About Phelan Energy Group Ltd.
Phelan Energy Group
Phelan Energy Group (PEG) is an integrated independent solar power producer, delivering affordable, rapidly deployable, and sustainable clean energy worldwide.
We are a dynamic company established in 2005, with a world-class professional team of over 100 experienced specialists, dedicated to leading and delivering the amazing opportunity, that is Solar energy.
PEG is a world leading private solar IPP and innovator in PV solar energy and battery storage, specializing in the low cost, high quality solutions. Operating in over 15 international markets where we identify solar development locations, secure the required permits and approvals, enter into long term Power Purchase or Merchant Agreements, then build, own, and operate these solar developments.
To date, PEG has installed, and grid connected 260 MW comprising the revenue and cash generating assets of the business. There are a further 120 MW under construction and a global development pipeline exceeding 1 GW. PEG currently has solar plants grid connected in South Africa, where our 175 MW is largest in Africa; India, where our 70 MW Rajasthan installation set a record low price in India; and a further 15 MW installation in Afghanistan. The Afghanistan development was recently opened and inaugurated by HE President Ashraf Ghani. PEG retains ownership of these solar investments and to date has not sold any of the developments.
PEG is continuously expanding our market development reach to new countries and have offices in Cape Town, New Delhi, Kabul and headquarters Dublin, Ireland.
PEG is currently seeking an experienced Engineering Manager for our utility scale solar PV project team. The Engineering Manager will be responsible for the planning, design, and engineering management of Solar PV plant developments in Afghanistan. A combination of technical and commercial skills is essential.
The main responsibility for this role is to provide ongoing and active management of our project development pipeline from a technical, engineering and commercial perspective and to ensure all objectives are met with respect to technical requirements, costs, schedules, quality, environmental, and safety during development of utility scale solar PV plants in Afghanistan, and other countries. This will include but is not limited to.
Manage and review the design phase of project including site selection, technology selection, civil and structural design, system configuration, grid connection, control systems and other aspects of Photo Voltaic power plant.
Understand and incorporate all relevant design criteria and construction standards for the PV plant and transmission & distribution network – local and international standards, codes, and regulations.
Support business development efforts during all phases of project pursuit, including due diligence, feasibility studies, proposal development, utility, and agency liaison,
Liaise and communicate with all local and international stakeholders, including funding agencies
Manage and ensure coordination of all project stakeholders and team members (EPC and O&M Contractors, Owners Engineers, field supervisors, document controller, HSE team etc) on site through effective resource and contract management.
Review plans and schedules and monitor through the different stages of the projects with respect to project budget.
Responsible for coordination and review of the Monthly Progress reports prepared by the EPC contractor, providing feedback to Project Company.
Work closely with all stakeholders to ensure the project is on schedule and within scope.
Manage the documentation of contract bids and adherence to the projected completion dates.
Maintain frequent external interactions with customers, vendors, and suppliers.
Safeguard and control work carried out by EPC Contractors, coordinate, and supervise communication, control health and safety procedures, ensure compliance with norms and designs.
Minimum Education: Bachelor of Science in Engineering, or MS in Engineering or Engineering Management preferred
Minimum of 10 years of experience with a broad and deep understanding of power generation, power transmission and renewable energy technologies in general
Must have experience with development, design, and management of renewable energy projects
Must have experience dealing with power generation and distribution utilities and their requirements
Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and presentation skills
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
Ability to perform under pressure and tight deadlines and to be effective in on-site work environments
Effective Project Management skills
Flexible to travel Internationally
Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently, including identification of critical path items to ensure deliverable deadlines are met
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