9 Jan 2022
Cape Town, South Africa
Job Type
Market Related
Start Date
Renewable Energy
Southern Africa
Contact Name
Ivan Pienaar
Western Cape


We have an exciting opportunity for a skilled Product Engineer to join a team who are revolutionising the solar industry. This will be your chance to help take clean energy into a new region with a new set of tools!

The right fit for the job is someone with a B.Eng or M.Eng in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering along with 4+ years of experience in the renewable energy space. Previous experience in the C&I space is beneficial, so make sure to share this on your application! To succeed in this role, you must have basic knowledge of communication and data protocols, be proactive and self-motivated, and have excellent attention to detail. As the Product Engineer, your main responsibility will be to work closely with the Head of Engineering to create the company’s energy solution products to meet market needs. In order to do this, you need to keep abreast of trends in the market and be able to understand the needs of your target audience – a top-notch Product Engineer should be able to transform ideas into high-end products that perfectly meet the needs of the market. Additionally, you should be someone who strives to only produce the highest quality outputs, never comprising on the small details.

If you are as excited about this opportunity as we are, and meet all the requirements, then apply now!

Education Requirements

  • Eng or M.Eng in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering

Experience Requirements

  • 4+ years of experience in the renewable energy and/or storage space
  • C&I experience is beneficial
  • Basic knowledge of communication and data protocols is non-negotiable
  • Knowledge of HOMER Pro is beneficial


Your responsibilities will include creating the company’s energy solution products to meet market needs with the Head of Engineering, conducting market research into new and available energy solutions, liaising with the products team to define a technical solution, and supporting the implementation of pilot projects.


  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Robust analytical and design skills

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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