Shaping sustainable energy supply
Through daily challenges and exciting projects, even experienced professionals find ways to grow professionally and personally at sbp sonne. International projects with a high degree of complexity, design at the cutting edge of technology and the integration of the latest findings from research and development ensure varied work and continuous challenges. New specialists quickly take on responsibility in highly motivated project teams, working on the development of pioneering solar power plants.
Career entry - a supported start
We offer young employees the opportunity to work as a full member of a project team from day one to gain hands-on experience and grow steadily in their tasks. Regular discussions with project managers, People & Culture employees and experienced colleagues ensure that young professionals quickly find their way around the company, are integrated both professionally and socially, and can freely develop their potential.
Learning by Doing
We offer students in their advanced semesters of higher education the opportunity to further develop their technical expertise and actively support our project teams as part of a six-month internship. They are guided by experienced colleagues who pass on their knowledge with great commitment. When filling vacant internship positions, we pay particular attention to enthusiasm for sustainable and innovative projects, a high level of dedication, social competence and the ability to work in a team and above all the motivation to make a difference.
Benjamin Sauer, Structural Engineer
”Contributing to climate protection together with my colleagues in my daily work motivates me and encourages me to perform better every day.”
Jointly protecting the climate
Inspired by a lecture series on renewable energy structures and convinced that we all need to take a stand against climate change, I decided to start my career at sbp sonne in 2020. As a structural engineer, my responsibilities include PV tracker developments and reviews as well as product development in the field of solar energy. A particular challenge within this area is to reduce the materials used in the supporting structures as much as possible.
Variety and personal responsibility
After successfully completing my master’s degree in energy engineering, I started at sbp sonne in 2018 and was immediately involved in the design of a large heliostat field. Since working at sbp sonne, I regularly learn something new.
My tasks at sbp sonne range from the supervision of component tests, performing simulations and calculations for heating and cooling energy to the development of our new floating PV system. Here I was involved from the initial concept ideas to the installation of the prototype – a really exciting experience. Another very interesting assignment was the development of a heliostat field as part of the European research project Next-CSP. Within this task I was able to gain insights into sbp sonne’s inhouse software for simulating solar radiation.
Last but not least, I enjoy working for sbp sonne’s innovative strength with which we promote renewable energies.
Vanessa Lippert, Energy Technician
”Right from the start, I was given a lot of personal responsibility in my work. However, my experienced colleagues are always there to help and advise me when I need them. ”
Fabian Gross, Physician
”As part of sbp sonne’s multidisciplinary team, I develop technologies to generate renewable energy out of solar yields.”
Multifaceted and highly motivated working environment
All of us – civil engineers, mechanical engineers and software developers – contribute to mitigating climate change. Our broad range of experiences, skills and perspectives enable us to find techno-economically attractive solutions that can only be developed by such a highly motivated and versatile team.
Together, we optimize complex energy systems, considering wind and wave loads as well as manufacturing costs, operations, and electricity yield. With the help of models and simulations, we further optimize new and established technologies. Our findings are verified by the development of prototypes and tests.
This close relationship among the different fields makes the development of innovative technologies at sbp sonne so exciting!