AltGen Africa
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    10 November 2023
    2 Caledon Street, De Zalze Golf Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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    Renewable Energy
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    Western Cape
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    Robert Veith


    We are in search of an exceptional candidate with experience in C&I solar PV projects who embodies a passion for renewable energy, possesses a profound understanding of solar technology, and exudes a relentless drive to promote impactful change in the energy landscape. Our ideal candidate is a dynamic and visionary professional, adept at navigating the complexities of the solar industry and dedicated to spearheading sustainable solutions that transcend the boundaries of possibility.

    Our client is a prominent player in the solar energy sector, focusing on the development of solar energy initiatives. Their expertise lies in providing comprehensive solutions for C&I solar and energy storage projects, overseeing the entire process from initial assessment to full operation. Their portfolio boasts a track record of over 500 triumphantly executed projects, showcasing their commitment to delivering successful renewable energy solutions.

    Our ideal candidate is a Professional Engineer (Pr. Eng/Pr. Tech Eng) equipped with a strong background in solar energy, an essential requirement for this role. The position is available in Cape Town, where you will primarily be responsible for overseeing a team of engineers and overseeing complex and challenging solar projects in and around South Africa. A minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience in the solar industry, with a strong emphasis on managing and overseeing solar energy projects, is typically expected. Experience in the design, installation, and maintenance of solar systems is crucial. You need to have a proven track record of successfully managing projects ranging from 500kW to 5MW, showcasing your adeptness in overseeing substantial and impactful ventures within the industry. Ideally, you should be capable of handling various tasks, from feasibility assessments to troubleshooting on-site.

    With your expertise in Electrical Engineering at the Bachelor's or Master's level, you bring to the table a strong foundation regarding the intricacies of the field. Additional certifications and specialised training in solar energy systems and technologies will be beneficial to further amplify your capabilities in this domain. As a natural leader, you have honed your skills in efficiently managing and orchestrating diverse teams engaged in the design, implementation, and upkeep of solar energy systems. Your adeptness in offering guidance, mentorship, and technical assistance to team members has played a pivotal role in driving success and fostering a collaborative work environment throughout your career.

    Your proficiency in communication, encompassing both articulate verbal delivery and precise written correspondence, enabled you to establish and maintain meaningful connections with clients, stakeholders, and regulatory authorities. Furthermore, you excel in collaborating with multidisciplinary teams, adeptly conveying intricate technical insights to non-technical stakeholders, thus fostering comprehensive understanding and driving collective progress.

    If you think you have what it takes to excel in this role, then go on, and impress us with your CV by applying now!

    Education Requirements

    • Master's or Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field
    • Eng/Pr. Tech Eng registration

    Experience Requirements

    • At least 5 years of relevant work experience as a Project Engineer, including a minimum of 3 years dedicated to engagements within the solar energy sector
    • In-depth knowledge of solar energy systems, including photovoltaic technology, solar panel installation, energy storage systems, and power electronics, is essential
    • Proficiency in utilising industry-specific software such as Asana, any solar design software, Pipedrive, Freshdesk, and CAD software would be advantageous for design, simulation, and analysis
    • A comprehensive understanding of local and international regulations and standards related to solar energy, including building codes, safety regulations, and environmental compliance, is critical for ensuring the successful implementation of solar projects
    • These may include adherence to the regulations set by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) and familiarity with the South African government's Integrated Resource Plan (IRP)
    • Specialised expertise in Power Distribution and Power Systems


    In this crucial role, you will be tasked with overseeing and directing various aspects of the project, including electrical design, power distribution, and power systems activities throughout the project lifecycle. Your responsibilities will also extend to managing and coordinating multi-disciplinary engineering teams, fostering collaboration among project stakeholders to ensure timely and successful project delivery that exceeds client expectations. Additionally, you will be responsible for ensuring compliance with the South African energy-related regulatory environment and local energy regulations and standards. Your role will also involve a significant dedication to sales activities, focusing on cultivating new business opportunities and maintaining client relationships. Furthermore, you will play a vital role in facilitating final commissioning processes to ensure the operational efficiency and effectiveness of solar energy systems, while also providing technical support and troubleshooting for on-site challenges and inquiries as necessary.


    • Strong expertise in financial modeling in Excel is essential

    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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