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Head of Technical Services

Job Description

Our client, a leading international Renewable Energy company, is currently on the hunt for a Head of Technical Services (O&M), to be based in Johannesburg.

Registration as a Professional Engineer with ECSA is non-negotiable!


The Head of Technical Services will join the Operation & Maintenance department and reports directly to the O&M Head of Solar. He/She will be responsible for providing technical leadership and executing solar power plant engineering delivery through planning, leading, organising, and controlling the day-to-day functions of Technical Support, Data Driven Maintenance, Electrical Balance of Plant, and Control, Instrumentation and Automation.

Knowledge and experience:

  • More than 5 years of plant engineering management experience in the renewable energy sector, particularly in solar technology.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent; an MBA will be an advantage.
  • ECSA Accreditation (compulsory).
  • Positive attitude and mindset.
  • At least 7 years of experience in the electrical industry.
  • Strong experience in managing technical/engineering teams.
  • Strong knowledge in preventive and corrective maintenance philosophies.
  • Very good knowledge of electrical and mechanical maintenance.
  • Knowledge of SCADA systems, and Control and Instrumentation.
  • Technically astute in MW/HV substations and electrical balance of plant.
  • Fluent English, both spoken and written.