15 Sep 2021
London, United Kingdom
Job Type
Market Related
Start Date
Base Salary
Market Related
Renewable Energy
United Kingdom
Contact Name
Khushboo Dabeesing


Are you an Associate Development Engineer with exceptional design skills? If so, our client is looking for someone like you to come on board to support the management, development and construction on RE, energy storage systems, and hybrid power generation projects across Africa!

If you are the right person for this awesome opportunity, you will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering along with a background in the renewable energy industry – preferably solar and wind! Your previous work experience will include experience in the RE space as an Associate Development Engineer, developer, consultant or site representative, and if you have experience in design and yield analysis, this will definitely help your application stand out! To succeed in this role, you need to have great communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills with strong organisational and planning skills! Your responsibilities will include finding and reducing spatial risks using GIS software – this is where your exceptional software skills come in handy - , managing the meteorological stations and databases, assisting with due diligence site visits to assess the suitability, feasibility and risks associated with potential plant sites, and supporting the preparation of contract documents.

This is an exciting role with an employer we highly recommend, so you don’t want to miss out! Apply now if you meet all the requirements!

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • Renewable energy background – preferably in solar and wind

Experience Requirements

  • Previous experience as an Associate Development Engineer, developer, consultant or site rep in the renewable energy industry
  • Previous experience in design and yield analysis is beneficial


Your responsibilities include using third-party software to model renewable resources to estimate and optimise production, looking into environmental, permitting and social issues to ensure they’re considered and mitigated during project development, supporting the E&C team with all construction and development activities, support the preparation of contract documents, and creating estimates of probable project EPC costs and owner’s project management costs for project modelling purposes.


  • Fluency in French is beneficial
  • IT proficient, especially in MS Office
  • Great communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional design skills, especially with software such as Homer, PVSyst and CAD
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Strong organisational and planning skills
  • Commercial acumen

Who Is AltGen?

We offer recruitment, consulting and employment services with a focus on recruitment for renewable energy and environmental jobs in South Africa and Africa at large. AltGen is a renewable energy recruitment agency based in Cape Town which focuses on developing careers for individuals in our niche space.

With an experienced and passionate team with over 100 years of combined experience, AltGen plays an integral role in the South African renewable energy and sustainability industry. We operate throughout the African continent in both anglophone and francophone regions and are rapidly expanding globally. With entities in South Africa, Kenya, and Mauritius, we have a direct impact on the continental energy industry.

Our recruitment agency focuses on jobs in: Solar | Wind | Renewable Energy | Biogas | Biomass | Energy Management | Energy Efficiency | Green Buildings | Green Tech | Photovoltaics | Solar Thermal | Energy Storage | Battery Systems | Off-grid | Hydro | CSP | CPV | IoT | AI | AgriTech | FinTech

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