Senior Solar Engineer

City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality
Environment and Renewable Energy

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 –

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Georgia Sumnall