• Reporting to: Commissioning Leader
  • Department: O&M
  • Job Location: Santiago de Chile
  • Travel Required: Intermittent travel to sites in Chile (70%)


Company Overview:

Mainstream Renewable Power is the leading independent developer of utility-scale wind and solar power plants. The company is focused on delivering a high-quality portfolio of more than seven gigawatts of wind and solar assets across high-growth markets in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

In South Africa, Mainstream has been awarded a total of 848 megawatts of wind and solar projects under the Government’s renewable energy procurement programme since the first round in 2011, making it the country’s most successful independent renewable energy developer. The company is currently operating 360MW and constructing a further 250MW of wind farm projects which are due to reach commercial operation in 2020.

In Chile, Mainstream owns 1.3GW of fully contracted wind and solar projects in operation, in construction or at latestage development, due to its unprecedented success in government auctions. In Asia, the company is developing large-scale projects in Vietnam and the Philippines. Mainstream has raised more than €1.6bn in project finance to date and employs 160 staff across four continents.


Summary of Role:

As commissioning leader, you will be responsible for coordinating site resources to inspect cable laying and wiring tasks, tests, trials, start-up tests, attention to failures and abnormalities. Must ensure coordination with the activities with the area of ​​maintenance and operation of assets, ensuring legal and regulatory compliance and always in compliance with quality, budget and HSE. You will be responsible for coordinating the commissioning activities of 2 to 6 assets simultaneously, exceeding 1.5 GW. You will be responsible for correctly reporting to internal management, you will monitor and control a budget by area and for each individual project and portfolio.

Finally, you will be asked to innovate and optimize the technical processes that contribute to the operational efficiency of the projects.


What will you do?

  • Ensure that projects under construction (wind, solar and BoP) in Chile comply with the start-up and start-up plan in accordance with the general MRP planning and current regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare reports and progress reports on site tasks as part of the facilities handover.
  • Propose and organize an operational strategy to increase the performance of on-site resources to maintain the construction compliance of the projects.
  • Manage the defined contractor to support and inspect the commissioning of the facilities to ensure that they are operating correctly in accordance with the company's requirements.
  • Supervise the teams of contractor companies that carry out tests and trials during the commissioning of the facilities.
  • Actively drive for zero HSE incidents during project construction.
  • Ensure compliance with the start-up of projects in accordance with Health and Safety and Environment regulations and permits.
  • Issue project progress reports as requested by internal management teams.


What we require?

  • The candidate should be equipped with the following key skills:
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Great autonomy at work.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a team, coordinate and excite colleagues and consultants.
  • Great initiative and ability to proactively identify required tasks.
  • Ability to keep the 'big picture' in view and the overall goals at all times.
  • Good IT skills, including experience with the MS Office suite.
  • An organized approach to work, prioritization of tasks, and time management.
  • Language knowledge in Spanish and English (written and spoken).

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (electrical, electronic or industrial) with a minimum of 5 years of experience.
  • A wide range of experience in commissioning, testing and start-up of power projects.
  • Experience in testing electrical substation protection and control systems would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of Chilean regulations on Health and Safety and the Environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


What we offer?

We offer you the opportunity to work in a dynamic and entrepreneurial organisation, in a growing market, in a fast-paced industry. You will receive a very competitive total benefits package including an excellent base salary and bonus scheme.

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