4 Jan 2022
Cape Town, South Africa
Job Type
R40K - R48K CTC per month
Start Date
February 2022
Solar PV
Renewable Energy
Southern Africa
Contact Name
Natascha Marais
Western Cape


Please note: Your application won't be considered if you do not have an Electrical Engineering Degree.

We are looking for a dedicated Solar PV Project Engineer to join our client’s team and support the Engineering Manager with all engineering related matters! If you have the ability to work with numerous disciplines of projects as well as across multiple projects in parallel, then this could be for you!

If you are the ideal candidate for this role, you will have a B.Eng or BSc.Eng in Electrical Engineering and be legible to register with the Engineering Council of South Africa. You should have 3+ years of project engineering experience along with previous experience with solar PV. Through this, you’ve gained good knowledge on relevant codes, policies, best practices and standards and will be able to advise on such when required. It is important that you can work within budgets, stick to deadlines and have excellent attention to detail. As the Solar PV Project Engineer, your responsibilities will include conducting site inspections to precisely design and cost new projects, measuring and creating bills of quantities for installations, precisely simulating system performances and productions, supporting with the creation of design tools for the engineering department, creating as built drawings, and support the Engineering Manager with renewable energy system designs.

This will be a great milestone in your career with an employer we can highly recommend! If you meet the requirements we’re looking for, then apply now and let us know why you’re perfect for this role!

Education Requirements

  • Eng or BSc.Eng in Electrical Engineering - this is non-negotiable!
  • Qualified to register with the Engineering Council of South Africa

Experience Requirements

  • 3+ years of project engineering experience
  • Previous experience within the renewable energy space in South Africa is non-negotiable!
  • Previous solar PV experience
  • Good knowledge of relevant codes, policies, best practices and standards


Your responsibilities will include supporting the Engineering Manager with renewable energy system designs, creating budgets for proposed new projects, assisting with creating design tools for the engineering department, providing support with any engineering related operations and maintenance issues, as creating precise drawings for information and construction purposes.


  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Outstanding time management, leadership, organizational and decision-making skills
  • IT proficient with thorough knowledge of design and visualization software
  • Ability to work with numerous disciplines of projects
  • Ability to work within budgets and stick to deadlines
  • Robust oral and written communication 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 | Green Hydrogen

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