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Mechanical Construction Supervisor (m/f/d)



People & HR, Operations
Cape Town, South Africa
Posted on Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Mechanical Construction Supervisor (m/f/d)

  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Work experience
  • Engineer
  • Technical occupations (other)
At JUWI you have the chance to work on a real project for the future of our planet. JUWI South Africa is part of the international JUWI Group, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies.
Our business is focused on deploying the highest quality Solar Photovoltaic and Onshore Wind energy projects. We offer Project Development (Wind & Solar), Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC), and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services for the transition to greater utilisation of sustainable energy globally and are also a recognised leader in off-grid hybrid solar-wind-battery-storage energy solutions.
JUWI has successfully installed over 400 MW in South Africa and over 5,500 MW internationally. As a significant player for renewable energies, we are listed in the top 10 solar EPC contractors globally, employing more than 1,300 people worldwide.
We are looking for you as a

Mechanical Construction Supervisor (m/f/d)

full time - limited (*One Year Fixed Term Contract)

Your Tasks

Reporting to the Construction Manager and to The Line Manager (Team Lead Construction Management), the Construction Supervisor will work with Project Purchasing & Logistics, System Design, Specialist Consultants, Suppliers, Subcontractors to ensure compliant project execution.
The Solar PRM Supervisor will be responsible for onsite subcontractor management, quality assurance of Solar Trackers construction works (Post, Racks & Modules or PRM), from time to time you may be required to oversee installation of electrical components and civil components on the solar PV EPC project in Senegal (GCO) including full responsibility for technical, environmental and safety compliance, quality, schedule, and integration control.
Primary Responsibilities
  • Support the efficient, proven and high-quality construction techniques developed by the JUWI organization by supporting the JUWI Team leader (International construction management on solar PV project site that fall under the entity of JUWI Renewable Energies (Pty) Ltd (JUWI South Africa). 
  • Maintain JUWI RE project goals (substantial completion date, high safety) while closely aligning project site activities with JUWI´s corporate quality management.
  • The Solar PRM Supervisor will fall under the mentorship of JUWI Construction Manager.  Activities include Posts, Racks and Modules, and may be required to assist in supervising on electrical trade and Civil works, and project commissioning aspects.
  • Proactively identify, resolve, and share with JUWI construction Manager.
  • Complete construction projects by planning, organizing, and controlling projects; completing quality inspections; supervising sub-contractors and staff
  • Accomplish construction human resource objectives by orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counselling employees; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, adhering to policies and procedures
  • Implement production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; identifying construction management system improvements and advise the Construction Site Manager
  • Accomplish construction project results by defining project purpose and scope; calculating resources required; establishing standards and protocols; allocating resources; scheduling and coordinating sub-contractors and staff (Quality personnel that reports to him/her); evaluating milestone assumptions and conclusions; resolving design problems; evaluating and implementing change orders via Construction Site Manager
  • Prevent fines and interruptions by complying with, and enforcing, codes
  • Maintain safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following and enforcing standards and procedures, complying with legal regulations
  • Ensure all mounting structure, module installations and associated tests are in accordance with the applicable standards and code of practice
  • Report any deviations from the Scope of Work to the Construction Site Manager
  • Report any unsafe act/conditions to the Construction Site Manager
  • Report any quality concerns/defective work to the Construction Site Manager
  • Report any environmental concerns/contraventions to the Construction Site Manager
  • Responsible for inspection, supervision, and reporting on construction activities in conformance with project drawings, specifications, schedules, procedures, quality requirements and safety standards in accordance with company procedures & processes, legislation, standards, and industry best practice
  • Manage of supplier and subcontractor construction resources. Implement KPI’s, control and monitor schedule and quality performance against baselines, raise NCRs through the Construction Site Manager and implement corrective action
  • Ensure full compliance with the QHSE regulations, legislation, standards, codes, and requirements in Africa
  • Determine resource (persons and equipment) levels to attain schedule milestones and ensure conformance with the construction plan
  • Ensure contractual schedule and payment milestones are achieved, including preparation/ compilation of data packs
  • Responsible for daily construction reports & records
  • Preparation and review of work procedures, QCP’s and ITP’s
  • Train unskilled resources to perform quality control
  • Responsible for inspection notifications and coordinating client inspections
  • Responsible for incoming material inspections
Principal Position Description:
  • Support to the monitoring and overseeing of Solar Posts, Racks and Modules (PRM) installation work on the project to ensure it meets contract obligations, supporting JUWI RE sub-contractors in-field work efforts in Senegal (GCO).
  • Ensure that GCO PV project in Senegal is built according to JUWI standards.
  • Support project schedules, manage deviations through schedule adjustments.
  • Support to ensuring deployed components conform to the JUWI quality requirements.
  • Support the commissioning of the PV plants.
  • Review and be familiar with vendor requirements and assure that equipment is installed in a manner so as not to void warranties.
  • Support coordination with vendors and JUWI RE engineers and supply chain for in-field design changes.
  • Become familiar with all project engineering, design, and construction documents.
  • Assist in the resolution of complex problems with manufacturing firms, sub-contractors, suppliers, and clients.
  • Conduct daily field inspections of the work in progress and share any deviations or deficiencies with Site Supervisors and other team members and reporting such deviations to the construction manager timeously.
  • Maintain JUWI ´s high project site safety standards.
  • Support JUWI RE quality assurance requirements.
  • Support the review of plans and procedures periodically and institute changes if necessary.
  • Assist in resolution of differences or problems.
  • Participate in the review process of all portions of the project.
Communication and information:
  • Attend Daily Site meetings chaired by the Construction Manager with construction team members and sub-contractors
  • Multiple per week: interacting with the Construction Manager on site progress, quality, safety, and logistics, within Africa
  • Once a week: Compile weekly reports and submit to the construction Manager
  • Attend monthly EMEA construction meetings chaired by the construction Heads
Reporting and Controlling Tools & Templates:
  • Construction progress report
  • Material list (by logistics team)
  • Daily Construction Reports

Your Profile

Qualifications and Experience
  • Civil/Mechanical Engineering Background only on Solar Trackers (Posts, Racks and modules installation).
  • Minimum of 5 years construction management experience in electrical infrastructure projects, 2 years utility scale solar PV plants experience
  • Good communication skills, written and spoken
  • A proven track record in successfully completing construction on time, safely and compliant with technical & quality requirements and standards
  • Conversant with construction management (control and monitoring) tools, MS Office, etc.
  • Conversant with construction, labour, environmental and safety requirements, and legislation
  • Knowledge of Tracker systems and Fixed tilt
  • Problem solving ability
  • Report skills
  • Quality orientated
  • Time cautious
  • Quick thinker
  • Fluent in English
Desirable Attributes
  • French speaking

Benefits of working for JUWI

Joining JUWI South Africa, you can expect a hybrid work policy, market related salary, performance-based bonus and contribution to medical aid. More so, there is the opportunity to work for an ISO 9001:2015 certified matrix organisation. Experiencing people, processes, ideas and thought patterns from a global perspective. You will be joining a collaborative environment where growth is common and in fact, is encouraged.
Become part of a team that realises leading solar, wind and hybrid projects worldwide. JUWI Global has a high level of commitment and passion for its vision of 100% renewable energy.


(Not matching all the requirements, Apply!)
Even if your profile does not match the job brief 100%, perhaps you match it 80% of the way, you could possibly be the right candidate for another position within the JUWI Group.
To apply, please submit your application via our recruitment portal and ensure that you submit your application in English.
We look forward to your energy!

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  • Monique Cooper
  • External Recruiting Consultant EMEA