EPC Project Manager

Job title: EPC Project Manager
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Western Cape
Salary: R 70 000
Reference: JN -072022-30391
Contact name: Merlyn Doralingo
Contact email:
Published: 18 days ago

Job description

​The main objective of the EPC Project Manager is to manage projects during the execution of the Engineering Procurement and Construction contracts of Hybrid and/or utility scale PV projects in South Africa/Sub-Saharan Africa. Compliance, budget, cost, quality, schedule, risk, contracts, engineering, integration, stakeholders and security will form part of the responsibilities of the role

Primary Responsibilities

  • Accountable for the successful execution of solar PV EPC projects from design through energisation and handover

  • Formal project management of EPC and subcontracts including technical, commercial and stakeholder aspects

  • Manage and report on progress - schedule, costs, risk, quality etc. as and when required by the Company

  • Responsible for schedule and achievement of contractual milestones

  • Responsible of costs, budget and liquidity/ cash flow

  • Ensure compliance with all the specifications and requirements included in EPC contracts and related project documents

  • Reporting to the Head of EPC, the EPC Project Manager will work with Project Development and Sales, Project Purchasing, Construction Management, Engineering, Consultants, Clients and Authorities to ensure compliant project execution

  • Work closely with Project development and Sales during the finalization of the selling process to coordinate internal work and support project sale

  • Implementation, compliance with relevant processes and standards

  • Adopt and improve where necessary the standard project management processes to minimize project risk and maximize performance

  • Ensure full compliance with the QHSE regulations, legislation, standards, codes and requirements applicable to the project

  • Responsible for handover to O&M and Plant owner for other departments as needed


Qualifications and Experience required

  • Engineering/ Management qualification

  • Minimum of 5 years working experience in Electrical infrastructure project management (EPC) with overall responsibility. At least 3 years Solar PV EPC project Management

  • Excellent communication skills, able to communicate at all levels both internally and externally (both suppliers and customers)

  • Demonstrable experience of project cost, schedule, risk, quality and technical management and control

  • Experience of working autonomously, as the position requires leadership, decision making and problem solving

  • Conversant with project management tools i.e. MS Project & MS Office, etc. and best practise

  • A good understanding of the electrical grid, South African National Grid Code and grid connection process

  • Conversant with health and safety requirements, commissioning and energization of substations & Solar PV plants

  • Experience of evaluating processes and making appropriate improvements in line with business needs

  • Acquaintance with PMI standards or alternatively industrial standards (to be proven)

  • Experience of contract management and knowledge of standard contract forms – NEC, FIDIC, etc.

  • Fluent in English

  • Demonstrable ability to work in matrix organizations and to operate in a culturally diverse international environment

  • Team player with demonstrable leadership qualities


Desirable Attributes

  • Experience of working within the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Program and/or executing projects related to energy supply the mining sector

  • A formal project management qualification

  • Fluent in Afrikaans and/ or German

  • Professionally registered Engineer or Project Manager

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