Phelan Energy Group

Construction Manager – Orange Project
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  • Reporting Manager
    • Phase-1 : Sr. Manager, International Projects under Construction Phase
    • Phase-2 : Head Asset Management – International Projects
  • Reportee’s
    • EPC Contractor Site team
    • All Site Team Leads (Elec./Civil/Mechanical)
    • Engineer/Engineer/Junior Engineer (Elec./Civil/Mechanical)
    • Supervisors/Technician (Elec./Civil/Mechanical)
    • Site Safety Officers
    • Site Store In-charge
    • Site Admin In-charge

JOB RESPONSIBILITY – Under Construction Phase

  • Responsible and accountable for overall management and construction of large scale ground mounted solar projects being executed at various International sites as per the targets and timelines set by the Organization in coordination with the selected EPC contractor for the project.
  • Responsible for preparation of daily work schedule and assigning the jobs to all the subcontractors with function wise job distribution.
  • Responsible for Planning, Scheduling, Tracking, Providing the direction and support to the EPC Contractor and their sub-contractors for execution of work smoothly and timely.
  • Responsible for managing a team of Team lead, Engineers, Sr. Engineers, Junior Engineers, Supervisors and technicians for supervising the work and ensuring the successful deliverables assigned to them.
  • Responsible for forecasting of Resource requirements for the planned and assigned work given to the EPC contractor and sub-contractors.
  • Responsible to Analyze and assess the risk factors involved during the execution of work and report the same to EPC Head/Project Head.
  • Responsible to Constantly Monitor and Report the work progress to the EPC Head/Project Head.
  • Responsible for Quality of construction and workmanship from all the contractors.
  • Responsible to prepare a daily report on the work progress and plan for next day schedule
  • Responsible to maintain the best safety practices at site with zero accident and safe man-hours
  • Responsible for Documentation and handing over of the project to O&M with closure all punch points.
  • Ensure that the EPC is following the set of procedures set within the EPC contract, ESMS, EA, BCOE and all other related standards and contracts as defined in the PPA, IA and Self Build Agreement.
  • Responsible to integrate the support of the MSC structure to ensure the efficiency of any related evaluations of the EPC’s works and construction strategies.
  • Responsible for aligning the roles and responsibilities of the MSC teams for achieving the effective result.
  • Responsible to effectively monitor the EPC’s compliance to the schedule and budget and raise any non-compliance once approved by the Construction Head/EPC Head, to the EPC.
  • Responsible to represent the Owner at Community meetings as part of stakeholder engagement commitments as requested by the PM/Construction Head/EPC Head.
  • Responsible for Coordination and laisoning with local ESKOM & DOE team to get all the necessary approval and sanctions for the plant construction, commissioning, operation and meeting all the mandatory compliances as per Republic of South Africa (RSA) regulations.
  • Responsible for maintaining of records and compliances to Economic Development obligations required for the project at the local and site level


  • Responsible and Accountable for 86.25MW Plant Operation, Maintenance, Performance and Monitoring of plant for achieving the optimized and forecasted generation as per design with the following activities:
    • Coordination and managing the team of O&M Engineers and O&M contractor on daily basis for preparation of  O&M records and reports
    • Auditing of O&M contractor for maintenance or record and reports for the plant
    • Record and Maintenance of documentation for Taking over of the plant from EPC company
    • Closure and sign-off with EPC company for all the punch points generated during construction
    • Constantly Monitor and Record the plant operation and performance to maintain 100% uptime of the plant.
    • Ensure the regular cleaning of modules as per maintenance schedule for achieving the forecasted generation and PR target.
    • Planning, Scheduling, Tracking all the equipment Maintenance activities on daily basis and ensuring all the regular and preventive maintenance are carried out as per schedule.
    • Preparation of daily, monthly, Quarterly, Half yearly, Yearly Maintenance activities for the plant along with the O&M contractor.
    • Generate, Record and Analyze the DGR, Monthly, Quarterly and Yearly report for keeping the uptime of the plant with optimum performance.
    • Prepare Daily and Monthly reports and presentations.
  • Responsible for Monthly Joint meter reading in coordination with local distribution company/ ESKOM/DOE/ED for submission of documents to all the concern department
  • Responsible for all statutory compliances required for the project with renewal on time to time basis
  • Responsible for all equipment calibration on annual basis
  • Responsible to coordinate with all local stakeholders in the project for Invoicing, Compliances and Payments


  • Construction Phase
    • Resource planning & Forecasting
    • Ensure quality of construction and workmanship
    • Meet project timeline as per set targets
    • Successful construction of the plant
  • O&M Phase
    • Maintenance of O&M records and meeting Compliances
    • Achieving Committed PR & plant Uptime
    • Achieving 100% scheduled Maintenance
    • Adherence of plant Safety & Compliances
    • Coordinating & Corresponding with ESKOM/DOE/ED and Other Utilities


  • Construction Phase
    • Meeting the COD timelines of Independent Projects
    • Meeting Zero defect Quality workmanship
    • Meeting the Zero accident and Safe Man Hours
    • Meeting the project compliances to DOE/ED/ESKOM
  • O&M Phase
    • Meeting the statutory compliances
    • Maintaining plant Uptime
    • Maintenance of plant as per schedule
    • Meeting all the Compliances for the plant

Profile & Eligible Criteria

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical & Electronics/Electronics & Communication/Power Electronics Engg.
  • Experience: 8-10 years’ Experience as lead or Site Incharge in Execution of Large Scale MW Solar PV Projects/Conventional Power plants/Electrical/EHV/Transmission & Distribution Projects. Preference will be given for candidates who have experience in construction of solar PV power plant projects.
  • Should have good oral & written communication skills in English and Afrikaans with sound knowledge on preparation of project reports, schedules, site Test reports, QA plans, FAT documentation, Performance test & procedures and HOTO (Handing Over and Taking Over) documents.
  • Should have strong leadership skills, good exposure & responsibility to lead the EPC contractor and a team of site engineers, technicians, contractors and sub-contractors.
  • Should have good computer skills with well literate in MS Office, AutoCAD & Project tools like MS Project.
  • Should have good working knowledge in understanding the electrical, mechanical and civil drawings.
  • Should have good hands-on experience with proven track record in implementing and construction of any Solar/Utility power plant projects or captive power projects involving Solar Farm/EHV systems/Thermal Power plants, etc.,
  • Should have a good knowledge in preparation of User Manual, O&M Manual for projects and other Engineering documentation for post & pre-Execution phase.
  • Should have good exposure on Testing of Electrical equipment’s like PV Module, Strings, LV & MV switchgears, Solar Inverters, etc., with sound knowledge on usage of testing tools & equipment’s installed at site.
  • Should have sound knowledge of generation data analysis with monitoring of data and mitigate the problems for any underperformance of the generation plant.
  • Should have Liasioning abilities with local authorities like Grid Utility Supplier, Electrical Inspectorate, Nodal agency, local bodies etc.,
  • Should have good exposure to Health & Safety work practices in execution of the project and implementing the same at the site with proper instructions to all the contractors and sub-contractors.
  • Should be able to handle the geographically spread out project.
  • Should have sound knowledge on local compliance required for the project both during construction and O&M phase.
  • Preference will be given to candidate who has good contacts and network with the local government bodies, Utility companies, ESKOM, Local Municipalities, Nodal agencies, Department of Energy, etc.

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