Solar Systems Technical Manager Job in Kenya (135K)

Oct 19, 2016

Job Title: Technical Manager – Solar Systems
Salary: 100K - 135K
Our client is an award winning company conducting sustainable energy and retail business in developing countries.
They seek to hire a Technical Manager who will be involved in overseeing planning, executing and documenting  installation projects. 

He/She will also supervise Structural, Electrical and Solar Engineers as well as Technical Assistants.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
  • Act as a team leader to the technical team. Supervising technical team and giving progress reports to senior managers and customers.
  • In charge of office organization, purchases and maintenance of technical related issues.
  • Visit potential installation sites to conduct inspections, verifications, and progress evaluations
  • Ensure the installations and civil works (hard and soft landscaping) are implemented on a timely basis and within the Company’s quality standards
  • Develop and maintain a tracking system of technical and structural failures within sites ensuring real-time resolution of the same.
  • Design and implement new /additional business ideas within the site area e.g. restaurant, barber, entertainment hubs etc.
  • Conduct site audits to collect structural, electrical, landscaping and related site information for use in the design of solar hubs.
  • Oversee preventive maintenance in all hubs completed in line with company’s quality standards in timely manner
  • Develop standard operation procedures and quality or safety standards for solar installation and civil works.
  • Provide technical direction or support to installation teams during structural and electrical set up, testing, system commissioning, or performance monitoring
  • Create checklists for review or inspection of completed solar installation projects and commercial projects.
  • Demonstrate commercial sensitivity with ability to deliver results within agreed timelines and budgets.
  • Research and get quality and cost efficient locally sourced materials for the solar hubs including panels, hardware and software, solar and electrical equipment and general construction material.
  • Ensure technical team and processes are compliant with solar engineering standards and relevant standards.
  • Produce material and equipment material with sufficient information to meet the required technical, quality and safety standards.
  • Continuously maintain environmental, health and safety and legal requirements in all installation hubs.
  • Inspecting unsafe hubs and recommending options for repairs and maintenance.
  • Prepare technical specifications, reports, cost estimates and other relevant documents. Prepare and update procedures, methods and drawings for various hubs.
  • Researching and evaluating trends in the solar industry to continuously improve and modify processes to increase on efficiency
Skills and Qualifications Desired
  • Degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • MUST be a T3 solar certified technician.
  • Certification in solar water heating system will be an added advantage.
  • Over 5 years of experience in project management within the electrical engineering sector
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, in English and Swahili
  • Commercial sensitivity with ability to deliver results within agreed timelines and budgets.
  • Driving license desired
  • Mastery of MS Office Suite, Internet and email.
  • Conversant with CAD and other design soft wares
How to Apply
If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Technical Manager – Solar Systems) to before Friday 27th October 2016. 

Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV.

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing. 

Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.


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