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Senior renewable energy engineer - solar

Job Profile

Based in the “Riviera” of South Africa, we are a team of more than 80 people situated in the centre of Cape Town. Most staff walk or cycle to the office however for those located in surrounding suburbs the train station is only 100 metres from the office and two of the main bus stations are only a few minutes’ walk from the office.


Our Cape Town office is diverse and dynamic, home to a number of teams including renewable energy – wind and solar, buildings, transport, water and environment. As a consultancy, our work is normally on behalf of developers, investors and financing institutions.

Our renewables team work globally and are involved on projects across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas, however they have had huge success in the Africa region. Our solar team is involved in all seven CSP projects that have been awarded to date under the REIPPP programme. We are also busy with several PV projects in South Africa and other countries nearby, such as Mozambique, Kenya and Zambia. The wind team is involved in 22/34 preferred bidder projects that have been awarded under the REIPPP programme, and is also busy working on projects in Cape Verde, Mozambique, Namibia, Egypt as well as the largest wind farm in Africa - Lake Turkana (310MW) located in the north of Kenya.

​Cape Town is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and Table Mountain, one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, on the other side. There is a vast offer for leisure activities and you can be in the middle of nature within a 10 minute drive. In less than an hours drive from the city, you can taste some of the best South African wines, swim with penguins or even paraglide from Lion’s Head to land on the beach of Seapoint.
Our sports and social club makes the most of this incredible location and organises regular events outside of the office including beach volley-ball and dragon-boat racing while staff also enjoy hiking, rock-climbing, kitesurfing and football. There is always an opportunity to socialise outside of work – not to mention the mandatory braais which happen on a regular basis!


We are a £1.1 billion management, engineering and development consultancy with 16,000 staff and a global reach spanning six continents. Our network of 170 principal offices in 140 countries gives us local market insight backed by world class expertise to deliver excellence for every client.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

We are current looking for an experienced solar PV engineer to join our team in Cape Town to support the continued growth and high demand for our services.

As a solar professional within Mott MacDonald you will provide technical support to a wide variety of stakeholders. The role is varied in its nature and will include working on a range of international solar projects.

As part of our global team you will be responsible for:

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managing / supporting solar project developments internationally (mainly in the megawatt scale)
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providing engineering input from initial assessment through to technical and economic feasibility, due diligence, construction monitoring and acceptance
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reviewing and preparing technical and non technical reports to a high standard including specifications, reports, proposals, calculations and contracts
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providing technical tender support
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actively assisting with business development and client management
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attending client and site visits as required (UK and overseas)
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carrying out technical assessments
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working effectively on several projects concurrently to deliver to tight deadlines

You will work alongside other professionals as part of a multidisciplinary project team.

Candidate Specification

We would like to hear from you if you are an engineer with experience in the solar sector. As well as a real passion for renewable energy we’d also welcome:

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degree in an engineering discipline (preferably with an energy related subject with specialisation in solar)
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a broad knowledge of solar energy technologies and projects
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experience working on megawatt scale solar plants (PV)
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a deep understanding of the key technical and commercial aspects of solar projects
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a proven track record of project delivery to time, quality and budget
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experience of project finance and contracts
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ability to manage and lead project work
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ability to produce high quality technical reports in English, to predefined deadlines
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strong problem solving and analytical skills
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a flexible and enthusiastic approach
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ability to work both individually and as a team
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a confident communicator
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