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JOB VACANCY: O/M PLANT MANAGER (OPEN)

November 2023

LOCATION: SOMERSET WEST, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA

JOB VACANCY: OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE PLANT MANAGER

(SOLAR PV GENSET HYBRID POWER PLANT)

POSITION TYPE:                   FULL TIME

APPLICATION DEADLINE:   30 NOVEMBER 2023

Genergy is a prominent leader in the renewable energy industry, specializing in solar energy solutions. With a commitment to sustainability, innovation, and excellence, we design, install, and manage solar projects across South Africa.

We are currently seeking an experienced and qualified Operations and Maintenance Power Plant Manager to join our team in Somerset West.

THE JOB / CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

We are seeking a highly motivated and qualified Operations and Maintenance Power Plant Manager for our renewable energy facility in Somerset West, Western Cape. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the technical, administrative, and interpersonal aspects of plant operations and maintenance, ensuring optimal performance, safety, and compliance. This role involves supervising a team of approximately 5 employees, managing contractors, and liaising with various stakeholders.

 

Technical Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and resolve faults within the plant.
  • Manage, supervise, and conduct repairs and replacement of components.
  • Monitor and control the plant through the monitoring platform.
  • Supervise and conduct switching activities up to 33kV.
  • Manage, supervise, and conduct preventative and corrective maintenance.

 

Administrative/Operational Responsibilities:

  • Complete all reporting requirements related to plant operations.
  • Complete and submit incident and investigative reports.
  • Adhere to the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) contract.
  • Comply with Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act requirements.
  • Ensure adherence to project budgets.
  • Manage warranty claims and interact with suppliers.

 

Interpersonal Responsibilities:

  • Manage all personnel on-site, including approximately 5 employees with diverse backgrounds and at various levels.
  • Manage contractors when required.
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders, such as the client, engineers, management, and equipment suppliers.
  • Communicate effectively with internal and external clients.
  • Effectively manage and communicate with community representatives.

 

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

  • Ensure plant availability meets contractual targets.
  • Meet performance ratio targets specified in the contract.
  • Optimize profitability of the plant.
  • Manage, monitor, and improve Health and Safety statistics.
  • Ensure compliance with all O&M contractual reporting.
  • Plan and execute maintenance effectively.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Valid Driver’s License (at least Code B).
  • Minimum BTech/National Diploma in Electrical Engineering, higher qualifications advantageous.
  • Possession of GCC (Factories) under the OHS Act is advantageous.
  • Experience of GMR 2(1) or GMR 2(7) appointment under the OHS Act is advantageous.
  • Project management experience or further study in management is advantageous.
  • 5+ years of relevant technical experience and at least 2 years of management or supervisory experience in a production maintenance environment.
  • Understanding of power system protection, relays, and breaker operation.
  • Large-scale solar PV experience, Genset experience.
  • Understanding of plant monitoring systems.
  • Experience with Operations and Maintenance contracts.
  • Ability to conduct switching activities and be authorized to switch (Authorized Person with reference to ORHVS).
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proactive and able to work independently.
  • Willingness to be on standby during weekends and after hours.
  • Able to perform physical site work and obtain a medical fitness certificate as per Annexure 3 of OHS Act Construction Regulations.
  • Fully proficient in English (verbal and written communication), additional language beneficial.
  • Fully computer literate (MS Office Suite and Google App Suite).
  • Strong organizational, planning, scheduling, and prioritization skills.
  • Passion for the renewable energy industry and a strong sense of respect and responsibility.

If you meet the qualifications and have the passion to contribute to the renewable energy industry while ensuring the highest standards of operation and maintenance, we encourage you to apply.

Suitably qualified people can send their CVs to: astrid@genergy.co.za

Note – we will conduct assessments and checks as part of the recruitment process.

JOB VACANCY: O/M SITE TECHNICIAN (CLOSED)

November 2023

LOCATION: SOMERSET WEST, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA

JOB VACANCY: OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE SITE TECHNICIAN

(SOLAR PV GENSET HYBRID POWER PLANT)

POSITION TYPE:                  FULL TIME

APPLICATION DEADLINE:   30 NOVEMBER 2023

 

Genergy is a prominent leader in the renewable energy industry, specializing in solar energy solutions. With a commitment to sustainability, innovation, and excellence, we design, install, and manage solar projects across South Africa.

