Senior Design Engineer Job, Current Kenyan Engineering Jobs 2022

Company Description

PowerGen Renewable Energy is a micro-grid developer and Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) company for Commercial and Industrial (C&I) solar projects in Africa. PowerGen is creating an African energy system that utilizes clean, renewable energy and smarter grids to deliver power to all. 

We uniquely combine our mission – to build Africa’s future energy system, while improving lives through smarter power – with technical, on-the-ground expertise and an innovative business model. We build, own and operate AC micro-grids and C&I solar projects to bring power to residential, commercial and industrial customers. With over 120 employees, a 7,500 sq. ft. workshop and headquarters in Nairobi, offices in Tanzania, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, PowerGen is building a company that is set to have an impact on the energy sector in Africa for years to come. ​​​​​​

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

What You’ll Make Happen:

  • Provide subject matter expert (SME) support and expertise to the Project Managers, Project Engineers and procurement teams. 
  • Review client expectations and requirements before handing over to the design team and ensure it is communicated clearly to the design team.
  • Review and provide input to detailed designs submitted both internally and externally to ensure  it meets minimum required standards as well as efficient and cost-effective constructability.
  • Develop electrical power system designs for large and relatively larger projects and associated bill of quantities and technical specifications.
  • Develop solar concept designs (including layout, SLDs, and BoM) as and when required by the project development team.
  • Provide input into detailed design both internal and external to ensure efficient and cost-effective constructability.
  • Support preparation of technical specification and inputs during equipment and contractors tendering and equipment selection stage.
  • Support in preparation of  technical site survey requirements.
  • Develop generation and distribution system capacity and equipment operating models using selected simulation and analysis tools
  • Inspect and approve relevant and reusable technical documents and design templates and models.
  • Identify initiatives to improve designs and cut unnecessary costs
  • Support business development and nurture relationships with client
  • Support technical investigations and fault finding in PowerGen’s O&M areas to identify root causes to help restoration of the network quickly and prevent recurrence of the issue.
  • Train, upskill and recommend learning opportunities to other engineers to ensure team growth and sustainability.

What Excites You:

  • Tackling big, thorny problems with smart technology that will transform the African energy sector 
  • The opportunity to become a technical expert in an area that might be previously unfamiliar to you
  • A fast-paced environment where constant change is the norm and individual initiative is expected
  • Autonomy to implement your creative solutions – not just generating ideas, but committing the time, creativity, and skill to make them happen
  • Excellence – in your peers, in your work, and in our company’s commitment to our customers
  • Passion for organization, details, and precision in all you do.
  • Become a part of the fast-growing power generation business.


  • Bachelors(BSc./BTech/BEng Engineering (Electrical,Mechanical or structural)
  • Related Masters degree is additional credit
  • 5+ years’ relevant experience
  • Certification and licenses
    • EPRA T3 or equivalent
    • EBK Graduate engineer or equivalent
    • EBK Professional or equivalent, preferred
  • Advanced technical skillset
  • Power Generation (Solar PV, Battery Energy Storage and Hybrid generation)
  • Power Distribution ( LV ,MV)
  • Power Installation
  • Testing & Commissioning
  • Site Management ( Technical Support for construction)
  • Troubleshooting Capability
  • Quality Control
  • Solar and BESS design software knowledge and experience e.g PVSyst,Helioscope, Homer 
  • Advanced analytical ability
  • Advanced communication skills – written and verbal
  • Advanced project management and stakeholder management

How to Apply


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