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    10 Jan 2023
    9 Adderley Street, Foreshore, Cape Town, South Africa
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    Solar PV
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    Renewable Energy
    Job Location Postal Code
    Western Cape
    Contact Name
    Heinz Schoeman-Struwig


    This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and technically competent Electrical Team Leader. Be part of one of the world’s largest operating CPV facilities! This is your chance to grow your career and skillset in Solar PV while taking your professional reputation to the next level in the green energy market in South Africa…

    The ideal candidate will hold a Registered Electrician Trade Certification as well as a N6 Diploma in Electro-Mechanical with at least 7 years of experience in related fields. You need to have extensive experience in the installation, operating and fault finding of LV (DC and AC) and MV electro-mechanical/mechanical primary equipment and control gear. You should have good knowledge of LV and MV switchgear, transformers as well as cables. Prior experience with high voltage (132 kV) equipment, operation and maintenance will be extremely useful. You must also have a thorough understanding of O&M practices for a renewable energy power plant with excellent leadership and organizational skills forming part of your main characteristics.

    The primary responsibilities of the Electrical Team Leader will involve the inspection, operation, maintenance, supervision, and safety of the infrastructure of the facility and field personnel. You will be responsible for the supervision of all O&M functions and SCADA monitoring of the plant and staff. You will also be responsible for coordinating and implementing all electro-mechanical systems and operation and maintenance, as well as overseeing the planning and development of all resources required to deliver a timeous implementation of operation and maintenance activities. This will include parts, tools and labour required to ensure that the daily work mandates are completed in a timely manner as well as in accordance with operational and maintenance procedures and guidelines. As a leader, you will ensure that the team works safely and is complying with appropriate risk assessments and permits to work. You will be responsible for team briefings and induction activities surrounding work protocols, safety and ensure messages are understood by all concerned parties to ensure that safety standards and procedures developed are always adhered to.

    This is a seriously lucrative opportunity to grow your career, apply now if it sounds like the perfect move!

    Education Requirements

    • Registered Electrician Trade Certification
    • N6 Diploma in Electro-Mechanical

    Experience Requirements

    • 7+ years’ experience in associated fields
    • Experience in the installation, operating and fault finding of LV and MV electro-mechanical equipment and control gear
    • Knowledge of LV and MV switchgear, transformers and cables
    • Experience with HV equipment, operation, and maintenance
    • In-depth understanding of O&M practices


    Responsibilities include the operation, maintenance, coordination, and supervision of the overall O&M functions of the electro-mechanical system and SCADA monitoring of the plant, co-ordinating and performing all aspects of electro-mechanical systems operation and maintenance, overseeing the planning and scheduling of all resources required to deliver quality execution of operations and maintenance aspects, leading and guiding teams in carrying out the operation and maintenance within the plant, ensuring that the team works safely and is complying with appropriate risk assessments and permits to work as well as executing all team briefings and induction activities regarding protocols, safety measures and ensuring that all team messages are relayed and understood in a timeous manner.


    • Excellent planning and organisational skills
    • Self-driven and excellence-orientated work approach
    • Proficient in relevant software
    • Outstanding eye for monitoring and measuring
    • A logical mindset with reasoning capabilities

    Who Is AltGen?

    We offer recruitment, consulting and employment services with a focus on recruitment for renewable energy and environmental jobs in South Africa and Africa at large. AltGen is a renewable energy recruitment agency based in Cape Town which focuses on developing careers for individuals in our niche space.

    With an experienced and passionate team with over 100 years of combined experience, AltGen plays an integral role in the South African renewable energy and sustainability industry. We operate throughout the African continent in both anglophone and francophone regions and are rapidly expanding globally. With entities in South Africa, Kenya, and Mauritius, we have a direct impact on the continental energy industry.

    Our recruitment agency focuses on jobs in: Solar | Wind | Renewable Energy | Biogas | Biomass | Energy Management | Energy Efficiency | Green Buildings | Green Tech | Photovoltaics | Solar Thermal | Energy Storage | Battery Systems | Off-grid | Hydro | CSP | CPV | IoT | AI | AgriTech | FinTech | Green Hydrogen

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