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Engineering Head/ Technical Director – Solar/renewal Energy

Engineering Head/ Technical Director – Solar/renewal Energy


Job description:
The client is seeking a diligent experienced engineer to lead and manage the technical department. The Technical Director will be in charge
of technical designs (both mechanical and electrical) at the various stages (from concept design to detailed engineering designs and drawings), bill of quantities, compliance with standards and codes, project implementation logistics and budgets, and overall organization and quality of the technical department. The focus will be especially on micro-grids with renewable energy generation for rural electrification and hybrid renewable-energy/ diesel projects due to the increase in the demand for micro-grids in Maynmar and SE Asia. The focus will also include grid-connected RE projects.

The technical director will lead a small technical team (3 to 6 engineers) and report to the Director and the Regional Managers.


Timely quality production, review and control of technical designs, technical specifications and budgets
Cost optimization of detailed engineering solutions designs and bill of materials
Supervision and management of technical department and field engineers, including remote management and supervision of local engineers in the Kenyan office and identification of gaps within the technical department
Travel to project sites for project supervision and commissioning (up to 30% of time)
Keep up with last technology developments, in particular with system control and storage
Identifying new market technical challenges and potential technology advancements to integrate in new projects and solutions across the different
Supervision of the Technical monitoring of key performance indicators of plants in operation
Ability to remotely, or through field engineers, closely work and supervise
local subcontractors in Africa, Latin America and Asia
Help the Business Development department in identifying and preparing
proposals, in particular preparing technical methodologies, bill of materials
and budgets and technical drawings for proposals.
Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter

Industry:Oil and Gas / Energy / Power / Infrastructure

Functional Area:Top Management


Employment Type: Permanent Job, Full Time

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Desired Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate for this position will have the following competences:
A bachelors degree in engineering, preferably in mechanical, electrical or mechatronics
Minimum 8 years of experience in solar PV. Previous experience in RE microgrids (especially solar-diesel hybrids) projects, distributed solar PV and electrical batteries will be valued
Experience with design of MV/LV distribution grids is desirable

REQUIREMENT – Fluency in English, both written and verbal
Passionate about renewable energies and rural electrification
Previous experience managing technical departments is highly desirable
Problem-solver, pro-active and results-oriented
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Methodical and organized
Motivation to travel internationally often, in particular to developing countries
Cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, RE system design tools such as HelioScope/ PVSyst and HOMER with AutoCAD
Ability and proven experience to think creatively, learn quickly and develop innovative solutions involving electrical and mechanical challenges

The following competences will be an advantage:
A Masters degree is preferred
Prior experience of working in Mini-Grid space will be a distinct advantage

Salary and benefits:
To be determined according to the candidates qualification and experience.

Starting date: Immediate

Position based in: Myanmar and trips to project sites.

UG: B.Tech/B.E. – Electrical, Mechanical

PG:M.Tech – Any Specialization

Doctorate:Doctorate Not Required

Company Profile:
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The company: is a Start-up with over 3 years of experience in projects and services for renewable energy, rural electrification, development and sustainability. They works in the following areas:
High value consultancy services in distributed renewable energy
Design of renewable energy projects, grid tied and off-grid power plants
Turnkey services of renewable energy projects, in particular solar PV and RE micro-grids for rural electrification
Engineering services for public and private clients
Policy and capacity building projects for governments in Renewable Energy and Sustainability.

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