15 Sep 2021
Nairobi, Kenya
Job Type
$3500 - $4500 CTC per month
Start Date
Base Salary
Renewable Energy
Eastern Africa
Contact Name
Natascha Marais


We have an opportunity for a meticulous, detail-orientated Head of Solar to join a team that is known for providing turnkey solutions for energy efficiency projects. To be the person we’re looking for, you must be a budgeting and cost-cutting guru with previous C&I experience!

In order to apply for this role, you need a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering as well as be registered as a Professional Engineer. It is non-negotiable that you have 7+ years of relevant experience paired with 4+ years of management experience of complex projects of solar installation and commissioning in the C&I sphere. Your designing skills are exceptional and your portfolio of CAD designs will blow us away! It’s important that you’re methodical in your work to ensure budgets and time constraints are met. You will be working in a high-pressure environment, so the ability to thrive and produce outputs under such pressure is vital. As the Head of Solar, you will be responsible for making sure C&I projects are completed in time, and within scope and budget, guiding the solar department with your outstanding leadership skills, being the company’s point of contact with clients and ensuring their needs are met, conducting risk assessment and project trials to reduce project risks, and supporting with the definition of the project scope and objectives.

Overall, we’re looking for an all-rounder, someone who can handle a bit of everything. If you are result-driven with excellent attention to detail, you may be the person we’re looking for! Apply now.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Postgraduate degree is beneficial
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer

Experience Requirements

  • 6+ years of experience working in a similar role
  • 4+ years management experience of complex projects of solar installation and commissioning in the C&I industry
  • Project track record of 1-3 MW projects
  • Previous BESS experience
  • Previous experience in contractor leadership and budget management
  • Previous health and safety training
  • Portfolio of CAD designs


Your responsibilities will include making sure all C&I projects are completed in time, within scope and budget, conducting risk assessments and project trials to reduce project risks, supporting the solar department through providing leadership, supervising on-site workers and contractors to ensure quality and timely delivery of projects, ensuring compliance of all operations policies and procedures, and developing project methodology and tools to track progress against deliverables.


  • Valid T3 license
  • Robust communication and interpersonal skills
  • Results-driven
  • Excellent design skills with proficiency in software such as CAD and PVSyst
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure

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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