AltGen Africa
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    10 July 2024
    6 Barry Avenue, Rosebank, Cape Town, South Africa
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    Western Cape
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    Lebohang Nkupane


    We’re looking for a Senior O&M Engineer with experience in the wind industry. You would provide support on primary and secondary plant operations and maintenance.

    With over 1GW of renewable energy projects currently in operation, our client is one of the biggest players in the African energy game. They are looking for a senior engineer with BEng in Electrical Engineering and with 5-7 years of experience in offering specialised technical assistance to Technical Shared Services teams and on-site personnel across multiple operational assets. As our ideal candidate, your commercial and technical skills have been honed through your extensive experience with primary and secondary plants, engaging with high-calibre stakeholders and suppliers with ease. To top it all off, you are fantastic at interpreting and managing contracts, turbine supply, EPC, and O&M agreements.

    Your responsibilities include providing technical support for primary and secondary plant systems (such as Transformation, Protection, Switching, Sensing, Insulation, Voltage Support including capacitors and voltage regulators, Power Quality, Grounding and Bonding, Inverters/converter systems, etc.).  Additionally, the role will involve providing technical guidance during failures, leading engineering analyses to resolve technical challenges, and potentially offering ad-hoc technical support for the development of new operational assets.

    If you are the kind of person that can see the big picture before everyone else, apply now!

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    Education Requirements

    • BEng in Electrical Engineering

    Experience Requirements

    • 5-7 years of experience as an O&M Engineer in the renewable energy industry
    • Experience in plant operations and maintenance
    • Ability to manage more than one wind energy farm
    • Technical understanding of major plant equipment, systems and processes
    • Knowledge OHS act and wind farm systems
    • Resilience to frustrating and complex issues


    • BEng in Electrical Engineering


    • Project Management & Engineering: Identify need/gap and define project scope in consultation with relevant stakeholders for defined projects and lead or assist in project management/execution
    • Provide technical support to operating assets: Provide specialist primary and secondary plant support to the operating plants (Transformation, Protection, Switching, Sensing, Insulation, Voltage Support (capacitors and voltage regulators), Power Quality, Grounding and Bonding, Inverters, Converters etc.)
    • Techno/Commercial Management: Lead the business on techno / commercial topics such as defect claims, curtailment disputes, Notified Maximum demand management, end of warranty processes
    • Change management: Co-develop and support the Engineering change control system
    • Business Development Support: Support Design review, Grid connection feasibility, and due diligence process for mergers & acquisitions transactions, including site visits and detailed reports
    • Grid Code Compliance Support: Support grid code compliance of all operational assets and support the management all internal and external stakeholders relating to maintaining grid code compliance, including the NSP, RETEC, LTA’s, NERSA, Auditors


    • Proficient with IT systems such as SAP and Oracle
    • Proficient in ERP/CMMS systems and MS Office suite
    • Meticulous and results-orientated work ethic
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Analytical approach to problem solving

    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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