Project Engineer: Solar Energy

Profil du candidat

Successful candidate must have the following requirement:

  • BEng/BSc/BS (Mechanical, Electrical, Mechatronic)
  • 10+ years’ experience in the renewable energy environment (solar PV + Battery storage).
  • Strong understanding of solar EPC and O&M agreements.
  • Awareness and understanding of the relevant technical codes, regulations and standards relating to the development of renewable energy projects.
  • Attention to detail required
  • Expertise in general testing and commissioning as well as performance testing of solar PV projects
  • Requires an organised approach to working, task prioritisation and time management.
  • Commercial mindset and experience with optimizing overall business from a technical design and execution perspective
  • Take ownership of meeting deadlines and drive tasks to completion
  • Strong initiative and the ability to proactively identify required tasks.
  • Able to work independently and in groups
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Interest in renewable energy projects
  • Proficient in English
  • Willingness to travel and spend time on site
  • A valid Driver’s license



This is a skilled position responsible for the overall technical development and execution of renewable energy projects (with focus on Solar PV and battery energy storage hybrid projects). It includes feasibility and front-end engineering studies, site studies, PV and HV technical preliminary design and design specifications in contracts and procurement.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the general day-to-day technical project management of the relevant Projects.
  • Leading the technical interface between the various work packages (finance, legal, technical, permitting, grid connection, etc.) necessary to fully develop the Projects.
  • Lead the development of technical concepts and solutions of the projects, identifies optimal solutions from a technical, commercial and execution perspective at early stage including civil, mechanical, and electrical aspects of solar PV battery energy storage plants, interconnection and high-voltage design and yield assessments.
  • Ensuring technical compliance with Project documents.
  • Coordinating and managing the procurement process of contractors to perform services under the relevant EPC and O&M agreements.
  • Coordinating the process of preparation, negotiation, execution and conclusion of Project Agreements (including EPC, O&M and PPA).
  • Ensuring comprehensive and well drafted Employers Requirements/Specifications (and other contractual schedules) which are well integrated with the relevant EPC and O&M agreements.
  • Coordinating and managing the procurement of technical advisors (owner’s engineer, etc.).
  • Interfacing with owner’s engineer (OE), sponsors legal advisors and lenders legal and technical advisors (LLA & LTA), contractors, Eskom/Grid Operator, Lenders, etc. during financial close process and construction.
  • Optimisation of design and pricing parameters.
  • Manage the Contractor design review process during concept and detailed design (in consultation with the OE)
  • Provide technical input for financial close of successfully awarded projects.
  • Maintaining the project time schedule.
  • Oversee the construction process in collaboration with the site team
  • Meeting tight deadlines and keeping within budget.
  • Prepare management presentations and generate periodic reports with the progress status of the company’s projects.
  • Such other duties that may be required from time to time within the general scope of the position.
  • The role description should develop along with the changing demands of the projects’ objectives and priorities.


Contexte et environnement

TotalEnergies gross low-carbon power generation capacity worldwide is currently close to 10 gigawatts. TotalEnergies targets 35 GW of a renewable generation capacity in 2025 and will continue to expand its business to become a leading international player in renewable energies with a target of 100 GW by 2030.

About TotalEnergies Renewables International Middle East & Africa (TTE-RI MEA):

  • Very competitive environment with Tier 1 renewables developers’ competitors.
  • Very large Projects – up to 2GWp.


About TotalEnergies Renewables International (TTE-RI):

  • TERI operates in a strong growth and highly competitive environment.
  • TERI maintains a high growth rate, both organic and by acquisitions, on a global geographical scope, often relying on tight schedule complex transactions with high financial, legal and execution stakes.
  • These stakes require permanent coordination with business entities, the Branch and Company