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    7 February 2024
    252 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa
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    Solar & Wind
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    Renewable Energy
    Job Location Postal Code
    Western Cape
    Contact Name
    Lebohang Nkupane


    To save us some time and you from experiencing any disappointment, please note that you WILL NOT be considered for this role if you do not have renewable energy experience.

    You do? That’s fantastic, then keep reading.

    Our client boasts a global portfolio of almost 1.5 GW of renewable energy projects. They are looking for someone with extensive wind, steam, and thermal experience to act as the middleman between the board and the engineers on the ground. This role involves overseeing each and every moving part of the plant operations.

    You’ll need 8+ years of experience in a leadership/management role on a utility-scale onshore wind plant and experience setting up control room systems.

    Your primary responsibility would be to manage and maintain the DSC/SCADA and cyber security requirements of the plant. Like captain Kirk at the helm of the Enterprise, you would be responsible for communicating, managing, and reporting on the performance of the various departments and levels of management in the plant. Implementing and developing Annual Operating Plans and ensuring compliance with various industry policies and regulations will also fall within your jurisdiction.

    This role requires you to act as legal, financial, and operational advisor, enforcer, and innovator.  Making sure that all plant operations remain on the right side of the law according to acts at OHS Act 16.2, whilst simultaneously nurturing clients, and minding the books is just a taste of the operations that you’ll be optimising. If you are someone who wants to take on more responsibility and leapfrog your career trajectory with a major heavy weight globally – this is your chance.

    Captain your own ship, apply now and embark on a journey in which the value of your leadership ability will recognised.

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    Education Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in electrical or mechanical engineering
    • Post graduate qualification or master’s degree is preferred

    Experience Requirements

    • 8+ years’ experience in a leadership/management role at a utility-scale on-shore wind or solar plant (wind experience preferable)
    • Experience with OPEX and CAPEX budgeting systems
    • Systems engineering experience is advantageous
    • Previous wind and solar PV experience


    The role encompasses various responsibilities across reporting, strategic support, operational and health & safety management, people management, financial oversight, commercial activities, stakeholder relations/compliance, systems engineering, information technology, performance analysis, and power and plant engineering.

    This includes assisting with board pack preparation, monitoring asset performance against KPIs, providing strategic input, managing annual operating plans and budgets, ensuring compliance with policies and systems, overseeing health and safety, managing staff planning and recruitment, maximizing shareholder value, supporting commercial negotiations, and maintaining stakeholder relations.

    The position also involves leading and directing functions related to systems engineering, information technology, and power and plant engineering, with a focus on asset management, performance analysis, and engineering systems. Additionally, the role entails overseeing grid code planning, technical scoping, procurement, and supporting business development initiatives.


    • Conversational Afrikaans is an advantage
    • Strong interpersonal skills

    Who Is AltGen?

    We offer recruitment, consulting and employment services with a focus on recruitment for renewable energy and sustainability jobs across the globe. AltGen is a renewable energy recruitment agency with offices in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Kenya, Mauritius, and the United Kingdom, 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 renewable energy and sustainability industry. We operate throughout the world and are rapidly expanding.

    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 | Wheeling | Energy Trading | ESG | Sustainability | Carbon Management.

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