Zero Point Energy Job Opportunity: Project Electrical Engineer – 15 June 2020

Zero Point Energy is a proudly South African & Level 1 BBBEE sustainability-focused engineering company providing bespoke designs, consulting engineering & turn-key EPC solutions in the areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, off-grid and backup power in the Southern African commercial, industrial, public, agricultural and residential sectors. Our vision is to be a leader in the provision of net-zero sustainability engineering solutions across Africa, with a mission to make sustainability simpler and cheaper for our clients and to empower their journey towards net-zero energy consumption and environmental impact.

We are a growing company with a proven project track record and experienced team punching well above our weight on our way to making our vision a success. We are looking for a full-time project electrical engineer to join us on this exciting journey, to contribute and add value to both the company and their career development in the niche sustainability-focused engineering sectors that we play in. Job role below:


Project Development Roles:

  • Attend meetings, site visits and/or audits around the greater Gauteng area to assess project design & engineering requirements on solar PV, battery storage and energy efficiency projects
  • Conduct preliminary yield studies and layouts using suitable software (PVSol, Helioscope, Relux, AutoCAD)
  • Conduct detailed evaluations/drawings as projects progress required
  • Generate complete costing & scope proposals & technical tender submissions for clients (in conjunction with business development manager)
  • Manage liaison with potential clients as skills and capabilities increase


Project Execution Roles:

  • Conduct detailed designs & calculations for solar PV, storage & hybrid projects (aligning with project engineering manager).
  • Develop first draft of detailed drawings to submit to CADer.
  • Manage interface with CADer & review process on project drawings.
  • Development of project bill of quantities.
  • Assisting with project procurement with suppliers (aligning with procurement manager).
  • Assist project manager in installation planning and interface with Zero Point Energy project execution team, project manager and/or construction managers.
  • Manage project electrical & communications system commissioning phase on projects and provide direction to project installation team during commissioning.
  • Manage design quality control on execution projects by liaising with project execution team and ensuring installation team follow project Zero Point Energy designs.
  • Develop close out documentation & as-built design packs on projects.
  • Liaison with clients & project electrician post-installation related to design & performance related queries/issues.
  • Conduct detailed solar PV and/or battery system simulation studies for consulting engineering projects.

Engineering Workstream development:

  • Contribute to project lessons learned and building in lessons learned into standard operating procedures.
  • Assist in developing software-based tools & calculators to optimise and streamline Zero Point Energy engineering systems.
  • Attend training & skills development opportunities as and when they arise on behalf of company.
  • Manage and coach vac work students doing work for Zero Point Energy.
  • Represent the company at industry related conferences, expos, etc.

General Requirements:

  • Office located in Auckland Park, JHB. Site-based travel out of town will be required from time to time depending on project location
  • Self-starter, motivated and ability to work well independently, under time pressures and ability to multi-task effectively
  • Able to work both remotely and in office, as well as within matrix teams reporting to both functional and project managers
  • Great written and oral communication skills
  • Well-versed in electrical design software (preferably AutoCAD, PVSol, PVSyst) and proficient across MS Office
  • Driver’s licence, own vehicle and own laptop preferable
  • Minimum qualifications: B.Eng or B.Tech – Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum work experience: 2-3 years in solar PV, building reticulation, electrification and battery storage projects (preferable)
  • Able to provide contactable references
  • Package will be based on a base salary + project profit-share + deal closing commission basis
  • Initially, 6-month contract with option to extend (performance dependent) with initial 2-month’s being a probation period


Please submit CVs to careers@zpenergy.co.za.  Closing date:  25 June 2020


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