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Technical Development Manager in Cape Town , South Africa

Main purpose of position
Currently we are looking for a Technical Development Manager in CapeTown, South Africa, to be part of the global team of our client, an international player in the renewable energy sector. We are seeking a driven and knowledgeable person to have an overall responsibility for managing and driving technical development for the company's projects.

Main responsibilities
◾ Lead and manage the development of technical solutions and concepts for the company's projects;
◾ Lead the time and resource planning for solutions and concepts;
◾ Be responsible for overall technical work-streams;
◾ Lead the development of contracting strategies and project execution in the first stages of project development;
◾ Establish execution models from a commercial perspective, together with our global procurement teams;
◾ Develop and manage a pool of in-house contracting and engineering competence;
◾ Review latest available technology for solar in your region;

Qualifications
◾ Technical university level degree, ideally mechanical or electrical engineering;
◾ 5 - 10 years professional experience in the renewable energy sector;
◾ Experience with overall management;
◾ Significant experience with cost and design optimization of large infrastructure projects;
◾ Good knowledge of main technical contract structures in the renewable energy industry;
◾ Experience in working with commercial teams in large infrastructure projects;

Personal characteristics
◾ Strong knowledge of technical aspects of renewable energy;
◾ Commercial mindset;
◾ Understanding of power markets and in particular renewable energy;
◾ Expert level of proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including presentation software and Excel;
◾ Self-driven with ability to work under pressure and collaborate with multidisciplinary teams;
◾ Flexible and adaptable with a “can-do” attitude;
◾ Organized and methodical.

Additional information
Prepared to travel extensively.

Are you interested in becoming a Technical Development Manager in Cape Town? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Mar 30, 2020
Electrical Installation Supervisor in South Africa , South Africa

1. POSITION DETAILS
Job Title Electrical Installation Supervisor
Department Release

2. PURPOSE STATEMENT
To be, as part of the Release site team, responsible for site operations related to electrical works and interconnection, including installation and connection, start up and testing of the plants
Also includes all work from progress to quality, as well as HSE, CSR, security and direct management of day to day Construction activities.

3. KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

3.1. Lead the electrical work during plant Delivery Phase
a. Be part of the Site Management team under the leadership of the Installation Manager
b. Ensure that all necessary tools for electrical works are available before the beginning of start of site activities.
c. Support the Installation Manager in recruiting and training of local electrical installation staff
d. Lead the site electrical installation team to execute all installation and connection work
e. Direct unloading and verification of all electrical installation tools, equipment and material and manage the storage of such items.
f. Direct the necessary trench work in coordination with the Installation Manager
g. Direct the installation, cabling and connection activities for all electrical equipment and materials, ensuring compliance with Lease Agreement requirements, quality standards, health and safety requirements and state of the art electrical installation practice.
h. Engage daily with the Lessee Site Electrical representatives in terms of progress, services required from Lessee on the electrical works, risks and quality
i. Decide on the corrective actions of issues with the relevant responsible parties
j. Propose and implement changes in the Plant electrical design as necessary, coordinating with Engineering Team and the Installation Manager as required.
k. Prepare the As-built electrical documentation
l. Perform all electrical verifications and tests (cold commissioning) and support the start-up and commissioning of the Plant
m. Support the Installation Manager in preparation and execution of the Tests on Completion, report the results of the tests, and obtain from Lessee the Completion Certificate

3.2. Perform maintenance activities during Lease Phase
a. Travel to site if required to support Lessee in unplanned maintenance activities
b. Update Maintenance registers

4. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

4.1 Knowledge

Min:
Electrician training
Certification for power distribution works (LV and MV)

Ideal:
Degree Electrical Engineering

4.2 Skills
• Clear thinker
• Ability to communicate clearly in a professional and business manner to various parties
• Problem solving
• Autonomy
• Technically minded and understand clearly what is required to execute the works
• 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
• Motivate, develop and direct people as they work and identifying the best people for the job

