Senior System Control Engineer

Agent: Yvette Rautenbach

  • This is a permanent job opportunity for an experienced engineer to direct and control SCADA, Automation, Telecommunications and Renewable Energy, Automation and Control projects, from start to finish, to ensure that they are completed to the required standards within agreed timescales and within tendered scope


  • Company: Power Engineering Company
  • Location: Midrand
  • Date Posted: 6th October 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

  • Review all tender documents for the Automation and Control system of the specific project.
  • Assist in designing the Automation and Control system for the specific project.
  • Integrate budgeted equipment into the design as instructed by System Control Manager.
  • Review Automation and Control design drawings during the design phase of the project.
  • Produce project documentation (including SAT documents, FAT documents, FDS, DDS etc.)
  • Configuration and engineering of the Automation and Control Communications equipment.
  • Configure Automation & Control Equipment for the specific project
  • Configure and engineer Automation and Control Communications equipment.
  • Test all Automation and Control Equipment.
  • Test substation and distribution automation systems.
  • Test Substation LAN / WAN and test all cyber-security policies and procedures.
  • Test Remote Engineering Access and Data Retrieval Systems.
  • Train SCADA / Engineers on HMI systems, Gateways and Configuring relays.
  • Followed up reported queries by site visits.
  • Provide training to clients and staff when required
  • Assist with Commissioning queries.
  • Ensure Automation and Control integration on site.
  • Communicate with Design Engineer for configuration.
  • Ensure that latest designs are obtained prior to configuration / implementation.
  • Provide outsourced service provider with accurate specifications and designs, to enable deliverance of accurate price and data information for the tender and high-quality designs (supplier function).
  • Process orders on BuildSmart to manage System Control Finances according to the budget. Manage payments, invoices, PO's etc.

Minimum Requirements

  • National Diploma- Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current) 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 - 5 yrs. experience in substations.
  • Be able to manage and implement Multiple System Control Projects from Start to Finish.
  • Professional Engineering (Pr.Eng or Pr.Tech Eng.)
  • Project Engineering / Project Management experience required.
  • ECSA membership preferred
  • Experience in Tender & Project processes & procedures
  • Must be computer literate

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