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  • Posted: Mar 2, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • EarthStream is a technology & engineering recruiting specialist providing talent across multiple industry sectors many of which share commonality in their technology dependence. Engineering is at the heart of what we do from software and hardware to security, electronics and infrastructure, through to industry specific engineering disciplines. We unde...
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    Operations Site Manager (Renewable)

    The Operations Site Manager will form an integral part of the Site Management team (“Site Team”) to provide support to the Site and Asset Management (AM) functions across all projects that he/she will be appointed to from time to time. The Site Manager, in conjunction with the Company Site Supervisor (SS) will be in charge of technical and site specific aspects of the projects. This Site Team are collectively responsible for:

    • Supporting the Asset Manager in relation to any project permitting or incident reporting
    • Delivering regular internal inspection and operations reports
    • Operational interface with the grid operator (Eskom) and Principle Contractor
    • Fulfilling certain reporting obligations to third parties (such as Eskom)
    • Organisation / filing of operational documentation
    • Basic administration duties and reporting to Asset Manager.
    • Enforcing HSE and Quality policies - creating an incident free team culture
    • Regular site inspections and monitoring of site activities
    • Monitoring all maintenance / construction works and ensuring compliance with site permits and standards
    • Ensuring that the plant operation and maintenance standards are met
    • Management of subcontractors (environmental consultants, technical advisors, security services etc.)
    • Liaison with the landowner(s) and local authorities
    • Ensuring that identified defects, issues or safety risks on site are recorded, mitigated and escalated as required

    In gaining experience in Operations & Maintenance supervision and contract application, the Site Manager’s scope of work and responsibilities may progress, in time, to those of Asset Manager with the responsibility and sign-off authority that such a role entails

    Roles specifically assigned to the Site Manager include:

    • HSE management in conjunction with Site Supervisor
    • Site inspections and reporting site findings
    • Management and tracking site findings and consolidation and follow-up of identified defects
    • Verification and control of maintenance planning and works
    • Consolidation and tracking of plant performance KPIs, including availability
    • Allocation and monitoring of Facility downtime
    • Contract management (security, land lease, H&S consultancy, vegetation control);
    • On call for system events and interface with grid operator
    • 3rd party site visit / audit facilitation
    • Review, filling and tracking of operational documentation
    • Internal reporting and preparation of external reporting
    • Keeping minutes of O&M meetings
    • Payment administration and cost follow-up
    • Logistics support for Site Supervisor
    • Regular reporting to Asset Manager

    Qualification and skills

    • Degree in an Engineering field (BSc, BTech or equivalent as a minimum)
    • Minimum 5 years work experience, including experience in the renewables sector
    • Ability to work independently,
    • Excellent communication skills in both oral and written English; additional local language skills are an advantage,
    • Ability to work efficiently with Microsoft Office software
    • Willingness to travel within the Eastern Cape
    • General technical acumen,
    • Driver’s license

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to EarthStream on www.linkedin.com to apply

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

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