Renewable Solar PV Design Engineer / Estimator Job in Nigeria

 Energy Talent Company is building the future of renewable energy. At Energy Talent Company, we provide world-class talent solutions that empower people and companies in Africa’s energy sector. Through our talent training program and elite talent program, we train, vet and out-hire the best solar energy professionals.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Renewable Solar PV Design Engineer / Estimator

Location: Lagos

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • A driven Renewable Design Engineer / Estimator for conceptual design of solar developments and detailed design of solar projects. The conceptual design will involve collecting preliminary site information, performing site layouts, and iterating different technology cases /scenarios to optimizing energy output of the solar PV power plant.
  • Successful Candidate will be responsible for electrical calculations and designs, preparation of bill of materials, Project Cost estimate, detailed construction designs, as-built drawings, RFI, RFQ, and.
  • In this role, you will also work closely with our sales and project execution team.

Specifically, the position will involve some or all of the following:

  • Design solar solutions for projects – Mini-Grid, Roof Tops, etc.
  • Provide cost estimate for projects based on prepared design, drawing and BOQs.
  • Preparing SLD, Site Layout
  • Performing electrical calculations (cable sizing, Breakers, Grounding studies)
  • Materials / Equipment selection – Cables, Inverters, charge controllers, ESS, transformers, ATS, etc.
  • liaise with suppliers / vendor / OEM for favorable quote


  • Design of electrical panel – LV/MV Panels – synchronization panel, combiner box
  • Creating electrical single-line diagrams, panel schedules, or connection diagrams for solar electric systems, using computer-aided design (CAD) software
  • Performing PVsyst modeling.
  • Developing flawless designs conduit and wire scheduling, routing and equipment plans.
  • Executing designs that adhere to grid compliance and permitting requirements
  • Compiling detailed bills of materials based on system specifications
  • Coordinating with management team to develop complete proposal packages
  • Working with business development, project and installation teams to meet client’s needs and internal design standards.
  • Travel to project site as required and requested to support assignments on projects and overall office needs;
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering / Renewable Energy Engineering. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Excellent written & verbal communication skills. Previous internship and/or related consulting experience (preferred).
  • Candidates must have sound experience with the following:
  • Minimum of 8 - 10 years of professional experience performing solar engineering design (required).
  • Electrical distribution systems at 11kV and 33kV power levels
  • Able to perform Electrical calculations.
  • Knowledge of electrical design theory and concepts.
  • Knowledge of IEC, NEC Code and AC/DC Design Theory.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others towards resolving design or drawing issues as appropriate and to accomplish objectives.
  • Ability to independently complete required design
  • Ability to independently perform power optimization studies using PVsyst to meet client requirements or propose feasible options for any given site.
  • COREN Certification is an added advantage.

Software Requirements:

  • AutoCAD - expert level - at least 7 years hands-on drafting experience
  • PVsyst at advance level and knowledge of other PV design software preferred (Homer, PVCase, Helioscope, Helios 3D, SunDAT, or PVMega).
  • ETAP
  • Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, project)

N500,000 - N700,000 Monthly.

Application Closing Date
30th July, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV to: using the Job Title as the subject of the email.