EPC Project Manager (m/f/d)

  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Work experience
  • Project Management, Product Management
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JUWI South Africa is part of the international JUWI Group, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies. Our business is focused on deploying the highest quality Solar Photovoltaic and Onshore Wind energy projects.
We offer Project Development (Wind & Solar), Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC), and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services for the transition to greater utilisation of sustainable energy globally and are also recognised leaders in off-grid hybrid solar-wind-thermal-storage energy solutions.
JUWI has successfully installed over 400MW in South Africa and over 5.5GW internationally. JUWI is listed in the top 10 solar EPC contractors globally.


The EPC Project Manager (m/f/d) is responsible for project management during the execution of the Engineering Procurement and Construction contracts of Hybrid and/or utility scale PV projects in south Africa/ Sub-Saharan Africa. He/ she is fully responsible and accountable for compliance, budget, cost, quality, schedule, risk, contracts, engineering, integration, stakeholders and security.
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 JUWI processes and standards
  • Adopt and improve where necessary the standard JUWI 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

Your Profile

  • 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 practice
  • 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

Benefits of working for juwi

Joining JUWI South Africa, you can expect a hybrid work policy, market related salary, performance-based bonus and contribution to medical aid. More so, there is the opportunity to work for an ISO 9001:2015 certified matrix organisation. Experiencing people, processes, ideas and thought patterns from a global perspective. You will be joining a collaborative environment where growth is common and in fact, is encouraged.
Become part of a team that realises leading solar, wind and hybrid projects worldwide. JUWI Global has a high level of commitment and passion for its vision of 100% renewable energy.


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  • Monique Cooper
  • Senior Recruiting Manager EMEA