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Technical Manager – Solar – Cape Town

Altgen Recruitment Africa energy jobsJob description

Our client, an emerging international solar PV project developer/owner, is looking for a Technical Manager, to lead all technical facets of the planning and implementation phase of utility-scale PV plants into Africa.

The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities:


  • Manage and coordinate all engineering activities required in the planning and execution of utility-scale PV plants (feasibility to COD)
  • Provide company representation with technical advisors, suppliers and sub-contractors
  • Support the project from full plant/electrical system design to COD, including rendering and yield modelling (i.e. PVSyst)
  • Analyse and interpret technical data related to PV Plants and Grid Connection
  • Extensive travel into the project areas, mostly Sub-Saharan Africa

Job requirements

  • M/BSc/Eng degree, Elec Eng
  • PMI certified Project Management Certificate a plus
  • Technical knowledge of pre-construction/construction requirements(PV)
  • Experience with commissioning and COD in the power generation industry
  • Knowledge of grid connection regulation, regulation agencies, power companies and energy policies (Sub-Saharan Africa)
  • Experience in a project engineering capacity with regards to PV system design, EPC, and/or construction
  • Salary between R800k-R1m (potential share options of EPC Management Services)
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