Solar PV Engineer – EPC – Stellenbosch, South Africa
16 May 2024
Southern Africa
South Africa
BrightBlack Energy

About the job

Join a leader in the PV Rooftop field operating successfully in the retail, commercial and industrial sectors backed by world class expertise focused on delivering excellence to all their clients. You will be responsible for providing technical advisory services including design, customer proposals, due diligence, construction supervision and project management for a variety of projects.

You will be required to oversee various projects from start to finish and duties will include site visits, C&I client engagement, detailed design, management of draughtsmen and to project plan and meet deadlines. Complete Photovoltaic system designs in a range of projects complying with both South African and international design standards.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for executing and leading the full design process from conceptual design to production. You will generate client proposals, draw new designs and update our current designs. During the detailed design process, you will ensure that our designs meet all necessary design requirements.


  • Design photovoltaic installations – From small Commercial to large Rooftop 1MWp and above
  • Design BESS installations – From small Commercial to large 1MWh and above
  • Draw, update, and maintain designs
  • Manage multiple complex projects at the same time
  • Ensure our designs meet manufacturing, technical and customer requirements
  • Ensure that all design projects are completed within budget and time
  • Quality control of designs and on site projects
  • Project Programming
  • Management of subcontractors and chairing meetings
  • Manage the activities of junior engineers and supervisors
  • Vendor relationships
  • Project Performance and liaison with the O&M Department

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • B.Eng Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Pr.Eng registered advantageous
  • Candidates must have experience of the installation and commissioning of PV Systems and HV & LV systems
  • Detail Design of switchgear and cabling
  • CAD experience
  • Photovoltaic design programs such as PVSyst and Helios
  • Financial Modelling
  • Site surveys – HV & LV switchrooms and rooftop and greenfield sites
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • A minimum of 5 – 10 years’ experience in the building services and PV field is essential
  • Knowledge of the Tendering and Contract documentation of the construction industry advantageous
  • Drivers License and own transport a must
  • Self-driven and Self-motivating
  • Must possess good communication and inter personal skills

Salary is R700k – R900k pa negotiable depending experience.

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