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Contracts Manager – Renewables (Electrical Engineer)

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  • Posted 6 years ago

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Nationality: South African
Total years experience: 11-15 Years

Discipline: Engineering and Technology Management (B.Eng – Electrical) (PMP – Project Management Professional Certification). Industry in: Engineering – Electrical – Energy (energy efficiency/services: solar, wind) & Engineering – Electrical – Power (generation, transmission, distribution (HV) / design of transformers, electric generators/motors, power electronics), years of experience range:11 to 15 years, annual package range: ZAR 951 000 – 1.1 mil, per annum. Gender: Female. Ethnicity: Caucasian/White. Nationality: South African.

Experienced Electrical Engineer skilled in the management and overseeing of all aspects of assigned engineering and construction projects, from commencement to completion, whilst ensuring quality delivery within budget and that adheres to all company safety policies and legal requirements.

Successfully completed a multi-million Rand solar plant project (two 65MW Utility Scale Solar), producing electricity into the grid for 20 years. This involved the management of the Operator, EPC, multiple Contractors, Site Teams, Investors, Owners, board, NERSA and other stakeholders. Project Managed a 30MW multi-billion Rand utility scale PV Plant project. A Technical design lead for solar and hybrid solutions for ground and roof mounted distribution generation systems. She has also been The Project manager for several multi-million Rand projects, both local and across Africa. Project disciplines include: Telecommunication, Protection & Control, Power Factor Correction, Substations – refurbishment and new, Gas Insulated Switchgear, MicroSCADA, Power Station Automation and Control as well as Project Manager for multiple automation and control projects in the mining industry and government/ municipalities. Projects include: SCADA, PLC, Event Recording and Switchgear projects.

She describes herself asan Electrical Engineer with a “conscience” and personally believes in renewable projects as the energy solution for the future”.

Candidate location: 
South Africa

Home & other languages: English, Afrikaans,

Designation: Consultant

Highest qualification type: Degree

University: University of Johannesburg

Company size: ’11 – 50

Division: Engineering / Design / Draughting / Drawing Office

Seniority level: Regional / Country / Area / General / Project Manager / Department Head

Gender:                                    Female

Ethnicity:                                 Caucasian/White

Nationality:                              South African

Highest Formal Qualification:  B.Eng – electrical

Current / most recent job title? Contracts Manager

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Contracts and project manager representing to owner of two utility scale solar plants. The managing of the operator and EPC as well as multiple contractors and site teams. Reporting to investors, owners, board, Nersa and other stake holders

Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

Manage key contracts.
Manage site production.
Manage health and safety

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

I give great attention to detail and planning. I am risk adverse and always consider all options before making decisions. I am an engineer with a conscience and believe in renewable projects as the energy solution of the future.

Ideal business title: 

Project manager, contract manager, engineering manager, operations manager

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Managing site/office teams
Managing projects
Client interaction

Skill area of competence:

Construction project management of site teams, EPC and contractors

Career summary:

Renewables – 3 years
Engineering – 11 years
Telecommunications – 4 years


Successfully completed a solar plant project which got connected to the Eskom Grid and will produce electricity into the grid for 20 years

What do you absolutely love doing?

I love completing complex projects

Ideal company (culture and values):

A company involved with renewable energy. That supports flexitime work as well as working from home. A company with a high level of EQ that supports a work/life balance

Motivation to move: Contractor and seeking a permanent position

Location Preference: I am open to positions both nationally and internationally.

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