VACANCY: Installation Manager in South Africa

Vacancy Summary

  • Sector: Renewable Energy
  • Field of Expertise: Engineering, Technique
  • Work Experience: 11-15 years
  • Preferred Candidates: Only national jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: Jan 24, 2020
  • Vacancy closing date: Mar 09, 2020

Job Description

PURPOSE STATEMENT
To be responsible and represent Release business for all operations at site, including initial site visit, installation and connection, start up and testing of the plants, and maintenance and re-testing of plants in operation. This includes management of all on site personnel, logistics, interface with Lessee and local authorities and all problem solving. Also includes all work from progress to quality, as well as HSE, CSR, security and direct management of day-to-day installation activities.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

1. Operating System
a. Follow the guidelines and prescribed structures as outlined by the Release operating system
b. Support establishment of standard processes and documentation for Release
c. Provide continuous input towards improvement and optimisation of the Release operating system

2. Support to Acquisition Phase
a. Support Sales Team in preparing indicative offers
b. Conduct pre-contract Site Visits and establish Site Visit Reports
c. Represent Release and promote Lease offering during interaction with potential Lessee Site representatives
d. Clarify the potential Lessee Site team the services expected to be performed by them (accommodation,, delivery, site preparation, provision of machinery)
e. Support Engineering Team in preparing final design for PV, BESS and interconnection to existing infrastructure
f. Support Sales Team in preparing final offers

3. Lead the plant Delivery Phase
a. Monitor with Procurement Team the delivery of Containers to the Port of Delivery and to Site
b. Monitor Site preparation activities by Lessor
c. Mobilise and de-mobilize Release Installation Team as per site requirements
d. Organise recruitment of local installation staff
e. Organise logistics at site for team and
f. Direct unloading, installation, construction and connection activities, ensuring compliance with Lease Agreement requirements, quality standards, installation budget and installation programme
g. Engage daily with the Lessee Site representatives in terms of progress, services required from Lessee, risks and quality of works
h. Represent the Lease Co in any of stakeholder engagement commitments as requested by the Project Manager
i. Manage the requirements of the Lease Co in terms of its responsibilities on the site
j. Compile weekly and Monthly Construction reports based on on-site observations
k. Decide on the corrective actions of issues with the relevant responsible parties
l. Propose and implement changes in the Plant design as necessary, coordinating with Engineering Team as required.
m. Prepare the plant commissioning and testing plans and procedures
n. Prepare the As-built documentation
o. Start-up and commission the Plant
p. Prepare and execute the Tests on Completion, report the results of the tests, and obtain from Lessee the Completion Certificate
q. Manage the following key project disciplines at site, Health and Safety, Environmental management, Quality Control, Document control of all quality documentation, Progress measurement of site activities and Community Liaison (Grievances)

4. Execute maintenance and performance test activities during Lease Phase
a. Perform the yearly Performance Tests at site and report the results
b. Prepare for and execute planned maintenance operations at site
c. Travel to site if required to support Lessee in unplanned maintenance activities
d. Update Maintenance registers

5. Lead the plant Demobilisation Phase
a. Support the Logistics Team in preparing the demobilisation of the plant
b. Mobilise Release demobilisation team with necessary tools and machinery
c. Lead the demobilisation work at site
d. Evaluate maintenance and repair requirements for the re-deployable components and make recommendation to Logistics team in concertation with Engineering team.
e. Coordinate with Logistics Team for transportation of containers from Site

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Knowledge

Min:
- Degree in in Construction Management or Engineering (electrical)
- Good technical knowledge in power distribution (LV and MV) and/or diesel/HFO power generation
- An excellent knowledge of MS Office

Ideal:
- Project Management Diploma
- Degree Electrical Engineering

Skills
• Clear thinker
• Ability to communicate clearly in a professional and business manner to various parties
• Commercial acumen
• Problem solving
• Autonomy
• Technically minded and understand clearly what is required to execute the works
• Team leader: able to lead a team in an isolated environment with planning, delegation and coordination of tasks
• Identify complex problems, review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
• Ability to compile reports and submit to management in a structured and professional manner
• Motivate, develop and direct people as they work and identifying the best people for the job
• Conflict management
• Sound understanding of multi-cultural environments

Experience

Min:
- 10+ years working experience in a construction project environment – supervisory/management role

This includes the following:
- 5+ years management of energy installation (power distribution, power generation with diesel/HFO)
- Management of all construction aspects, electrical, mechanical and civil engineering works
- Staff management, time management, cost management, quality management and production management expertise

Ideal:
- Management of medium voltage network construction projects or diesel generators installation projects

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
• Position requires extensive travel and periodic stay in developing countries
• Must be able to work in challenging environments
• Must be able to work extended hours

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