Engineering Manager, Telecom Solutions needed at CrossBoundary

4 weeks ago

Job title : Engineering Manager, Telecom Solutions

Job Location : Lagos

Deadline : March 06, 2024

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???????Who You Are

  • Engineer with an in-depth and broad understanding of design principles for hybrid power systems
  • Experienced power system modeler and analyst, with experience determining size, storage and system configurations for hybrid power systems
  • Self-starter who is passionate about clean energy and its potential to transform frontier markets in Africa
  • Entrepreneurial mind who is not afraid of exploring how new technologies can be used to optimize our work and enable us to create robust products
  • Capable of applying engineering principles to complex, bespoke problems that require creative thinking
  • Comfortable with ambiguity; you are effective in a fast-moving and complex environment that does not have a fixed rule book
  • Sound commercial judgement; independently assesses the most economical interventions and considers the long-term view when evaluating the costs and benefits of a potential solution
  • A systematic and highly organized project manager; takes personal accountability for tracking numerous activities across workstreams and driving them all to successful conclusion

Primary Responsibilities

  • Leading hybrid sizing, configuration and solution designs including optimal configuration of solar, thermal and storage seeking to optimize for lowest cost of energy (LCoE).
  • Recommend how to optimize battery storage solution design, given different storage technologies and associated tradeoffs
  • Produce preliminary design documentation including physical layouts, interconnection strategy, single line diagrams (SLDs), bills of quantities (BOQs), or solar production analyses (PVsyst)
  • Drive equipment, procurement, and construction contractors (EPCs), suppliers and subcontractor toward creative solutions that improve CBE’s product offering. Ensure various integrated components are compatible, and support with supplier contracting
  • Advise CBE’s construction mangers during project implementation on design review, network integration, and commissioning to ensure the end product meets customer requirements
  • Communicate conclusions of technical analyses clearly and concisely to diverse audiences, including those without deep engineering expertise
  • Focus the work of the design engineering team to prioritize tasks across workstreams, maintain excellent quality of analysis, and satisfy the requirements of the multiple project stakeholders
  • Draft installation and operations manuals to support solution’s optimal technical performance
  • Participate in new business development by preparing detailed technical inputs and assumptions for pricing, proposal materials and customer engagement
  • Advise business development colleagues during Energy Services Agreement (ESA) contract drafting and negotiations with technical analyses and contract inputs


Ideal candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Design and construction experience in thermal-hybrid solar PV or solar home systems, especially minigrids and nanogrids, with a top-tier firm
  • Deep understanding of battery storage technologies and design of storage solutions
  • Extensive knowledge of the state of play of the energy systems market and deep understanding of what’s possible’ in terms of technologies, systems, monitoring and controls
  • Experience project managing the delivery of complex engineering projects in African markets
  • Good commercial understanding of the solar IPP model including an understanding of project finance
  • Interest and understanding of the telecom or towerco industry

Required qualifications:

  • Master of Engineering degree
  • 2+ years’ work experience in either power systems engineering, electrical transmission/distribution networks, building electrical engineering, or electrical generation
  • Hybrid sizing, configuring and modelling experience HOMER (or similar) and/or self-built models
  • Understanding of the key components that form part of a hybrid solution
  • Solar PV
  • Battery storage
  • Backup diesel generators
  • In depth understanding of AC/DC electrical power systems, power electronics
  • Writes clearly, professionally, and with good command of the English language

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