Construction Manager / Site Manager M/F

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At Voltalia we are passionate about renewable energies! We are an electricity producer from wind, solar, hydro, biomass and storage and also a service provider to 3rd party clients such as Development, EPC, O&M and Distribution.Today we are in 20 countries, split among 4 continents, and offering a global operating capacity to our clients. We are listed on the regulated Euronext market in Paris since July 2014.

Voltalia is looking for an experienced Construction Site Manager to work within the Project EPC (Principal Contractor) Team with the responsibility to construct the PV facility.

The project structure shall be a split-contract solution, where Voltalia as the Principal Contractor shall manage various Subcontractors to execute the works. Constructing the PV Plant will require close collaboration between the Voltalia EPC team and the Subcontractors and Owner’s Engineers to ensure the success of the Project.

The Construction Site Manager will be based at the Bolobedu PV Project construction site for the duration of the project.

Main responsibilities:

  • Business Line: Follow the guidelines as defined by the business line and provide continuous inputs towards proposing improvements or optimisation on procedures;

  • Back Office organization:
  • Plan and manage technical project resources to ensure tasks are completed and delivered in line with the proposed works schedule,
  • Review and guarantee that technical documentation is considered by service providers and contractors for compliance both technically and contractually,
  • Manage and interface with contractors and suppliers to launch, negotiate and align all technical aspects of the project,
  • Provide full assistance to the PM to complete the Project Documentation;

  • Site Management organization: In order to ensure projects delivery/execution:
  • Ensure the project is implemented according to the Final Project Design;
  • Manage and evaluate design change requests to be approved by the Lead Engineer;
  • Monitor and evaluate the works performed by ensuring adherence to the respective schedule, compliance, and quality requirements, and monitor deviations to identify risks in advance;
  • Provide full time technical support to the PM and Project Team;
  • Ensure that all HSE and Quality procedures are in practice:
    • Act as OHS Act 8.1 appointee for the project team,
    • Enforce HSE and Quality policies, plans and procedures,
    • Enforce a Zero tolerance stance on Health and Safety on site,
    • Make regular site inspections and monitoring of site activities,
    • Ensure HSE Audits are met and HSE safety measures are applied,
    • Monitor all construction works and ensure compliance with site permits and standards,
    • Manage the team and contractors to ensure compliance with the Project’s EMPr and EA;
  • Establish and maintain on-site offices and facilities;
  • Report all project site activities to the Project Manager;
  • Manage site logistics and deliveries;
  • Interact with stakeholders:
    • Be the interface and coordinate with Subcontractors, Environmental Control Officer, Owner’s Engineer, LTA, Eskom, etc.
    • Liaise with the landowner(s) and local authorities on issues related to the site,
    • Hosting 3rd party site visits / audit facilitation,
  • Communication and reporting:
    • Fulfil construction reporting obligations - (weekly & monthly),
    • Internal team reporting and preparation of external reporting to the Client.


  • Degree / Diploma in Electrical, Mechanical or Civil Engineering;
  • 5 to 10 years of working experience in a relevant construction role (preferably in the renewable energy sector);
  • Proven track record in managing construction projects of >100 MW in the energy industry;
  • Good knowledge of tools and techniques for project schedules/ planning;
  • Speak and write fluent English, Afrikaans or Portuguese – other languages would be a plus;
  • Knowledgeable in HSE and Quality procedures;
  • SACPCMP registration as a Pr.CM;


  • Experience in working with international, multi-cultural teams, in multiple times zones;
  • Proactive, independent and self-dependent working;
  • Analytical thinking on site crisis situations;
  • High motivation and leadership skills;
  • Relationship and trust building skills and high integrity;
  • Good communication and team skills, with ability to work in cross functional teams;
  • Very good planning skills.

Voltalia South Africa

Construction Large Projects & New Geog.

Fixed-term Contract


Until the end of the Construction of the Bolobedu project, potentially renewed afterwards

South Africa

Sep 23