Role details

Plant Manager - Renewable Energy Leader

Northern Cape   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Global Renewable Energy O&M
  • up to R 850,000 pa + bonuses

About Our Client

Our Client is an experienced power company that develops, owns and operates power plants in Africa and the Americas. This international leader in Renewable Energy focuses on sustainable power generation businesses and leads the way in community interactions & developments. Supported by international Groups & private equity funds this Client offers exciting opportunities for the near future.

Job Description

The Plant Manager will be involved in:

  • Contract management and administration;
  • Have working knowledge of tendering process and staff management/supervision;
  • Ensure that all plant activities are carried out in compliance with regulations, laws, policies and procedures governing health, safety and environmental matters;
  • Keeps the Operations Manager informed of all matters regarding plant operations and maintenance;
  • Supervises, on a day-to-day basis, other site technical and administrative personnel and any contractors working at site;
  • Plans, supervises and ensures execution of all maintenance work outside the scope of the OMA including parts purchasing, equipment repairs, and inventory management.

As well as:

  • Assisting the Operations Manager in preparing maintenance tenders, evaluating bids and selecting winning contractors (work outside the scope of the OMA);
  • Serves as Owner's site representative supervising the OMA;
  • Supervises the site security contractor;
  • Submits plant reports including the daily and weekly production reports and provides necessary input for the Monthly Operations Reports;
  • Ensures that the plant's O&M and administrative procedures are applied, consistent with overall company policies and guidelines;


  • Be responsible for the maintenance planning, preparing tenders for contractor work and evaluating bids & optimizing plant performance;
  • Assists in creating new plant procedures (HSE, quality and operational);
  • Supervises any plant improvements, projects or expansions;
  • Maintains satisfactory community and public relations through direct contacts with community individuals or groups.

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate will be a South African citizen with strong academic qualifications and come from a Power Generation/Site Management background.

He/She will also have strong maintenance & technical, hands-on experience as well as SCADA, process controllers & switchgear experience. The incumbent will have the ability to engage with diverse demographics and will work under pressure while simultaneously managing a team in a remote location with travel to/from site.

What's on Offer

Competitive market related package on offer plus benefits - depending on work experience as well as offering the opportunity to join the renewable energy market in South Africa & Africa. They will relocate the Candidate to site and compensation with performance related bonuses.

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