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Operations and Maintenance Manager – Wind – Cape Town

Altgen Recruitment Africa energy jobsJob description

Our client, an EPC, developer and leader in wind innovation is in search of a driven Operations and Maintenance Manager who exhibits strong problem-solving skills, is highly resilient and organised.  This person will be responsible for managing the overall operations and commercial tasks and look after the service business as a whole.

You will need to facilitate the smooth operational and maintenance tasks for various wind farm projects so as to ensue optimal plant performance.  You will act as key account person for major customers and negotiate new service contracts inside the respective service area together with the Operations Manager.

You will also be responsible for cost monitoring and should be able to implement cost saving strategies.

The ideal candidate will have strong technical skills, which will enable them to easily asses and analyse areas for improvement in the equipment, processes and systems used on site.

Some of your duties will include scheduling/planning (daily and monthly), administration, delegating, supervising, reporting, managing budgets, handling/understanding legal contracts and managing all related contractors.

Job requirements

Electrical and/or Mechanical Engineering degree

Business Experienced or Business Qualification

Proven Operations and Field Work Experience

IOSH Health and Safety

Willing to Travel on a regular basis a MUST

Presentation and Reporting skills

Strong Negotiation skills

Good at building relationships and trust, good judgement skills and high integrity

Babalwa Bungane
Babalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa - Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast.