Project Engineer (m/f/d) – Battery Storage (BESS) and Solar PV

  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Work experience
  • Engineer
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JUWI South Africa is part of the international JUWI Group, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies. Our business is focused on deploying the highest quality Solar Photovoltaic and Onshore Wind energy projects.
We offer Project Development (Wind & Solar), Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC), and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services for the transition to greater utilisation of sustainable energy globally and are also recognised leaders in off-grid hybrid solar-wind-thermal-storage energy solutions.


We’re looking for candidates with a relevant Electrical Engineering degree – a ECSA Registered Professional is a bonus – with at least 4 years of project experience within the renewable energy space to extend our Project Engineering Team. We want to know about the projects you’ve been involved with and if you’ve had previous involvement with projects under the REIPPPP or commercial space.
Through this experience, it’s become second nature to work with people and to ensure that all project requirements, deadlines and engineering task are on track. The ability to lead project engineering teams to completion is a strength you have, and your knowledge and understanding of the sales process to construction execution process is superb. Additionally, you should also have great critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills and a go getter attitude to increasingly understand all aspects technically related to the project and overall business.
This opportunity lends itself to rapid career growth for the right candidate as you will find yourself engaging with a team of world class professionals providing technical support around the globe.

Primary Responsibilities
The key roles for the Battery Energy Storage & Solar PV System Engineer (m/f/d) will be design and engineering of Battery Energy Storage Systems and Solar PV Systems during Sales and Execution phase, as outlined below:
  • Application of Engineering knowledge to design battery storage and solar systems (~5MWp to ~100MWp + Batteries).
  • Create and review electrical schematics, cable calculations, determine quantities, select equipment and specify all components to provide the optimal configuration for Battery-Storage and Solar systems.
  • Undertake system modelling (HOMER, PVsyst, internal tools)
  • Technical support for tender preparation.
  • Technical support during construction / execution design.
  • Responsible for the integration of containerized batteries with battery inverter stations
  • Support component evaluation, specification and selection based on cost vs. performance benefit.
  • Technical support for Request for Quotation preparation and offers evaluation.
  • Development into a highly seasoned Solar and Battery Storage professional with the support of the local and global Engineering Team
  • Interface with internal stakeholders (project managers, project engineers, product engineers, procurement, sales team;) and external stakeholders to ensure consistent communication.
  • Support international projects remotely with design assessments and your expertise.

Your Profile

Qualifications and Experience
  • Electrical Engineering degree (or similar)
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in battery-storage and/or solar systems engineering design
  • Strong understanding of battery-storage and solar (Photovoltaic) power systems
  • Ability to work within a local and international design team
  • Strong understanding and skills of design programs/systems (Homer, PVSyst etc)
  • Willing to travel as required on occasion
Desirable Attributes
  • Strong understanding and skills of design programs/systems CAD
  • Understanding of the relationship between technical and commercial project requirements
  • Good communication skills, both orally and in writing
Application closing date
02 February 2023

Benefits of working for juwi

  • Ability to shape technology innovation within juwi and influence solutions of the future.
  • International mandate within a global organization.
  • Become part of a team that realises leading solar, wind and hybrid project worldwide.
  • juwi has a high level of commitment and passion for its vision of 100% renewable energy.


To apply, please view the vacancy under the career section of our website  and submit your application via our recruitment portal as reflected on the advert, including cover letter, full CV and credentials (related to school, university, work etc.) and stating your salary expectation. 
We are looking forward to your energy!
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  • Monique Cooper
  • Senior Recruiting Manager EMEA