AltGen Africa
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    13 February 2024
    68 Bessemer Street, Wendywood, Sandton, South Africa
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    Solar PV & Wind
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    Eniele Roux


    Constructing a building is one thing, innovating designs that will change the future of energy generation is an entirely different beast to tame.

    Our client, leaders in construction within the renewable energy industry, is looking for their white whale. If you’re a Quantity Surveyor, with an enviable CV and are familiar with solar PV projects, consider yourself our Moby Dick.

    Key to this role is a complete understanding of every component of our client’s projects - the equipment itself, to the contract and management law that accompanies its use.

    This embedded knowledge and understanding would be suitably paired with a degree in Quantity Surveying, a PrQS or MRICS accreditation, and experience in the incrementation of civil, mechanical, electrical, and structural piping.

    In collaboration with the Project Managers of the various project sites, you will be responsible for performing budget validations and project forecasts, ensuring maximum profitability is achieved. Preparing cash flow, compiling monthly reports, and maintaining project management documentation such as PMPs, RMPs, SOWs, and RAMs will all be a regular part of your workflow.

    Ultimately, we’re looking for someone that can work autonomously, whilst simultaneously being able to run diverse, interdisciplinary teams.

    Tell us why you think you are a cut about the rest. Apply now!

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    Education Requirements

    • Degree or other professional qualification in Quantity Surveying
    • PrQS or MRICS accreditation

    Experience Requirements

    • 14+ years of experience in the renewable energy industry as a contractor or quantity surveyor
    • 4+ years of experience managing hybrid renewable energy projects
    • Extensive experience in the instrumentation of civil, mechanical, electrical, and structural piping
    • Strong understanding of contract law and commercial management standards
    • Proven experience in facilitating risk mitigation and the resolution of disputes
    • Proven successful track record managing diverse teams
    • Valid driver’s license


    As Quantity Surveyor, you would be required to enforce strict adherence to company and project procedures while championing ethical behaviour. In close collaboration with the Project Manager, you would additionally validate budgets and forecast project costs with meticulous attention to detail.

    Utilising your expertise in proactive management and commercial insight, you would ensure that maximum profitability is achieved. You would also be responsible for preparing and regularly updating cash flows, analysing sales and costs timing, and cultivating strong relationships with stakeholders.

    Your responsibilities would include compiling monthly reports as directed by the Commercial Manager, in which you would identify risks and opportunities within projects and the company. Furthermore, you would conduct monthly on-site evaluations to monitor labour, materials, plant, and equipment management. It will be your duty to ensure the timely submission and agreement of claims for recovery of loss and expense. Finally, you would be required to provide mentorship and guidance to junior employees while handling any ad hoc duties assigned to you.


    • Must be computer literate – able to make use of MS Office package
    • Negotiation and supervisory capacity
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Commercial and contract management

    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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