Senior Electrical Engineer

Senior Electrical Engineer

  • Location

    Cape Town

  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy & Infrastructure

  • Salary:


  • Contact:

    Harry Gibson

  • Contact email:


  • Published:

    over 3 years ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:

    Harry Gibson

Role Overview  

  • To manage, coordinate and lead all tasks and design activities towards delivering a technical compliant project.
  • To take ownership and responsibility to ensure all technical/contractual requirements are considered and implemented enabling the successful completion of the projects.
  • To support the development and operations of projects through technical assessments/investigations, due diligence studies and designs by engaging the various business units and relevant external stakeholders.

Key Performance Areas

Operating System

  • Follow the guidelines and prescribed structures as outlined by the operating system
  • Provide continuous input towards improvement and optimisation of the operating system

Support to Project / Business Development

  • Conduct or approve preliminary yield assessments accurately and timeously based on the information provided
  • Support in evaluating the technical business case and provide input to the plausibility of the project

Support to Structuring Phase of projects

  • Develop and establish the technical base case and specifications of the project
  • Review and evaluate technical documentation and contracts (PPA, Grid Code, Connection Agreement, etc.)
  • Support Supply Chain Management on compilation and evaluation of RFP documents and supplier responses
  • Conduct detailed due diligence and investigations to conclude on technology selections
  • Conclude and approve detailed yield assessments accurately and timeously based on the information available
  • Manage, coordinate and compile the complete system design package
  • Draft and/or approve technical schedules for various contracts (PPA, (S)-EPC, O&M, etc.)
  • Support Execution Team with planning and alignment of technical aspects of the project
  • Manage, coordinate and review the detailed engineering design package / process
  • Ensure that all relevant design information identified throughout the structuring phase is implemented in the detailed designs issued for construction
  • Support in stakeholder engagements (utility, LTA, suppliers, contractors, etc.) to establish requirements, resolve matters critical to reaching Financial Close

Support to projects in delivery/execution

  • Ensure detailed engineering is implemented from the design stage
  • Review and approve design change request or proposals in the event of deviations
  • Assist in establishing and evaluating quality expectations and documentation during construction
  • Conduct site visits to monitor and ensure design expectations are implemented
  • Support and drive testing and commissioning activities towards Commercial Operation Date
  • Support in project close out phase towards TTO

Support to O&M (Operations & Maintenance)

  • Support to resolve matters identified during operations
  • Investigate and implement solutions towards improving relevant operational / functional systems within the project



Degree in Electrical / Electronical Engineering Degree in Electro Mechanical Engineering

An excellent knowledge of MS Office

Sound knowledge of contracts related to energy generation projects Good understanding of Utility interfaces and stakeholders


Project Management Certificate 

Masters degree in Engineering

Further study in Renewable Energy



7+ years electrical / electro mechanical engineering experience This includes the following:

2+ years renewable energy experience 2+ years project environment experience

2+ years distribution and reticulation design experience


Experience in PVSyst modelling Experience in AutoCAD

Experience in Weather data sets (MN7, SolarGIS) Exposure to High Voltage Networks and Sub-Stations

Experience in Utility Scale PV Project design and execution