Africa South Africa
  • Department: Operations & Maintenance  
  • Job Location: Cape Town
  • Reporting to: Country Asset Operations Manager - MAMSA 
  • Travel Required: Regular national and international travel required

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.  

For more information, please visit https://www.mainstreamrp.com/  

The area of responsibility for the Asset Operations Manager is mainly assisting with managing the operations and maintenance of the wind and solar plants. 

Assisting with Managing the Operations for MAMSA will include: 

  • Responsible for overseeing planning, directing, and coordinating the daily activities of SPV`s and operation team 
  • Responsible for assisting and preparing the annual budget for MAMSA operations and SPV`s annual operating plans 
  • Draw up and or ensure weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports are accurate, on time and done in professional manner before submitting to Senior management. 
  • Responsible for maintaining the Standards of Safety, Environmental and quality control of operational Renewable Energy Facilities. 
  • Manage environmental and local permitting to ensure the obligations are met 
  • Engage with SHEQ on standardised HSE standards required for operations 
  • Perform the tasks of conducting training and or induction for new employees to achieve performance standard 
  • Chairing weekly operations and other meetings as and when required 
  • Working together with MAMSA’s ED&SED, Finance and ESG and Compliance teams to ensure best practice and to meet shareholder expectations. 
  • Support Country Asset Operations Manager to ensure MAMSA is profitable and provides all services prudently and to a high standard as expected by the SPV’s. 
  • Support the Operations and Construction management team activities to ensure successful completion of wind and or solar farm to time and budget and ensuring a smooth transition into the operations phase. 

What we require?

The ideal candidate will be skilled in engineering, maintenance, and operations, involved in constructing and or operating wind and/or solar projects. 

You will need to be experienced in: 

  • Knowledge and sufficient experience of the REIPPP process in South Africa and the construction and operations of these projects 
  • Technical and commercial asset management 
  • Power Purchase Agreement implementation 
  • Financial and Human Resources Management 
  • Demonstrating management and leadership skills with at least several years’ renewable energy project construction and operations experience. 
  • An excellent understanding of system operation requirements and compliance.  

Educational Requirements: 

  • University Degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering (Preferred) 
  • National Diploma in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering (Ideally)  
  • 5 years post qualification operational experience of which at least 3 years should be in a management capacity within Operations & Maintenance of a Wind or Solar Plant 
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