• Electrical Engineer/ Technologist Cape Town
  • WSP Africa in Cape Town, , South Africa
  • jobs
  • 1 month ago

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Company Description

We are WSP - Join us and make your career future ready!

Think bigger scale. Think higher profile. Think ground-breaking. Join WSP, and you’ll be at the heart of a team of international experts all dedicated to growing and sharing their expertise, and working on projects that transform society for all of us.

WSP is one of the most diverse consulting firms in Africa, and the largest environmental consulting firm globally. To further our strategic business execution plan, we are seeking leaders who share our guiding principles – we value our people and our reputation; we are locally dedicated with international scale; we are future-focused and challenge the status quo; we foster collaboration; we have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable.

Job Description

Providing a consulting engineering service and the design of MV & LV, power and lighting, single line diagrams, reticulation, generators, UPS, fire detection and evacuation as well as Data, CCTV... access control, intruder and building management.

Key Responsibilities:
• Preparing accurate and concise designs, design calculations, budgets, tender specification creation, performing project financial control and diligent construction monitoring and project management (electrical) throughout all stages of a project life cycle.
• Collaborating and working with multi-disciplinary team of engineers on a project while taking an active part in the design process and co-ordination.
• Completing all types of projects from inception to close out with limited input from management and/or other senior engineers.
• Being able to focus on client care and professional team management including on-time delivery.
• Marketing, including attendance at business related networking and client functions. Ensuring repeat work from clients and developing a client base.
• Setting up client/consultant fee/contract agreements, calculating professional fees and the effective management of professional fees on all projects.
• Managing internal office project finances regarding hourly forecasting, WIP and invoicing.

Health and Safety:
• Role model standards for SHEQ performance and behaviour consistent with the company’s health, safety, environmental and quality vision, and policies by influencing those around you
• Contributing to the identification of SHEQ risks and driving processes to achieve Zero Harm
• Embracing, displaying, and promoting the company values and ensuring a safe working environment is maintained at all times

• Minimum BSc Eng. or B. Tech in Electrical Engineering
• Must be a Candidate engineer with ECSA. Pr Eng/Tech registration highly advantageous
• At least 5 years consulting engineering experience within the Building Services Environment
• SAQCC Registered for Design highly advantageous.
• Revit Modelling highly advantageous.

Key competencies and Generic skills:
• Good to excellent communication skills (English) and including report writing abilities. Ability to have clear and accurate communication skills with internal and external professional teams and including clients via email, telecommunication, and face-to-face meetings.
• Good knowledge of SANS10142-1&2, SANS10139 and SANS10114 among others.
• Good knowledge of various building contracts applicable to the building services industry (i.e., JBCC, Fidic, NEC, Procsa, etc.).
• Good knowledge of MV and LV reticulation designs.
• Good knowledge of standby power systems including changeovers, synchronising, and calculating ratings thereof.
• Good knowledge of Renewable energy installations.
• Knowledge and experience with Autodesk BIM (Revit, Navisworks, Glue, Field, etc.) and CAD software.
• Knowledge and experience with electrical software packages such as Relux and/ or Dialux, CBi and/ or Ecodial and/or Amtech.
• Higher than average Microsoft Office package (excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point, etc.) skills.
• Be able to work independently, take responsibility / ownership for their designs with little input, and follow up from senior management/engineers.
• High-level quality to the attention to detail when performing design reviews, for sign-off, with internal working peers and BIM team.
• Good with self and project time-management skills.
• A good knowledge of the latest technologies within the building services industry (e.g., lighting, UPS etc.).
• Self-motivated and ambitious. Ability to raise, suggest and drive to office/ internal efficiencies.
• Able to offer creative solutions to client, architectural and/or interior design requirements.
• Able to interface professionally across all levels of the professional team and with the client, think on their feet and remain calm when faced with a challenge/ confrontation.
• Have a pro-active attitude.
• Ability to offer input with multiple engineering disciplines in project meetings.
• Good client marketing characteristics and including external project professional team members.
• Must be a team player and be able to work independently on challenging projects that may have tight timelines.
• Drivers licence and own mode of transport to travel to sites.
• Willingness and ability to travel within RSA and Africa

Additional Information

What's in it for you?

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including first class medical cover, generous days annual leave, and paid professional subscriptions.

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognize the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria
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