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Our client has a vacancy for an Electrical Engineer.

This is a 1 year contract based in Matzikama of the Western Cape.

The individual MUST speak Afrikaans which is the predominate language in the area.

The individual must have working experience in new energy or/and power stations.

Experience with Eskom projects would be a significant advantage.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Manage the development, Ddesign, develop, and testing of renewable power and energy storage system projects including associated electrical devices and equipment, including communications systems, power generators, motors and navigation systems, and electrical systems
• Lead and conduct the conceptual and detailed designs of HV voltage substation secondary plant. This shall include compiling of the functional design specifications related to the protection and substation automation/SCADA and the integration design to the Utility systems.
• Lead and witness the factory acceptance... testing of protection schemes, metering schemes, telecoms schemes and substation automation systems.
• Lead and monitor in the site installation work related to protection schemes, metering schemes, telecoms schemes and substation automation systems. This includes all related power and control cable scheduling and installation.
• Lead and witness the site acceptance testing of protection schemes, metering schemes, telecoms schemes and substation automation systems.
• Author competent technical reports of acceptable technical and presentational quality.
• Oversee the manufacture of these devices, systems, and equipment.
• Familiarize with general substation system process, electrical design, application for approval by client company, technical disclosure and control of construction process, basic understanding of electrochemical energy storage power station, and familiar with the structure and basic electrical principle of energy storage systems.
• Understand the local practice of technical document design and drawing in South Africa and facilitate the local conversion of drawings designed by abroad company.
• Cooperate with the design department and chief engineer to complete technical supervision and acceptance during project implementation.
• Communicate with customers, including answering technical questions, explaining technical points and providing expert advice.
• Share and exchange experience/standard/technical information with other colleagues
• carry out all reasonable and lawful duties assigned to him by the Line Manager. This includes duties not normally associated with the Employee's specific position or job description.
• Provide engineering support & guidance during the construction & commissioning of the plants.
• Provide engineering guidance to ensure reliability and maintainability of equipment, processes, utilities, facilities, controls and safety/security systems.
• Provide engineering input for development and maintenance of Electrical system & equipment standards, procedures, best practices, inspection contracts and contractor selection guidelines.
• Promote an atmosphere of team spirit through good example, open communication, good listening, and timely problem resolutions.
• Drive continuous improvement in safety performance, reliability, and cost of quality goals.
• Foster and support positive working relationships with internal and external customers.
• Ensure Preparation and follow-up on Punch Lists.
• Completes cycle by training and guiding junior engineers.

Desired Experience & Qualification

Qualifications/ Experience:
• BSc (Electrical Engineering) PrEng/10 and above years experience in High Voltage Substation with particular emphasis on Secondary Plant Design and Engineering (Protection, Substation Automation, Telecomms, SCADA and Metering)

Minimum Requirements:
• You will have completed a Degree in electrical Engineering (BSEE Preferred) with at least 10 years of relevant experience in Electrical Engineering including design, design review and commissioning in the electrical engineering field.
• Ability to manage the work per work quality standard and procedures.
• Ability to work with multi culture of EPCs and off takers.
• Problem solving capabilities
• Experience in leading and guiding technical employees needed
• A clear criminal /credit record and contactable references are essential

Personal Attributes:
• Adaptability: Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements or cultures.
• Building Customer Loyalty: Effectively meeting customer needs; taking responsibility for customer satisfaction and loyalty.
• Communication: Clearly and succinctly conveying information and ideas to individuals and groups in a variety of situations; communicating in a focused and compelling way that drives others thoughts and actions. Engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
• Continuous Improvement: Originating action to improve existing conditions and processes, identifying improvement opportunities, generating ideas, and implementing solutions.
• Continuous Learning: Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities. using newly gained knowledge and skill on the job and learning through their application.
• Contributing to Team: Actively participating as a member of a team to move the learn toward the completion of goals.
• Initiating Action: Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive
• Managing Work ( includes Time Management): Effectively managing one’s time and

resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
• Work Standards: Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self- imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
• carry out all reasonable and lawful duties assigned to him by the Line Manager. This includes duties not normally associated with the Employee's specific position or job description.
• during the agreed hours of work, devote his full-time attention, skill and ability to fulfilling his

job description and to furthering the interests of the Employer;
• observe the utmost good faith towards the Employer and the highest of corporate ethics;
• not behave in a manner detrimental to the reputation of the Employer.

Package & Remuneration

R1 000 000 per annum
South Africa