4.3 Experience

Min:
10+ years working experience in an electrical installation environment – supervisory role
Management of all electrical construction aspects
Staff management, time management, cost management, quality management and HSSE expertise
Electrical design experience

Ideal:
Leadership in medium voltage network construction projects or diesel generators electrical installation projects

5. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
• Position requires extensive travel and periodic stay (up to 2 months) in developing countries
• Must be able to work in challenging environments
• Must be able to work extended hours

Are you interested in becoming an Electrical Installation Supervisor in South Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Mar 30, 2020
Dutch Speaking Service Desk Agent in South Africa , South Africa

Voor een van s' werelds grootste ICT dienstverlener o.a. gevestigd in Johannesburg Zuid Afrika, zijn wij op zoek naar ICT Klantenservice Medewerkers.

Functieomschrijving:
De werkzaamheden bestaan uit het effectief en klantvriendelijk afhandelen van vragen over computerproblemen van kantoormedewerkers van een Nederlandse bank. Momenteel is onze opdrachtgever op zoek naar medewerkers die zowel de Nederlandse als de Engelse taal zeer goed beheersen. Na een gedegen training ga je aan de slag op een van de projecten van onze opdrachtgever als Helpdesk Medewerker. Je doet relevante buitenlandse werkervaring op terwijl je woont in een van de mooiste landen ter wereld!

Functiecriteria:
- Je bent serieus en houdt van avontuur
- Je bent klantgericht en beschikt over goede contactuele eigenschappen
- Je beheerst de Nederlandse taal uitstekend (schrijven en spreken)
- Je spreekt vloeiend Engels
- Je bent bereid om minimaal een jaar in Zuid-Afrika te wonen
- Je bent bij voorkeur direct beschikbaar

Bedrijfsprofiel:
- Voor onze opdrachtgever, een wereldwijd opererende ICT-marktleider, die haar Servicedesk in Zuid-Afrika heeft gevestigd, zijn wij op zoek naar kandidaten die vanuit Zuid-Afrika kantoormedewerkers telefonisch ondersteuning bieden bij het oplossen van hun computerproblemen.

Arbeidsvoorwaarden:
- Een professionele werkomgeving bij een gerenommeerd bedrijf
- Een uitgebreid trainingsprogramma
- Werkvergunning wordt geregeld
- Je wordt geholpen met het vinden van huisvesting
- Retourticket wordt vergoed
- Marktconform salaris 13.000 Rand bruto (ca. 11.500 Rand netto)

Are you interested in becoming a Dutch Speaking Service Desk Agent in South Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Feb 18, 2020
Project Technical Manager in South Africa , South Africa

1. POSITION DETAILS
Job Title: Project Technical Manager
Department: Release

2. PURPOSE STATEMENT
To plan, manage, coordinate and execute tasks and processes towards ensuring release plants are evaluated, sized, designed and costed adequately, and delivered and tested in a technically compliant manner.

3. KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

3.1. Operating System
a. Follow the guidelines and prescribed structures as outlined by the Release operating system
b. Establishment of standard processes and procedures, as well as marketing material for Release
c. Provide continuous input towards improvement and optimisation of the Release operating system

3.2. Support to Procurement Process
a. Participate to the definition and upgrade of standard design and technical solutions for Release
b. Support the Procurement team in technical evaluation of suppliers
c. Drive the simplification and standardisation of design
d. Participate to the validation process of standard solutions for Release
e. Attend tests and other assessments related to equipment

3.3. Support to Acquisition Phase of Release plants
a. Support the Release Sales team in technical screening new plant opportunities
b. Review technical input from potential Lessees to ensure the information / documentation provided is consistent and sufficient for an initial evaluation
c. Prepare Preliminary Designs that are used for submission of Indicative Offers: Yield studies, PV and storage sizing, interconnection principles.
d. Conduct pre-contract Site Visits and prepare Site Visit Reports
e. Review Site Visit Reports and prepare adjustments to Preliminary Designs.
f. Coordinate with Engineering, Design, Procurement and Installation teams to prepare Final Designs, in particular minigrid energy modelling, PV and storage final sizing, and interconnection details.
g. Ensure all technical parameters are incorporated in the Final Design
h. Support Procurement and Sales teams in defining Balance of Plant scope and costs
i. Manage the process to complete the technical schedules of Lease Agreements.
j. Support Sales team in negotiations of the Lease Agreement and lead with assistance to the PM to complete Project Documents, not only technical.

