South Africa
South Africa
Workplace location
Industrial Projects, Maintenance / Inspection / Technology
Type of contract
Regular position
Minimum 6 years

Candidate Profile

The main purpose of this position is to coordinate activities and interact with EPC to monitor project HSE, Quality, Budget
and KPI’s to deliver a fully constructed, commissioned and tested Facility by:
  • 1. Having detailed knowledge of the Power Purchase Agreement, EPC Contract, O&M Agreement, and various
  • Project Agreements/permits/consents and manage the stakeholders effectively in line with the contracts.
  • 2. Organizing the integrated site team in order to supervise the EPC Contractor’s construction progress, quality of the
  • works, including commissioning until COD (i.e. inspection witnessing, clearing punch list items, issuing mechanical
  • completion certificates, turnover packages readiness, checking and implementing commissioning procedures.)
  • 3. Ensures the EPC Contractor’s compliance with all the site HSE rules and regulations at every stage of
  • construction.
  • 4. Ensures the EPC Contractor’s compliance in executing of the works with the approved Method Statements/ Risk
  • Analyses and regulations at every stage of construction.
  • 5. Together with the HV Electrical Engineer, act as the Owners’ interface to Eskom
  • 6. Organization of the site lay-out, offices, storage area, etc.
  • 7. Assists to all site meetings, progress and/or discipline technical meetings with EPC Contractor.
  • 8. Site HSE culture and Safety Walk down with EPC
  • 9. Monitors and check the EPC Contractors’ work across each discipline to ensure the timely delivery of the works.
  • 10. Provides the Project Director with the inputs for the monthly progress reports, relevant information to check EPC
  • Contractor invoices.
  • Verification of the site logbook managed by the EPC Contractor. Issue the Owner Engineer logbook.
  • In cooperation with the Project Planner,
  • a) Follow up of the actual progress versus planned values,
  • b) Ensure that the critical activities are executed according to schedule, and look for opportunities to create
  • margin within the critical path.
  • c) Analyse the works and imposes optimizations towards the Contractor where possible
  • d) Evaluate and approves all recovery plan of the delayed activities to secure the overall schedule
  • e) Support the schedule engineer in drafting the progress reports towards Project Director
  • f) Daily management of on-site technical personnel (hours present, leave, etc.) for the personnel reporting
  • directly to him, in cooperation with HR manager


Ideally as a Site Construction Manager, you would possess the following: 

  • · Previous experience in Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Programme (REIPPPP) Project Bidding,
  • Award to Financial Close, Construction and Operations
  • A bachelor’s degree in any discipline of Engineering
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in construction of power plants (technology based), preferably for PV and/or BESS plants.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent certification is preferred
  • EPC background and experience is a firm requirement
  • Previous PV and BESS projects preferred
  • Knowledge of Eskom Main transmission system and substation construction
  • Project size experience to match the size of project at hand
  • A minimum of 1 project construction completed
  • Knowledge in grid code testing and compliance
  • Be knowledgeable in international standards and “best practice” in relation to construction
  • Familiar with the OHSACT
  • Be knowledgeable on environmental legislation and good industry practice in relation to construction works
  • IT proficiency MS Word, MS Excel or similar
  • Be prepared to be site based during the construction period
  • Driver’s license

Context & Environment

TotalEnergies gross low-carbon power generation capacity worldwide is currently close to 10 gigawatts. TotalEnergies
targets 35 GW of a renewable generation capacity in 2025 and will continue to expand its business to become a leading
international player in renewable energies with a target of 100 GW by 2030.

TotalEnergies is an equal opportunity employer and all applicants that meet the specified criteria will receive consideration for employment without discriminating unfairly on any arbitrary ground, including but not limited to race, gender, sex, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, disability, religious conscience belief, political opinion, culture, language, marital status, or family responsibility.