Project Technical Manager

21 May, 2024
Application ends: 30 June, 2026
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Job Description

Our Client has acquired extensive knowledge and experience in developing, building and operating solar power plants and they continue to deepen their market position and broaden their services. Our Client driven by their company values and competent global workforce, 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. They are present in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East and are headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

As a Project Technical Manager – HV Facility & Grid Connection  you will be part of our global team working together towards our vision – Improving our future. As our Project Technical Manager – HV Facility & Grid Connection, you will be responsible for all the technical deliverables from project structuring through to technical handover on the Interconnection Works (MV Switchgear, HV substations and OHLs) for a dedicated Scatec project, or portfolio of linked projects.The PTM will be supported by Engineering specialists and will plan, manage and facilitate all technical tasks and processes.

You will

  • Support to Structuring Phase of Projects: 
    • During the structuring phase, the Project Technical Manger has several key functions
    • Review and approval of technical supply contracts ensuring that the Plant is technically compliant with the PPA, Grid Code and other critical project documents
    • Monitoring and facilitating the review of the Contractors detailed design, ensuring compliance with Scatec functional requirements,
    • Site and permit and licensing conditions, local codes and industry best practice
    • Ensuring that the project programme is reasonable and accurately considers the detailed Design Timeline, key equipment procurement and allowance for commissioning, testing and local Grid Connection requirements
    • Manage and interface with contractors and equipment suppliers to establish, negotiate and align all technical aspects / approvals of the project.
    • Manage the complete Utility interface process on behalf of Scatec from approval of detailed design, through construction, and completion under the Grid Connection Agreement / EPA
    • Establish timelines and schedules based on the project schedule and contracts to ensure successful interconnection, commissioning, and grid code compliance
    • Assist the PM to establish and mitigate technical risks through an effective and updated Risk Register
  • Support to projects in Delivery/Execution
    • Manage and assess design change requests to be approved by the Lead Engineer and Project Manager
    • Manage, clarify and agree interfaces towards the grid and the grid operator
    • Management of Governmental/Public/Grid Operator Stakeholders with approval process related to technical documentation and permits, licenses, authorizations, concessions needed during the execution of the HV and TX scope until COD.
    • Attend and support project meetings with contractors and utilities
    • Visit site on a regular basis to ensure that construction is being implemented as per the design, utility requirements and in line with relevant technical standards and desired quality
    • Provide early warning to the PM on any issues in the project that may influence connection dates or the quality of the final product
    • Contribute to drafting the relevant project reports (Bi-weekly, monthly etc.)
    • Establish the plant commissioning and utility compliance plans and procedures
    • Plan and manage the Grid Code Compliance tests on site
    • Support in project close out phase by preparing and gathering technical documents as needed to achieve TTO on time

You have

  • Degree in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronical or Electromechanical Engineering
  • Master’s degree in engineering
  • 7+ years Engineering experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in construction projects with Sub Stations and Transmission Lines
  • Excellent knowledge in MS Office and Project reporting
  • Exposure to Commissioning and tests of High Voltage Networks and Sub-Stations
  • Experience on handling communication with local utility and other relevant authorities and stakeholders
  • Knowledge of Local Grid Code and HV Regulations
  • Advanced understanding of basic MV and HV electrical design
  • Operation of MV/AC systems, distribution and transmission network
  • View of planning and implement commissioning, testing and Grid Code Compliance of the plant
  • Expert understanding of all relevant contracts (EPC, FIM, O&M, Grid Connection, PPA, etc)
  • Ensure compliance with all contractual requirements
  • Ability to understand and mitigate risk to project programme, quality and cost, in respect to the project baseline
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Based in Cape Town and able to travel to site frequently
  • Fluency in English both oral and written (B2-C1)

They offer

  • The opportunity to work in an exciting, innovative and ambitious company operating in a growing industry
  • 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.

*Note: By submitting your application, you accept that iWIA will conduct pre-employment screening such as reference and screening checks.