Solar Project Engineer

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Solar Project Engineer

Petroplan are pleased to be working alongside a reputable independent power producer (IPP) specialised in the renewable energy sector based in Cape Town.


The Solar Project Engineer manages, on behalf of the IPP, all the multi-disciplinary engineering aspects of solar projects during the transaction and execution phases of the projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing and coordinating the inputs and support of the IPP's multidisciplinary project engineering team which includes various engineering discipline specialists / leads.
  • Participate in technical and commercial evaluation and negotiations with EPC Contractors, OEMs and O&M Contractors
  • Managing and coordinating the LTA's technical due diligence.
  • Liaising on behalf of the IPP with Eskom for grid connection self-build works including managing in combination with the EPC Contractor, the Eskom approval processes.
  • Coordinate the compilation of Employer's performance based technical specifications and Employer's Requirements.
  • The compilation of RFP / RFQ documents (drawings, specifications, returnable documents) for EPC and O&M Contractors.
  • Coordinating technical reviews of the EPC Contractor's AFC design reports and drawings.
  • Ensuring that the EPC Contractor's designs and installations meet the client's requirements and all the relevant safety regulations.
  • Overviewing the Contractor's Grid Code Compliance design and process.
  • Management of project technical queries, including design interface management between Contractors.
  • Conduct frequent (minimum monthly, likely bi-weekly) site visits to review contractor's performance.
  • Participate in project progress meetings.
  • Coordinate IPP's monthly progress reports.
  • Review, in combination with Quality Manager, Construction Manager and Site Supervisors, the Contractor's QA/QC processes.
  • Responsible for the engineering document register and coordinating the engineering document design reviews.
  • Technical support to Project Managers, Construction Managers, Site Supervisors, Quality Managers and Commissioning Managers for site construction and commissioning activities.
  • Support to the Construction Managers and Project Managers for certifying
  • completion for Contractor's milestone payments
  • Ensuring technical compliance of the projects with PPA (Power Purchase Agreement), SBA (Self Build Agreement), BQ (Budget Quote), DCUOSA and all other Project Documents
  • The overarching responsibility of the solar project engineer is to contribute to the successful execution of Red Rocket's solar projects, achieving financial close for the projects and executing the projects to achieve COD and Facility Acceptance within budget and within the required timelines.



Minimum Educational Qualifications:

  • BSc Engineering or National Diploma (NDip) Engineering (Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical)
  • Pr Eng or Pr Tech or equivalent chartered engineer qualification


Minimum Previous Experience:

  • 10 years' experience in major engineering infrastructure projects
  • 5 years' experience in renewable generation projects
  • 3 years' experience in solar farm projects
  • 5 years engineering design experience
  • 2 years construction or site supervision experience


Essential Skills:

  • Proficient in one of electrical, civil or mechanical engineering with basic.
  • knowledge of other engineering disciplines
  • Project Management and Engineering Management
  • AutoCAD
  • Microsoft Office literate


Languages:

  • English (Read, write & speak)

About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

In an industry where skilled and experienced professionals are increasingly sought after resource, we appreciate the true value of what you have to offer. What's more, we understand that different things are important to different people in today's world of work - it's about making exactly the right connections for you as an individual.

Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.

About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

In an industry where skilled and experienced professionals are increasingly sought after resource, we appreciate the true value of what you have to offer. What's more, we understand that different things are important to different people in today's world of work - it's about making exactly the right connections for you as an individual.

Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.

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