We are currently seeking an experienced and qualified Operations and Maintenance Site Technician to join our team in Somerset West.

 

THE JOB / CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Operations and Maintenance Site Technician is a critical role responsible for maintaining the optimal performance of a large-scale Hybrid Solar PV / Genset Power Plant. This position involves performing scheduled maintenance activities and overseeing control room operations to ensure safe, efficient, and reliable energy production.

 

Scheduled Maintenance:

  • Execute routine inspections, cleaning, and maintenance activities on solar panels, inverters, tracking systems, and associated components.
  • Perform preventive maintenance tasks and follow maintenance schedules to ensure system reliability.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose technical issues, conducting repairs or initiating maintenance work orders when necessary.

Control Room Operations:

  • Operate and monitor the control room, including real-time system performance and data collection.
  • Respond to alarms, deviations, and anomalies in plant operation.
  • Implement control strategies to optimize energy production and system efficiency.

 

Safety and Compliance:

  • Adhere to all safety protocols and environmental regulations to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Report incidents, unsafe conditions, and near-miss events promptly.
  • Participate in safety audits and contribute to corrective actions.

 

Data Collection and Reporting:

  • Collect and record operational and maintenance data, including plant performance metrics.
  • Assist in training and mentoring less-experienced team members.
  • Maintain accurate records of maintenance work and equipment condition.

 

Team Collaboration:

  • Collaborate with the maintenance team to coordinate activities and share technical insights.
  • Assist in training and mentoring less-experienced team members.
  • Contribute to a culture of safety, teamwork, and continuous improvement.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Valid Driver’s License (at least Code B).
  • Must possess electrical qualifications or Diploma in Electrical Engineering.
  • Demonstrate a minimum of 2 years of experience in genset and solar installation or solar operations and maintenance, preferably with extensive experience in large-scale installations.
  • Possess knowledge of SCADA and communication systems, which would be considered an advantage.
  • Preferably have completed ORHVS training (Authorized Person) and be capable of performing live and remote switching duties.
  • Exhibit the ability to analyze electrical network and mechanical system events and failures.
  • Experience with electrical protection schemes and electrical metering systems
  • Work effectively as part of a team and independently, with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Exhibit self-motivation and the ability to work independently, while adhering to approved systems, frameworks, and standards.
  • Possess or obtain a medical fitness certificate in accordance with Annexure 3 of the OHS Act Construction Regulations.
  • Be proficient in English, both verbally and in written communication.

If you meet the qualifications and have the passion to contribute to the renewable energy industry while ensuring the highest standards of operation and maintenance, we encourage you to apply.

Suitably qualified people can send their CVs to: astrid@genergy.co.za

SOLAR PV DESIGN ENGINEER (CLOSED)

October 2023

Company Description:

Genergy is a leading provider of solar energy solutions dedicated to transforming the way the world uses and sources power. Our mission is to make solar energy accessible, affordable, and sustainable for all. We design, install, and maintain solar systems for residential, commercial, and industrial clients, helping them reduce their carbon footprint and achieve energy independence.

Job Summary:

We are currently seeking a skilled and motivated Solar PV Design Engineer to join our dynamic team. As a Solar PV Design Engineer, you will be responsible for designing and engineering solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for residential, commercial, and industrial projects. You will play a crucial role in ensuring the successful implementation of solar power systems, contributing to sustainable and clean energy solutions.

Responsibilities:

