Job Title

Electrical Project Engineer

South Africa, Gauteng
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R70000 - R80000 Per Month
Area: South Africa, Gauteng
Sector: Engineering
Posted: 20 May 2024

Job Details

Our client, an innovative engineering firm specializing in construction and consulting services and expanding into the IPP market, seeks an Electrical Project Engineer.

With a solid base in South Africa and growing influence across Africa, they are dedicated to delivering innovative solutions driving sustainable development and community empowerment.
Work Activities and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, execute, and oversee the construction of 1MW+ solar farms, managing power distribution and home connections while adhering to timelines, quality standards, and budgets.
  • Manage the construction of electrical power transmission and distribution projects from conception to completion, ensuring alignment with timelines, quality standards, and budgets.
  • Supervise the installation of electrical equipment and systems to ensure compliance with safety standards and project specifications.
  • Design, test, and implement electrical transmission lines and distribution systems.
  • Collaborate with diverse teams to align projects with goals and industry regulations.
  • Manage engineering design processes, conducting site assessments and technical evaluations for optimal solutions.
  • Assist in creating technical drawings using AutoCAD for substation and line construction.
  • Review specifications and recommend changes to achieve power system design objectives.
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to improve project performance.
  • Develop design specifications and functional requirements for power systems or components.
  • Monitor project progress, identify risks, and implement strategies for successful delivery.
  • Offer technical support to installation teams during construction and testing.
  • Ensure compliance with safety standards and environmental regulations.
  • Create checklists for reviewing completed installation projects.
  • Lead the tender process, providing technical guidance on equipment selection.
  • Maintain detailed reports of electrical projects.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.
  • Additional certifications or a master’s degree in electrical power generation, transmission, distribution, or renewable energy would be advantageous.
  • 7 to 10+ years of proven experience in project management and engineering within the power transmission and distribution sector; solar project experience is beneficial.
  • Strong comprehension of power transmission and distribution infrastructure systems.
  • Experience in tendering and managing turnkey electrical transmission and distribution projects.
  • Proficiency in project management tools like MS Project and CAD software such as AutoCAD is beneficial.
  • Ability to lead and manage a team of junior engineers.
  • Excellent communication skills, collaboration abilities, and proactive problem-solving approach.
  • Capability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, multitask, prioritize, work independently and as part of a team, and perform under pressure.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English; knowledge of French is advantageous.
  • Excellent time management, diagnostic, and decision-making skills.
  • Strong computer literacy.
  • Willingness to travel internationally.