Senior Solar PV Engineer
Live Wire Recruitment Consultants
Johannesburg, South Africa
17h ago
source : Executive Placements

Key Responsibilities :

  • Managing and performing high 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 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.
  • Drive and participate in business development in defining and deploying the sales strategy, selecting target markets and clients, and in scoping and pricing of services, with particular focus on the South African and regional markets such as Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe
  • Prepare and manage proposals for clients projects such as Due Diligence, Technical Advisory services, Owners Engineering, Lenders Technical Advisor and other service offerings, and provide inputs for the internal governance process.
  • Manage existing and new customer relationships through efficient client and account management.
  • Qualifications and Experience Required :

  • BSc Engineering (Elec or Mech) Degree
  • Professional registered with ECSA.
  • 7+ years experience on Solar PV technology.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,
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