Senior HV Electrical Engineer (Renewables)

Senior HV Electrical Engineer (Renewables)

  • Location

    Cape Town

  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy & Infrastructure

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Salary Available Upon Request

  • Contact:

    Harry Gibson

  • Contact email:


  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


  • Consultant:

    Harry Gibson

The Green Recruitment Company are working with a leading IPP developing, constructing and operating solar PV projects internationally. Due to their successesthey are looking to hire a number of engineering vacancies in their South African office.


To manage, coordinate and lead all tasks and design activities towards delivering technical compliant MV and HV interconnection projects. He/She will support the development and operations of projects through technical assessments/investigations, due diligence studies and designs.


  • Using PowerFactory DigSilent, implement preliminary plant and utility grid simulation models to estimate, amongst others, the size of compensation equipment like STATCOMs/Cap Banks or SVCs.
  • Ensure detailed engineering is implemented from the design stage
  • Review and approve design change request or proposals in the event of deviations
  • Support Execution Team with planning and alignment of technical aspects of the project
  • Develop and establish the technical base case and specifications of the project related to its interconnection works.
  • Manage, coordinate and compile the complete system design package for interconnection works. Detail design will be mostly outsourced, but the party to which it is out sourced needs to be managed.
  • Draft and/or approve technical schedules for various contracts (PPA, (S)-EPC, O&M, etc.) related to the interconnection works.
  • Support Execution Team with planning and alignment of technical aspects of the project.
  • Manage, coordinate and review the detailed engineering design package / process for the interconnection works.
  • Ensure that all relevant design information identified throughout the structuring phase is implemented in the detailed designs that will be issued for construction.
  • Support in stakeholder engagements (utility, LTA, suppliers, contractors, etc.) to establish requirements, resolve matters critical to reaching Financial Close
  • As required – compile PowerFactory DigSilent models to evaluate solutions w.r.t. Grid Code Compliance.
  • Conduct detailed due diligence and investigations to conclude on technology selections where relevant for interconnection works.
  • Support Supply Chain Management on compilation and evaluation of RFP documents and supplier responses
  • Review and evaluate technical documentation and contracts (PPA, Grid Code, Connection Agreement, etc.) to establish technical requirements to be implemented in the interconnection solutions.

EPC Phase:

  • Ensure the interconnection facilities are constructed correctly as per the designed.
  • Review and approve design change request or proposals in the event of deviations from the Issued for Construction designs
  • 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 Plant Energization and Commercial Operation Date
  • Support in project close out phase 

Candidate Requirements:


Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical / Electronical Engineering

An excellent knowledge of the entire MS Office Suite

5+ years electrical engineering experience

2+ years project environment experience

 3+ years distribution and reticulation design experience


Project Management Certificate

Master’s degree in Engineering

Further training in sub-station design

PowerFactory DigSilent Training

Experience in AutoCAD

Experience in Utility Scale PV Project design and execution