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Off-Grid Development Engineer

Off-Grid Development Engineer

The Opportunity

The Green Recruitment Company are working in partnership with a leading renewable energy company who design, finance and build off-grid systems in emerging markets. 

Job Description

 Off-Grid Development Engineer with a focus on design, development and implementation of Mini-grid projects. The role includes:

  • Design of standardized and customized modular off-grid electricity systems (PV-battery, PV-battery-diesel, and diesel-PV hybrid) with a focus on rural, off-grid applications
  • Detailed design and cost breakdown of power generation and distribution systems
  • Providing support with tenders, quote evaluation, contractor management during the cost analysis and the installation and commissioning phases.
  • Selecting and developing the subsystems including the monitoring and metering systems
  • Providing engineering support to local operations team(s), in particular with respect to O&M processes for installed systems and monitoring of the performances


  • University degree in engineering OR Off Grid specialised Electrician
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience
  • Use of the main software tools, including Homer, PVsyst, Autocad, Metering and monitoring software packages
  • Capability of electric calculations and technical knowledge in energy systems, preferably involving solar PV, batteries & diesel
  • Hands-on experience with electrical power systems or similar technical field required
  • Experience managing contractors and working with external parties
  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary, international team in multiple locations
  • Fluent in English, in speech and writing
  • French and/or Work experience in Sub-Saharan Africa would be preferred.