Project Engineer

Job title: Project Engineer
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Western Cape
Salary: R55 000 - R70 000
Reference: JN -062022-29806
Contact name: Merlyn Doralingo
Contact email:
Published: 17 days ago

Job description

The purpose of this role will be designing and engineering of Battery Energy Storage Systems and Solar PV Systems during Sales and Execution phase, with an international IPP who have large Project Development, EPC and O&M operations in South Africa


Main Duties:

  • Application of Engineering knowledge to design battery storage and solar systems (~5MWp to ~100MWp + Batteries).

  • Create and review electrical schematics, cable calculations, determine quantities, select equipment and

  • specify all components to provide the optimal configuration for Battery-Storage and Solar systems.

  • Undertake system modelling (HOMER, PVsyst, internal tools)

  • Technical support for tender preparation.

  • Technical support during construction/execution design.

  • Responsible for the integration of containerized batteries with battery inverter stations

  • Support component evaluation, specification and selection based on cost vs. performance benefit.

  • Technical support for Request for Quotation preparation and offers evaluation.

  • Development into a highly seasoned Solar and Battery Storage professional with the support of the local and global Engineering Team

  • Interface with internal stakeholders (project managers, project engineers, product engineers, procurement, sales team;) and external stakeholders to ensure consistent communication

  • Support international projects remotely with design assessments and your expertise.



  • Electrical Engineering degree (or similar)

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in battery-storage and/or solar systems engineering design

  • Strong understanding of battery-storage and solar (Photovoltaic) power systems

  • Ability to work within a local and international design team

  • Strong understanding and skills of design programs/systems (Homer, PVSyst, etc)

  • Willing to travel as required on occasion

  • REIPPPP or commercial experience


Desirable Attributes:

  • Strong understanding and skills of design programs/systems CAD

  • Understanding of the relationship between technical and commercial project requirements

  • Good communication skills, both orally and in writing

  • ECSA Registered

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