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  • Posted: August 2, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • 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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    Senior Engineer

    What You’ll Make Happen:

    Engineering

    • Achieve world-class internal engineering capabilities through recruitment and training as the company continues to grow as both the leading minigrid developer in Africa and a MW scale solar EPC company
    • Deliver cost-effective designs, meeting local regulations and industry best practice on time and with high attention to detail to ensure minimal site changes
    • Lead multidisciplinary teams to deliver all elements of solar EPC or mini-grid installations from geotechnical, structural, earthing, solar array positioning, distribution, generation, grid integration and safety systems 

    Management

    • Lead and train a team of young and enthusiastic engineers as a line manager, including recruitment, performance review process and organizing training to meet the needs of the organization
    • Prepare budgets and maintain fiscal responsibility and control
    • Implementation and continual improvement of engineering best practice and compliance with ISO 9001

    Research and Development

    • Lead PowerGen research and development on solar and mini-grid technology to lower LCOE and improve reliability for our customers

    Other

    • Support business development and nurture relationships with clients
    • Become a recognized industry expert in solar for sub-saharan Africa and in mini-grid technology and deployment.

     

    What Excites You:

    • Intense attention to detail and managing multiple and varied work streams at the same time
    • Working collaboratively with many internal teams across multiple countries and offices to drive growth and operational excellence
    • A fast-paced, informal environment where constant change is the norm

    You Already Have:

    Technical

    • A minimum academic qualification of a Masters in Electrical Engineering or closely associated field. 
    • Professional electrical engineering qualification (Kenyan preferred but all qualifications considered)
    • Demonstration of continued professional development throughout career (membership of professional institutions, attendance to training in related fields etc.)
    • Track record of low voltage and medium voltage grid design, and proven ability to deliver independent design work to internationally recognised standards
    • Expertise using industry standard software (ETAP, Power Factory, PSS/E etc.), and to have used this to deliver multiple in depth analysis for industrial or utility projects. 
    • Knowledge of solar PV design up to MW scale
    • Demonstrate fundamental cross-disciplinary knowledge required for development of electrical infrastructure
    • Site experience delivering construction of Medium Voltage distribution networks and substations.
    • Experience of ISO 9001 and industry best practices for ensuring high quality delivery
    • Demonstrated commitment to Health and Safety through training and/or responsibilities held in previous employments. 
    • In depth understanding of project financial reports

    Leadership

    • At least 5 years experience leading teams of electrical engineers in the design of electrical distribution and substations
    • Demonstrated responsibility for delivering large scale electrical infrastructure projects on time and within budget. 
    • Ability to effectively manage people and motivate a team to work towards their primary objectives and expected outcomes
    • Highly organized and experienced at planning resources for multiple workstreams
    • Previously held a ‘leadership team’ position where responsibility is taken for achieving team/company key performance indicators (KPI’s) and developing strategies to achieve these results
    • Demonstrated managerial experience overseeing individuals within a formal performance review cycle, developing individual goals, coaching and assessing performance
    • Held project or team budget responsibility
    • Presented at industry conferences and developed client relationships

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to PowerGen Renewable Energy on careers.ikrut.com to apply
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