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Off-grid Project Engineer – Solar PV

A multinational powerhouse in the solar PV utility space is looking for a Project Engineer with exceptionally strong design skills, a professional who has 4+ years of hands-on experience in solar PV mini-grid project design as well as the technical aspects surrounding the commissioning process.

A suitable candidate must have a master’s degree in electrical engineering and is certified as a Project Manager. To deliver on the client’s mandate to expand their off-grid mini-utility project footprint across Africa, it is non-negotiable that the right technical and educational skills are brought on board.


The client is looking to expand their brand within the PV micro-grid space, projects will range in sizes up to and over 5MW. They are looking for three personality traits on-top of the strong technical abilities of any new team member. They look for professionals who take responsibility, will not deviate from exceptionally high-quality standards and professionals who are able to deliver – even if it means getting your hands dirty on-site!

This role will see the ideal candidate reporting directly to the Head of Engineering & Design and working closely with the Project Managers and Business Development Team. They will find themselves playing a pivotal role in not only the pre-feasibility phases of a project but will a role throughout the project’s full lifecycle – which means that this opportunity opens one up to holistic project environment exposure.

The successful candidate will find themselves actively taking part in the technical aspects of new or potential projects from conducting yield studies, to site visit reports, project modelling, defining BOP scopes and costs as well as related technical schedules pertaining to lease agreements. They will be commercially savvy and results-driven, able to negotiate on contracts or procurement quotes as well as ensure that EPC’s are meeting outlined expectations.

You will be responsible for ensuring that the installation team, as well as O&M team, receive solution-driven technical advice. This is the perfect opportunity for a Project Engineer (with battery storage experience) to quickly work their way up in their career with a leading PV industry player, especially considering the clear goals for the firm to expand this service across Africa.

If you are up for a challenge, look no further – this job opportunity has your name written all over it.

Education requirements

Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electro-Mechanical or Mechanical Engineering

Experience requirements

  • Must have 4+ years of experience working with off-grid technologies complimenting solar PV projects over 5MW
  • Must have 3 years’ experience acting as a Project Engineer
  • Must have PV and energy storage design experience – NON-NEGOTIABLE!


Certified Project Management Certificate is ideal!


All technical advisory regarding pre-feasibility right through to O&M support for existing and new projects

Extensive travel to site


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.