrive
Analyze future production line data
Qualification & skills required
Tertiary qualification in Solar/Renewable Energy discipline
Background in Solar Engineering and/or Renewable Energy
Excellent analytical skills with great attention to detail
Prior experience working in a multi-cultural team
Fluency in English and Mandarin (preferred)
You do not need to meet every listed expectation. At SunDrive, we are open to anyone that believes they can contribute to our mission. Drive, character, and ability is the order in which we value our team.