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Solar Electrical Engineer

Solar Electrical Engineer

  • Location

    Cape Town

  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Salary Available Upon Request

  • Contact:

    Harry Gibson

  • Contact email:

    harry.gibson@greenrecruitmentcompany.com

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-07-06

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • 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.

Overview:

This individual will manage, coordinate and lead all tasks and design activities towards delivering technically execellent projects. He/She will take responsibility to ensure all technical/contractual requirements are upheld enabling the successful completion of the projects. He/She will support the development and operations of projects through technical assessments/investigations, due diligence studies and designs.

This position has involvement across the full project lifecycle. 


Preconstruction:

 

  • 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
  • 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

EPC Phase:

  • 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

Candidate Requirements:

Min:

Degree in Electrical / Electronical Engineering

7+ years electrical / electro mechanical engineering experience

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