Puma Energy seeks a Solar Technical Coordinator

Solar Technical Coordinator

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Solar Technical Coordinator

  • Post Date:July 11, 2023
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  • Career Level Coordinator
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 3-5 Years
  • Industry Engineering
Job Description

Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Time Type: Full time
Job Requisition ID: R-011591

Main Purpose:

Responsible for supporting the projects team with engineering and technical support for all solar/hybrid projects globally.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Quality Management System Compliance

  • Comply and support the Quality Management system in all aspects of your role.
  • Adopt and implement the principles of continuous improvement in all aspects of your role.
  • Ensure the awareness of customer requirements (internal & external) are promoted throughout the business.
  • Review, monitor and provide feedback on the effectiveness of the quality management system.
  • Engage, support and continuously improve communication processes that support the quality management system and provide positive outcomes for the business, customers and key stakeholders.

Workplace Health & Safety

  • As a worker;
    • Take reasonable care and personal responsibility for your own health and safety
    • Take reasonable care that your acts or omissions do not adversely affect the health and safety of other persons
    • Comply, so far as you are reasonably able, with any reasonable instruction and training that is given
    • Co-operate with any reasonable policy or procedure relating to health, safety or environment at the workplace that has been notified to you
    • Attend and actively participate in consultative arrangements such as toolbox talks and risk assessments
    • Ensure vigilance and awareness of your workplace to ensure that any hazards, incidents, accidents or near-hits are reported to your supervisor.
    • Use machinery and equipment (including personal protective equipment-PPE) only in accordance with the procedures and training provided to you.
    • Be familiar with evacuation and emergency procedures and the location of first aid and fire equipment.
    • Ensure your activities do not cause, or are not likely to cause, environmental harm
    • Minimise waste; separate reusable and recyclable materials from the general waste stream, use bins provided.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Required to work with the Project team to design and evaluate PV Projects and Engineering for tenders and/or customer proposals (solar PV and hybrid systems), as per international standards including:
    • Civil and Electro-Mechanical engineering:
      • Design and evaluation of layouts for PV plant, SLDs, Distribution Boards and HSE.
    • Sizing Calculations:
      • Solar Sizing (load analysis), DC, AC Cable sizing, Tray sizing, Battery Sizing.
      • Execute Load and Shading analysis and evaluate the impact on Energy prediction of the Plant.
    • Hybrid energy systems:
      • Design and evaluation of hybrid systems (Solar/Battery/Genset/Grid).
    • Bill of Materials:
      • Preparation and evaluation of Detailed Bill of Materials, Project costing and economic analysis.
      • Cost Estimation of Pre-Awarded & Post-Awarded Project.


  • Support the Projects team in preparing/reviewing /following up the project program and obtaining information required for satisfying design, procurement and construction requirements.
  • Create, execute and evaluate tenders and RFPs.
  • Select the required components in the most commercial and cost-effective way. Review the design prepared by contractors/consultants as:
    • Construction Engineering Designs such as detail and assembly drawings, design Calculations, Physical Layouts following the mentioned design expertise.
    • Civil and Electro-Mechanical engineering, hybrid system designs and quotations.
    • Electrical Testing and inspection documents.
    • Detailed Bill of Materials, Project costing.


  • Coordinate project execution activities to ensure that projects are implemented within budget and schedule and project site is controlled and managed per internal standards.
  • Through project coordination meetings and other means, monitors progress against project schedules and budgets.
  • Follow up on action plan derived from construction contract dispute resolution meetings.
  • Provide technical assistance, instruction and training to team members
  • Continue to own the project through commissioning and handover


  • Review proposals, keeping track of project finance and costing, highlight deviation



  • Candidate must possess at least Diploma/Higher/Graduate Diploma/Bachelor Degrees in Electrical engineering


  • Minimum of 3 years of proven and progressive engineering and/or project execution experience.
  • Experience in solar and energy projects (battery, hybrid, distributed energy)
  • Experience in grid transmission lines and electrical codes
  • Experience in thermal (gas, diesel etc) would also be beneficial
  • Cost estimation experience


  • Fluent English: Fluent written and oral communication skills.
  • Intermediate Spanish: Would also be beneficial
  • Advanced knowledge of: AutoCAD, MS Office, PV Syst, Helioscope, HOMER
  • Ability to execute several projects simultaneously.
  • Setting up new systems and processes


  • Getting things done
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Design Engineering Skills
  • Team player
  • Flexible and pragmatic
  • Customer meetings and technical discussions

Key Relationships and Department Overview:


  • Solar Project & Operations Manager
  • Solar commercial teams
  • Solar Executive Director
  • Puma construction and operations team


  • Third party vendors
  • Contractors
  • Service providers
  • Customers
  • Regulators