Employment Opportunity – Sales Engineer (Off Grid Solar)

Please note that this opportunity has been re-advertised. New application deadline is February 11th 2018. 

Power Providers is currently looking for a Sales Engineer to join the Power Providers sales team. We are inviting applicants from both Tanzania as well as abroad.

About Power Providers

Power Providers is one of the leading renewable energy providers in Tanzania. Power Providers was established in 2007 in order to develop an energy specific market niche. With over ten years of experience, a range of internationally recognised best-brand products and a well-established support structure, we are well positioned to offer flexible, reliable energy solutions that are uniquely tailored to the requirements of customers across Tanzania.

Power Providers employs skilled professionals who are trained to understand the unique energy needs of each customer we work with, and who specialize in designing and installing specific solutions for each of our clients. In addition, Power Providers employs highly motivated support staff in order to run a smooth operation. All employees at Power Providers strive to create a fun, hard-working, and results-oriented environment. Power Providers aims to be an equal opportunity employer that promotes an inclusive workplace.

The position

The Sales Engineer will be part of our sales & marketing team. As a Sales Engineer you will engage with our potential clients and work together on the process of data collection, data analysis, design requirements and quotation. Your focus would be on our larger systems (think about a dollar value of individual systems between $20.000  and $200.000).

Examples of the typical clients for our larger systems are an off-grid lodge which wants to decrease their generator runtime by using solar power or a hospital which wants a backup system to prevent the frequent power outages.   

You will need to have/gain a good technical understanding of the systems we install:

  • Solar Power Systems
  • Solar Water Heating
  • Solar Water Pumping
  • Back-up Systems
  • Generators

The job will involve significant amount of travel to the sites of our clients (which are luxury lodges, however, also remote hospitals). You are also expected to be networking at conferences/events, build upon our existing relationships as well as developing new relationships.

Aside from engaging with potential clients you are also expected to stay involved in the whole process from moment of initial contact to final payment after installation. As such this job involves interaction with our design engineer and our logistics, accounts and operations departments.



Power Providers is looking for a Solar Engineer with sound experience with the design and installation of off-grid solar power systems

  • Several years of experience in sales, design or installation of commercial scale off-grid solar power systems
  • At least a bachelor degree in engineering or a related qualification
  • Being a natural networker with good interpersonal skills
  • Able to report digitally in a structured and timely manne
  • Good knowledge and skills in Microsoft Excel / Microsoft Word
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • A driving license

People with the following qualifications get bonus points:

  • An established network of potential clients
  • Experience with sales/design of generators and solar water heaters
  • Good spoken and written Swahili


The package which Power Providers offers includes:

  • a salary in line with your qualifications and experience complemented with an attractive sales bonus
  • working in an enthusiastic, driven and inspiring work environment
  • lunch and limited medical cover


Applicants are invited to submit their application by completing the following two steps:

Please note that:

  • All candidates who fill out the application form will receive a response
  • Applications which are sent by regular mail (post) will not be considered
  • Professional certificates, certificates of service and references should be available upon request
  • Applicants who only sent an e-mail (and did not fill out the application form) will not be considered

The deadline for submission is February 11th 2018. Interviews will be scheduled the following weeks.

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