EPC Project Engineer 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.

Under the management of the BD Support Manager the Project Engineer will be responsible for:

Support Internal Projects during the preparation phase (before Investment Committee decision) by:

  • Planning, coordinating, and evaluating technical and financial aspects of the construction of such project
  • Ensuring that all relevant HSES aspects are included during the development phase of the projects
  • Prospecting of possible local suppliers in different geographies
  • With the support from Procurement, ensuring that project costs estimations are properly categorized and promoting a regular feedback mindset (production rates, cost of materials, etc.)
  • Supporting the DEV Project Manager’s on-site audits and help identifying opportunities and limitations of the project design (in terms of civil, mechanical, and electrical outlines)
  • Securing proper early handover to Construction PMs at the right time before RTB/NTP of the projects

Support the preparation of project cost Budgets to support both non-binding and binding offers for external and internal customers:

  • Integrating inputs from multi department to prepare the required Bid deliverables to Customers
  • Coordinating all internal departments to capture required input information for Project Cost Budget elaboration (CAPEX assessment)
  • Supporting project final negotiation phase from a cost optimization side
  • Evaluating cost solidity and prepare cash flow curve for all projects before gate reviews
  • Preparing and participating Management budget reviews and project gate reviews
  • Sending EPC Capex proposals to internal customers (DEV, ASIF) and managing clarification requests
  • Supporting EPC Sales engineers in clarification and negotiating EPC contracts technical appendixes

Support the projects under construction assisting the project team with:

  • Prospecting local suppliers/subcontractors and assisting in the preparation of RFQ/RFPs
  • Supporting the negotiation phase helping to align the proposals technically and cost wise
  • Following up cost management taking the lessons learnt and implementing correcting measures for future projects
  • Supporting EPC Project Management team in clarification and negotiating EPC subcontracts technical and commercial appendixes

Keep the Opportunity Management System (OMS) updated with all key information for Sales Gates evaluation and Offers approval:

  • Ensuring all information required for budget preparation are properly stored in OMS
  • Preparing and launching Sales Gates requests and approval via OMS
  • Preparing Handover with Sales engineer to the Construction team.

Supporting relevant initiatives launched within the Bidding Team for cost optimization, competitiveness improvement, and bidding tools improvement.


  • Engineering Degree (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical or similar)
  • +3 years of experience in project capex evaluation for construction projects (EPC)
  • Technical knowledge of Solar PV equipment, technologies and construction methods
  • Technical knowledge of Wind technologies and construction methods is a plus
  • English working language
  • General knowledge of the renewable market stakeholders, main equipment suppliers/manufacturers, construction companies is a plus
  • Having already worked in an EPC and/or IPP company within the energy sector is a plus


  • Rigorous, detail-oriented
  • Autonomous within the framework delegated
  • Capable of initiatives for offers and improvements
  • Committed to on-time delivery
  • Team player
  • Critical thinker
  • Problem solver
  • Good organizational skills
  • Curiosity and willingness to learn

Voltalia South Africa

EPC PMO & Bidding

Permanent Contract


South Africa, Cape Town

Jun 24