Solar Electrician – large-scale – Upington, South Africa

Want to join a first mover in solar energy that is actively seeking early entry into new markets globally? Since the establishment in 2007, Scatec Solar has acquired extensive knowledge and experience in developing, building and operating solar power plants and we continue to deepen our market position and broaden our offerings. Driven by our company values and competent global workforce, we aim to deliver competitive and sustainable solar energy globally; protect our environment and improve quality of life through innovative integration of technology; and create shareholder value. We are present in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East and are headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

Main purpose of position
Currently we are looking for a Solar Electrician in Upington, South Africa to be part of our global team working together towards our vision – Improving our future. As our Solar Electrician you will perform electrical work on the Plant that will include modification, repair and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems as well as switching, isolation, earthing and LOTO duties as per Authorisation level, to provide training and supervision to junior personnel and to be the Authorized Person on Duty (APD) when the Plant Supervisor is off site.

Main responsibilities

  • Perform work in the modification, repair and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems
  • Perform switching, isolation, earthing and LOTO duties as per Authorisation level
  • Perform Preventative and Corrective Maintenance tasks
  • Report, troubleshoot and repair of all electrical equipment and systems
  • Supervise and train junior personnel in associated duties
  • Act as team leader
  • Assist with reporting
  • Perform various HSE related inspections


  • N2 Qualification
  • Qualified Electrician
  • Computer literate – Excel & Word
  • 2+ years Electrical experience – AC & DC
  • Proven experience of AC & DC electrical troubleshooting and repairs

Personal characteristics

  • Ability to take ownership of electrical systems on the plant
  • Ability to complete a task in reasonable time with a sense of urgency
  • Good troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work with no supervision
  • Ability to supervise a team
  • Ability to work under high-pressure conditions
  • Ability to plan
  • Good English literacy
  • Good work ethic
  • Ability to do good record keeping

Additional information

  • Be on standby as required by site schedule
  • Be able to stand-in for Plant Supervisor
  • Must be able to work overtime and on weekends according to Plant needs
  • Must be available to travel as and when required

We offer
Scatec Solar is an exciting, innovative and ambitious company operating in a growing industry. We offer a challenging and interesting position where you will be part of a flexible, diverse and truly international working environment consisting of highly competent and committed colleagues with a positive drive to make a difference.

It is part of every employees’ terms of reference to contribute to Scatec Solar’s vision: Improving our Future and adhere to our company values which are:

  • Predictable
  • Driving results
  • Changemaker
  • Working together

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