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  • Posted: Nov 3, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Scatec Solar is an integrated independent solar power producer, delivering affordable, rapidly deployable and sustainable clean energy worldwide. A long- term player, Scatec Solar develops, builds, owns, operates and maintains solar power plants and has an installation track record of more than 1.3 GW. The company has a total of 1.9 GW in operation and un...
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    IT Manager

    About the job

    Want to join a frontrunner in renewable energy that is actively seeking early entry into new markets globally? Since the establishment in 2007, Scatec has acquired extensive knowledge and experience in developing, building and operating solar, wind and hydro power plants and storage solutions. Driven by our company values and competent global workforce, we aim to deliver competitive and sustainable renewable energy globally; protect our environment and improve quality of life through innovative integration of technology; and create shareholder value. We are present on four continents and are headquartered in Oslo, Norway.


    Main purpose of position

    Currently we are looking for an IT Manager in Cape town, South Africa to be part of our global team working together towards our vision – Improving our future. As our IT Manager you will manage and facilitate Scatec’s IT infrastructure and systems throughout the Africa Region and ensure that the company has up to date IT systems that matches the company’s global expansion and benchmarked against best practices in the industry.


    Main responsibilities

    • Key contact person for Sub-Saharan Africa towards our global IT provider, and other third party providers, responsible for negotiating on and maintaining current and new contracts with external partners

    • Manage and establish the policies needed for a uniform operation of IT Equipment and SW for the Sub-Saharan Region in sync with the company’s geographical satellites globally

    • Be the super-user of the company’s IT systems; administrative accesses for all employees (in correlation with HR and Business Units)

    • Assist in developing, implementing and maintaining the company's IT Strategy / Projects and Policies

    • Manage the provision of computers and devices

    • Lead in and coordinate all processes around the company’s IT systems, applications, and databases

    • Maintain and manage the implementation of IT/Data security principles and guidelines according to Scatec’s global IT standards

    • Together with the Global IT Team take part in maintaining the company’s SharePointOnline intranetsite. Control accesses for internal and external partners

    • Be advisor to the SA Management team in all IT, telecom and other technical discussions regarding Scatec’s offices and plants in Sub-Sahara Africa

    • Develop and train IT staff and all internal users

    • Carry out daily operational tasks, user administration, housekeeping tasks and system monitoring to ensure the effective operation of IT systems and facilities

    • Carry out IT installations, implementations, configuration & roll outs & other technical duties as required

    • Develop and manage a functional disaster recovery and business continuity plan


    Qualifications and competencies

    • Bachelor’s Degree in an IT Related Field (Information Technology, Science/Computer Science)

    • Master’s degree is advantageous

    • Minimum of 5-7 Years in a similar management role

    • Project Management Skills (Expert)

    • Experience with Cloud Computing and Microsoft Azure (Expert)

    • Network Security and Architecture Experience (Expert)

    • Android and iOS setup and Management (Expert)

    • Active Directory and similar tools

    • PC and Printer Hardware (Expert)

    • Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office365, Teams, SharePointOnline, PowerAutomate, Power BI

    • Microsoft Intune

    • Networking Protocols/technologies

    • Server Administration

    • You are used to changing environments and to quickly meet new challenges


    Personal characteristics

    It is part of every employees’ terms of reference to contribute to Scatec's vision: Improving our Future and adhere to our company values which are:

    • Predictable: demonstrate clear communication and listening skills, shares information in an open and honest way

    • Driving results: demonstrate determination, pro-activeness, can prioritise and work independently

    • Changemaker: demonstrate entrepreneurship, can challenge, fast learner, take initiates and adjust

    • Working together: demonstrate teamwork, shares responsibilities, can compromise, has a can-do attitude


    For the particular role we also expect

    • Management and supervisory skills

    • Team building skills

    • Analytical and problem-solving skills

    • Decision making skills

    • Good communication skills, both oral and written

    • Ability to translate technical issues and concepts into business language

    • Regular and timely communication of request/incident status


    Additional information:

    Although the primary focus area is Sub-Sahara Africa the role will work closely with and be guided by the broader global IT interface. Travel will be required.


    We offer

    Scatec is an exciting, innovative and ambitious company operating in a growing industry. We offer a challenging and interesting position where you will be part of a flexible, diverse and truly international working environment consisting of highly competent and committed colleagues with a positive drive to make a difference.

    Scatec is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by appropriate law. All hiring decisions are made based on merit, competence and business need.

    • Applications will be processed on a continuous basis.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Scatec Solar on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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