Renewable Energy Engineer

Posted 12 November 2023
Salary Competitive Salary (DOE)
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & Infrastructure
Contact NameCharles Matthews

Job description

Renewable Energy Engineer, Candidate or ECSA Registered

Location: Gauteng

A global diverse consulting firm within Africa, are seeking new employees who are loyal, committed, competent, and proud to work for us. We are committed to achieving and maintaining diversity and equity in employment.


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

  • 3-6 years’ experience in Solar PV technology with experience in Wind Technology considered very advantageous.

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

  • In-depth knowledge and field expertise regarding solar PV/Wind turbine technologies including emerging technologies in the international renewable energy 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 is required; however, preference is given to candidates that are already Professionally registered with ECSA.


Technical (Majority):

  • Managing high-quality quality technical advisory works.

  • Project management and interfacing between engineering disciplines (mechanical, electrical, civil and control & instrumentation);

  • 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 company 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 the work output of junior engineers.

Business developer (Minimal):

  • Lead the origination of long-term new-build-asset-backed PPAs (both offsite and onsite), prepare commercial offers; lead the commercial negotiations and securing PPAs for each new-build renewable projects.

  • Follow closely the evolution of the renewable energy market in terms of consumers, services, offer structure etc.

Health and Safety:

  • Role model standards for SHEQ performance and behaviour consistent with the company’s health, safety, environmental, and quality vision and policies by influencing those around you

  • Contributing to the identification of SHEQ risks and driving processes to achieve Zero Harm

  • Embracing, displaying, and promoting the company values and ensuring a safe working environment is maintained at all times.

If this looks like the role for you, feel free to contact Charles below.

Charles Matthews

+44 (0) 2045667162