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Senior Electrical Engineer – Renewables

My client in the renewables industry is looking for a Senior Electrical Engineer to join their team in Cape Town.

The purpose of the role is to manage, co-ordinate 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.

Applicants should be available and accustomed to travel extensively internationally to 3rd world or developing countries

Duties & Responsibilities
Duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:

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, co-ordinate 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
Desired Experience & Qualification

Degree in Electrical / Electronical Engineering
Degree in Electro Mechanical Engineering An excellent knowledge of MS Office
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
Professional Registration with ECSA or at an advanced stage of submission
No criminal record
Valid driver’s license
Speak and write English fluently. Other language skills like Spanish, German, French are an advantage

Project Management Certificate
Master’s degree in Engineering
Further study in Renewable Energy
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

Senior Electrical Engineer – Renewables

Kwena Human Capital
Cape Town
Full time

Published on 06/06/2021

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