11 Jan 2022
Sandton, South Africa
Job Type
R900K - R1M CTC per annum
Start Date
Southern Africa
Contact Name
Robert Slater


We are looking for a knowledgeable and experienced Energy Engineer with the ability to design, create and analyse energy and water-related projects in order to minimise energy costs while increasing energy efficiency. If this sounds like you, continue reading!

The ideal person to join our client’s team will have a degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering as well as be registered with the ECSA as a Professional Engineer or Technologist. You should have 4+ years of experience in the energy, water savings and optimisation industry under your belt along with previous experience in renewable and alternative energy projects. Over the years you’ve gained a good understanding of environmental-related regulations and standards, an understanding and the ability to calculate GHG emissions, and how to use feasibility calculators. You’re someone who can easily adapt and respond to change, strive for continuous improvement, is a team player, and have robust technical knowledge. Ultimately, an exceptional Energy Engineer should be able to demonstrate excellent analytical, problem-solving, decision-making, and communication skills at all times. If your application is successful, your responsibilities will be broken down into strategy formulation, sustainability management, risk management, transformation, and stakeholder relations.

This is an exciting opportunity with a great company that you don’t want to miss out on! If you meet all the requirements and know you are the person we’re looking for, apply now and let us know what makes you perfect for the role!

Education Requirements

  • Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • ECSA Registered Professional Engineer or Technologist
  • Certified energy manager certification is beneficial

Experience Requirements

  • 4+ years of experience in the energy, water savings and optimisation industry
  • Previous experience in renewable and alternative energy projects
  • Understanding of the social, cultural, economic and political environment in South Africa
  • Good understanding and ability to calculate GHG emissions
  • Understanding of environmental-related regulations and standards


Your responsibilities include implementing an energy optimisation plan for the company, creating projects and initiatives which you’ll need to present to management for approval, directly influencing lower costs to operate, overseeing a team of specialist engineering skills in creating state of the art and specialist solutions, providing support with identifying environmental sustainability-related risks, issues and opportunities throughout the company, encouraging achievement of transformation goals outlined by the board, and liaising with a complex network of stakeholders to ensure business growth.


  • Good report writing skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to conduct feasibility studies and presentations to senior management
  • Strong decision-making skills with the ability to take action
  • Customer-focused with strong service delivery
  • Ability to easily adapt and respond to change
  • Good team player

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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