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Performance Engineer



United States




Minimum 3-5 years experience, preferably in REIPP projects - Solar CSP/PV, Biomass, Wind. Other energy sectors considered including -OCGT, CCGT, Coal.

Degree Mechanical/Electrical Engineering or university degree.

Specific Knowledge / Skills:
Working in a performance or process engineering department.
High level of technical ability.
Proficient in the use of Performance Monitoring Software (EtaPRO, Plant site, VA Viewer or similar.
Proficient in database management systems (SQL, Access or similar).
High level of Excel knowledge.
Basic Statistical knowledge.
Strong interpersonal skills, excellent communication, negotiation, coordination skills.
Work in a multicultural environment and multidisciplinary teams.
Resolve complex technical/commercial issues.
Work with IT systems like MS office, Document management software, etc.
English language. Afrikaans would be advantageous.

We Offer

Benefits to include the usual site specific benefits including rotational long weekend, site vehicle, accommodation allowance & travel.

Your Tasks

The main goal of the Performance Engineer will be to -
  • Calculate, model, analyse, monitor and report on the performance and production of the facility against the performance model and the business case.
  • In conjunction with the EPC and O&M, review the daily actions and reports pertaining to the operation of the facility.
  • Analyse daily performance and production of the plant and discuss and report findings with the relevant project stakeholders.
  • Follow the status of the plant and any risks including equipment unavailable or at risk that may impact performance and production e.g. solar field status, main equipment status, critical auxiliary equipment etc.
  • Follow up of the EPC obligations and Owner commitments during the final acceptance testing period.
  • Follow up of the O&M Obligations during the final acceptance testing period.
  • Conduct tests and inspections to determine the efficiency of power plant/substation equipment and transmission/distribution power lines.
  • Provide guidance and input and as required take the lead to resolve complicated and critical performance and engineering related issues.
  • Periodic performance reporting of critical plant assets.
  • Data management of key plant indicators and operational parameters. Custodian of Data Quality and reliability.
  • Ensure that efficiency and availability targets are effectively communicated and achieved.
  • Proactively identify improvement projects to increase plant efficiency, availability, reliability and safety.
  • Conduct feasibility studies, conceptual designs, detailed designs for any projects identified or assigned.
  • Conduct design reviews as and when necessary.
  • Follow up and reconcile EPC and O&M performance mismatch.
  • Support with liaising with and reporting to the Owners Engineer (OE), Lenders Technical Advisor (LTA) and other stakeholders on performance related matters.
  • Provide information and support to the Contracts Manager in correspondence with the EPC and O&M.
  • Provide technical support internally with respect to warranty, technical queries performance/production impacts etc.
  • Contribute to the risks and opportunities identification and mitigation.

Your Profile

Minimum 3-5 years experience, preferably in REIPP projects - Solar CSP/PV, Biomass, Wind. Other energy sectors considered including -OCGT, CCGT, Coal.


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