We are seeking a highly motivated O&M Site Manager to join an impressive group of professionals breaking barriers when it comes to commercial and utility-scale green power plants. This is your chance to contribute to a solution to the loadshedding problem faced in South Africa while you watch your career trajectory skyrocket in the renewable energy sector. If you have any experience working with IPPs we would love to know about it in your application!
You will need to have a degree in electrical or mechanical engineering and at least 10 years of relevant experience. The ideal candidate will be proficient in PVSyst, be self-driven and dependable, have excellent planning and organisational skills, have the ability to effectively monitor and measure plant performance, and ideally have GCC certification. You need to have strong report writing skills and the ability to effectively manage O&M teams. This is a highly technical role that requires a combination of engineering, financial and contractual expertise.
As the new Site Manager, key responsibilities consist of operations and maintenance, health and safety, financial management and resource management. You will need to manage daily O&M of plant equipment, auxiliaries, control systems, SCADA and substations, create and implement O&M strategy, maximise operational effectiveness and cost savings to improve profitability, and lead and develop teams and individuals. Key tasks are ensuring that the plant and equipment are operated and maintained as per plant and company standards, minimising operational and compliance risk, creating and managing the financial budget for the area of responsibility, and monitoring and reporting variations against the budget. You will be accountable for the overall safe operations and maintenance of all plants and equipment, promoting a culture that satisfies company needs, company image and reputation, and contesting existing work practices to achieve efficient and cost-effective solutions to activities.
This is a fruitful opportunity to make a name for yourself in the green energy market in South Africa while you assist in bringing various communities clean and easily accessible energy solutions. If you think you have what it takes, we want to hear from your right away!
- Degree in electrical or mechanical engineering
- +10 years of relevant experience.
- Self-driven and dependable work approach
- ability to effectively monitor and measure plant performance,
- GCC certification is beneficial
- Ability to effectively manage O&M teams
Responsibilities include minimising operational and compliance risk, managing daily O&M of plant equipment, auxiliaries, control systems, SCADA and substations, creating and implementing O&M strategy, leading and developing teams and individuals, creating and managing the financial budget for the area of responsibility, and monitoring and reporting variations against the budget. You will be accountable for the overall safe operations and maintenance of all plants and equipment, and for promoting a culture that satisfies company needs, company image and reputation.
- Proficient in PVSyst and MS Office Suite
- Excellent planning and organisational skills
- Strong reporting and writing skills
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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