Senior PV/Wind Construction PM

Our Company

3E is a leading technology and SaaS company providing digital solutions and expert services that maximise the performance of renewable energy assets. As a trusted data services partner, we deliver future-proof and easy-to-deploy solutions over a project’s entire lifetime, supporting developers, asset managers, operators, investors, EPC contractors and IPP's.

3E's one-stop digital platform SynaptiQ provides a complete range of leading SaaS solutions for development, operational asset management and analytics. In addition, 3E supplies various expert services for engineering, technical and strategic decision support.

3E has a proven track record spanning more than 20 years across 60 countries. It operates an international team of 100+ experts from its headquarters in Brussels and offices in Barcelona, Paris, Toulouse, Cape Town and Chennai.

Strengthened by partnerships with universities and industry pioneers, 3E continues to explore innovations and new developments in renewable energy and digitalisation, striving to provide the industry’s most advanced energy intelligence and AI-based solutions.

What you will be doing

We are looking for a new, enthusiastic colleague in our Cape Town office to consolidate and further develop our construction supervision activities in Sub-Saharan Africa!

You will be a part of our Owner's Engineering team which is composed of 10 renewable energy experts in different countries and for project activities you will report to the team manager, who is based in Brussels. You’ll also get the chance to work closely together with our South African team of experts, where the regional manager is available for support. We’re big fans of teamwork and knowledge-sharing, as you might have seen they’re also part of our core values, so you will also collaborate with our other regional offices and colleagues, be invited to sharing sessions,…

Your main responsibility will be to take on a leading role as project manager in large scale Owner’s Engineering projects for Wind and PV assets, where 3E is supporting its clients in monitoring the engineering, procurement and construction process. You will work on international projects and act as Project or Site Manager on site in various countries. You will coordinate activities of several subcontractors and distribute tasks within the Owner’s Engineering team at 3E.

As a project and construction manager you are responsible for the communication with your client, potential other stakeholders and your colleagues, for managing the budget and planning of the project and for its timely and qualitative delivery. Among your daily activities will be:

  • Construction monitoring
  • Subcontractor management
  • Coordination of activities of multidisciplinary experts
  • Quality Assurance & QCP management
  • HSE Management
  • Construction milestones validation
  • Organization of regular meetings with project stakeholders
  • Project management and overall budget control
  • Interaction with different project stakeholders: Lenders, Grid operator…

Our ideal candidate

We are looking for someone focused and very organised, with natural leadership and open to travel regularly for short or midterm periods to project sites or 3E international offices. Dedicated to problem solving and with a strong work ethic, you also have abilities for conflict resolution with innovative thinking.

Of course, there are some non-negotiables:

  • You have a graduate degree in electrical engineering or equivalent through experience / enthusiasm. An electrical or civil background would be a big asset.
  • You have already extensive experience in Renewable Energy projects development and construction
  • You have the mindset of a consultant: you are client-oriented, dynamic and a quick learner.
  • You already have a significant working experience of more than 6 years in the wind or solar industry in an international context
  • You are experienced in construction supervision of multi-MW scale wind or solar projects
  • You are fluent in English, spoken as well as written
  • You have a track record of dealing with different stakeholders such aslenders, contractors, Grid Operators,…
  • Temporary relocation in South Africa or the African Region/ project basis is no problem
  • you are comfortable working with MS Project, AutoCAD, Excel
  • You hold a valid South African work permit

Bonus points for:

  • Technologies: High Voltage and storage systems
  • Experience with assignments overseas
  • Software: ETAP, DIGSilent
  • Languages: French, Spanish Afrikaans

What we offer in return

In addition to a stimulating atmosphere in a highly motivated group of people, 3E offers a unique opportunity to further develop yourself in a company/team with an ambitious growth plan, delivering innovative services

Furthermore:

  • Salary package in line with your level of experience: end of year bonus, company laptop, phone allowance, medical aid allowance.
  • Flexible working /Home office.
  • An international environment: projects in over 100 countries worldwide, colleagues of 20 nationalities.

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
3E

Kalkkaai 6 Quai à la Chaux
1000 Brussels
Belgium

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