  1. System Design: Design and engineer solar PV systems by conducting feasibility studies, site assessments, and energy production analyses. Develop system layouts, electrical single-line diagrams (SLDs), and component specifications to optimize system performance and ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations. Experience with PV Sol / PV Syst is mandatory. Preference will be given to candidates who also have experience with Homer and Retscreen Simulation software.
  2. Project Planning: Collaborate with project managers, architects, structural engineers, civil engineers and clients to understand project requirements and develop comprehensive project plans. Determine system size, configuration, and component selection based on customer needs, site conditions, and available resources.
  3. Technical Documentation: Prepare detailed technical documents, including project proposals, system specifications, design calculations, and drawings. Ensure accuracy and clarity of documentation for effective communication with stakeholders, permitting authorities, and installation teams.
  4. Performance Optimization: Conduct system performance simulations and optimization studies to maximize energy generation and improve overall system efficiency. Identify potential issues or bottlenecks and provide innovative solutions to enhance system performance and reliability.
  5. Regulatory Compliance: Stay up to date with local, regional, and national codes, standards, and regulations related to solar PV system design and installation. Ensure designs and installations adhere to safety guidelines and obtain necessary permits and certifications.
  6. Supplier and Vendor Coordination: Collaborate with suppliers and vendors to source high-quality solar PV components and equipment. Evaluate technical specifications and conduct vendor assessments to ensure compliance with project requirements and industry best practices.
  7. Quality Assurance: Develop and implement quality assurance procedures to verify the accuracy and integrity of solar PV system designs. Conduct inspections and audits during the installation and commissioning stages to ensure adherence to design specifications.
  8. Team Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including engineers, project managers, and installation technicians, to ensure seamless project execution. Provide technical guidance and support to junior team members and contribute to a positive and productive work environment.

 

Required Skills:

– Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Renewable Energy, or a related field.

– Strong knowledge of solar PV system design principles, electrical systems, and components.

– Proficiency in computer-aided design (CAD) software and simulation tools.

– Familiarity with relevant codes, standards, and regulations, such as NEC, IEC, and local building codes.

– Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills with a keen attention to detail.

– Effective communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with stakeholders at various levels.

– Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.

– Experience with AutoCAD, PVsyst, PVSol, Helioscope, or similar software is mandatory.

 

Join our team and make a significant contribution to the renewable energy sector. If you have a passion for solar PV system design and engineering, we encourage you to apply. Together, we can drive the transition to a sustainable and greener future.

 

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and portfolio showcasing relevant projects to astrid@genergy.co.za

JOB VACANCY: PROCUREMENT OFFICER (CLOSED) GQEBERHA / PORT ELIZABETH

September 2023

Company Description:

Genergy, a leading provider of innovative energy solutions, is seeking a dynamic and qualified Procurement Officer to join our team. As a Procurement Officer at Genergy, you will play a crucial role in sourcing, negotiating, and purchasing electrical components and materials for our cutting-edge energy projects. We are looking for a candidate with a strong electrical knowledge or background to ensure the procurement of high-quality products that meet our technical requirements.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. Source and procure electrical components, materials, and equipment required for Genergy’s projects.
  2. Evaluate and select suppliers based on quality, cost, and reliability.
  3. Negotiate terms and conditions with suppliers to secure favourable agreements.
  4. Develop and maintain strong relationships with suppliers to ensure on-time delivery and quality assurance.
  5. Collaborate with the engineering and technical teams to understand project requirements and specifications.
  6. Collaborate with the finance department and warehouse controller.
  7. Monitor inventory levels and manage procurement budgets effectively.
  8. Stay updated on industry trends and market conditions to identify cost-saving opportunities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCED REQUIRED

Electrical Diploma or relevant experience

  • Supply Chain Management, or a related field experience.
  • Proven experience as a Procurement Officer or a similar role, preferably in the electrical industry.
  • Strong knowledge of electrical components and materials.
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in procurement software and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team, with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to quality.

BENEFITS

  • A Competitive salary in a collaborative and supportive environment.
  • Opportunities for professional development and growth.
  • Contribution to innovative and sustainable energy solutions.
  • If you have a passion for procurement, an electrical background, and a desire to be part of a dynamic team that is shaping the future of energy, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and qualifications to marie@genergy.co.za

In the subject line, please include “Procurement Officer Application – [Your Full Name].” Applications will be accepted until 30 September 2023.

Genergy is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences to join our diverse and inclusive team.

SALES SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE (CLOSED)

June 2023

Company Description:

Genergy is a leading provider of solar energy solutions dedicated to transforming the way the world uses and sources power. Our mission is to make solar energy accessible, affordable, and sustainable for all. We design, install, and maintain solar systems for residential, commercial, and industrial clients, helping them reduce their carbon footprint and achieve energy independence.

Job Summary:

We are seeking a motivated and detail-oriented Sales Support Representative to join our dynamic team. As a Sales Support Representative, you will play a vital role in supporting our sales efforts by providing administrative and operational assistance. Your primary responsibility will be to ensure the smooth coordination and execution of sales activities, from lead generation to post-sale support. Your exceptional organizational skills, customer service orientation, and strong communication abilities will contribute to our overall success in expanding our customer base and promoting renewable energy adoption.

