Senior Solar Engineer

City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality
Job Type
Emp Type
Full Time
Environment and Renewable Energy
Functional Expertise
Salary Type

Job Description

Senior Solar Engineer

Leap29 are collaborating with a prominent company in the renewable energy sector, who focus on developing projects across South Africa and are positioned as a key player in the renewable energy sector.

My client are searching for a Senior Solar Engineer to oversee all of the Pre-Construction engineering aspects of utility-scale solar PV Projects, up to financial close. 


  • Supervise and oversee all Pre-Construction engineering aspects of utility-scale renewable energy Projects until Financial close.
  • Prepare Request for Proposals, Employers Requirements, cost and budgetary estimates for the engineering, procurement, and construction of renewable generation facilities.
  • Lead the Front-End Engineering Design for projects and engage in negotiations regarding EPC and O&M contract technical schedules, including liquidated damages, performance testing, and contract security provisions.
  • Assist the Procurement Manager with Request for Proposal's (RFP's) that will be sent to potential Contractors for the competitive bidding process.
  • Coordinate with external engineering firms, subcontractors, and internal engineering disciplines (civil, electrical, network, permitting) to ensure timely, cost-effective, and high-quality project completion.
  • Define engineering contractual requirements that ensure projects are feasible and account for country/regional design cost impacts.
  • Organize and oversee internal and external design review meetings, ensuring compliance with internal quality standards with a goal of achieving ISO9001 certification.
  • Promote a culture of value engineering and encourage innovative approaches for top-tier system design.
  • Aid Project Procurement by developing construction and electrical equipment specifications and conducting technical evaluations of EPC and subcontractor technical proposals.
  • Review EPC and subcontractors' designs to verify compliance with project requirements and contractual commitments.



  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering preferred, but other fields will be considered.
  • 7+ years professional work experience with design of wind/solar Power Systems for utility installations, wind farms, PV plants, Battery Storage Systems.
  • Experience in Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) for High Voltage Systems, Wind, Solar, or Conventional Power Generation.
  • Familiarity with applicable codes, standards and regulations used in ZA.
  • Experience within the Energy Storage business is beneficial.
  • Ability to manage several projects with time-sensitive project deliverables simultaneously and deliver them on time and budget.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with contractors, advisors, consultants, and staff in a team environment.


If you are eager to be part of a fast-growing company and to become a leader in a rapidly developing sector, please apply directly or email your CV to Georgia Sumnall –


Georgia Sumnall