Senior Design Project Engineer

Agent: Yvette Rautenbach

  • This is a strategic position for a well experienced self-starter who is looking to join a dynamic and expanding organisation. Our client at BEE Level 1 is a growing competitor with years of industry experience and a reputable team, looking to advance and assist in the power supply of South Africa.


  • Company: Power Engineering Company
  • Location: Midrand
  • Date Posted: 10th Nov 2021
  • Industry: Engineering
  • Nationality: S.A. (EE Preferred but open)
  • Salary: DL - Basic plus benefits
  • Qualifications: Pr.Eng or Pr.Tech Eng with relevant tertiary qualification
  • Assignment: Permanent

Job Description

  • Required to utilise one’s detailed understanding of design and operation of modern protection relay technology and substation automation and its application through to commissioning.
  • Responsible for design of primary electrical plant in transmission and distribution substations
  • Required to use one’s experience of design and operation of substation control systems through to SCADA systems (Supervisory, Control and Data Acquisition).
  • Stakeholder management
  • Assist with tenders and site visits as required
  • Required to peruse substation drawings and make recommendations when applicable and appropriate.
  • Prepare detailed designs for ICAP applications in substations and transmission substations.
  • Assist in the Factory acceptance testing of designed ICAP systems.
  • Manage the execution of technical and design components of projects in the fields of HV electrical infrastructure.
  • Project planning of order / contract from start to finish.
  • Responsible for design calculations of primary equipment (technical requirements).
  • Monitor and report on financials relating to overall Project: Cash flow, Supplier Invoices, Customer Invoices, Debtors, Sureties Bonds, Guarantees.
  • Manage all aspects of at least (but not limited to) 3 or more large scale complex, or significant engineering projects from start to finish.
  • Provide the relevant divisions with accurate information, specifications and designs, to enable deliverance of accurate relevant information for the tender and high-quality designs.
  • Provide outsourced service providers with accurate specifications and designs, to enable deliverance of accurate price and data information for the tender and high-quality designs (supplier function).
  • Implement cost saving initiatives as and where possible and applicable and retain quality procedures.
  • Adherence to project budgets for design, manufacturing and commissioning.
  • Mentor and train Design Engineers and other staff as required.

Minimum Requirements

  • National Diploma – Electrical Engineering with minimum of 5 + years’ experience of substations (heavy electrical environment – min 11KV is essential/electrical reticulation) OR B.Eng. Electrical Engineering with Minimum 3 yrs. experience in substations.
  • Professional Engineering (Pr.Eng or Pr.Tech Eng.).
  • Experience with Tender & Project processes & procedures.
  • Project & Risk Management knowledge
  • Membership with ECSA is preferred.
  • Must have a working knowledge of the civil and mechanical engineering aspects of substations and overhead power lines.
  • Must be computer literate

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