EM-ONE is a dynamic company in a scale up stage looking to further build our high-performance and impact-oriented team. We are a team of technology and engineering experts focused on accelerating the sustainable energy transition in West Africa. We leverage over a decade of experience providing end-to-end solutions in distributed energy systems – microgrids, energy storage systems and large-scale solar systems for utilities, C&I (commercial & industrial) and remote applications, smart electricity infrastructure, and powering healthcare.

To date, we have designed and built over 300 solar microgrids for energy access as well as for commercial & industrial applications. Our current focus in on expanding our impact across three business lines:

  1. Energy access and powering healthcare: Solar plus storage modular microgrids that range from 5 kWp – 5000 kWp
  2. Utilities, Commercial and industrial (C&I): Solar power plants, energy storage systems and advanced microgrids (interconnected minigrid) from 0.5 MWp – 100 MWp, ESS (MWh+)
  3. Smart Electricity Infrastructure: Smart grid infrastructure & technologies focused on grid modernization, grid stability, enabling renewable energy grid interconnection and charging infrastructure for e-mobility.

We have exciting and transformative projects lined up and it's time to bring in a new team member who is as motivated and excited about technology and making their mark on Africa’s energy transition as we are.

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Role & Responsibilities

The Engineering Manager, Sustainable Energy will be responsible for leading the engineering team and driving the development and implementation of EM-ONE’s sustainable energy projects. The individual should have approximately 10 years of relevant experience and will manage technical activities across the entire project lifecycle for projects in Nigeria and West Africa.

The successful candidate will be based out of Abuja, Nigeria and will report directly to the CEO and work closely with the Director, Sustainable Energy. The main responsibilities will include:

  • Leading and managing teams of engineers, including hiring, performance management, resource management, training and development
  • Overseeing the design and development of commercially and technical viable sustainable energy solutions, RFP responses and proposals preparation collaborating with the Business Development team taking value engineering, cost optimization and constructability into considerations.
  • Managing the testing and validation of solar energy systems and battery energy systems to ensure that they meet performance and safety standards.
  • Developing and implementing strategies to drive engineering innovation and continuous improvement. This should include process innovation on design, project engineering, construction management, commissioning, and O&M (Operations & Maintenance) to improve efficiency and quality.
  • Keeping abreast of industry trends and advances in solar energy generation, microgrid control systems and battery energy storage technology, and implementing innovative ideas and techniques and providing engineering support to project managers, project engineers and supply chain management team on planning upcoming & on-going projects
  • Providing technical leadership to the engineering teams, including evaluating potential new technology, commercial impacts of equipment operation and performance.
  • Effective reporting to CEO / Director Sustainable Energy for status of all engineering related works and contributing to business development, strategy, and corporate development.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams including business development, marketing, and operations to ensure successful business outcomes.


We are looking for an expert with a passion for building the team. The right candidate will enjoy working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.

  • At least 6 years of relevant experience working in engineering design, project engineering & project management experience in MW + solar power plants, energy storage systems, power substations & lines, and renewable energy grid Interconnections
  • At least 4 years in engineering management, team building, implementing systems and processes.
  • BS or MS degree in Engineering, preferably Electrical Engineering
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to effectively lead and manage a team
  • Experience with budget and resource management
  • Proactive nature, keen on attention to detail, self-directed and results-oriented
  • Ability to multi-task and manage numerous projects simultaneously
  • Well versed in Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • System level knowledge of state-of-the-art technology related to PV Modules, Energy Storge Systems, Grid tie inverters, Low Voltage AC systems, Renewable Energy Grid Interconnection
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial
  • Must be able to learn, understand and apply new technologies
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally


  • Solid social and environmental impact mission (sustainable energy + increasing renewables to accelerate the energy transition) – with a team passionate about what we do and how we do it.
  • The role is high impact - you will feel your direct impact to the company, to our mission and on our leadership team
  • We are an equal opportunities employer, and we operate with an anti-oppression mindset. We maintain awareness of and continue to be sensitive to structural oppression/privilege at work and in the communities we serve.
  • Salary range: competitive based on experience
  • Benefits: full range of health & dental; education allowance and learning & development experiences; generous paid sick days & vacation.