Executive Placements Renewables Engineer Jobs in South Africa

Executive Placements Renewables Engineer Jobs in South Africa


  • Our client is one of the most diverse consulting firms in Africa. To further their strategic business expansion plan, they are seeking new employees who are loyal, committed, competent and proud to work for them. They are looking for an experienced Renewables Engineer.

    Position Overview:

  • The Renewables Engineer who will function as a technical consultant for utility scale (5MW+) Solar PV and Wind Energy projects in Southern Africa and able to support the international business as required. Up to 50% travel to clients, sites and manufacturers premises is envisaged. The role will require foreign travel, specifically travel within Africa.


  • BSc Engineering (Elec or Mech) Degree or BTech Engineering (Elect or Mech)

  • 3 to 5 years’ experience on Solar PV technology with experience in Wind Technology considered very advantageous.

  • Mix of South African experience (REIPPP) and regional overseas experience is also preferred.

  • In-depth knowledge and field expertise regarding solar PV technologies including emerging technologies and the international solar PV market.

  • Technical advisory experience towards investors, project developers and banks.

  • Proven experience in business development.

  • Knowledge of various solar PV applications (utility scale, ground mounted, building mounted, fixed tilt, single axis and multi axis tracking).

  • International solar PV project development and delivery experience.

  • Experience covering a range of solar PV plant lifecycle delivery (including feasibility and development engineering, construction monitoring, witnessing testing and commissioning activities, and operational monitoring / inspections)

  • Knowledge of solar PV plant designs, Energy Yield Assessment, layouts and connection interfaces.

  • ECSA registration as a Candidate with the view of obtaining a Pr. Eng or Pr. Tech registration within 1-2 years is required; however, preference is given to candidates that are already Professional registered with ECSA.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing and performing high quality technical advisory works;

  • Project management and interfacing between engineering disciplines

  • Provide technical input from initial assessment through to technical and economic feasibility of the
    solar PV /Wind projects and integration with other electrical or generating plants as necessary;

  • Review overall project design and suggest technical and design improvements;

  • Preparation and management of technical specifications, bills of materials, tender stage management and evaluations, negotiation and selection of Balance of Plant, Operation & Maintenance or EPC and other supply contracts;

  • Technical reviews/negotiate key construction contracts for, and alongside, clients;

  • Due diligence of solar PV projects and support Sponsor(s) and Lender(s) throughout the Financial Close process including technical liaison with legal and financial advisors;

  • Risk management, including construction, operational, and financial risk as well as internal risk management;

  • Assessing technical risks and proposing mitigation strategies to reduce risk exposure in project CAPEX, OPEX and revenues;

  • Monitoring project construction and acceptance including site visits and commissioning supervision; and

  • Assist with and/or conduct any other necessary aspects of a project that fall within the discipline of the role.

  • Mentor and supervise junior engineers including reviewing, checking and approving work output

  • Prepare and manage proposals for client’s projects such as Due Diligence, Technical Advisory services, Owner’s Engineering, Lenders Technical Advisor and other service offerings, and provide inputs for the company’s internal governance process;

  • Attend internal and external meetings and represent the company in a suitable fashion.

  • Maintaining relationships with internal divisions, external contractors and clients.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Executive Placements Renewables Engineer Jobs in South Africa

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