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Communications Engineering Associate

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Engineering, architecture
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent

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Job Summary

We are looking for dynamic, motivated, and passionate individuals to join our team!
PowerGen Renewable Energy is a micro-grid developer, implementer, and operator in East Africa, reshaping the prevailing rural electrification model in the region. PowerGen is building the energy system of the future using clean, renewable energy and smarter grids to deliver power to all.

As a Communications Engineer, you will play a critical role in keeping PowerGen’s customers connected across vast geographies in which we operate. You will coordinate with an international technology team to keep the company’s operations running smoothly with the best hardware, software, and firmware tools possible. You will report to the R&D Team Lead and work closely across the Technology, Engineering, and Customer Divisions to build the tools we use to serve customers across all countries in which we operate.

This role requires creative thinking about how established and new technologies can make a significant contribution to PowerGen’s mission of building the energy systems of the future in Africa. You will work with the R&D team to implement these ideas on PowerGen’s current and future grids in real time.



  1. Research, assess, pilot, and implement a reliable, robust, and cost-effective communications system for existing and future sites.
  2. Standardize communications systems design for microgrid assets, then test and deploy that design in a scalable way across all PowerGen markets. Support installation teams in deploying designs.

  1. Manage complex relationships with hardware vendors to ensure seamless performance between PowerGen's cloud management platform, on-site equipment, and customer user interfaces.
  2. Support PowerGen’s O&M and Customer Support teams to identify root causes of metering issues and prioritize solutions appropriately.
Research & Development

  1. Maximize the value of embedded sensor networks to optimize service and operational excellence.
  2. Test and implement tools that increase the efficiency and reliability of PowerGen’s sales, service, and delivery of electricity to customers in multiple countries.
  3. Identify, prioritize and track the evolution of key technical advances that arise across decentralized energy ecosystem.  Use those developments to continuously improve PowerGen’s existing tools.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Engineering, architecture
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required skills: Systems design; Research and development; User management and administration; Engineering; Electricity meters
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)