Responsibilities:

  1. Lead Generation: Assist in generating leads through various channels, including online research, industry databases, trade shows, and marketing campaigns.
  2. CRM Management: Utilize our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system to manage leads, update customer information, track sales activities, and generate reports.
  3. Sales Support: Provide administrative support to the sales team, including scheduling appointments, preparing sales presentations, and coordinating customer meetings.
  4. Proposal Preparation: Collaborate with the sales team to prepare accurate and compelling proposals for potential clients, ensuring all required documentation is included.
  5. Order Processing: Process sales orders, contracts, and other relevant documents accurately and in a timely manner, ensuring adherence to company policies and procedures.
  6. Customer Service: Assist with customer inquiries, resolve issues, and ensure exceptional customer satisfaction throughout the sales process.
  7. Sales Reporting & O&M reports: Prepare regular sales reports, track key performance indicators (KPIs), and assist in analyzing sales data to identify trends and opportunities. You will also need to prepare monthly reports for existing customer utilizing our monitoring platforms as well as do high level analysis of the results.
  8. Collaboration: Coordinate with various departments, including marketing, operations, and finance, to ensure effective communication and collaboration.
  9. Industry Knowledge: Industry Knowledge: Stay up-to-date with industry trends, solar energy regulations, and competitive landscape to support sales efforts and provide relevant information to customers including regular selling price analysis to ensure our competitiveness in the market.

Requirements:

  1. Education: High school diploma or equivalent; additional education in business administration or related field is a plus.
  2. Experience: Proven experience in sales support, customer service, or a related role is preferred.
  3. Strong Organizational Skills: Ability to prioritize tasks, manage time effectively, and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  4. Excellent Communication: Exceptional verbal and written communication skills to interact with customers and internal stakeholders.
  5. Customer Focus: A customer-centric approach with a passion for delivering exceptional service and resolving customer concerns.
  6. Detail-Oriented: Strong attention to detail, ensuring accuracy and completeness in all sales-related activities.
  7. Technical Proficiency: Proficient in using CRM software, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and other sales support tools.
  8. Adaptability: Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, changing environment and willingness to learn about solar energy products and industry-specific knowledge.
  9. Team Player: Collaborative mindset with the ability to work effectively within a team and contribute to the overall success of the sales department.

To apply for this position, please send your CV to marie@genergy.co.za.

Join our dynamic team and contribute to the growth of the renewable energy sector!

WAREHOUSE MANAGER (CLOSED)

April 2023

We are looking for a reliable and experienced Warehouse Manager. The ideal candidate will be competent in prioritizing and working with little supervision. They will be self-motivated and trustworthy and must be able to take initiative. 

Location:           Gqeberha / Port Elizabeth

THE JOB / CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Managing warehouse in compliance with company’s policies and vision
  • Overseeing receiving, warehousing, distribution and maintenance operations
  • Setting up layout and ensure efficient space utilization
  • Warehouse Health & Safety Compliance
  • Fleet management and vehicle reports
  • Stock Control and management
  • Assist colleagues whenever necessary.

REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proven experience as a warehouse manager or relevant role with references is essential.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills.
  • Familiarity with office management procedures.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office and office management software (ERP etc.)
  • Proficient in the English language.
  • High school diploma & relevant Tertiary education.

The position is available immediately.

GENERAL

The successful applicant will be expected to strategically contribute to the overall business and financial performance to ensure growth, sustainability and recognition as a leader in the industry.

TO APPLY

Suitably qualified people can send their CVs to: astrid@genergy.co.za
Note – we will conduct assessments and checks as part of the recruitment process.

 

BOOKKEEPER / ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT (CLOSED)

October 2022

Company based in Gqeberha / Port Elizabeth is currently seeking an experienced Bookkeeper/ Assistant Accountant, with a strong personality, focused, pays attention to detail, organised and methodical.

Salary R14 000 – R16 000 negotiable.

