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Technical Manager: Large-scale Solar Mini-grids

This is not an opportunity for the faint-hearted, the client is looking for a Technical Manager who has 5+ years proven solar PV experience in the project development phases coupled with sound management expertise throughout the construction phases.

This opportunity provides exceptional career growth for an individual who has come from a mid to large scale solar PV EPC background and can not only design a bespoke PV system that is built to last but can manage and strategize at the same time. AltGen’s client is one of the largest developers, owners and operators of utility-scale PV systems internationally, they are one of the most sought-after brands to join based on their portfolio of work and the manner in which they treat their team.

They are focused on results and innovative solutions, they need a Technical Manager who resonates with the brand, whether they are planning to construct a mega floating PV plant or a 5MW + mini-grid PV plant.


The ideal candidate for this opportunity will have an Electrical Engineering masters and will have proven experience in technical assessments, design and management. You will have a background which mirrors your ability to drive a team from a technical standpoint…to meet the company’s overall GW goals.

Your commercial and technical skills will be highly valued as you ensure that not only do projects make financial sense and are contractually “vetted,” but your expertise are able to get projects over the feasibility line and generating revenue from the commissioning dates. When it comes to the technical demands you will be able to manage and provide insight on all aspects related to civil, mechanical and electrical compliances and the associated project demands.

Working closely with the procurement team you will ensure that designs are optimal, and the execution models are successful. This is to a large part a forward-facing role that requires the successful applicant to be a leader, always looking for new technologies to incorporate into their client-centric solutions and innovative ways to provide services while managing an engineering team that requires high-level mentorship through level 5 leadership skills.

You must be the person your team looks up to and hopes to follow in wake of your stride. You will be highly aware and able to pin-point market insight relevant to technical project development initiatives. If you are the ideal candidate for this role you will be able to speak to all the elements listed in the requirements for this role. You will be intelligent and driven by your passion to accelerate renewable energy.

You will be a proven Technical Development Manager who can deliver a tangible ROI through your engagements. If you are the person they are looking for, apply today!

Education requirements

Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electro-Mechanical or Mechanical Engineering

Experience requirements

  • Must have 5+ years of experience working with off-grid technologies complimenting solar PV projects over 5MW as well as managing large engineering teams
  • Must have 6 years’ experience in the project development space
  • Must have PV and energy storage design experience – NON-NEGOTIABLE!


  • All technical development management on all off-grid and hybrid solar PV projects
  • Travel across Africa as the role demands
  • Complete management of the engineering team
  • Responsible for all technical and financial related demands of the position


Ability to speak additional languages such as German, French and Portuguese is highly advantages

Applicable software such as AutoCAD, PVSyst etc

Click here to apply.

Babalwa Bungane
Babalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa - Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast.