PV + BESS Engineer – Off-Grid – Dakar, Senegal
21 Jul 2023
West Africa
Off-Grid Europe
Off Grid

About the job

PV + BESS Engineer

Must have Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an Institute of repute

Min 5 years of relevant industry experience in solar plant design

Be fluent in English

We, at Off Grid Europe, bring renewable energy to the remotest corners of the earth and need energetic, ambitious and dedicated engineers to fulfill our missions and contribute to our vision of a sustainable future where we are all powered by 100% renewable energy.

Off-Grid Europe is an internationally oriented company in the field of Renewable Energy and Smart Technologies with a focus on Africa.

After 12 years of experience, we are in transition and changing from a start-up to an industrial company with our own research and development. As a result, we offer a workplace that offers both the standards of an industrial company and the entrepreneurial spirit of a start-up.

Job Description

We are looking for two PV + BESS Engineer who shares the values of Off Grid Europe to  become part of a friendly and innovative  team. One is to work in Pfullendorf (South Germany), the other to work in Senegal (Africa).

Your tasks will include:

  • Prepare in-house drawings and technical specifications for electrical works (BOM, BOQ, RFP).
  • Design of all electrical systems for PV and Battery systems (DC, AC, LV, HV, communication systems/SCADA, earthing and lightning protection).
  • Preparation of design packages for various project phases such as conceptualization, planning, tendering and execution.
  • Preparation of power flow scheme and SLD Review of vendor designs and drawings.
  • Coordination and communication with third party technical advisors.
  • Finalization of As-Built documentation together with onsite construction team, assisting Post Construction Management and Asset Management team.
  • Simulations in PV syst.
  • Simulations in Homer for BESS systems and Diesel generators.
  • Time series analysis to load profiles.
  • Simulations in power factory / PSCAD.

Your Profile:

  • Design knowledge in areas of solar plant layouts, SLD, Power Transmission, System loss calculation, & general electrical requirements of Solar power plants, PV + BESS + Diesel generators.
  • Knowledge in BESS, battery modeling and SoC profile modeling.
  • Developing design documents using AutoCAD and other tools.
  • Knowledge of electrical components/system design, identification of right specification according to the project specification as per the standards.
  • In depth knowledge in cables, transformer, switchgear, protection relays, earthing and protection system.
  • Vendor Management, detailed project BOQ for the electrical portion & seamless coordination with site team.
  • Software skills like AutoCAD (mandatory) and MS office, PVsyst, Homer. Powerfactory, PSCAD, Python.
  • Willingness to travel.

Qualification and Educational:

  • Requirements Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an Institute of repute
  • Min 5 years of relevant industry experience in solar plant design
  • Knowledge of IEC codes and industry practices
  • Languages: English is our day-to-day working language, knowledge of other language will be advantage

What we Offer:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Free drinks and coffee
  • Regular employee events
  • International team
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Flat hierarchies

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