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Sep 26, 2017

Rafiki Power Senior Operations Engineer Job in Arusha, Tanzania

Duma Works is recruiting a Senior Operations Engineer for Rafiki Power.

The company is a vibrant and dynamic start-up that consists of an international team bringing off-grid energy to rural locations in East Africa.

They develop, engineer, finance and operate sites in developing world communities as well as provide reliable backup to business customers in the region.
 
The job is based in Arusha, Tanzania. 

You will work closely with the Engineering Director who will be predominantly based in Europe. 

This necessitates a candidate who is able to work independently and of their own initiative to deliver meet the company’s goals.
 
Responsibilities
  • Provide clear engineering leadership in the definition and resolution of technical issues as they occur.
  • Support Operations team locally with detailed technical issues and queries as requested and required locally
  • Where appropriate define and implement new processes and ways of working to ensure learnings are captured and to ensure future issues are avoided.
  • Where necessary travel to sites to undertake maintenance activities and troubleshooting
  • Liaise with contractors to ensure work is delivered on time and to the required, high standards.
  • Undertake detailed testing and analysis of new engineering solutions (Mechanical, Electrical and electronic to test for robustness and applicability to the local environment
Required Qualifications
  • Good university degree in science, engineering or similar and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Technical knowledge in energy systems, preferably involving solar PV, batteries and diesel generation is required
  • Hands-on experience in electrical power systems or similar technical field is required.
  • Experience managing contractors and working with external parties
  • Ability to identify a problem, define how a problem is to be resolved and to see the resolution carried out all independently with limited supervision.
  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary, international team in multiple locations
  • Fluent in English, in speech and writing. Swahili in addition is preferred.
  • Familiar with Tanzanian / East African cultures; work experience in Tanzania or neighbouring countries preferred
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license
  • Bonus Skills and qualifications
  • Entrepreneurial thinking and excellent communication skills as well as strong team orientation
  • Experience in managing a team or direct line management a plus.
Apply

Send your Cover Letter and detailed CV to [email protected] marking the subject as “3068”, Your Full name & Phone number e.g. 3068 Barack Obama, +2547xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.

Deadline for receiving applications: Friday, 06 October 2017
 
N.B.* You will receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test over SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test.

If you apply and don’t meet these minimum qualifications, we won’t be able to forward your application to the employer.

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