Field Service Engineer & Technician

16 May, 2024
Application ends: 30 June, 2026
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Job Description

Our Client 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 their solutions are accompanied by comprehensive maintenance services, to ensure the solutions run 365 days a year. They are currently operational in seven countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Senegal, and Ivory Coast, and have recently launched in South Africa and Tanzania.
As a Field Service Engineer & Technician you will  to maintain and operate the client sites in Abuja & Kano. You will troubleshoot and repair PV inverters, commission new equipment, and increase customer satisfaction through quality service and professional behaviour. We are seeking hard working, motivated, and well-organised individuals with a focus on continuous improvement to exceed expectations.

You will

  • Actively monitors installed site performance and creates monthly report for client
  • Implementation of procedures for operating and maintaining Daystar Powers’ assets at specific client site
  • Collaborates with team members to ensure:
    • Minimum uptime of 99.5%
    • Operational site expenses with regards to diesel consumption, consumables and power from the grid is as per budget
    • Adherence of clients to contractually agreed operational procedures and operating times.
    • Billing and collections together with the finance department
    • Best-practice maintenance of assets, including diesel and gas generators, batteries, inverters and solar panels to maximize their life
  • Readily available to travel to various sites within Nigeria on a need basis
  • Ensuring best QHSE practices while on site

You have

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
  • A minimum of 3 years’ work experience in Electrical Engineering roles, preferably in the renewable energy or power industry, installing and / or maintaining solar systems
  • Self-motivation and demonstrate a sense of ownership with high level of commitment and the ability to thrive under pressure
  • Passion for quality of workmanship
  • Good communication skills and ability to lead and work well in teams
  • Discretion in dealing with sensitive information
  • High organisation skills with ability to manage multiple projects in parallel and prioritise competing demands, passion for renewable energy
  • HSE certification is an advantage
  • Flexibility to travel domestically and internationally
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office (Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint in particular)
  • Fluency in English both oral and written (B2-C1)

Their working environment

  • Approximately 5% of time shall be spent in office environments with the remaining time in the field
  • The Technician and Engineer shall be capable of lifting up to 20kg; stand for an extended period of time; work in outdoor environment

They offer

  • 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

*Note: By submitting your application, you accept that iWIA will conduct pre-employment screening such as reference and screening checks.