Renewable Energy Systems and Equipment Engineer at Vicolan Appropriate Technologies

A start up appropriate technology company, operating in the fields of real estate development and mortgage banking, solar homes, renewable energy systems and deployment, smart home automation on LTE network, development of z-wave devices for smart homes, multi-city geo-coding and location-based services, mobile applications development and renewable energy systems design, optimization and development.

Job description

The scope of activities will cover the whole value chain, from energy resources and economics, to demand side energy modeling and management, distributed renewable electric power generation, combined heat and power systems, customer energy demand profiling, deployment and financial models for energy star appliances, end-use energy efficiency optimization, and the linkage strategies for integrating these solutions to sustainable quality housing estate development and financing. Additional markets niches will be in the areas of contract energy management for industries and commercial organizations, and the deployment of renewable power battery-driven refrigerators and freezers for residences and retail stores as well as LPG driven air-conditioning systems for residential and commercial buildings.


  • Market studies and analysis along the value chain identified above. Marketing strategy development and initial marketing management
  • Application of end-use methodologies and distributed energy concept for the optimization of sustainable and cost-efficient energy solutions for clients
  • Requirements discovery, specifications and documentation, including requirement details and system constraints, using approved international standards and appropriate regulatory and environmental guidelines.
  • Requirements analysis, system modeling and overall system architecture design for each client
  • System financial modeling and comparative technological and financial benchmarking of system options for clients.
  • Specific system/product market analysis, modeling, simulation, design, development management and product planning
  • Research, Design, Development, Optimization and Demonstration of a net-zero energy and grid-independent model home complete with optimized rainwater harvesting system.
  • Setting up of the international logistics structures and warehouses for the initial imports (and subsequent local assembly) of renewable energy driven refrigerators and freezers and the supporting renewable energy packs and controls for residential customers and retail stores as well as LPG-driven air-conditioning systems for residential and commercial clients. The starting markets for these refrigerators and freezers will be Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja, Port-Harcourt, Kaduna, and Kano. Other locations will be considered as the business expands.
  • Business planning, system design, equipment specifications, international procurement and quality validation for distributed biomass electrical power plants and distributed Solar PV power plants for captive power clients. The Solar PV plants will be for clients in Abuja, Kano and Kaduna while the combined heat and power biomass plants will be for clients in Lagos, Ibadan and Port Harcourt. Other locations will be considered as the business expands.
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned by the CEO.


Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Architectural Engineering with a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4-point system or 4.0 on a 5-point system
  • Successful completion of the NYSC
  • Sc. degree in Renewable Energy Technology with demonstrable expertise in Energy Demand Profiling, Energy Audits and Surveys, Demand-Side Energy Management, Solar PV Systems Design, and Engineering Systems Modeling and Optimization.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, MS Visio and MS Project. Programming skills in Visual Basic, Visual C/C#/C++ desirable. An additional post-graduate diploma in computer science will be a distinct advantage.
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills.

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