Site Manager – Solar Energy – Renewable Energy – Cape Town – South Africa

13th March 2019
Cape Town, South Africa
Job Type
R300K – R360K CTC per annum
Start Date
Contact Name
Robert Veith


Are you an expert Solar PV Site Manager who has experience ensuring projects are delivered within the expected timelines and they go over and beyond quality expectations? Do you want to work for a company that has world class engineers who have pulled off some of the most remarkable solar PV projects across sub-Saharan Africa?

Well, you in luck – here is the opportunity you have been waiting for!


One of the top EPC’s in South Africa is looking for you to join their Engineering Team at the Head Office based in the Cape Town area. The company has an impressive track record in the C&I space, deploying a range of solar PV technologies and wants a Site Manager who is willing to take on this challenging role to assist with their South African and remote African projects.

You will be responsible for the project contractors, project team and ensuring that the project is constructed and completed within set timelines and budget. You will find yourself reporting directly to the Head of Engineering. This is an exciting and testing role, you will jet set your renewable energy career forward with the inspiring grid-tied, hybrid and battery storage project experience you will gain. In addition, it’s not just the work - the team is one of the best, they take initiative and have a positive can-do attitude which makes clients keep turning to them for the solutions they need. Quality is key to them and if that resonates with you, you will excel in this role.

If you have a passion for clean energy and enjoy being truly proud of the projects you have commissioned, then we look forward to receiving your application!

Education Requirements

Degree/diploma/certificates or similar qualifications in electrical engineering field
Relevant licences are beneficial

Experience Requirements

3-5 years site management / construction experience in the solar PV environment (preferably an electrical engineer)
Electrical exposure, specifically in the completion of solar PV sites
Proven ability to write detailed reports and be detailed orientated
Project management experience covering mechanical, civil and electrical engineering essential within a site environment
Previous experience in Renewable Energy industry specifically working on Solar PV projects preferred


Proficiency in MS Office and MS Projects (PMBOK methodology a plus)
Fluent in English with excellent communication skills non-negotiable
Proven leadership skills and ability to take initiative with a technical mind-set, not afraid to stand up to sub-contractors to maintain quality work
Enjoys a dynamic environment and must love to travel
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