Service Engineer Job at Husk Power Energy Systems Nigeria Limited

Husk is one of the world’s leading rural energy providers. We provide low-cost and reliable power to rural households and businesses, entirely from renewable energy sources. Powering economic possibilities in every village is at the heart of everything we do.

We design, build and operate the lowest cost hybrid (solar and biomass) power plant and distribution network in India and Africa. To date, Husk has provided electricity to over 15,000 homes and business, reducing 95,000 tonnes of CO2. Our aim is to provide 30MW of power to 225,000 customers by 2025, and save 350,000 tonnes of CO2 each year.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Service Engineer

Job Location: Lafia, Nasarawa (with 20% in HO, Abuja).
Position Type: Full-Time

Role Summary

  • This is a great opportunity to be part of a growing business, take ownership and be responsible for giving service to 8+ plants. In this role you will be responsible for all plant Operations and Maintenance for these plants and report to the O&M Manager.

Key Responsibilities

  • Daily Monitoring of HMGs at Meters and System Portal.
  • Ensure smooth operation of plants and meters.
  • Health Checkup and Maintenance of Plants.
  • Train site electricians on operations and maintenance of system.
  • Resolve Customer issues as per Standard of Operations.
  • Initiate tickets to OEMs and follow up for early rectification.
  • Maintain event log at HMG plants
  • Ensure Customer connections as per guidelines and regulations.

Plant Operations:

  • Play a key role as a member of the Mini Grids O&M team to plan and monitor the day to day running of the plants to ensure smooth progress.
  • Understand and manage sites’ performance to key performance metrics.

Asset Management:

  • Ensures completion of technical documents; grid outages, onsite equipment problems, log entries, site visitation; safety and environmental inspections.
  • Maintain daily, weekly, monthly and yearly equipment healthiness checklist; Preventive maintenance planning; Shutdown planning; Daily reading logbook etc.

Great Career Progression Opportunity:

  • Successful Service Engineer have the potential to progress to an Area Service Manager and a Senior Management role with greater responsibility and compensation within 36-48 months.

Does this sound like you?

  • You have a technical background with an understanding of electrical engineering (minimum education requirement: Diploma in Electrical Engineering)
  • You have 5+ years of experience (Infrastructure and Telecom industries preferred) and are solutions driven
  • You have 2+ years of experience managing a team of 5+ people and are hands-on while being able to take initiative to quickly resolve issues.
  • You build great relationships and are a strong verbal communicator (English & Hausa preferably)
  • You are a problem solver and can identify electricity-related faults and proffer solutions swiftly.
  • You have a track record of resilience and leadership in periods of uncertainty and volatility
  • You have a learning mindset and are keen to deliver hands-on solutions in the field
  • You can also ideally execute based on direct instruction and under guidance from other members of the team.
  • You have no issues working in (and living around) rural Nigeria and in a fast-paced, dynamic start up environment.


  • You are driven to support the delivery of business growth in a new market.
  • You are an effective planner and have a strong orientation to process
  • You building strong relationship built on trust, and are a strong verbal communicator
  • Most importantly, candidate must fit company spirit where people work smart, play hard, have fun and are dedicated to success.

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