3.4. Support to Delivery Phase of Release plants
a. Ensure detailed engineering designs are implemented according to the Final Design.
b. Assess and approve design change requests
c. Provide technical support the Installation team
d. Support technical interactions with Lessee and other third parties involved at site.
e. Support the Installation team in the preparation and execution of Tests on Completion
f. Ensure that Plant related information and documentation is properly gathered and archived

3.5. Support to Lease Phase of Release plants
a. Provide technical support the Operation and Installation Team in problem solving.
b. Support the Installation team in the preparation and execution of the Planned Maintenance and yearly Performance Tests

3.6. Support to Demobilisation Phase of Release plants
a. Provide technical support the Installation Team in assessing the Plant and evaluating requirements for refurbishment or replacement of components

4. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

4.1 Knowledge

Min:
Degree in Electrical / Electronical Engineering
Degree in Electro Mechanical or Mechanical Engineering
An excellent knowledge of MS Office

Ideal:
Project Management Certificate
Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering

4.2 Skills

• Ability to work Independently and to multitask in a fast moving environment
• Analytical thinking
• Commercial Acumen
• Assertiveness and organisational skills
• High energy level and motivation.
• Proactive and initiative-taking
• Good at building relationships and trust, good judgement skills and high integrity
• Good communication and team skills, with ability to work in across functional team
• High social and intercultural competence
• Speak and write English fluently. Other language skills like Spanish, German, French are an advantage
• Excellent report writing skills
• Sound knowledge of contracts related to energy generation projects•

4.3 Experience
Min:
3+ years electrical engineering experience
This includes the following:
5+ years project environment experience
3+ years electrical transmission/distribution experience with practical experience with power generation with Diesel /HFO
3+ years project/process management experience
Practical experience in site electrical construction and/or operation

Ideal:
Strong experience in diesel/HFO power generation
Exposure to MV distribution
Exposure to PV Project execution
Experience in minigrid design, energy storage and hybrid solutions (i.e. multiple energy production sources)

5. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

• Should be available and accustomed to travel extensively internationally to 3rd world and developing countries
• Must be able to work in an open plan environment
• Must be able to work extended hours
• Valid driver’s licence

Are you interested in becoming a Project Technical Manager in South Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Jan 24, 2020
Office Manager/ Secretary in South Africa , South Africa

We are looking for an enthusiastic and all-round Office Manager / Secretary / PA to strengthen the Johannesburg team of our client. The core of the job is secretarial. And then there is a wide range of other activities. It is important to be a self-starter, be assertive, take initiative, solve problems and to have a flexible mind set given the wide range of tasks and the supportive nature of the job. Communication skills are important, with coordination and interaction with the team on the ground, in Nairobi as well as with the Head Office in The Hague. We are looking for a person with minimum 5 yrs relevant working experience. It is a role with flexible hours.

