AltGen Africa
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    22 March 2024
    Doornbosch Road, Krigeville, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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    Solar PV
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    Renewable Energy
    Job Location Postal Code
    Western Cape
    Contact Name
    Amber van Wyk


    Are you a Technical Project Manager looking for an opportunity to travel and gain hands-on experience in utility-scale solar PV systems? What are the chances! You see to have stumbled upon the perfect job ad!

    Our client is looking for a Technical Project Manager to oversee the operations of their field technicians. You would wear many hats, performing various technical tasks related to the installation and commissioning of specialised weather stations whilst still working in a managerial capacity. Previous electrical experience is a must-have!

    You would be required to manage and facilitate the building, installation, testing, logistics, troubleshooting, and maintenance of various weather stations.

    This role is the perfect way to level-up your career in renewable energy through traveling across Africa to project sites where you will gain invaluable experience.

    Don’t miss out on this exciting prospect, apply now!

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    Education Requirements

    • Bachelor of Technology in electrical, electronic, or mechatronic engineering (or equivalent)
    • Candidates with a National Diploma with extensive experience will be considered

    Experience Requirements

    • 4+ years of relevant work experience, specifically electrical experience
    • Experience with data loggers and measurement instruments advantageous
    • Understanding and knowledge of computer networks and communication protocols (Modbus TCP/IP OR RS485) advantageous
    • Experience in remote outdoor work site advantageous


    In this position, you would manage projects involving the setup and operation of specialised weather stations, along with follow-up maintenance visits. You would collaborate with solar and other meteorological instruments, data logging equipment, software, and communication systems. Many of the sites are in remote African locations. Your duties will encompass project management, client liaison, remote technical support for clients and the team, and the creation of custom weather stations.

    Additionally, you would supervise tasks like constructing, assembling, and testing weather stations in the office before installation. You'll also manage logistics, installation, and commissioning of remote weather stations in the field or at utility-scale solar plants. Regular site visits for troubleshooting and maintenance will be part of your role, as well as monitoring, processing, and reporting on data received from stations.


    • Excellent managerial skills
    • Project management
    • Valid driver’s license and 2+ years experience
    • Proffient in MS Office Suite
    • Strong English proficiency

    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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