AltGen Employment Services
5 May 2022
Kerk Street, Pofadder, Pofadder - Northern Cape, South Africa
Job Type
Market Related
Start Date
Renewable Energy
Job Location - Postal Code
Southern Africa
Contact Name
AltGen HR
Northern Cape


AltGen is on the hunt for an exceptional CSP Plant Manager to assist our client with the daily management of the Operations & Maintenance of the facility based in the Northern Cape. Our client is a well-known asset management company and responsible for Operations and Maintenance of several of the CSP facilities within energy assets globally positioned in the Renewable Energy Sector in North and South America, Spain, Algeria, and South Africa.

The ideal person for this awesome opportunity will have an engineering and/or industrial background and exhibits phenomenal skills and knowledge in the daily operations and maintenance of a Concentrating Solar Power facility, but more importantly, be a pragmatic leader who enjoys dealing with people!

If you are that person we are looking for, you will find yourself engaged with staff ensuring they are provided with world-class technical support, but as with any great Plant Manager, your role will be to ensure the facility is operated under the highest standards of Health and Safety, with optimum efficiency, applying good utility practices and operated within all applicable laws and regulations, especially within the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). The company culture is fun and vibrant yet highly driven, and they pride themselves on remaining agile in an evolving world of Renewable Energy!

Education Requirements

  • University Degree in Mechanical/Electrical/Chemical Engineering (Preferred)
  • National Diploma in Mechanical/Chemical Engineering (Ideally)
  • Matric Certificate (Grade 12)

Experience Requirements

  • 5 years post qualification operational experience of which at least 3 years should be in a management capacity within Operations & Maintenance of a Concentrated Solar Plant (CSP)
  • Experience on International Projects would be an added advantage


The below responsibilities highlight some key performance areas yet are not exhaustive:

  • Ensure the work place remains under the highest standards of Health and Safety, maintaining an attractive workplace
  • Ensure implementation of effective and economical operating methods and techniques and identify technology changes, which can be implemented to advance the same.
  • Submit the Annual Operating Plan and Annual Budget for approval.
  • Develop and ensure implementation of plans and procedures to achieve safe operation, optimum availability and operating efficiency of the power plant in respect of the environmental applicable requirements.
  • Keep updated guidelines and procedures.
  • Ensure and direct implementation of efficient and effective maintenance methods and techniques.
  • Encourage team members, provide guidance and promote staff development, develop a highly capable O&M team.
  • Analyze and study operating maintenance costs and take necessary measures as required.
  • Establish and ensure maintenance of effective monitoring and reporting systems.
  • Develop and comply with the H&S, maintenance and operation audit action plans.
  • Supervise Department heads and all functions related to plant operations and maintenance activities.


  • Power Plant Operations Management
  • Budget Management
  • Good People Management Skills
  • Strictly adhere, promote and ensure the enforcement of HSE rules and practices
  • Fully familiar with Plant hazards and Emergency scenarios
  • Safe and continuous operations of Plant
  • Highly proactive and self-motivated, capable of handling multiple tasks
  • Professional command of English and Afrikaans with exceptional reading, writing and communication abilities

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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