Africa South Africa
  • Department: Engineering and Analytics
  • Job Location: Cape Town
  • Reporting to: Senior Systems Engineer

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 7 GWs of wind and solar assets across high-growth markets in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia.  

In South Africa, Mainstream has been awarded, constructed and put into commercial operations a total of 848 MWs of wind and solar projects under Round 1, 3 and 4 of the Government’s renewable energy procurement programme , making it the country’s most successful independent renewable energy developer.  More recently, the company was awarded 1.27 GWs of wind and solar projects under the recent Round 5 of REIPPPP, which are targeted to achieve financial close within the next 6 months. 

In Chile, Mainstream owns 1.3 GWs of fully contracted wind and solar projects in operation, in construction or at late-stage 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 €3.0bn in project finance to date and employs over 450 staff across 13 countries.  

This is an exciting time for Mainstream as we plan to integrate with Aker Horizons and Mitsui & Co., our  equity partners, and strive towards our ambitious targets of securing 5.5 GWs of renewable assets to FC and be IPO ready by 2023.  

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Summary of Role:

Mainstream Renewable Power is looking for an OT Systems Engineer to provide support to the Construction and Operations teams in Operational Technology (OT) and SCADA. This role will be responsible for management of Wind and Solar Farm OT and SCADA Hardware, updates, interaction with the IT team.

What You Will Do:

  • Assist with the design, integration and commissioning of new projects. 
  • Perform full lifecycle of installation, management, and maintenance of all OT infrastructure, including servers, storage, switches, routers, firewalls, and VoIP systems 
  • Perform system maintenance and patching of all OT infrastructure. 
  • Manage and support cloud-based and on-prem platforms
  • Implement cybersecurity best practices and protocols and perform proactive monitoring to ensure  security, integrity, and uptime of essential systems. 
  • Support advanced applications and process control infrastructure systems.
  • Perform audits on all assigned integrated control networks
  • Manage the hardware installed in the Data Analytics Centre. 
  • Perform regular backups of systems on Operational Sites. 
  • Perform regular Cyber Security audits and generate the report for Insurance purposes. 

What We Require:

  • An degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
  • 5-Years of experience in an IT or OT related environment.
  • Be flexible in terms of working and travel arrangements.
  • Regular national travel and international travel will be required as part of the job (driving licence Code B essential, no criminal record or past infringements, no previous Visa rejections)
  • Analytical and conceptual thinking, able to understand both the details and the underlying systemic issues in order to plan and implement creative and effective solutions to business challenges 
  • Innovative and information seeking, monitors internal and industry trends to identify new opportunities. Organizes work effectively and uses available resources 
  • Have excellent communication, writing and people skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.  
  • Self-motivated, hard-working with strong attention to detail in all work.  
  • Extensive use of Microsoft Office and Microsoft Windows. 
  • Fluent in the English language (written and spoken). 
  • Preference will be given to Candidates that have the following Experience:
  • SQL Programming ability.
  • SQL Server Experience.
  • Knowledge on Cisco Networking & Virtualization platforms
  • Knowledge of DNP3 or similar engineering communication protocols.

Why you really should click that button 👇 

We offer you the opportunity to work in a dynamic and entrepreneurial organisation, to be part of a diverse workplace with regards to gender, age and cultural background in the most exciting industry in the world today. You will receive a very competitive total benefits package including an excellent base salary, bonus scheme and share options. 

Career development 

  • Excellent training (an average 54 hours a year)
  • Secondment and relocation opportunities
  • Career progression (16% promotions across the Group in 2021)

Shared financial success  

  • A competitive, industry benchmarked and cost-of-living linked salary, reviewed annually
  • Annual bonus
  • Share options
  • Salary contribution to your pension fund

Work/life balance 

  • WFH in a hybrid working arrangement
  • Generous annual leave, plus a community or charity work day each year
  • Paid maternity, paternity, adoptive and bereavement leave
  • Allowance for WFH set up

True diversity & inclusion 

  • Equal opportunity targets
  • GWEC Women in Wind and Mainstream Women in Renewables programmes
  • You can be you, whatever your gender, colour or sexual orientation

Care for health & wellbeing  

  • Generous health insurance subsidy
  • Income protection insurance
  • Life cover
  • Free Employee Assistance Program

These are just some of the reasons why we are officially certified as a Great Place to Work.  

Apply for this job now and see how we can energise your career! 

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