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Senior Electrical Engineer

Senior Electrical Engineer

  • Location

    Cape Town

  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy

  • Salary:

    1,000,000R

  • Contact:

    Harry Gibson

  • Contact email:

    harry.gibson@greenrecruitmentcompany.com

  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2018-05-24

  • 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

Knowledge

Min:

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

Ideal:

Project Management Certificate 

Masters degree in Engineering

Further study in Renewable Energy

Experience

Min:

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

 Ideal:

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