Key Accountabilities

Provide support
▪ Providing support to the JO Team by means of good general office housekeeping, including but not limited to:

Duties
▪ Banking – monitor and run the JO bank account.
▪ Uploading of all payments (car rentals, house rentals, travel claims, hotels, salaries, functions, credit card etc.) for approval and release
▪ Reconciliations each month via the CARS system
▪ Liaising with HO accounts payable
▪ All travel arrangements for the JO team members
▪ Provide support to the NL Head Office for all their travel arrangements
▪ Manage all JO filing and admin according to policies and procedures
▪ Manage general upkeep of the office and building
▪ Maintain relationships with landlord, electricians, housekeeping, aircons etc.
▪ Manage all stationery for the JO, all orders, inventory and upkeep
▪ Manage the JO data bases
▪ Maintain relationships with HO Servicedesk for all IT related issues, assets, systems and procedures
▪ Manage all diaries of the JO Team
▪ Events Management for all events, functions, team building etc.
▪ Support management with budgeting related documents
▪ Manage relationship with HO legal department.
▪ Supporting in HR related procedures for the JO
▪ Manage the petty cash registry for the JO
▪ Set up new employees with computers, cell phones, etc.
▪ Communicate with facilities

Key Competencies Job Family: Office Support
▪ Customer orientation internally and externally
▪ Strong organizational and administrative abilities
▪ Pro-activeness and service mindset

Knowledge
• Relevant qualifications
▪ Microsoft Office (various)
▪ CARS System
▪ Banking
▪ Experience in Office management, administrative functions and people management

Skills
▪ Administrative skills
▪ Analytical skills
▪ Attention to detail
▪ Communication skills
▪ Computer skills
▪ Financial administrative skills
▪ Social skills
▪ Organisational skills
▪ Multi-tasking and decision making skills
▪ Knowledge of certain programs, for example CARS system
▪ Team oriented approach to problem solving and design
▪ Professional communication and written skills
▪ Familiarity with basic research methods and reporting techniques
▪ Integrity and confidentiality
▪ Ability to work professionally under pressure in a fast-pacedchallenging environment
▪ Strong customer service skills

Relevant Critical Experiences
▪ Office Management

Are you interested in becoming an Office Manager/ Secretary in South Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Nov 29, 2019
Branch Manager in South Africa , South Africa

Position purpose: Grow an manage the business.

Personal Attributes: eg
• Outgoing Personality
• Ability to wok under pressure
• Good communications skills and well organised
Qualification : Diploma/ Degree in Marketing/ Business Management. 5 years minimum experience as a Branch Manager. Prior experience on electrical motor/transformer repairs industry will be an added advantage.

Key performance indicators

1. Management
Tasks:
• Capable of managing the branch with staff complement of 18 people.
• Manage stock levels – stock to be maintained at 2.5 months level.
• Improve profitability of the branch- achieve set margin on all products

2. Maintenance of existing customers
Tasks:
• Increase of sales baskets of all products
• Manage relationships with existing customers
• Develop new customer base for all products

3. Sales target
Tasks:
• Strive toward achieving your monthly sales target and provide analysis of results be they be positive or negative

4.product sales analysis and planning
Tasks:
• On a monthly basis analyse your quarterly product sales performance and introduce the new sales measures to correct and increase product sales by customer.

5 Customer visits
Tasks:
• Visit the top 20 customers and maintain close relationship

6. Relationship building
Tasks:
• Build external relationship that could add value to the business.

7. Market intelligence
Tasks:
• Weekly reporting on competitor activities to enhance own planning

Are you interested in becoming a Branch Manager in South Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Nov 13, 2019
Sales Engineer in South Africa (Northern Cape) , South Africa

Reporting to:
Business Development Manager

Title:
Sales Engineer

Position
• Key Management position in sales, growth potential to a senior levels.
• Able to demonstrate strong personal network at decision making levels
• Growth Driven position, high rewards

Education and experience
• Strong business acumen skills, Key soft skills .
• BSc(Eng)/BEng/BTech/NDip Mechanical Engineering.
• Minimum 15 years sales experience field/site work power transmission products
• Computer literate with intermediate to advanced computer skills
• Driver’s license
• Own transport
• Prepared to travel locally

Behavioral attributes
• Strong leadership skills
• Results oriented
• Logical and analytical thinker
• Shows effective planning and time management to ensure maximum productivity
• Influential, strong networker
• Energetic and peoples person
• Enthusiastic, self starter
• Demonstrates initiative and ingenuity to solve problems,creative.
• Ability to work well with other team members
• Accounts for others, approachable

