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Project Manager (mining / electrical / high-voltage) – South America



Job Description

We are seeking a seasoned High Voltage Electrical Engineer for an EPC/turnkey project involving the extension of a substation from 161kV to 4.16kV. The ideal candidate will have a robust background in power system design, construction, and commissioning, specifically with high voltage systems (minimum 170kV). This role demands a proactive individual who can manage client relationships in a multicultural environment, oversee vendor selection, and ensure timely procurement and installation of necessary equipment.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Project Management: Oversee the entire project lifecycle from design phase through detailed engineering, procurement, and commissioning.
  • Client Relations: Serve as the primary point of contact for the client representative, ensuring clear communication and satisfaction throughout the project.
  • Vendor Management: Lead the vendor selection process, negotiating terms and ensuring quality and cost-effectiveness.
  • Materials Procurement: Manage the procurement of materials, ensuring lead times and delivery schedules align with project timelines.
  • Engineering and Design: Supervise the design phase, ensuring all engineering activities comply with industry standards and project specifications.
  • Installation Oversight: Oversee the installation of transformers and other high voltage equipment, ensuring compliance with safety and quality standards.
  • Team Leadership: Lead a multidisciplinary team of engineers and technicians, providing guidance and expertise throughout the project.
  • Compliance and Safety: Ensure all project activities adhere to relevant safety regulations and industry standards.


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field. Advanced degrees and professional certifications are a plus.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in high voltage power systems design, construction, and commissioning, with a focus on systems of at least 170kV.
  • Deep understanding of high voltage electrical engineering principles, transformer installation, and substation design.
  • Experience in the mining sector
  • Proficiency in power system design software and tools.
  • Strong project management skills, with experience in EPC/turnkey projects.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to manage client relationships effectively.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken. Spanish nice to have


Expat contract, remote work then FIFO 4/2

Salary to discussed based on experience.

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5+ years



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