Hybrid Project Engineer – EDF South Africa

The Hybrid Project Engineer will support on all topics relating to Batteries and hybrid projects, as well as supporting on some tasks for the Wind and PV workstreams.

This includes works related to EMS solutions (named VPPOC and HPPC for EDF’s RMIPPPP project). The scope is described in more detail below.

Bid preparations and project closing

The Hybrid Project Engineer will play a key role in bidding, and bringing hybrid projects to financial close including:

• Definition of Employers Requirements

• Project Optimisation and value engineering

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• LCOE optimisation

• Analysis and interrogation of information, designs and pricing provided by contractors

• Supporting the procurement teams in contract negotiations, supplier due diligence, and lenders technical advisor support

• Completion of bid returnables to ensure optimal and compliant submissions

Hybrid Project Engineer

Implementation and Asset management:

After FC, the Project Engineer typically moves through with the project ensuring the design assumptions are implemented as planned and to spec:

• Detail design interrogation

• Ensuring the design is executed in accordance with the contracts in place, with the project specifications and in compliance with construction good practices, local rules and standards.

• Review of documentations arising from Subcontractors and other project stakeholders.

• Review all design, drawings, calculations, datasheets, procedure and documentation for the project provided under each Subcontracts as per Subcontractor’s document release schedule.

• Managing and reviewing BESS and hybrid installation and commissioning activities, including HPPC and VPPOC commissioning and tuning

• Management and reviewing of BESS and hybrid performance and testing (FAT, SAT)

• Supporting the implementation teams on construction related topics

• Adhering to EDFs project management framework and policy

• Developing lessons learnt and return on experience

Project development

During project development phases the Project Engineer will support the Study and Design Engineers on key topics:

• Conducting and reporting on site visits particularly in later stages of the projects to assist in value engineering process

• Conducting technical due diligence on prospective project acquisitions and external technical reports

• Providing strategic input on development strategies

• Assist in design assumptions for permitting and review cost inputs

General: Hybrid Project Engineer

Besides BESS specific tasks, the Hybrid Project Engineer will:
• Contribute towards EDF centre of excellence for storage, via knowledge base development and solid experience for BESS and all subsystems of various technologies.
• May be required to provide support for the Wind and PV work streams where needed, including in contract management, LCOE calculations, forecasting and ancillary services topics.
• This is a relatively new role within the team and it is expect to grow and adjust to the rapidly changing landscape of hybrid renewable projects in the region. The scope also includes working with and potentially supporting the Paris team or other subsidiaries on BESS and hybrid projects.

Within specific projects the Hybrid Project Engineer could be expected to, from time to time, assume various roles in the coordination of project bids in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, across various technologies including wind, solar and storage.


The Hybrid Project Engineer will report to the Head of Project Engineering and work closely with
the lead BESS and Hybrid Engineer.


The required candidate will have the following skills and experience:
▪ Graduate degree in the Engineering field, or similar;
▪ At least three years renewable energy work experience (utility-scale preferable);
▪ Strong technical understanding of batteries and experience in all project phases for hybrid projects;
▪ Ability to work independently;
▪ Strong technical acumen with excellent problem-solving abilities and good attention to detail;
▪ Excellent communication and presentation skills
▪ Ability to manage multiple and shifting priorities, with a strong focus on results and outcomes;
▪ Effective time management and ability to accurately judge appropriate quality level of deliverables;
▪ Ability to meet deadlines and manage stress effectively in high-pressure situations;
▪ Good documentation and communication skills in both oral and written English;
▪ Full competency in MS Projects, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.;
▪ Strong sense of discretion and confidentiality;
▪ Willingness to travel and a degree of physical fitness; Driver’s license.





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