Location:
Khatu/Kuruman/Kimberly area to service Northern Cape

Remuneration:
TCC includes: Negotiable, market related

Key performance areas:
• Meet monthly, quarterly and annual sales and gross margin targets and objectives on an ongoing basis
• Develop sales leads through prospecting and lead generation activities/campaigns, and networking with partners and industry contacts
• Develop value in preparing appropriate solutions and provide customer quotations and technical selection.
• Maintain sales forecasting reports on a minimum weekly/monthly basis by logging sales activity, actions, calls, and quotes on the CRM system and keep it maintained
• Submit monthly report/s on sales activities, quote to sale hit‐rate, project status and post‐mortems
• Measurable customer satisfaction in target accounts/markets
• Ability to work well with other team members
• Leverage opportunity for the sales team by building partnerships with vendors, consultants, OEM’s, EPCM’s etc. where these relationships can increase market penetration and expand the Drive Tech offering
• Have a clear understanding of competitors’ activities in this market place and their strengths, weaknesses and sales strategies and to generate effective counter‐strategies
• Work with the management team in establishing market trends, appropriate strategies and product development roadmaps including necessary tools and processes
• Thoroughly understand and follow the standard sales processes and company policies, including respect to exposure of the company to financial risk and adherence to policy and procedures on business ethics
• Ensure all proposals, quotes and sales project files are in accordance with standards, processes and procedures

Are you interested in becoming a Sales Engineer in South Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Nov 13, 2019
Sales Engineer in South Africa (Joburg) , South Africa

Reporting to:
Business Development Manager

Title:
Sales Engineer

Position
• Key Management position in sales, growth potential to a senior levels.
• Able to demonstrate strong personal network at decision making levels
• Growth Driven position, high rewards

Education and experience
• Strong business acumen skills, Key soft skills
• BSc(Eng)/BEng/BTech/NDip Mechanical Engineering
• Minimum 15 years sales experience field/site work power transmission products
• Computer literate with intermediate to advanced computer skills
• Driver’s license
• Own transport
• Prepared to travel locally

Behavioral attributes
• Strong leadership skills
• Results oriented
• Logical and analytical thinker
• Shows effective planning and time management to ensure maximum productivity
• Influential, strong networker
• Energetic and peoples person
• Enthusiastic, self starter
• Demonstrates initiative and ingenuity to solve problems,creative.
• Ability to work well with other team members
• Accounts for others, approachable

Location:
Johannesburg or Potchefstroom Area

Remuneration:
TCC includes: Negotiable, market related

Key performance areas:
• Meet monthly, quarterly and annual sales and gross margin targets and objectives on an ongoing basis
• Develop sales leads through prospecting and lead generation activities/campaigns, and networking with partners and industry contacts
• Develop value in preparing appropriate solutions and provide customer quotations and technical selection.
• Maintain sales forecasting reports on a minimum weekly/monthly basis by logging sales activity, actions, calls, and quotes on the CRM system and keep it maintained
• Submit monthly report/s on sales activities, quote to sale hit‐rate, project status and post‐mortems
• Measurable customer satisfaction in target accounts/markets
• Ability to work well with other team members
• Leverage opportunity for the sales team by building partnerships with vendors, consultants, OEM’s, EPCM’s etc. where these relationships can increase market penetration and expand the Drive Tech offering
• Have a clear understanding of competitors’ activities in this market place and their strengths, weaknesses and sales strategies and to generate effective counter‐strategies
• Work with the management team in establishing market trends, appropriate strategies and product development roadmaps including necessary tools and processes
• Thoroughly understand and follow the standard sales processes and company policies, including respect to exposure of the company to financial risk and adherence to policy and procedures on business ethics
• Ensure all proposals, quotes and sales project files are in accordance with standards, processes and procedures

Are you interested in becoming a Sales Engineer in South Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Nov 13, 2019

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