• Permanent
  • Ref #403694VJ
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa, Africa
  • Project Management - All Engineering Disciplines, Renewable Energy
Employer Description

A specialist South African-based renewable energy solutions company that specialises in installation of medium to large scale rooftop and ground-mounted Solar (PV)

Job Description

You will be responsible for:

  • Designing, developing, installing, managing and maintaining apparatus used to monitor and control commercial and industrial PV engineering systems, equipment and processes.
  • Prepare engineering studies and schematic designs for new systems and analyses the operation of existing systems.
  • Configures PV systems based on site conditions and client needs and expectations using necessary systems and software.
  • Will have the opportunity to work in a hybrid work environment, and will have a high level of accountability and responsibility.
  • Design, develop, install, manage and maintain monitoring and control equipment
  • Root cause analysis, fault finding and repair on instrumentation systems and reporting
  • Prioritize activities with task and workflow assignment to ensure contingency
  • Liaising with utilities, Project Engineers, O&M monitoring teams and report to supervisor
  • Identify (e.g., pick lists) products/components required for commercial projects
  • Remain up-to-date with requirements and best practice relating to PLC programming and recommend changes, when necessary, to ensure installations, commissioning, monitoring and control meet standards


  • Relevant Degree / Technical Diploma or NQF Equivalent
  • Trade Test – Instrumentation / Instrumentation Mechanician / Electrical will be a plus


  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience as an Instrumentation or Automation Engineer or similar role
  • Knowledge and experience in PLCs (Siemens S7)
  • Experience in Solar PV Systems will be beneficial
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition software programming experience, (Wonderware and WinCC)
  • In-depth understanding of industrial communication protocols

Salary / Package



  • Pension Fund
  • Medical Aid (discovery)
  • Grouplife