9 Jan 2022
Tsanstabane / Kgatelopele, South Africa
Job Type
R35K -R40K CTC per month
Start Date
March 2022
Renewable Energy
Southern Africa
Contact Name
Naydene Varnicker
Northern Cape


Our client is looking for an experienced Mechanical Supervisor to join their solar project team in the Northern Cape! If you have previous construction supervision experience in large industrial projects, this could be for you!

Additionally, you should have a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering along with 4+ years of experience in the construction field. Your working knowledge of engineering and construction-related processes as well as industry practices is superb and you are very precise and methodical in your approach to work. The ideal candidate can easily work under pressure while meeting deadlines and has strong planning and problem-solving skills. Your previous experience has also enabled you to read and interpret construction plans and specifications with no hassle. As the Mechanical Supervisor, your responsibilities will include ensuring tests and inspections are conducted, witnessed and documented in accordance with approved procedures, overseeing construction progress regarding project schedule and submitting weekly progress reports with recommendations based on technical reviews of project documents and field inspections, monitoring onsite construction and determining if construction elements are being installed, formed and carried out correctly, and ensuring projects are completed within the allocated timeframe.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to exceed the expectations of this role as you meet the requirements and experience, then apply now and let us know why you’re the perfect candidate!

Education Requirements

  • B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering or construction-related

Experience Requirements

  • 4+ years of experience in construction
  • Previous construction supervision experience in large industrial projects
  • Working knowledge of engineering and construction-related processes as well as industry practices


Your responsibilities include conducting technical inspections of mechanical work, overseeing construction contractor’s  quality control program, reviewing project drawings to ensure compliance, overseeing onsite construction and ensure construction elements are being installed, formed and executed properly, ensuring projects are completed within the deadline, and providing schedules and progress appraisal report to the site manager.


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Precise and methodical with your work
  • Good planning and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to read and interpret construction plans and specifications

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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