Head of Engineering – Uganda

  • Full Time
  • Uganda

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SolarNow BV

Release date: 01st September 2022
Title position: Head of Engineering (1 Position)
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Closing date: 20th September 2022
Contact: Human Resources
Email: hruganda@solarnow.eu

Role Overview
The Head of Engineering is responsible for providing innovative and comprehensive solutions in design engineering
for commercial and utility-scale solar photovoltaic projects. You also manage a team that ensures a financially
sustainable SolarNow, and that creates a portfolio of happy corporate clients by providing:
i) Delivery of quality products and services.
ii) Quality work that requires minimum supervision & follow-up

About the market
More than 500m USD addressable market in Kenya and Uganda, among private, government and
international aid entities that could benefit from solar power.
In these countries, where the grid connection is unreliable and expensive, or gensets are considered a good
alternative, there is huge potential to use solar power instead to provide economic and financial benefits to those
entities. However, awareness of these options and the willingness to invest in them is still scarce.

About the position
Reports to: Country Director
Team: Engineering Teams (Uganda & Kenya)
Location: Kansanga, Uganda
Start date: 01st November 2022

The key responsibility areas will include:

Management
• Supervision and management of the technical department and field engineers, including remote
management and supervision of the contractors’ engineers and identification of gaps within the
technical department
• Creating and approving the right system size depending on the customized project.
• Support in developing and managing project management standards, processes, and
execution.
• Communicate with vendors and subcontractors throughout project development and implementation.
• Project origination and development, including overseeing the negotiation of site control agreements
and managing site surveys.
• Daily management, training, and mentoring of the Engineering team.

Sales / Design
• Timely quality production, review, and control of all technical designs, technical specifications, and
budgets of engineering projects.
• Cost optimization of detailed engineering solutions designs and bill of materials
• Support the Business Development unit in identifying and preparing proposals, in particular, preparing
technical methodologies, bills of materials and budgets, and technical drawings for proposals (Bid
documents).
• Attend client meetings and presentations throughout the sales cycle, if necessary.
• Working closely with the Sales and Engineering teams to offer the best solar solution for each project.
Consultancy/ Advisory
• Act as a senior technical advisor for all company strategic projects
• Monitoring all engineering project schedules and budgets
• Conducting multiple projects simultaneously and ensuring high standards of deliverables are met.
• Research market trends and competitive intelligence and prepare presentations to support management
approval of proposed growth plans.

Qualifications and competencies
You must have an engineering background from a reputed university with 6-8 years of experience in solar
company managing system sizing, bid, advisory service, and overall managing & mentoring a team. Working in
East Africa is plus but not mandatory.

Seniority Level – Sr Manager
Employment type – Full-time
Job functions – Engineering
Compensation and benefits – Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience.

SolarNow will review applications based on a first-come, first serve basis and might close the vacancy ahead of
schedule should a suitable candidate have been found.

Please use the following subject on email applications: Application for Head of Engineering – “Your Name.”

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