Off-Grid Development Engineer – Chibek Instruments Limited

Job Description

Job Post Description
Off-Grid Development Engineer with a focus on designing, developing, and implementing Mini-grid projects. The role includes:

  • Design of standardized and customized modular off-grid electricity systems (PV-battery, PV-battery-diesel, and diesel-PV hybrid) with a focus on rural, off-grid applications
  • Selecting and developing the subsystems including the monitoring and metering systems.
  • Providing engineering support to clients, in particular with respect to O&M processes for installed systems and monitoring of the performances.
  • Detailed design and cost breakdown of power generation and distribution systems.
  • Preparing tenders and quotes for clients contractor management and cost analysis for installation and commissioning phases.

Candidate Qualification

  • Mechanical or Electrical Degree or equivalent experience with 2-5 years in product management/design/technical support environment, preferably in the renewable energy industry.

Candidate Experience:

  • Knowledge of solar power system design, including grid-tie and off-grid/battery backup solutions, is preferred.
  • Mechanical knowledge of solar mounting systems.
  • Thorough knowledge of renewable energy market and regulations in Nigeria
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Use of the main software tools, including Homer, PVsyst, Autocad, Metering, and monitoring software packages
  • The capability of electric calculations and technical knowledge in energy systems, preferably involving solar PV, batteries & diesel
  • Hands-on experience with electrical power systems or similar technical fields required
  • Experience managing contractors and working with external parties.
  • Ability to work with a multidisciplinary, international team in multiple locations
  • Fluent in English, in speech, and writing.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to provide a professional presentation to consumers, dealers, distributors, and service providers.
  • Strong customer service skills and a desire to provide an exceptional level of service to all customers, internal and external.
  • Must have the drive to be the best in all we do. Overseas trips may be required for training and meetings.
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