O&M Site Supervisor (12 months contract - Secunda) (m/f/d)

  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Work experience
  • Technical occupations (other)
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We are looking for you as a

O&M Site Supervisor (12 months contract - Secunda) (m/f/d)

full time - unlimited

With us you have the chance to shape a future project. For more than 25 years, juwi has been a pioneer of the energy revolution. As a 100% -subsidiary of MVV Energie AG, we plan and build projects in the areas of wind and solar energy in Germany and abroad and offer additional services in the areas of technical and commercial management. With around 850 employees and more than 1,000 wind energy and more than 1,700 PV systems implemented, juwi has established itself as a major player in renewable energies.
At JUWI GmbH, you'll be driving the energy revolution from different perspectives. We plan and implement wind and solar energy projects throughout Germany, support the international juwi companies and manage the activities of the entire juwi Group.


As the O&M Site Supervisor, you will be responsible for managing the maintenance and operations activities of the Pan African Resources (PAR) PV plant in Secunda, Mpumalanga, including managing the personnel on the plant.
  • Ensure all maintenance and operation initiatives are carried out in conjunction with the company’s goals and objectives
  • Conduct all contract administration functions for work on site – including SHE obligations
  • Compile and submit reports to the client
  • Monitor the plant in coordination with juwi´s Control Room
  • Carry out daily site inspections and oversee all daily site activities
  • Perform fault finding and diagnostics on all PV equipment
  • Ensure maintenance and repair on all PV equipment are carried out timeously and on the set schedules
  • Ensure the accurate and on time execution of all scheduled services as well as unscheduled maintenance activities
  • Conduct inspections and mini audits to ensure the continuous compliance of the O&M on the site
  • Conduct weekly inspections of all facilities, buildings, stores etc.
  • Ensure and enforce compliance with all SHE requirements
  • Conduct / oversee all MV switching activities
  • Manage all the staff on site
  • Manage all sub-contractors on site
  • Interact with Client Representative on site


Qualifications, Experience and Personal Attributes

  • Qualified Electrician, trade tested or / S4/T3/N6 Diploma
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Electrical maintenance
  • Working experience of LV/MV substations, including transformers, switchgear, relays, etc.
  • Previous site management experience
  • Good people management and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to remain in control and perform effectively under pressure
  • Computer literate – MS Office
  • Good administrative skills
  • Prepared to work overtime when required, incl. standing by during weekends and public holidays
  • Applicant must be in possession of a South African Identity Document
  • Applicant must be a local resident or be willing to relocate
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have previous photo-voltaic (PV) experience, at utility scale plants
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are ORHVS competent & certified (up to at least 33 KV
  • Physically fit and able to work in extreme weather conditions
  • Fluent in English and Afrikaans
  • Valid driver’s license

Benefits of working for juwi

  • Ability to shape technology innovation within juwi and influence solutions of the future.
  • International mandate within a global organization.
  • Become part of a team that realises leading solar, wind and hybrid project worldwide.
  • juwi has a high level of commitment and passion for its vision of 100% renewable energy.


Please submit your application on our recruitment portal, including cover letter, full CV and credentials (related to school, university, work etc.) and stating your salary expectation. 
Start date:
November 2022

We look forward to your energy!

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