23 Jan 2023
30 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Western Cape
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Ivan Pienaar


Are you a self-motivated and highly organized O&M Engineer with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a background in Solar PV? Do you have your Wireman’s license and does the thought of managing a unique portfolio of Solar PV projects excite you? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then grab your passport and hit the apply button below! This is your chance to join one of Africa’s leading EPC and O&M players in Solar PV with a staggering portfolio of over 70MWp of C&I projects installed! Grow your career in O&M at a reputable company while making a name for yourself in the green energy market.

The ideal candidate will have 5 years of experience as an O&M Engineer within the solar PV industry with a specific track record in successfully commissioning and monitoring sites. Your expert leadership and management skills will be highly beneficial as you lead and manage a team of skilled O&M field technicians. You also need to have a solid understanding of the entire solar solution and be able to perform effective troubleshooting activities on-site. You will need to be capable of writing effective technical reports that are timely. If your operations and maintenance skills are off the charts and you’re interested in expanding your portfolio across the borders of South Africa, then this is the perfect opportunity for you!

As the O&M Engineer, you will be responsible for planning and executing all daily, weekly, and monthly O&M activities to ensure smooth operations of the solar plant. You will perform all contractual O&M tasks designated to each site, whether expected or unexpected. You will be responsible for supporting the Head of O&M with the management of all O&M field technicians as well as providing oversight and technical support to ensure consistent and effective compliance. You will analyze all plant performance data and ensure that all plants are compliant with SLA regulations. You will also perform all activities related to technical report writing and ensure that the reports are delivered timeously.

If this sounds like the perfect fit for your goals and skillset then be sure to apply now and include your impressive track record! You can check out our job board if you’re looking for any other roles in the green energy market.

Education Requirements

  • BTech Degree, preferably in Electrical Engineering (BTech, BEng, MEng or similar)
  • Wireman’s License
  • Project Management courses would be beneficial

Experience Requirements

  • 3 - 5 years of experience as an O&M engineer
  • Experience in the commissioning, troubleshooting, and replacing of units.
  • Highly capable of interpreting solar PV data Experience with monitoring solar projects on various systems and products such as Huawei, SMA, Solar Edge, Tesla Powerhub, Meteocontrol, and others
  • Experience in writing technical reports
  • Extremely Detail Orientated
  • Driven, with a passion for establishing and following processes


Responsibilities include supporting the head of O&M with activities such as managing the O&M field technicians, providing oversight and technical support to O&M field technicians, ensuring technical compliance of all field technicians, ensuring efficient and compliant written reports are delivered timeously, analyzing plant performance data and ensuring that all plants are performing according to SLA regulations and assisting with all contractual O&M activities.


  • Proficient in all MS Office applications
  • Willingness to travel and a valid passport
  • Driver’s license

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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