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  • Posted: Feb 26, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • PowerGen provides turnkey energy solutions to residential, community, commercial, and industrial customers in East Africa and beyond. Founded in 2011 our focus is on providing robust photo-voltaic and wind systems for off-grid demands. PowerGen offers a range of products and services that enable customers in a variety of markets to take advantage of the rene...
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    Technical Director

    Job Description

    Reporting to the COO, the Technical Director will be responsible for overseeing all power-related technical elements of the company. Depending on fit and capacity, she or he will also lead the O&M and project management teams.

     The primary technical areas the Technical Director will lead & be responsible for include:

    • Solar PV – design and engineering for solar PV projects up to the low MW scale
    • Battery Storage – design and engineering for battery storage assets of various chemistries up to the low MWh scale
    • AC Switchgear – design and engineering for low to high voltage AC switchgear and system integration 
    • Micro-grid Controls and System Communication – design and engineering for micro-grid system integration and SCADA systems
    • Transmission and Distribution networks – design and engineering for LV and MV distribution networks, including transformers and substations

    Additional responsibilities of the Technical Director are summarized below:

    • Develop the strategy of the PowerGen technical teams in line with the company’s vision and strategy
    • Foster the professional development and training of a young, hungry technical team at PowerGen, spread across 4+ countries
    • Engage closely with the business development teams to ensure that our technical work supports our customer and commercial goals (techno-economic analysis of projects and solutions) across 4+ countries
    • Oversee the development and implementation of technical projects across 4+ countries
    • Drive cost optimization of detailed engineering designs and bill of materials. In addition to strategic sourcing and vendor relationship management for key equipment.
    • Identifying new market technical challenges and potential technology advancements to integrate in new projects and solutions across Africa
    • Provide guidance on R&D efforts for various new technologies across the company
    • Provide guidance on enhancements to existing grids to optimize performance
    • Prepare and manage team budgets
    • Champion health, safety, and environmental standards across the company
    • Spearhead engagements with internal and external stakeholders 
    • Prepare management and board reports as and when required
    • Support in the development and management of project management standards, processes, and execution


    You already have:

    • Strong technical knowledge in solar PV, off-grid batteries, and distribution networks in Africa
    • Ability to manage and grow a young, hungry team
    • Ability to understand commercial considerations related to projects, interface with internal revenue teams, and build relationships with clients
    • Experience utilizing engineering software tools like AutoCAD, Homer, PVsyst, Helioscope, ETAP or equivalent software required to professionally undertake MW scale PV/storage/distribution design work
    • Comfort working with a small, growing company with aggressive growth targets
    • Experience managing budgets

    Additional Information

    In addition to interviews with our team, selected candidates will be required to demonstrate their capabilities through a technical assignment.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to PowerGen Renewable Energy on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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