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Application Engineer – Microgrids – Cape Town / Johannesburg

20th May 2020
Cape Town, South Africa
Job Type
R960K - R1.1M CTC per annum
Start Date
Renewable Energy
Job Location - Postal Code
Contact Name
Robert Slater


Are you an Electrical Engineer with proven experience designing microgrid B2B microgrid solutions across Africa? Have you lent yourself to project management activities, specifically associated with activities around supervising the control aspect of projects? We are looking for an Application Engineer who is well versed with the energy storage environment and who is used to working in a team environment, preferably from a multinational firm.

You will be a hard-hitting professional with 3+ years’ experience in electrical energy design, has their master’s in electrical engineering as well as proven experience in energy distribution controls and the monitoring space. You must be able to intelligently design and develop automation solutions. We are looking for someone who knows the ins and outs of software automation for microgrid technologies if you are considering applying for this role. You will lend your expertise to various teams to ensure execution of projects goes according to plan, from the sales teams, to project management teams as well as the various systems engineers. You will find yourself playing a leading role in the technical proposal process and execution thereof – focusing on customized microgrid solutions. Furthermore, you will enable business development and the firm’s estimation processes and specifically support price proposal development as concerns controls and software development. The commissioning process will fall under your key responsibilities, which requires you to be a well-rounded engineer. From mitigating risks to managing and training teams right through to dealing directly with various stakeholders, your role will be multi-dimensional without a doubt. A key aspect of your responsibilities will be to support the implementation of micro-grid software libraries, you will do this through modular and scalable application design, so you must know your stuff. If you know what droop frequency is, then you are one step closer to landing this dream job with a mega international player in the renewable energy game!

So, if you know each aspect of how solar PV, energy storage, and gensets fit into micro-grid technologies design and development features, then you are the person we want to chat to! Apply now!



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.

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Education Requirements

Must have a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering

Experience Requirements

3+ years of work experience in microgrid technologies designing and developing systems and implementing the controls and software solutions associated
Strong technical proposal writing skills for microgrid projects is non-negotiable
Must be able to show proven experience in project management and commissioning of microgrid projects
Must have proven projects throughout Africa


Head up all business development and project implementation initiatives from a technical perspective for the microgrid projects
Managing teams and getting results through designing and developing customized technical solutions as well as costings that meet clients requirements


Microgrid design skills are not negotiable - pertaining to gensets, solar PV and storage technologies

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