Job Title

Site Manager / Engineer Civil Construction – SOLAR

South Africa, Northern Cape
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R40000 - R55000 Per Month
Area: South Africa, Northern Cape
Sector: Construction
Posted: 30 May 2024

Job Details

Well Established Solar company is hiring a site manager / engineer for a civil construction project in the Northen Cape. 

Construction background alongside machinery is a MUST, and solar 5mw+will be a bonus.
Salary Market Related
12-month contract for northern cape site to be employed from the Johannesburg Branch under well-established solar company.

Generic job description as follow:
Job Summary:
The Site Manager for a solar project is responsible for overseeing and managing all on-site activities related to the construction of solar energy installations, including the building of associated structures. This includes coordinating with subcontractors, ensuring compliance with safety and quality standards, managing schedules and budgets, and facilitating effective communication among all project stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in civil construction and a strong understanding of solar energy projects will be an advantage.

Key Responsibilities:
Project Planning and Coordination:
Develop detailed project plans and schedules in collaboration with the project manager.
Coordinate daily on-site activities, ensuring adherence to project timelines and milestones.
Supervise and coordinate the work of subcontractors, suppliers, and laborers on site.

Site Management:
Oversee the construction of solar farms, including site preparation, foundation work, mounting system installation, and electrical work.
Manage the construction of related structures such as control rooms, inverters, substations, and fencing.
Ensure that all work is performed in accordance with project specifications, drawings, and contractual requirements.
Conduct regular site inspections to monitor progress and ensure compliance with safety and quality standards.

Health, Safety, and Environmental Compliance:
Work closely with the Health and Safety Officer to implement and enforce safety protocols and procedures to maintain a safe work environment.
Conduct regular safety meetings and site audits in collaboration with the Health and Safety Officer to ensure adherence to safety regulations.
Address any safety concerns or incidents promptly and effectively.
Quality Control:

Ensure that all construction activities, including building structures, meet or exceed industry standards and project specifications.
Conduct quality inspections and tests as required to ensure the integrity and performance of the solar installation and associated structures.
Maintain accurate and detailed records of all quality control activities.
Budget and Cost Management:

Monitor project costs and ensure that work is completed within budgetary constraints.
Identify and address any potential cost overruns or budgetary issues promptly.
Assist in the preparation and review of cost estimates and project budgets.

Stakeholder Communication:
Maintain effective communication with project managers, engineers, clients, and other stakeholders.
Provide regular updates on project progress, including any issues or delays.
Facilitate coordination meetings and ensure that all parties are informed of project developments.

Documentation and Reporting:
Maintain comprehensive project documentation, including daily logs, progress reports, and safety records.
Prepare and submit regular reports on project status, including progress, costs, and any issues encountered.
Ensure that all project documentation is accurate, complete, and up to date.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field (preferred).
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in site management within the civil construction industry, with specific experience in solar projects will be a bonus.
Proven track record of successfully managing construction sites and delivering projects on time and within budget.

Skills and Abilities:
Strong knowledge of civil construction practices,
Independent person to work under min to no supervision