Project Engineer – Power Leone 2022-04-21T14:27:40+00:00

Project Engineering Intern – Power Leone

Power Leone is the Sierra Leone subsidiary of Energicity Corp, the leading West African off grid minigrid company with 1.7 MW in operations or under contract.

Power Leone’s parent company, Energicity currently has operations in Sierra Leone- where it won a highly competitive government tender to Energicity is the leading West African off-grid minigrid company, with 1.7 MW in operations or under contract, powering families and communities with affordable, reliable, and scalable energy services so they can thrive. Energicity is a fast-growing company backed by investors from the United States and offers a mission driven, fun, and always rigorous work environment with significant opportunities for training and development as well as professional growth.

We are looking for a great Project Engineering Intern excited to get experience with Renewable Energy and energy access. Please  send your CV and cover letter to with Power Leone Project Engineer Role as the subject.

Duties of the Project Engineer include:

  • Responsible for engineering of projects for Energicity SL solar microgrid and grid connected and stand alone solar systems
    • Drafting plan sets and completing Bill of materials for projects
    • Supporting onsite construction of PV system mounting and electrical installation
    • Run energy models for final sizing of projects
    • Electrical sizing and design of systems including but not limited, PV string sizing, wire sizing, module layout, inverter and charge controller selection
    • Mechanical design of BSE racking systems and working with local machine shop for production of racking structure components
    • Results:
      • Complete documentation for every project
  • Project Development Support
    • Modeling and sizing of new projects
    • Preliminary cost estimation during development of projects & contract negotiation
    • Results:
      • Standard procedures implemented for construction of PV systems, grid construction, and SCS charging stations
      • On time delivery of 75% of projects by Dec 2016;
      • Implement continuous improvement into construction procedures and metrics for reduction of cycle time in implementation.
  • Other duties
    • Aid in performance analysis for design improvements of PV systems
    • Identify new suppliers and participate in testing and qualification of new equipment

Requirements of the role:

  • Ability to draft in Autocad or other equivalent CAD software
  • Familiarity with excel and/or programming for modeling
  • Expertise in structural engineering with minimum basic understanding of major power engineering concepts or expertise in electrical engineering with a basic understanding of mechanics
  • Bachelors of Science in Engineering in Mechanical, Civil, or Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • Familiarity with photovoltaics (PV) systems a plus
  • Hands on work with electrical or mechanical construction a plus