Application Engineer Verfied

R 660 000 per annum Not Specified more than 14 days ago 20-02-2024 9:08:48 AM
12-03-2024 9:08:48 AM

Application Engineer


Western Cape


R660 000 TCTC


SMA Group is setting the standards today for the decentralized and renewable energy supply of tomorrow. SMA’s portfolio contains a wide range of efficient PV and battery inverters, holistic system solutions for PV and battery-storage systems of all power classes, intelligent energy management systems and charging solutions for electric vehicles and power-to-gas applications.


Serving as a technical product specialist for the SMA utility product portfolio and assisting customers with technical questions.
Analyse system specifications and requirements, review and /or propose suitable utility system designs and technical feedback to contribute to the development of the utility sales pipeline.
Review customer and utility interconnection requests and help select the right products and services
Contribute to the creation of Sales materials, to be used by sales staff during meetings with existing and new potential clients
Conduct competitor analysis and provide technical argumentation to successfully compete against the analysed products and/or solutions. Contribute to the development of marketing material by creating value propositions for SMA utility solutions.
Attend industry conferences and trade shows if necessary
Take the technical lead on all headquarter-related technical topics and provide feedback and guidance to the MEA application engineers.
Set up and manage Application Engineering calls with the MEA application engineers.
Take technical lead of the localized SMA Engineering services and ensure all solutions proposed meet regional requirements and function as per SMA requirements.
Together with the regional head of sales, Sales, and Managing Directors provide technical guidance to ensure mid to long-term sales developmental goals align with utility product portfolio capabilities.
Creation of offer and tender documentation
Assisting the senior sales team with preparing quotations and technical design and project proposals for all SMA products and assisting the sales team with technical questions
Participate in regular customer calls, operations and sales meetings or site visits as
Act as technical lead for the regional application engineers to ensure they are fully capable of handling all string and low voltage connected grid-tied and storage customer requests.
SMA representative in utility and municipal working groups for grid codes
Assist in detailed model development for customer-specific Hybrid / Storage projects using PVSyst/Matlab/Homer
Assist LSS team on regional projects
Assist the Repowering team on regional projects
Assist Engineering Services teams on regional projects


7+ years experience as an Application Engineer
BTech or Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
Extensive knowledge of various Solar PV software (PVSyst, Homer….)
Familiarity with CAD software
Sales and marketing experience a plus
Ability to handle client and customer issues tactfully and professionally.

Recruiter: DAV