AltGen Africa
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    14 May 2024
    1 Old Oak Road, Cape Town, South Africa
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    Grid integration and Systems Design
    Renewable Energy
    Job Location Postal Code
    Western Cape
    Contact Name
    Danne Pretorius


    We’re looking for an Electrical Engineer with a keen interest in renewable energy and grid power systems with 1+ years of experience!

    Our client, an international specialist energy consultancy, is looking to put boots on the ground.

    We’re looking for a Junior Power Systems Engineer eager to contribute to renewable energy solutions in the South African energy market. This role involves working on various technical and commercial projects in power system planning, operation, innovation, and technology.

    Our Junior Engineer is proficient in the use of various advanced design software such as HomerPro and AutoCAD and specialises in the design of substations and powers systems for, but not limited to, Renewable Energy Projects. You also have an idea of how to conduct financial feasibility studies for projects and have an understanding of the tender management process.

    NB: Salary is dependent on experience and technical proficiency.

    This is an excellent opportunity to join an international team and build a career in the renewable energy sector, gaining exposure to diverse projects. Apply now!

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    Education Requirements

    • Bachelors degree in electrical engineering
    • Postgraduate degree in electrical engineering or related field
    • Engineering in Training Certification

    Experience Requirements

    • Experience with network modelling and power systems analysis
    • Project management experience
    • Knowledge and experience with the interconnection processes in SA


    • Develop initial concept designs for network connections for various renewable projects, including wind, solar, storage, renewable natural gas, and hydro-electric projects
    • Conduct power system studies, and regulatory compliance studies for both generation and demand connections
    • Engage in other potential work streams such as strategic and regulatory advice, network development, feasibility studies, due diligence, and HVDC based on your skills and interests
    • Prepare detailed technical reports, correspondence, documentation, and calculations for resolving routine technical issues
    • Support ongoing innovation projects based on your skills and interests
    • Perform basic engineering studies and maintain accurate records and files
    • Work in a professional consulting environment under the guidance of senior personnel


    • Proficient in use of advanced software (HomerPro, Helioscope, AUTOCAD, C and C++, Powerfactory)
    • Battery systems design
    • Circuit design and prototyping
    • Enthusiastic and excited to grow in the grid industry

    Who Is AltGen?

    We offer recruitment, consulting and employment services with a focus on recruitment for renewable energy and sustainability jobs across the globe. AltGen is a renewable energy recruitment agency with offices in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Kenya, Mauritius, and the United Kingdom, 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 renewable energy and sustainability industry. We operate throughout the world and are rapidly expanding.

    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 | Wheeling | Energy Trading | ESG | Sustainability | Carbon Management.

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