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Design Engineer

Husk Power Systems

Husk Power Systems

Software Engineering, Design
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024
Company Description

Husk Power Systems (“Husk”) is an award-winning clean energy company serving rural India and Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2023, it was named “World’s Best Challenger Brand” in the energy industry and is a 3-time Global Cleantech 100 company. The company’s AI-powered rural energy platform provides 24/7 renewable power to rural households, commercial customers, institutions, and small factories. It also delivers a range of other products and services, including e-commerce and credit financing of branded appliances for home and commercial use, as well as community-based solutions for e-mobility and the agricultural value chain. Husk’s mission is to supercharge economic growth and social well-being in rural communities that are unserved and underserved.

Husk Values

Honesty and Integrity; Act with discipline and integral to your job; Respect each other; Respect Human rights within our responsibility and contractual obligations. Frugal Innovation, Quality and Reliability; Respect for environment, health, and safety. Excellence as an attitude; We shall align perception to a common understanding of performance rating and measures., We > I, Fail Fast and Learn Faster Continuous Learning.

Husk is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes all applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, or religion. Husk is committed to improving gender balance within its teams in Nigeria and globally. Female candidates are therefore highly encouraged to apply even if not all requirements are met.


Husk offers flexible working conditions with employee benefits that are in line with global best practices. These include clear career growth planning, transparent annual review processes that are gender inclusive, maternity, and paternity leave, gender-inclusive workplace conditions, family health insurance, and frequent training to assist the employees to grow in and to the next roles. Husk does not believe in micromanagement and encourages its employees to have a healthy work-life balance hence giving them the freedom to manage their workload to be compatible with their life.

Job Description

Position Name: Design Engineer

Division / Function: Engineering

Location of the Job: Abuja, Nigeria

Reports to: Director - Hardware and Firmware with a dotted line to VP, Engineering and Innovation

Role Summary

Husk is seeking a Design Engineer to join the Engineering team in Nigeria. This individual will play an integral role in providing support to the Engineering Design Team in ensuring the effective, efficient, and timely implementation of all engineering design inputs for HMGs, and C&I installations. We are looking for someone who has the willingness and enthusiasm to grow and learn the technicalities around electrical design and understands the need and use of technology (and its application) in the design of power installations.

The individual should also be passionate about contributing to solving one of Nigeria’s most critical challenges – the energy access deficit.

Key Responsibilities


  • Play a key part as a member of the Engineering Team in systems sizing, design, and analysis.
  • Demonstrate ethics and professionalism.
  • Support the optimization of various Husk NG activities to ensure best practices are entrenched towards more efficient processes.
  • Assist in documenting and developing industry best practices, standards and guidelines.
  • Research, document and comply with local and national code requirements in project jurisdictions.

Engineering Design

  • Create, review, and modify drawing sets and technical inputs in AutoCAD and other custom software tools.
  • Work closely within the larger Engineering Team to promptly deliver system designs.
  • Support Engineering and Installation Teams with surveys and feasibility assessments.
  • Complete electrical and structural designs for projects and other design submissions.

Business Support

  • Coordinate with site assessors, project managers and sales teams to complete designs’ meeting customers’ expectations within set deadlines.
  • Create bill of quantities (BOQ), bill of materials (BOM) as per design and support the specification of components for the procurement process.
  • Provide quality inputs and installation support where required during the construction phase.
  • Other duties may be assigned from time to time.


Required Skills And Attributes

  • Graduate from a leading institution with a related degree in engineering or sciences. Post-graduate degree and/or related professional qualifications are added advantage.
  • Have basic knowledge of general electrical designs and interpretation of electrical drawings.
  • Familiarity with relevant software including AUTOCAD, HOMERPro, Odyssey, PVSyst, etc.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills are required.
  • A clearly defined strategic thought process and a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent people skills, able to manage, motivate, and discipline if necessary.

Additional Information

Location and Travel

  • This role is based in Abuja, Nigeria
  • Will be required to travel to rural areas and plant sites.


  • NGN200,000 to NGN300,000, based on experience.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply.


This description indicates the general nature and level of the qualifications and duties required of employees in this job classification, as well as the essential functions a person must be able to perform to do this job. It is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Husk Power Energy Systems and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and make employment decisions on the basis of merit and business need. We hire without consideration of race, colour, religion, citizenship, political activity or affiliation, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex or gender, or any other basis protected by law.