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    16 Nov 2022
    Kathu, Northern Cape, Kathu, South Africa
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    Solar Site Engineer jobs Northern Cape
    Renewable Energy
    Northern Cape
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    Matthew van Zyl


    Are you a dynamic Site Engineer looking to grow your career in the South African solar market? This is an opportunity to work on a state-of-the-art 100 MW CSP solar plant! Use your professional skills to contribute to sustainable solutions to the loadshedding problem in South Africa.

    The ideal candidate needs to have a degree in electrical engineering, be an ECSA-registered Professional Engineer, have experience in small to medium infrastructure planning, design, construction, commissioning, operating and hand-over, and preferably have experience in power plant operations (specifically thermal plants). You need the ability to solve complex technical problems, be comfortable working across various engineering disciplines, and have strong communication, negotiation and coordination skills. If you have a background in any power plant operations we really want to know, so be sure to include your track record in your application!

    Responsibilities include managing projects such as solar PV installations, borehole projects and socio-economic development initiatives, designing concepts for special projects and modifications, liaising with the external water supplier and KOPS, and facilitating management of commitments to O&M and environmental agreements. You will need to conduct and report on visual inspections, monitor the annual outage plan, and draft scopes of work including service level agreements and other relevant documents.

    This is your chance to make a professional name for yourself in the sustainable energy generation market in South Africa while you get lucrative solar CSP technical skills and experience under your belt. If this sounds like the perfect career move then be sure to apply now!

    P.S. Know of anyone with scarce skills? If you refer a candidate to us and they get placed in under 3 months, you could get paid R1000.00! Find out more here!

    Education Requirements

    • Degree in electrical engineering
    • ECSA registered

    Experience Requirements

    • Experience in small to medium infrastructure planning, design, construction, commissioning, operating and hand-over
    • Ability to solve complex technical problems
    • Communication, negotiation and coordination skills
    • Comfortable working across various engineering disciplines
    • Experience in power plant operations (specifically thermal plants) is a plus


    Responsibilities include managing special projects, liaising with the external water supplier and KOPS, designing concepts for special projects and modifications, facilitating management of commitments to O&M and environmental agreements, conducting and reporting on visual inspections, and monitoring the annual outage plan.


    • Proficient in MS Office Suite
    • Fluent in English, Afrikaans is beneficial

    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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