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Design Engineer – Solar PV – Cape Town / Johannesburg

AltGen
Published
20th Apr 2020
Location
Cape Town, South Africa
Job Type
Category
Salary
R450K - R600K CTC per annum
Start Date
ASAP
Technology
Solar
Industry
Renewable Energy
Job Location - Postal Code
7925
Contact Name
Robert Slater

Description

Are you ready to work as a Design Engineer for a company whose expertise in the solar industry allow them to be recognised as a high-performing EPC, O&M and PV project developer? We are on the hunt for an exceptionally strong rooftop solar designer with brilliant grid tied and off-grid designing capabilities to join our clients’ Cape Town based team who are determined to power Africa through the provision of affordable renewable energy.

Our client is looking for an ambitious Design Engineer with 2+ years of experience in the renewable energy sector to research and develop specifications for the optimal production of solar power plants. As a qualified Electrical or Mechanical Engineer, your core responsibilities will include designing the electrical and mechanical components for microgrid and PV systems, such as electrical reticulation, integration protection and making use of Programmable Logic Controllers for grid control exercises. These engineering design skills will be necessary as you design projects from DC PV components to combiner boxes, inverters and SC cable runs whilst making sure LV circuit connections are secure. You will be required to undertake modelling and simulation activities to ensure plants are properly connected and are working to their maximum capacity. In addition to this, your brilliant verbal English skills will come in hand as you maintain close contact with customers, ensuring they receive project-specific power systems relevant to their needs.

In addition to these technical skills, you will be required to compile high quality reports, feasibility studies and respond to tenders which clearly identify electrical and structural building information and grid design components as well as load and generation documents outlining the effect that the solar system will have on your clients building. As the primary commissioning engineer, you will be responsible for compiling and presenting technical drawings of your designs, setting projects up on online monitoring platforms and undertaking various O&M tasks such as analysing, troubleshooting and ensuring overall optimal output of the systems you design. You will be someone who can design a system so well that no energy will go to waste!

Showing initiative and persistence will work in your favour as you will be required to interact with various departments preparing drafts for project proposals. If you are a non-linear problem solver who is able to apply technological expertise to the design of solar PV systems, and are able to anticipate how one design decision affects another, having the flexibility to adapt your design as need be, this could be the ideal opportunity for you! Apply now and secure your future with a major leader in the C&I solar space!

 

JOB ID: 32325/32329

 

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 | Energy Storage | Battery Systems | Off-grid | Hydro | CSP | CPV | IoT | AI | AgriTech | FinTech

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Education Requirements

Applicants should have at the very least. an Electrical Engineering degree.

Experience Requirements

2+ years of work experience with at least 1 years designing grid-tied solar PV and micro-grid systems for projects with a minimum of 100kW – 5MW
Experience using CAD, PVSyst, PVSol and Solidworks is NON-NEGOTIABLE!

Responsibilities

Your core responsibilities will include designing the electrical and mechanical components for microgrid and PV systems, such as electrical reticulation, integration protection and making use of Programmable Logic Controllers for grid control exercises. These engineering design skills will be necessary as you design projects from DC PV components to combiner boxes, inverters and SC cable runs whilst making sure LV circuit connections are secure.

Skills

Verbal and written competence in English is necessary to conduct day to day business activities.
You should be fully computer literate and have a depth of knowledge relating to MS Office and Google Apps Suites
Experience using PLSCAD and Digsilent as well as experience designing and reviewing MV lines, breakers and substations will be preferred
Interested applicants who are familiar with the terms and processes of SEL RTAC, MV and HV design will be heavily prioritised!
We are looking for someone who exhibits a passion for the renewable energy industry and strives to have a positive influence on the planet
Strong problem solving and analytical skills are essential
Your excellent design software knowledge should be accompanied by intricate knowledge of the local solar industry and relevant regulations and requirements when working with local municipalities and SOEs such as Eskom
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