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Civil Design Engineer (m/f/d) - Solar PV and Battery Storage (BESS)



Cape Town, South Africa
Posted on Monday, June 12, 2023

Civil Design Engineer (m/f/d) – Solar PV and Battery Storage (BESS)

  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Work experience
  • Technical occupations (other)
JUWI South Africa is part of the international JUWI Group, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies. Our business is focused on deploying the highest quality Solar Photovoltaic and Onshore Wind energy projects.
We offer Project Development (Wind & Solar), Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC), and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services for the transition to greater utilisation of sustainable energy globally and are also recognised leaders in off-grid hybrid solar-wind-thermal-storage energy solutions.
JUWI has successfully installed over 400MW in South Africa and over 5.5GW internationally. JUWI is listed in the top 10 solar EPC contractors globally. 


To strengthen our international engineering team, we are looking for a civil engineer who has already gained practical experience in the field of renewable energies. In addition to a multicultural environment, you will find a highly motivated team with experienced, but also aspiring colleagues who all share the same inspiration to make the world's energy supply more sustainable and environmentally friendly. If you are this person and have the required skills, do not hesitate and apply with us!
Primary Responsibilities
  • Responsible to manage and evaluate site studies in cooperation with 3rd parties such as Geotechnical Study, Hydrological Study, Topographical Study, Site characterisation (assessments), Pull out test.
  • Create design drawings and perform calculations for construction roads, trenches, foundations, piling, storm water management, cut and fill and drainage, etc.
  • Responsible for the review of tracker system / fixed tilt module mounting structure details and calculations
  • Responsible for the design and/ or review of solar plant facility foundations (e.g. inverter foundation, Battery storage container foundation detail, cable tray system, DCIB supporting structure etc.)
  • Responsible for reviewing Request for Proposals (RFPs) from Client
  • Responsible for the preparation of clarification list and BOM for Tender purposes
  • Reviews Vendor related documents and inputs per project requirement translating the contractual obligations into technical requirements and civil designs
  • Review of engineering and construction documentation from subcontractors
  • Compile specifications, scope of works and evaluate standards for civil works as part subcontracts
  • Scoping and analysing survey reports such as geotechnical reports, storm water management reports, topographic maps and other data to support project investigations
  • Ensuring contractors use sound construction methods, compliant materials and construct according to contract specifications through ad-hoc site visits
  • Provide time and cost estimates for materials, equipment, labour, etc. to support project feasibility evaluations
  • Review quotations/ proposals submitted by subcontractors for civil works execution
  • Interacting with internal and external stakeholders such as Project Management, Supply Chain, Construction, Consultants, Suppliers and Subcontractors to ensure compliant project execution.
  • Ensures that detailed designs are in accordance with project requirements, specifications and Standards in the country of implementation.
  • Flexible to cover and represent project engineering on behalf of the Project Lead to liaise with Stakeholders in and out of the Company in some occasions, if needed.
  • Accountable for inspection and reporting on construction activities in conformance with project drawings, specifications, schedules, procedures, quality requirements and safety standards in accordance with company procedures & processes, legislation, standards and industry best practise.
  • Ensuring contractual schedule and payment milestones are achieved, including preparation/ compilation of design packages.
  • Accountable for preparation and review of work procedures and QCP’s.

Your Profile

  • Civil Engineering degree
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience, in construction, power or electrical infrastructure projects, preferably in the renewable energies sector
  • Good communication skills
  • The candidate should have demonstrated the ability to work in matrix organizations and to operate and navigate within an international company
  • Ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Conversant with software tools as required for the position (e.g., Civil3D, ACAD, STAAD, Microsoft office tools, Inventor)
  • Willing to travel as required on occasion
Desirable Attributes
  • Experience of working within international teams
  • Good communication skills, both orally and in writing
  • Understanding of the relationship between technical and commercial project requirements

Benefits of working for juwi

Joining JUWI South Africa, you can expect a hybrid work policy, market related salary, performance-based bonus and contribution to medical aid. More so, there is the opportunity to work for an ISO 9001:2015 certified matrix organisation. Experiencing people, processes, ideas and thought patterns from a global perspective. You will be joining a collaborative environment where growth is common and in fact, is encouraged.
Become part of a team that realises leading solar, wind and hybrid projects worldwide. JUWI Global has a high level of commitment and passion for its vision of 100% renewable energy.

Start Date: April 2023


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