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  • Posted: Jan 26, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
  • BasiGo is an e-mobility start-up looking to revolutionize the public transportation sector by providing public transport bus owners with a cost-effective electric alternative to diesel. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, our team is strategically composed of seasoned entrepreneurs who have spent over a decade working and innovating within electric vehicle tech...
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    Charging Infrastructure Deployment Manager

    You might like this job if:

    • You believe electric transportation is the future and want to make it a reality
    • You enjoy the engineering challenge of engineering reliable and sustainable, scaleable power systems
    • You’re able to take a risk on something new, thrive in ambiguity, and can adapt to change
    • You solve problems, not just answer questions.
    • You want to create a cleaner, safer, and technologically advanced future for African cities.


    • Manage the interface between electrical charger installation, civil construction, electrical grid construction and connection, and KPLC and the internal team
    • Collecting local requirements for delivering charging infrastructure projects in the relevant areas and engage with governmental and regulatory bodies;
    • Manage and maintain external partner relationships. 
    • Compile implementation project data that will help inform technical and economic models that guide BasiGo’s long term charging infrastructure strategy.
    • Siting and evaluation of potential charging depot locations relative to BasiGo bus routes and grid infrastructure.
    • Working with local utilities to plan scale-up of high-power charging infrastructure relative to grid capabilities

    Our ideal candidate would have:

    Experience & Qualifications

    • BS in Electrical, Civil or Mechanical Engineering or related field. (required)
    • 8+ years of experience working in urban grid infrastructure in Kenya with at least 5 of those years working in infrastructure engineering with Kenya Power and Lighting Company (required)
    • Network of relationships in government and authorities related to electrical grid construction and civil engineering project implementation.
    • Experience permitting procedures, and track record of executing these procedures personally.
    • Experience in installation of high power electronics, mechanical equipment, and site civil works.
    • Familiar with terms and regulations  and standards of civil engineering, 
    • Experience or familiarity with regulations of electric vehicle charging facilities standards is a plus
    • Demonstrated ability to independently manage and execute technical projects with a small internal  team and outside contractors.

    Skills & Attitude

    • Strong technical and interpersonal communication skills
    • Roll up your sleeves and get it done
    • Detail-oriented across all aspects of electrical engineering, planning, safety, and quality.
    • Willingness to communicate with a variety of local and international partners.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to BasiGo on to apply

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