Responsibilities:

  • Accounts receivable and accounts payable.
  • Processing of multiple company bank statements and reconciliations
  • Intercompany allocations
  • Stock Control
  • PAYE & VAT processing and return submissions
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts
  • Raising of accruals, provisions, and other journals
  • Maintenance and processing of fixed asset registers
  • In addition, help with collections, billing, and journal entries, performing clerical tasks, including processing and recording transactions, preparing reports and budgets, fact-checking, filing, and other duties, as needed
 

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 to 4 years bookkeeping experience
  • Solid working knowledge of Sage Accounting (Online)/ Pastel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Excellent excel knowledge and skills
  • Clear criminal record
  • Ability to take the initiative
  • Be able to take responsibility
  • Ability to exercise discretion and capacity to handle private and confidential issues.
 

Please note that your CV will not be considered if you don’t have the above-mentioned experience.

 

Education:

Completed BCom / relevant finance qualification: advantageous

 

To apply

Send your CV’s to: astrid@genergy.co.za

Note – we will conduct assessments and checks as part of the recruitment process.

SALES AND BUSINESS DEVELOPER (CLOSED)

May 2022

SALES AND BUSINESS DEVELOPER

The primary role of a Business Developer is to identify sales leads and new business opportunities. They are accountable for the entire Sales process from identifying, collating the necessary information, briefing the Engineering department, and closing the project. Communication with clients is of utmost importance.

We are looking for someone with experience in the Solar PV industry, someone with excellent communication skills as well as a good understanding of financial tools and is technically competent: in other words, understands the technology. Being able and willing to travel is a prerequisite.

Location:            Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth)


THE JOB / CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

The Sales and Business Developer will work closely with the Engineering team as well as the Marketing division. They will also be expected to contribute towards establishing concepts that position our offering in the market.

  • Aggressively prospect, qualify, and close leads using a variety of sources.
  • Maintain existing clients and be the liaison person for all sales leads.
  • Own entire sales process from prospecting to completion of the sale
  • Create proposals which outline the services to be delivered
  • Maintain and create Sales reports
  • Interact with the marketing department
  • Meet and exceed individual daily, weekly and monthly sales goals


WHAT QUALIFICATIONS YOU SHOULD HAVE

  • B Degree / NQF 7 qualification or higher in Business, Finance, or Design
  • Excellent administrative, planning, and organizing skills with attention to detail;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Highly competent in Excel, Word and Outlook;
  • Capability to produce content on time with attention to detail;
  • A well-organized team leader with the ability to perform various tasks, act independently, and think creatively;
  • Familiarity with all Microsoft applications and ability to work on various simulation software; and
  • Positive and proactive attitude.


GENERAL

The successful applicant will be expected to strategically contribute to the overall business and financial performance to ensure growth, sustainability and recognition as a leader in the industry.


TO APPLY

Suitably qualified people can send their CVs to: astrid@genergy.co.za
Note – we will conduct assessments and checks as part of the recruitment process.

SOLAR PV DESIGNER (CLOSED)

April 2022

SOLAR DESIGN ENGINEER

The primary role of design engineers is to design, simulate, cost and prepare proposals for rooftop and ground mounted PV systems according to the company’s standard practices as well as South African legal standards.

Location:                    Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth)

The job/core responsibilities

Solar System Engineering Costing & Designs

• Liaising with stakeholders, performing site inspections, compiling site inspection reports.

• Full electrical and physical design of rooftop, ground mount and hybrid PV projects & large-scale energy efficient hot water solutions to customer requirements.

• Costing of designs and preparation of proposals; simulation of systems using PVSol & ensuring systems are designed in accordance with their relevant standards.

Design Drawings

• Preparation and issuing of design drawings (using AutoCAD) and peer review of drawings.

General

• Performing close out inspections and commissioning.

• Preparation of BOQs for solar systems and providing support to the procurement department.

• Performing various types of analysis on new and existing solar systems and producing reports as required.

• Providing input on the project plans and assistance to the project manager.

Minimum requirements

• Advanced Diploma (NFQ 7, Electrical Engineering) but an engineering degree is preferred.

• Three years work experience, at least one of which has been in PV design.

• Proficient in programs such as PVSol, PVSyst, AutoCAD, MS Office suite. General computer literacy.

• Good English language communication skills (verbal and written communication).

• Drivers license and own vehicle.

• Passionate about renewable energy and specifically the solar industry.

Send your CV’s to: astrid@genergy.co.za

 
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