Company Description

E.ON Off Grid Solutions (EOGS) is a rural utility company which builds decentralised, container-based energy solutions. The company operates under the brand name Rafiki Power (Swahili for “Friendly Power”) in rural Tanzania and is engaged in developing and operating mini-grid projects to provide high-quality grid-equivalent electricity access in remote areas in Sub-Saharan Africa.

To date, the company has installed eight mini-grids and is providing clean and affordable energy to more than 900 household and business customers. Rafiki Power’s hybrid systems (solar PV & battery) are packed and standardised in recycled 20ft containers which also accommodate space for a local businesses and product sales. Together with partner organisations, Rafiki Power offers productive use trainings to ensure that the sold products are used efficiently in order to increase local incomes and transform rural village economics in the long-run. The company utilises its in-house developed technological software (AMMP: Advanced Mini-Grid Management Platform) for asset, grid and customer management. Being the key enabler for Rafiki Power’s operational efficiency and scalability, AMMP proves to be an essential key for long-term rural electrification.

Job description

We are looking for an Off Grid Engineer with a focus on practical implementation of renewable energy systems, to join us on our mission of providing clean energy through innovative technologies. The role includes:

  • Focus on developing standardized and customized modular off-grid electricity systems (PV-battery, PV-battery-diesel, and diesel-PV hybrid) with a focus on rural, off-grid markets
  • Detailed design of efficient and cost-effective power generation and distribution systems
  • Providing support with asset tenders, quote evaluation, and contractor management through to installation and commissioning
  • Providing engineering support to local operations team(s), in particular with respect to O&M processes for installed systems

At EOGS, fascinating work is the norm – every day brings new challenges and new learning. If you are a creative problem solver with a technical mindset, this is the role for you!


  • Good university degree in science or engineering OR Off Grid specialised Electrician
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience
  • Technical knowledge in energy systems, preferably involving solar PV, batteries & diesel as well as reticulation systems
  • Hands-on experience with electrical power systems or similar technical field required
  • Experience managing contractors and working with external parties
  • Ability to identify a problem and define adequate solutions independently
  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary, international team in multiple locations
  • Fluent in English, in speech and writing
  • Work experience in Sub-Saharan Africa preferred


  • Dynamic and flexible start-up environment
  • Working at our main office, at the E.ON :agile innovation hub in Düsseldorf, with travel to project locations in Africa
  • Subsidized food, free drinks and fruit

Please send your application and CV to:

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30 November 2017