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 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 €1.6bn in project finance to date and employs more than 250 staff across four continents.

Summary of Role:

As Senior Civil Engineer you will be responsible to provide expert support on civil engineering in relation to Mainstream’s business in Chile. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that all Mainstream´s projects are designed and built according either the quality and current regulation requirements.

What you will do?

  • Conceptual and basic civil design of solar and wind projects.
  • Prepare the scope of works and the technical requirements needed to procure any either engineering or study required by the projects (e.g. geotechnical investigation, flood studies, topographical studies, foundation designs, transport studies).
  • Propose modifications or improvements on Employer’s Requirements based on continuous lessons learnt process.
  • Assist on estimate of either bill of quantities and budgets for projects.
  • Support the assessment of constructability of green-field and brown-field projects.
  • Verify the civil design of the projects (foundations, slopes for cuts & fills, roads, platforms, trenches, channels, riverbed crosses, etc.) is according to the employer requirements and the current regulation and international standards.
  • Support Project Managers in analysing construction works issues and recommending corrective actions.
  • Undertaking the Owners Engineer role in front of EPC Contractors.
  • Maintain updated technical documentation of the project design properly filed and controlled.
  • Reporting on compliance with relevant design code, legislation, constructability and contractual obligations.
  • Interfacing with and managing external consultants and contractors.
  • Assist in due diligence on project acquisitions in Chile and new markets.

What we require?

The candidate should be equipped with the following key skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team, coordinate and enthuse colleagues and consultants
  • Strong initiative and the ability to proactively identify required tasks
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain sight of the ‘big picture’ and overarching objectives at all time.
  • Good IT skills, including experience with MS Word, Excel and Project packages.
  • Knowledge of engineering software (AutoCAD, ArcGIS, others).
  • An organised approach to working, task prioritisation and time management.
  • Fluent in Spanish and English (written and spoken).

Education and Experience

  • A degree in Civil Engineering, with background in structural or geotechnical areas.
  • 10 or more years of demonstrable experience in a similar position.
  • Demonstrable experience in construction of electrical generation and transmission projects. Relevant experience in Unconventional Renewable Power Projects design will be highly valued.
  • Experience managing internal and external resources.

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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