13 Sep 2021
Cape Town, South Africa
Job Type
Market Related
Start Date
Green Energy
Base Salary
Market Related
Renewable Energy
Job Location - Postal Code
Southern Africa
Contact Name
Natascha Marais
Western Cape


We are on the hunt for a Data Engineer who is excited by the prospect of building business systems to interpret data into valuable insight to support decision-making! If you are the person we’re looking for, you will have outstanding programming skills with the ability to build database queries.

Our client is a leading IPP who is well-known throughout Africa. To be successful in joining their team, you will need a Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree accompanied by at least 3 years of work experience in a similar position. You will stand out from the rest if you have previous experience working in the renewable energy industry – specifically in the solar PV and wind energy space – as well as previous experience working with the OSIsoft PI system or similar and performance analysis systems. As the Data Engineer, you will be someone who has highly detail-orientated, has excellent verbal and written communication skills and can easily perform under high-pressure and stressful situations. You will find yourself responsible for supporting the completion of O&M projects, the integration of new power plants as well as three key areas: building data and analysis toolsets for plant performance management, building semi-automated and automated reports, and creating visualisation tools for the Remote Operating Centre.

This is a great opportunity that you don’t want to miss out on, so if you meet and exceed all the requirements, we would love to hear from you! Apply now!

Education Requirements

  • B.Eng or B.Sci in Engineering

Experience Requirements

  • 3+ years relevant work experience
  • Previous experience in the renewable energy industry, specifically in the solar PV and wind energy space is beneficial
  • Experience working with the OSIsoft PI system or similar and performance analysis systems is beneficial


Your responsibilities are broken down into 3 key areas: developing data analysis toolsets for plant performance management, developing semi-automated and automated reports, and creating visualisation tools for the Remote Operating Centre. Included in these key areas is building tools to support automated underperformance triggers and manual data analysis tools, integrating with the OSIsoft PI WebAPI and creating tools to populate analysis automatically, and enable better visibility of power plant performance at both a technical and management level.


  • Outstanding English written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Excellent programming ability with proven experience in Python, JavaScript or other object-orientated programming languages
  • Impressive skillset on database structures and proven ability to build database queries in Oracle, MySQL or MSSQL
  • Ability to work well in both an individual capacity as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to work under stress and high-pressure
  • Ability to manage various project simultaneously with minimal supervision

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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