Project Engineer Career Opportunity in Kenya - Solar Photovoltaic (PV)

Our client, Imexolutions Limited is the driving force behind several hv/mv/lv implementations and energy automation solutions including solar & clean energy in the East African region.

Their Nairobi Head Office located in Mlolongo is seeking to fill the following position:

Position Title: Project Engineer – Solar Photovoltaic (PV)

As a Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Project Development Engineer, you will assess the feasibility of solar PV installations, by reviewing energy audits and evaluating the technical viability of the project.

You will conduct site audits and prepare technical, mechanical, and civil specifications and configurations for solar energy solutions.

You will conduct quality checks on the installation of solar PV systems, and assist to develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure safety and quality assurance on sites as well as develop project plans and evaluate the progress of various projects.

The ideal candidate will manage all key stakeholders to ensure that projects can be completed successfully.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Build partnerships with key stakeholders on projects.
  • Conduct quality checks to ensure installation works follow project plans and commercial requirements.
  • Conduct site audits to prepare configurations and structures for system designs or integration with other energy solutions.
  • Conduct worksites safety checks.
  • Contribute to the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure safety and quality assurance on sites.
  • Determine suitable locations for solar PV installation based on on-site visits and risk assessments.
  • Develop overall project management plans.
  • Develop staff through capability development interventions and on-the-job training.
  • Evaluate project progress on various projects.
  • Evaluate the technical viability of projects, including the suitability of sites.
  • Lead in procurement negotiations.
  • Oversee contractors’ works on installation and scaffolding operations.
  • Oversee installation of lightning protection systems.
  • Recommend training and development activities for staff.
  • Review computer simulations of solar PV energy generation to determine the system efficiency.
  • Review costs and risks to ensure solar PV projects are within project governance limits.
  • Review energy audits and assessments to verify the feasibility of solar photovoltaic (PV) installations according to regulations.
  • Review the test results of solar PV and grounding systems.
  • Seek management approval for project risk assessments.
  • Work with authorities and professional engineers to support project-related approvals.

Qualifications, Experience, and knowledge:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering is preferred
  • At least 2-3 years of working experience in the Solar PV industry
  • Must have experience in solar PV projects with minimum 200kwp single installation project handled
  • Must be familiar with PVSyst and Design Engineering for Solar PV projects
  • A good track record with Solar C&I projects

How to Apply

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to stating the subject heading “PROJECT ENGINEER” by Wednesday 5th April 2023 clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts, and addresses of three referees.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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