AltGen Africa
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    7 March 2024
    Halfway Gardens, Midrand, Project Based, South Africa
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    Ivan Pienaar


    Are you a brilliant Senior Design Engineer interested in getting involved in new and exciting utility-scale solar PV projects? Our client is looking for a Senior Design Engineer to oversee and coordinate every technical element of their renewable energy projects.

    In this role, some of your main responsibilities would be the development of protection and control schemas for C&I solar PV projects. Having embedded knowledge of SCADA control systems is crucial. You would also be responsible for the drafting of technical specifications, and act as the primary guidance system to both the project teams and external stakeholders.

    As our ideal candidate, you are dedicated to maintaining meticulous records of design iterations, modifications, and decisions. You proactively stay informed about emerging trends, technologies, and best practices in the renewable energy sector, demonstrating a high level of professionalism. Your track record demonstrates exceptional problem-solving abilities and a talent for identifying improvement opportunities through simulations, analyses, and design enhancements.

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    Education Requirements

    • BEng/BScEng in mechatronics or electrical engineering
    • MEng or MscEng would be advantageous
    • Professional Engineering registration (Pr. Eng – ECSA)

    Experience Requirements

    • 6-10 years with solar PV systems within the South African renewable energy industry


    In this role, you would analyse technical information from RFPs and tenders to compile documents that offer creative, advanced solutions, reduce costs, and optimise project performance. Reviewing bill of quantities, generating preliminary layouts, and performing site visits are key tasks. You would also review or generate electrical schematics, perform yield assessments, and collaborate with the central engineering team. Additionally, you would analyse inputs from the grid operator, coordinate with the procurement team, and ensure quick approval of drawings from clients, consultants, and authorities.

    Additionally, you would be responsible for providing design, cost, schedule plan, and quality for the engineering component of projects, assisting the engineering and business development teams with engineering solutions, reviewing and approving material purchases, assisting in project financial control, pre-approving engineering shop drawings, monitoring construction progress, and supervising and reviewing executing work quantities and quality of work.


    • Advanced AutoCAD skills
    • Excellent PVSyst and Helioscope capability
    • Knowledge of Homer Pro and Helios 3D advantageous
    • Advanced Microsoft Suite (MS Project, Word, Excel, Smartsheet)
    • Valid drivers license
    • Strong interpersonal skills

    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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