Globeleq South Africa is recruiting recent graduates for Solar Plant Internships 2024

Job Summary

Globeleq South Africa is recruiting recent graduates for the Solar Plant Internship 2024.

Closing date: 16 February 2024

Locations: This role is based in the Northern Cape.

Job Purpose

The Solar Plant Intern is responsible to assist in the maintenance and operations of the plant. This may include assisting with the implementation of plant optimisation projects, under guidance by the Solar PV Technician(s) and Line Manager.

As this is an internship position, applicants should have no more than one year’s relevant working experience. 

In line with our Employment Equity commitments, candidates from designated groups are preferred.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with the planning, preparation for and management of, activities pertaining to maintaining, testing, diagnosing, repairing and replacing PV system electrical components which will include the following:

  1.  Investigate technical failures and prepare formal report
  2.  Participate in ensuring that contractors comply with HSE requirements
  3.  May require standby duties
  4.  Prepare Requests for Quotes as needed, to source service providers or purchase goods
  5.  Report significant events to the relevant Solar PV Technician(s), Line Manager and/or Plant Manager
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  • Assist Solar PV Technician(s) with monthly inspections.
  • Participate in the compilation of data for weekly and/or monthly reports.
  • Assist HSE&Q Officers with tasks, as required.
  • Assist with conducting site visits and specific induction sessions.
  • Participate in general site administrative duties.
  • Any other duties, as assigned by the Line Manager and Solar PV Technician(s), in line with the role.

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

Skills and Competencies

  •  Able to troubleshoot and analyze data including following various types of process charts, schematics, single line diagrams. 
  •  Good written and oral communication skills.
  •  Well-organized and responsive in all communications including clear, concise e-mails.

  •  Good team player; able to balance team and individual responsibilities.
  •  Good presentation skills.
  •  Able to manage stress and high-pressure situations.
  •  Able to handle multiple projects, prioritize work and work effectively under limited supervision.

Experience, Knowledge and Qualifications

  •  Minimum of a N4 Electrical Certificate or a National Diploma in Mechatronic or Electrical Engineering, with only experiential learning outstanding. 
  •  Some understanding of PV plants is an advantage. 
  •  A basic understanding of: Switching LV, MV and HV systems;  Lock-out tag-out procedures; Power system protection

  •  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages including Outlook, PowerPoint, Word and Excel. 
  •  Able to read and interpret single line diagrams and schematics. 
  •  Able to analyse data, investigate and report on trends. 
  •  A basic understanding of general SCADA systems.
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  •  General ERP/CMMS knowledge: SAP, Ellipse, SAGE, Maximo, etc. 
  •  A basic understating of PLC troubleshooting and maintenance would be advantageous.
  •  Able and willing to work in an outdoor environment. 
  •  Code B driver’s license is an advantage.

How to Apply

View the full vacancy and apply on the Globeleq careers portal here:

About Globeleq

For more than 20 years, Globeleq has been a long-term investor, developer, owner and operator of diversified power projects in Africa, where the company is one of the largest Independent Power Producers.

With nearly 1500MW of generation capacity in operation across 14 power plants in 6 countries, 760MW in construction or near operation and >2000MW in development, Globeleq is one of the largest independent power producers solely focused in Africa.

Globeleq is 70% owned by British International Investment and 30% by Norfund, the development finance institutions of the UK and Norway, and has a proven track record for supporting the ongoing development of the African power sector.   

Globeleq’s various generation technologies include gas, wind, solar PV, battery energy storage (BESS), and geothermal sources. The company is also actively pursuing new opportunities which are emerging from the energy transition, including desalination projects powered by renewables, as well as green hydrogen and ammonia projects.

We develop, own and operate power plants utilising various technologies across the African continent. With many years of international industry experience, the support of committed shareholders, and long-standing project, technology, finance and government partnerships, we have the financial strength, management and operational expertise to power Africa to realise its potential.

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