PV Design Engineer – Midrand

Job description

We are seeking a skilled Solar PV Design Engineer to join our team in Midrand, contributing expertise in solar system design and project implementation. If you’re passionate about renewable energy and have a knack for innovative designs, we’d love to hear from you!

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Solar PV system design including DC designs, AC designs, main equipment selection for C&I and utility scale plants.
  • Energy Yield assessments
  • Plant Performance analysis
  • Shading analysis
  • AC and DC loss analysis
  • Cable sizing (DC, AC)
  • PV plant layouts
  • Single-line diagrams
  • Micro-grid and battery energy storage system (BESS) design
  • Batterysizing
  • Cost estimate and tender compilation
  • Feasibility studies and assessments
  • Financial analysis and LCOE calculations
  • Low voltage electrical distribution network designs
  • Medium voltage distribution network designs
  • Supply contract management including compiling scope of work, technical specifications, bill of quantities, tender evaluations, negotiation with suppliers.
  • Project Management
  • Site assessment during project development phase
  • Site visits during construction and assisting with on-site testing and commissioning

Desired Experience & Qualification Minimum Requirements:

  • BSc Engineering (Elec) or BTech Engineering (Elec)
  • 3 years of design and project engineering experience in Solar PV working for EPC, Developer or in Consulting environment for large-scale projects >5MW
  • Excellent Technical report writing, and verbal communication skills required
  • Proficient with PV design software such as PVSyst, Helioscope
  • Proficient with AutoCAD or similar draughting software
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office such as Excel, Word, Power Point and MS Project
  • Experience with sizing and selection of major equipment such as PV panels, inverters, LV/MV transformers, mounting brackets, trackers, and switchgear (LV/MV). BESS knowledge would be an advantage.
  • Experience with cost estimates, BOQ, LCOE and financial analysis for PV plants would be preferable
  • Experience with compiling design and tender documents from feasibility stage to advantage. Design and handover
  • Willingness to work with various suppliers and partners in the industry – Assertive, confident, and clear communicator – via e-mail, phone and face-to-face
  • Excellent English skills
  • Ability to work independently, learn fast, organize, prioritize and effectively multi-task to meet deadlines
  • Available and willing to travel within South Africa and abroad when required
  • Experience in Medium Voltage distribution design would be an advantage

Job Type: Full-time

Ability to commute/relocate: Midrand, Gauteng: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Education: Bachelors (Required)


  • Helioscope: 1 year (Required)
  • Solar PV Design: 3 years (Required)


  • Afrikaans (Required)

Please note that if the application does not meet the minimum requirements the application will unfortunately be rejected.

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    1 x Pylontech HM3A180 HV Cable Kit
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