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Technical Director

Responsibilities of the Technical Director

  • Solar PV – design and engineering for solar PV projects up to the low MW scale
  • Battery Storage – design and engineering for battery storage assets of various chemistries up to the low MWh scale
  • AC Switchgear – design and engineering for low to high voltage AC switchgear and system integration
  • Micro-grid Controls and System Communication – design and engineering for micro-grid system integration and SCADA systems
  • Transmission and Distribution networks – design and engineering for LV and MV distribution networks, including transformers and substations
  • Additional responsibilities of the Technical Director are summarized below:
  • Develop the strategy of the PowerGen technical teams in line with the company’s vision and strategy
  • Foster the professional development and training of a young, hungry technical team at PowerGen, spread across 4+ countries
  • Engage closely with the business development teams to ensure that our technical work supports our customer and commercial goals (techno-economic analysis of projects and solutions) across 4+ countries
  • Oversee the development and implementation of technical projects across 4+ countries
  • Drive cost optimization of detailed engineering designs and bill of materials. In addition to strategic sourcing and vendor relationship management for key equipment.
  • Identifying new market technical challenges and potential technology advancements to integrate in new projects and solutions across Africa
  • Provide guidance on R&D efforts for various new technologies across the company
  • Provide guidance on enhancements to existing grids to optimize performance
  • Prepare and manage team budgets
  • Champion health, safety, and environmental standards across the company
  • Spearhead engagements with internal and external stakeholders
  • Prepare management and board reports as and when required
  • Support in the development and management of project management standards, processes, and execution


  • Strong technical knowledge in solar PV, off-grid batteries, and distribution networks in Africa
  • Ability to manage and grow a young, hungry team
  • Ability to understand commercial considerations related to projects, interface with internal revenue teams, and build relationships with clients 3
  • Experience utilizing engineering software tools like AutoCAD, Homer, PVsyst, Helioscope, ETAP or equivalent software required to professionally undertake MW scale PV/storage/distribution design work
  • Comfort working with a small, growing company with aggressive growth targets
  • Experience managing budgets
  • Benefits and Compensation
  • Competitive and commensurate with experience.

Application Process

Please submit your application here if you would like to be considered for the position.

In addition to interviews with our team, selected candidates will be required to demonstrate their capabilities through a technical assignment. More can be learned about PowerGen at www.powergen-re.com.

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