Company Description

We are pioneers in clean energy. We saw that the connections between mobile connectivity, solar PV accessibility and financial technology offered the answer to solving the global challenge of connecting communities living far from the electricity grid.

We worked at the forefront of the solar revolution for several years – developing our skills in 3 leading off-grid companies: Fenix International, Mobisol and ENGIE PowerCorner.

In 2020, the ENGIE Group brought us together into one unified entity so that we can deliver even more transformation to global communities. And so ENGIE Energy Access was born.

We are now one of the leading Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGo) and mini-grids solutions provider in Africa, with a mission to deliver affordable, reliable and sustainable energy solutions and life-changing services with exceptional customer experience. The company is a result of the integration of Fenix International, ENGIE Mobisol and ENGIE PowerCorner; and develops innovative, off-grid solar solutions for homes, public services and businesses, enabling customers and distribution partners access to clean, affordable energy. The PAYGo solar home systems are financed through affordable installments from $0.19 per day and the mini-grids foster economic development by enabling electrical productive use and triggering business opportunities for entrepreneurs in rural communities.  

With over 1,700 employees, operations in nine countries across Africa (Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia), over 1.3 million customers and more than 6.5 million lives impacted so far, ENGIE Energy Access aims to remain the leading clean energy company, serving millions of customers across Africa by 2025. 

Job description

Role brief

The Assistant Project Manager, Mini Grids will work closely with the Technical and Operations Manager, play a support role in engineering project development for mini-grids while taking the lead in developing and deploying projects for high-end commercial customers.

 

About the role

  • Participate in carrying out mini-grid feasibility studies: choice and sizing of PV equipment, site plans, simulation of the yield, electrical diagrams, sizing of storage systems and systems hybrids, etc.   
  • Maintain project schedule by monitoring project progress (Cost, Quality, Deadlines) with EPC contractors, coordinating various project activities and resolving problems on site.  
  • Controls project plan by reviewing design, specifications, implementation plan, scheduling changes, and recommending actions.  
  • Closely monitor contractor activities and progress on site and report same accurately. 
  • Follow quotes and invoicing in connection with projects.
  • Follow up on procurements and ensure the supply and timely delivery of materials to site.
  • Provide daily report on contractor site activities and quickly escalate any challenges faced on site to the Technical and Operations Manager.
  • Take the lead in carrying out energy audits, sizing of PV equipment, site plans, simulation of the yield, electrical diagrams, sizing of storage systems and system hybrids for high end commercial customers. 
  • Perform site acceptance tests and checks at the end of the construction works to ensure full coverage of the scope of works by the EPC contractors.
  • Follow up on commissioning of the mini-grids after construction and prepare the documentations for handover.

 

About you

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or a similar course.

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working on solar PV projects is required. 
  • Excellent command in Microsoft Excel, Word, Homer and AutoCAD are required. Experience with Microsoft project is desirable.
  • Proficiency in any PV design software such as Helioscope, PVSyst, Homer etc is a great advantage.  
  • Robust experience with off-grid systems and power electronics like Victron, SMA.
  • Experience managing the construction of multiple sites simultaneously.
  • Be passionate about innovation and technology.
  • Have advanced skills in quantitative analysis.
  • Be methodical and have an eye for detail.
  • Be able to meet deadlines, get organised and carry out several tasks in parallel.
  • Be able to work with minimal supervision and demonstrate a great sense of initiative and sense of priorities.
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Commit to upholding high standards of integrity, professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Demonstrate humility, honesty and flexibility.
  • Ability and proven experience to think creatively, team player and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and time management skills in construction environment.
  • Ability to produce timely and concise reports.
  • Willingness to travel and work on site for a long duration of time.

Source

Deadline:

As soon as possible