Charles Devaux

Charles Devaux

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After studying management and human resources, I have worked in press relationship, marketing, hospitality, human resources, IT and engineering. All in all, I am a generalist with a knack for learning new things and bridging different disciplines, looking forward to making a positive impact on the world by focusing on sustainability and smart design. 

Professional Experience

I have designed over 250 MW of PV power-plants.
The projects I have worked on range from low-voltage to high-voltage and span accross a variety of terrain types (mountains, golf courses, rooftops…).  My main responsibility was to make the preliminary (pre-EPC) designs to prove the feasibility and potential output of the projects, optimize them (angle, spacing, shadow, cable…) and run the simulations in PVSyst. My main tools are Civil3D and Helios3D.

I also specialize in the 3D recreation of the environment through drone surveying, to have a precise idea of the terrain for the design and improve the project’s yield by taking into account the surroundings.
For this I use Unreal Engine for renders, as well as Pix4D or Metashape for photogrametry, or Global Mapper for LiDAR applications. Those 3D models help investors and communities visualize the final product.
Part of my role has also been to assess on-site conditions and project feasibility from the early stages of the development process (site visit and reporting).
I have also endorsed the role of IT manager for the company for the last two years, in charge of the IT supplies, setting up and cleaning up laptops and helping my teammates with any ad-hoc problems, remotely or in person. 

Before transitioning to the engineering team, I joined the company as cultural ambassador and was in charge of welcoming and touring on site with investors and clients, teaching new employees the company culture.

I worked as a waiter in a Japanese restaurant in Fukuoka, as well as a bistrot in France. While staying in Japan, I was also
teaching English and French in 1 on 1 sessions as well as in university seminars and workshops. In 2018 I was freelancing as
designer and marketing manager for a small French import company (‘‘L’apocope’’ in Fukuoka).

My principal role was to oversee the creation marketing materials (mugs, posters, flyers…) and help the organization of
asteroid day events. I managed the social networks for the movie (51 degrees north) and the asteroid day foundation and
analyzed the different marketing channels employed. As we organized a live broadcasted press conference in duplex
with the USA, I helped manage the technical team for the project, prepared the budget and contacted the different parties

I was charged of designing cartels for the “public display” exhibition, as well as designed t-shirts for the opera “Einstein on
the beach”. As part of the organization of the exhibition, I contacted French artists to manage the expedition of their artwork.
I also had the opportunity to work as salesperson in different shops, welcoming and advising clients. Finally, I turned
ad-hoc IT support, resolving different issues around the office.


Master of Business Administration, Kedge Business School Graduated June 2016 // Bordeaux, France

Master of Business Administration, Kedge Business School Graduated June 2016 // Bordeaux, France Focused on management, marketing, and human resources, mainly following bilingual courses. The theme of my Master Thesis was “Managing Creativity – What motivators are best suited for the motivation of the creatives in the creative industries?” As part of my curriculum, I was an exchange student in Seinan Gakuin Univeristy in Fukuoka following a course focusing on Japanese culture and society

  • French – Native
  • English – Full professional proficiency
  • Japanese – Limited professional proficiency
  • Spanish – Limited professional proficiency
  • Civil 3D
  • Helios 3D
  • PVSyst
  • Pix4D
  • Global Mapper
  • QGis
  • Blender
  • Unreal Engine
  • Adobe CC (all)
  • MS Office (all)
  • Drone Surveying
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Intercultural environment
  • Storytelling
  • Relationship creation
  • Recruiting
  • IT management
  • Photography
  • Editing
  • Web Design
  • Digital Design
About Me

In my free time, I like to go out to take pictures, go to coffee shops, to draw and read. I am also interested in cinema and design. I have been helping friends, building their website, creating their business cards and other marketing products. I enjoy meeting friends and colleagues after work for a drink and a good chat as well, getting to know people on a personal level. I have lived in Japan for almost 10 years, and I can’t get enough of its beautiful countryside. I like to go camping and to the onsen, enjoy local specialties and meet people all around. I hope to help revitalize the more remote areas and participate in the transition of my adoptive country towards a more sustainable future.