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

  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Work experience
  • Engineer
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At JUWI you have the chance to work on a real project for the future of our planet. 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 a recognised leader in off-grid hybrid solar-wind-battery-storage energy solutions.
JUWI has successfully installed over 400 MW in South Africa and over 5,500 MW internationally. As a significant player for renewable energies, we are listed in the top 10 solar EPC contractors globally, employing more than 1,200 people worldwide.
We are looking for you as a

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

full time - unlimited

Your Tasks

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

Benefits of working for juwi

Joining JUWI South Africa, you can expect a hybrid work policy, market related salary, performance-based bonus and contribution to medical aid. More so, there is the opportunity to work for an ISO 9001:2015 certified matrix organisation. Experiencing people, processes, ideas and thought patterns from a global perspective. You will be joining a collaborative environment where growth is common and in fact, is encouraged.
Become part of a team that realises leading solar, wind and hybrid projects worldwide. JUWI Global has a high level of commitment and passion for its vision of 100% renewable energy. 


(Not matching all the requirements, Apply!)
Even if your profile does not match the job brief 100%, perhaps you match it 80% of the way, you could possibly be the right candidate for another position within the JUWI Group.
To apply, please submit your application via our recruitment portal and ensure that you submit your application in English.
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  • Monique Cooper
  • External Recruiting Consultant EMEA