Jobs — 02 May 2016

Project Engineer (Sustainable energy) (Renewable energy)
Location : Western Cape, South Africa

Specialising in the turnkey design and supply of grid-tied solar PV and wind power systems which are roof or ground mounted, and designed and purpose-engineered for the corporate, commercial and industrial market, our client has new projects kicking off and requires a motivated project engineer , with site management experience who will support the site managers on various solar projects nationally and in East Africa.

The Ideal candidate: While somebody with an electrical engineering background would be beneficial, your engineering discipline is not a key criterion if you can demonstrate strong project management abilities in your chosen field. Our expectation is that our project engineers are able to manage three projects concurrently, each of which would be at a particular stage in terms of the project implementation process, whether it be mobilisation, construction or final commissioning.

Project mobilisation, the detailed and final design and the project implementation responsibility of solar plant contracts.

Project mobilisation with commencement of projects:
Task scheduling,sign- offs

Finalizing design details and compiling detailed Bill of Quantities,

Procurement and logistics supervision

Liaise with sub-contractors,Coordinate logistics arrangements

Materials verification and EHS

manage site supervisors on projects

Site supervision in collaboration with a site supervisor of construction phase of various solar projects running simultaneously

Setting out site works on roofs/ground,

Oversee, assess, correct and instruct mechanical, electrical, earthing and IT sub-contract works,

Compile documentation ,Commissioning and handover of plant,

Additional tasks could include:
estimates and proposals

Site assessments ,

Product research,

General and administrative tasks.

You have:
Completed University Degree in Industrial, Electrical, Mechanical or Mechatronic engineering degree;+ Project management certificate would be an advantage

A minimum of three years of site/project management experience, + post grad Degrees is an advantage. Exp in renewable energy will advantage you

Are an excellent organiser, hands on and practical project manager

Strong IT skills – MS Office, Project management software, CAD skills of advantage

Proficiency in the English language. Other languages are of advantage;

Willing and able to travel for short stints nationally and into Africa as demand occurs


An excellent opportunity for a motivated and adaptable engineer who wants to pursue a career in renewable energy and sustainability. Willing and available to travel should the need arise.

Please submit your Word CV, a photo and recent payslip to (email address) . or call me on (contact number)
If you have not received a response within 2 weeks please consider your application unsuccessful
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