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Solar C&I Design Engineer – Nairobi
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Release Date: October 02 November 2023

Title position: Solar C&I Design Engineer – Nairobi
Job Location: Kampala
Reporting to: Head of Engineering
Closing date: November 15th, 2023
Contact: Human Resources
E-mail: applications@solarnow.eu

SolarNow is a full-service solar EPC company that has operated in East Africa since 2011. The company was founded on the belief that everyone should have access to clean, affordable, and reliable energy. From a company delivering energy to over 50,000 rural consumers and small businesses, SolarNow has evolved into a Solar EPC active within the Commercial and Industrial (C&I) market in East Africa. SolarNow offers client financing solutions and supports Businesses as well as Institutions with design and installation of their Solar system solution. We are primarily active within the Education, Healthcare, Telecom, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Oil& Gas, Real Estate, and Non-Profit sectors.

Job overview
Solar Now Ltd seeks to hire a result-oriented Solar C&I Design Engineer with experience in C&I solar. You will play a key role in the design, development, and implementation of solar energy projects. You will be responsible for the technical aspects of solar power systems, including design, analysis, and project management.

Key responsibilities

  1. Design solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for residential, commercial, and industrial applications, ensuring optimal performance and cost-effectiveness.
  2. Create detailed engineering drawings, specifications, and documentation for solar projects, adhering to industry standards and local regulations.
  3. Prepare cost estimates and project budgets, including equipment, labor, and materials. Provide input for project proposals and financial feasibility assessments.
  4. Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including sales, installation crews, and project managers, to ensure seamless project execution.
  5. Perform energy modeling and system simulations to maximize energy production and efficiency.
  6. Conduct site assessments, shading analysis, and feasibility studies to determine the viability of solar installations.
  7. Provide technical support during project implementation and troubleshoot any engineering-related issues that may arise.
  8. Stay updated on industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices in solar energy to drive innovation in our projects.

Skills & qualification

  1. Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, Renewable Energy, or a related field.
  2. 3 years of experience in solar energy system design, preferably in residential and commercial settings.
  3. Proficiency in using solar design software (e.g., PVsyst, Helioscope, AutoCAD) and familiarity with relevant industry tools.
  4. Strong understanding of photovoltaic system components, solar technology, and industry standards.
  5. Knowledge of local and national regulations governing solar installations.
  6. Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills with a keen attention to detail.
  7. Effective communication and teamwork abilities, with a track record of collaborating in cross-functional teams.

How to Apply, If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualifications, and experience, please send your cv to applications@solarnow.eu before November 15th, 2023 Please indicate Solar C&I Design Engineer  in the subject field of the email.

  • Kenya: Kilimani, Nairobi
  • Uganda: Kansanga, Kampala
  • The Netherlands: SolarNow B.V, Zeelandsestraat 1, 6566 DE Millingen a/d Rijn

  • P. O. Box 76577 - 00508, Nairobi
  • P.O Box 10776, Kampala, Uganda.
  • Email: infoke@solarnow.eu
  • Email: info@solarnow.eu