Sales engineer / engineering manager

Daystar Power Solutions

Job Summary

Daystar Power Group is a pan-African provider of solar power solutions, offering its systems on a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), fixed monthly fee lease or buy-out basis. All our solutions are accompanied by comprehensive maintenance services, to ensure the solutions run 365 days a year. We are currently operational in Ghana and Nigeria. We are looking to engage a competent and experienced Sales Engineer to drives new business opportunities in Nigeria to closure.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

Daystar Power Group is a pan-African provider of solar power solutions, offering its systems on a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), fixed monthly fee lease or buy-out basis. All our solutions are accompanied by comprehensive maintenance services, to ensure the solutions run 365 days a year. We are currently operational in Ghana and Nigeria.


We are looking to engage a competent and experienced Sales Engineer to drives new business opportunities in Nigeria to closure. 


Key Responsibilities

Sales Engineering

  • Leads client conversations through emails, phone calls and in person meetings
  • Performs energy audits on client sites.
  • Performs financial modelling and analysis
  • Develops sales proposals to drive the sales process
  • Drives the sales process from initial contact through contract closed
  • Works with legal department to draft sales contract and negotiate terms with client
  • Drives the sales process from proposal to getting a signed contract
  • Prepare and submit tender documents (specifications, Bill of Quantities, drawings, etc.) and designs as per requirements.


General

  • Develop standard operating procedures and continuous improvement
  • Develop and coach technical staff to meet the objectives of Daybreak Power Solutions Limited in Nigeria;
  • Introduce best-engineering practices in the company to ensure it is at the forefront of innovation and good management practices
  • Review technological trends in the local and global energy sector;


REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Masters in Business Administration required (Engineering Manager)
  • At least 3 years (5 years for Engineering Manager) of Engineering experience in the solar industry
  • Professional Engineering Certificate a plus
  • Prior experience creating financial models a plus
  • Work well in a team environment & have good communication skills
  • French language proficiency is an advantage
  • Flexible to travel domestically and Internationally


Working conditions

Approximately 30% of time shall be spent in an office environment. The remaining time shall be spent in the field.


Physical requirements

The Engineer shall be capable of lifting up to 20kg; stand for an extended period of time; work in outdoor environment.


Direct reports

This position may have Solar technicians directly report to them.


BENEFITS

  • Opportunity to work in a forward-looking, innovative company, with international group of colleagues;
  • Unlimited career opportunities – depending on achievements and personal development;
  • A competitive salary and benefits package with long term prospect in a fast growing company.

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