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Project Engineer

Daystar Power

Daystar Power

Lagos, Nigeria
Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Daystar Power Group is a Pan-African provider of solar and hybrid power solutions, offering its systems on a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), fixed monthly fee lease or buy-out basis. All our solutions are accompanied by comprehensive maintenance services, to ensure the solutions run 365 days a year. We are currently operational in seven countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Senegal and Ivory Coast, and have recently launched in South Africa and Tanzania.

We are looking to engage competent and experienced Project Engineers to install, maintain and operate our large capacity sites in Nigeria. He or she will work with the Head of Installation to install PV inverters, commission new equipment, and increase customer satisfaction through quality service and professional behaviour. We are seeking a hardworking, motivated, and well-organized individuals with a focus on continuous improvement to exceed expectations.

Daystar Power Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit all forms of discrimination and harassment based on race, colour, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Qualified women are encouraged to apply.

Key responsibilities:

Project Management

  • Developing project plans to execute sales contracts.
  • Designing and planning solar power installations.
  • Leading the supply chain process including sourcing and ordering parts internationally and locally.
  • Conducting quality assurance of technical installations of both Daybreak’s team as well as the installations of our technical partners.
  • Directing, coordinating, and supervising the installations of solar power solutions; and
  • Training clients on the operation and optimal utilization of systems

Sales Engineering

  • Leading client conversations through emails, phone calls and in person meetings.
  • Performing energy audits on client sites.
  • Designing of PV systems (on grid, off grid, hybrid).
  • Developing sales proposals to drive the sales process.
  • Preparing and submitting tender documents (specifications, bill of quantities, drawings, etc.) and designs as per requirements.
  • Driving the full sales process from proposal drafting to contract execution; and
  • Working with the legal department in respect of all draft agreements in connection with your role.


  • Actively monitoring site performance and preparation of monthly reports for clients.
  • Resolving site issues remotely and through site visits; and
  • Ensuring customer satisfaction.
  • Serving as the first line of contact for any client complaints.


  • Implement standard operating procedures and HSE standards for solar installation work.
  • Review technological trends in the local and global energy sector.
  • Develop and coach technical staff.
  • Assist in market research and identify energy projects in Ghana.

Working condition

  • Approximately 30% of time shall be spent in office environments with the remaining time in the field.

1. Education: Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

2. Experience: A minimum of 5 years’ work experience in Electrical Engineering roles and managing large scale and industrial projects in the solar industry (preferred) or power industry.

3. Professional Membership: Preferably a professional engineer with NSE, COREN and engineering certifications

4. Language Proficiency: English.

5. Character:

  • Proven leadership experience
  • Self-motivated and demonstrate a sense of ownership with high level of commitment and the ability to thrive under pressure.
  • Good communication skills and ability to lead and work well in teams.
  • Highly organized with ability to manage multiple projects in parallel and prioritize competing demands, passion for renewable energy.
  • Attention to details and extraordinary oral and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to adapt, learn and grow with the company.
  • High level of integrity
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a group.
  • Highly organized with ability to manage multiple projects in parallel and prioritize competing demands, passion for renewable energy.

6.PMP Certification is a plus.

7.HSE certification is an advantage.

8.Flexible to travel domestically and internationally.

9.Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) – report writing and analysis.77

  • Opportunity to work in a forward-looking, innovative company, with international group of colleagues.
  • Unlimited career opportunities - depending on achievements and personal development.
  • A competitive salary and benefits package with long term prospect in a fast-growing company.

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.