5 May 2022
Cape Town, South Africa
Job Type
R300K - R400K CTC per annum
Start Date
Renewable Energy
Southern Africa
Contact Name
Ivan Pienaar
Western Cape


Are you a Design Engineer who has a passion for renewable energy? We have an awesome opportunity for you to join a team who are committed to creating energy solutions to fuel Africa’s growth through a sustainable approach. If this sounds like a team you’d want to be part of, then keep reading!

Our client is looking for a meticulous Design Engineer with 2+ years experience in C&I within the solar industry. You are the perfect fit if you have a B.Sc or B.Eng in Electrical Engineering and are skilled with software such as AutoCAD, Sketchup, and PVsyst. This exciting role will see you creating precise designs for rooftop and ground-mount solar PV projects, carrying out comprehensive site visits as well as forecasting PV outputs through using above mentioned software. You will need strong interpersonal skills as you will be responsible for liaising with suppliers and subcontractors when required. Your uncanny ability to deliver high-quality outputs will ensure expectations are exceeded! Additionally, you are the perfect candidate if you are a non-linear thinker and problem solver who is able to apply their knowledge and expertise concerning different technologies to the design of solar PV systems. Please note, having a driver's license and own transport is non-negotiable.

If you think you have what it takes to meet and exceed expectations of this role, apply now – we can’t wait to hear from you!

Education Requirements

  • B.Eng or B.Sc in Electrical Engineering

Experience Requirements

  • 2+ years experience in a similar role within the C&I solar industry
  • Must have worked on projects from 150KW to 20MW (latter is ideal)


  • Results and system driven
  • Well organized
  • Great attention to detail
  • Outstanding communication skills and the ability to liaise with clients
  • IT proficient, especially with MS Office

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 | Green Hydrogen

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