Renewable energy engineer (solar PV / solar CSP)

Job Title: Renewable energy engineer (solar PV / solar CSP)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cape Town
Salary: competitive
Reference: 17422BR_1479209897
Contact Name: Alex James
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 15, 2016 11:38

Job Description

Owing to continued growth and high demand for our services, we are looking for a solar engineer to join our global team in our Cape Town office.

As a solar professional within Mott MacDonald you will provide technical support to a wide variety of stakeholders. The role is varied in its nature and will include working on a range of international solar projects.

As part of our global team you will be responsible for:

· managing / supporting solar project developments internationally (mainly in the megawatt scale)
· providing engineering input from initial assessment through to technical and economic feasibility, due diligence, construction monitoring and acceptance
· reviewing and preparing technical and non technical reports to a high standard including specifications, reports, proposals, calculations and contracts
· providing technical tender support
· actively assisting with business development and client management
· attending client and site visits as required (UK and overseas)
· carrying out technical assessments
· working effectively on several projects concurrently to deliver to tight deadlines

You will work alongside other professionals as part of a multidisciplinary project team.

We would like to hear from you if you are an engineer with a confirmed interest in the renewables sector. As well as a real passion for solar we'd also welcome:

· masters degree in an engineering discipline (preferably with an energy related subject with specialisation in solar)
· a broad knowledge of solar energy technologies and projects
· experience working on megawatt scale solar plants (PV / CSP)
· a deep understanding of the key technical and commercial aspects of solar projects
· a proven track record of project delivery to time, quality and budget
· experience of project finance and contracts
· ability to manage and lead project work
· ability to produce high quality technical reports in English, to predefined deadlines
· strong problem solving and analytical skills
· a flexible and enthusiastic approach
· ability to work both individually and as a team
· a confident communicator