• Permanent
  • Ref #392171TJ
  • Posted 5 days ago
  • Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa, Africa
  • Construction & Engineering, Project Management - All Engineering Disciplines, Renewable Energy
Employer Description

An energy storage solutions company that sells carry-case sized lithium-iron batteries either as single units or in powerful systems of up to 200 batteries. Known for its industry-leading 1st and 2nd LiFe lithium-iron products.

Job Description

We are looking for a strong candidate to join the exciting Battery Energy Storage Systems team a Design and development Engineer to assist with engineering, R&D and final solution build of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) to ensure quality, reliability and cost-effective construction and operation of  projects

  • Working Knowledge of HV BESS systems using Lithium ion batteries
  • Proven experience in design and delivery of mini grid scale storage technology solutions as well as familiarity with tier 1 technology energy storage projects
  • Proven expertise in grid codes, PCS and Power Management System & Energy Management system associated with BESS projects
  • Experience with all common BESS interfaces
  • Ability to maintain ownership and take responsibility for all BESS technical issues
  • Proactive personality, solution minded and willing to take calculated risks to achieve results
  • Ability to discern problems, evaluate alternatives and work with stakeholders to resolve issues
  • Ability to effectively interface and interact with various other functional groups, proven team player


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering


  •  4+ years of engineering experience in renewable generating facilities (solar and storage)
  • Proven expertise in grid regulations, PCS and Power Management System & Energy Management system associated with BESS projects
  • Oversee a small team to develop and build BESS minigrid systems
  • Physically be part of the practical team in a very hands on manner
  • Select suppliers of different upstream components within the BESS
  • Establish and maintain the engineering design criteria, applicable standards and specifications for BESS projects
  • Develop a standard capacity and performance range of BESS systems
  • Develop reliable and cost-effective customer focused BESS designs
  • Be responsible for the development, review and technical oversight of all engineering and design of energy storage projects
  • Support procurement of BESS equipment by maintaining continuous interface with Vendor’s technical personnel and performing technical bid evaluation to ensure compliance to specifications
  • Support system studies of BESS during design and planning and ensure its proper execution during delivery
  • Responsible for analyzing RFQ’s and bids while developing the technical and economic proposals.
  • Preparing the sizing and technical configuration of the BESS, PV, Micro-grids as best for bid.
  • Support project team in project execution, provide technical support to the sales team.
  • Negotiate best solutions with sales team with customers
  • Interact with corporate engineering, R&D and purchasing department to evaluate costs and technology
  • Prepare the technical documentation and cost estimation for any project in the region

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