Company Description

E.ON Off Grid Solutions GmbH (EOGS) is incorporated in Düsseldorf, Germany with a branch registered in Arusha, Tanzania. EOGS is a 100% subsidiary of E.ON SE (registered in Germany), one of the world’s leading private power & gas utilities with strong presence in Europe and North America.

We currently operate mini-grid projects in ten villages in Tanzania under the brand name “Rafiki Power”, supplying electricity to more than 4,000 people.

Although technology agnostic, our current mini-grid solution is a containerized solar PV and battery system, which provides high-quality grid-equivalent. Power distribution to customers is enabled with a 230V 50Hz AC mini-grid (single and three-phase). Customers are connected to the distribution grid with pre-paid smart-meters which enable mobile money payments and a fully automated control of the energy consumption.

Job description

We are looking for an Off Grid Engineer with a focus on practical implementation of renewable energy systems, to join us on our mission of providing clean energy through innovative technologies. The role includes:

  • Focus on developing standardized and customized modular off-grid electricity systems (PV-battery, PV-battery-diesel, and diesel-PV hybrid) with a focus on rural, off-grid markets
  • Detailed design of efficient and cost-effective power generation and distribution systems
  • Providing support with asset tenders, quote evaluation, and contractor management through to installation and commissioning
  • Providing engineering support to local operations team(s), in particular with respect to O&M processes for installed systems

At EOGS, fascinating work is the norm – every day brings new challenges and new learning. If you are a creative problem solver with a technical mindset, this is the role for you!

Qualifications

  • Good university degree in science or engineering OR Off Grid specialised Electrician
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience
  • Technical knowledge in energy systems, preferably involving solar PV, batteries & diesel as well as reticulation systems
  • Hands-on experience with electrical power systems or similar technical field required
  • Experience managing contractors and working with external parties
  • Ability to identify a problem and define adequate solutions independently
  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary, international team in multiple locations
  • Fluent in English, in speech and writing
  • Work experience in Sub-Saharan Africa preferred

Benefits

  • Dynamic and flexible start-up environment
  • Working at our main office, at the E.ON :agile innovation hub in Düsseldorf, with travel to project locations in Africa
  • Subsidized food, free drinks and fruit

Please send your application and CV to: decareers@eon-offgrid.com.

More information

http://rafiki-master.beta.blanko.de/content/8-careers/3-off-grid-engineer/job-ad-eogs-off-grid-engineer-171109.pdf

Deadline:

30 November 2017