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Solar CSP electrical engineer (site / construction)

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald has been awarded the contract for the role of owner's engineer on a CSP solar project in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. I am seeking to recruit an experienced site electrical engineer, who will join a team responsible for overseeing the construction and contractors' performance on this extremely impressive project.

The site-based role requires you to apply your in-depth knowledge of electrical engineering to monitor all of the relevant electrical developments throughout multiple stages and full lifecycle of this project. As part of the onsite owner's engineer team you will work as part of a multi-disciplined team to oversee the relevant activities from the client's perspective, whilst being able to liaise and harmoniously engage with the contractor and other relevant stakeholders.

Job Description

Reporting directly to the site manager, your primary responsibilities will include:
  • Monitoring site safety
  • Supervision of the contractors' work for compliance with the specifications, and to ensure satisfactory quality
  • Management of site technical issues and liaising with contractor, client and Mott MacDonald to resolve site matters; including participating in routine site meetings as required
  • Preparation of monthly and other reports in conjunction with the rest of the site monitoring team; detailing progress
  • Support to the project team in managing and reviewing contractors' claims and variation proposals
  • Review and approval of contractors' quality assurance procedures, and raising NCRs for non-conformant work
  • Review, approval and verification of contractors documentation including method statements, test plans, manuals and other submittal
Most importantly you will be tasked with witnessing and overseeing all of the electrical activities, from installation all the way through to commissioning.

Candidate Specification

I am looking for you to commence the role of site electrical engineer from October 2017 with an initial contract lasting 12 months, with a possible extension to 18 months. As the role will be based in the Northern Cape province, you will be expected to be based in Upington full time. The sunniest place on the planet for 3 months of the year, Upington is in extremely close proximity to the Augrabies Falls as well as Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. The small city is approximately 30-40 minutes drive from the solar CSP construction site.

We invite applications from candidates with:
  • Experience in solar power engineering, design, or construction supervision
  • Experience in the construction of solar CSP plants and parabolic trough technology
  • Site installation supervision of electrical activities
  • Experience in supervising and witnessing of contractors' progress, schedule and designs
  • Good communication, team working and problem solving skills
One of the largest employee-owned companies in the world, Mott MacDonald is a multisector consultancy providing engineering, management, and development services on projects in 150 countries. With over 16,000 of the best people working on a diverse range of challenges, we’re helping our clients deliver sustainable infrastructure and development solutions. We have a collegiate and collaborative culture which values equality and diversity, and we take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace. Together, we are opening opportunities with connected thinking. If this sounds like somewhere you'd like to work, click apply to continue with your application.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.
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