Project Cost Controller (m/f/d)

  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Work experience
  • Finance, Controlling
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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.


The Project Cost Controller will be working closely with the EMEA Lead EPC Finance and Country Financial Managers/ Country Controller and Project Manager to manage the cost controlling function for projects for the South African business unit
Primary Responsibilities
Project Cost Controlling
  • Responsible for cost controlling on PV construction projects in South Africa
  • Review and analysis of actuals v budgeted costs
  • Forecasting & Variance analysis
  • Liaise with project manager (s) to forecast expected future costs to completion
  • Prepare weekly project cash flow and liquidity forecast
  • Contractual Revenue claims
  • Review and approve weekly EPC project related expenses
Budgeting Process
  • Support the preparation of project cost budgets for EPC tenders and support Business units on project bids
  • Support in the preparation of project cash flow and liquidity forecasts for EPC and O&M tenders
  • Ensure timely project reporting in terms of all Local and Group reporting requirements
  • Ensure Management team is always aware about current cost status of project and possible future deviations
Statutory/regulatory requirement
  • Ensure compliance with statutory / regulatory requirements, including:
  • South African Reserve Bank approvals
  • Bond Resource planning (Bank Guarantees, Parent Company Guarantees)
  • Other ad-hoc tasks as required
Implementation of internal control and processes

Your Profile

  • B.Com Accounting / Finance degree qualification
  • 3 –5 years’ experience in a similar role; or audit background having completed articles will be advantageous
  • Experience in the renewable energy sector or other assimilated sector (i.e., construction or engineering) preferrable
  • Experience in reporting under IFRS
  • Advanced skills for Excel and MS Office
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team, self-organised and disciplined
  • High level of professionalism and attention to detail; good project management and organization skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
Desirable Attributes
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work in distributed project teams
  • Practical thinker
  • Strong analytical and reporting capabilities
  • Inter-personal skills  

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.


To apply, please submit your application via our recruitment portal.
We look forward to your energy!
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  • Monique Cooper
  • Senior Recruiting Manager EMEA