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The incumbent ‘s responsibilities include ensuring that all the respective electrical engineering tasks and targets are achieved, in cooperation with other engineers and the Head of Department. This shall mainly be responsibilities associated with ECSA work Stages, and others as detailed below.





Job Title: Electrical Engineer
Location: Pretoria

Job Summary:
Duties & Responsibilities:
Business Development and Support

Attend tender briefings, prepare tender documentation, write method statements, assist with pricing calculations, and contribute to tender processes as and when required.
Contribute to the marketing and business development of the Electrical Department to on-board new clients/projects.

Internal Project Management, Health and Safety, Administration and Quality Management Procedures

Comply with Company procedures and processes in terms of project registration and risk analysis.
Comply with Quality procedures by ensuring auditable trail of actions during full life cycle of project delivery process all in accordance with company Quality Management Procedures.
Comply with and embrace Health and Safety requirements in the workplace as well as on construction sites.
Ensure that required services meet applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

Project delivery and management:

Actively lead, participate, and contribute to the design and technical aspects of projects in order to ensure that projects are delivered on time, within budget and to specification.
Paramount to this role is conceptualisation, design development, and producing detail design work, as well as delivering contract documentation, specifications, and drawings.
Sign-off on engineering designs by taking professional responsibility as per ECSA guidelines for designs executed.
Successfully manage small to medium size projects.
Design of electrical reticulation and building services for various types of projects including but not limited to the following: hospitals, commercial / residential and industrial buildings, reticulation and bulk connections for residential / retirement, commercial and industrial developments.
Design of services/systems such as, but not limited to bulk applications, small power, lighting, fire detection, access control, emergency services, ML/LV reticulation, streetlighting, telecoms containment, fibre networks.
Detailed knowledge of renewable energy designs will be an added advantage, this will include solar PV design, wheeling, wind farms, etc.
Ensure that project start-up processes are followed, and the project scoping is clear and approved.
Ensure that changes comply with project change management processes.
Provide technical support, supervision and advice to the discipline team and other project teams and participate in peer reviews.
Prepare project documentation such as proposals, estimates, budgets, and schedules.
Prepare and evaluate alternative concept designs, and liaise with other disciplines, both internally and externally.
Develop detail designs or detail design/build specifications, manage the preparation of drawings, and prepare tender documentation, in order to produce engineering deliverables of a high standard.
Facilitate and assist with the tender and adjudication process leading up to contractor appointment and site hand over.
Provide assistance and advice during procurement, construction, and commissioning activities.
Plan, coordinate and manage the design, procurement, and construction of assigned projects.
Conduct contract administration and do testing, commissioning, and inspections of installations.
Develop initiatives to improve the cost effectiveness and efficiency of project execution.
Participate in relevant meetings, prepare progress reports, and follow required checking procedures.
Present design solutions to clients for approval.
Responsible for routine administration tasks as required from time to time.

Training and Mentoring:
Participate in continuous professional development training in order to maintain professional registration.
Mentor, coach, train, and provide technical leadership to others who are registered as candidate engineers/technologists.

Leadership and Relations:
Maintain good working relations with all stakeholders, both internal and external to the Company.
Pro-actively liaise with clients to ensure the Company meets requirements.
Effectively manage project teams to control risks and to achieve targets on time and within budget.
Assist with the compilation and review of discipline specific technical standards, templates, and technologies.
Desired Experience & Qualification
B. Eng/B. Tech degree in Electrical Engineering at a recognized institution.
Professional registration is preferred or be eligible for Professional registration with ECSA within one year of appointment.
Ten or more years of relevant experience post degree qualification (position will be dependent on years’ experience).
Ability to manage and interact with people effectively.
Ability to grow and maintain client relationships.
Fluent in English.
Knowledge & experience of South African working conditions including SANS 10142 and 10400-XA.
Must be able to work independently and execute all stages of a project with minimum to no supervision.
Be a team player and work well with others.
Good verbal and written communication skills are essential.
Proven ability to execute designs, work as part of a team, as well as manage small to medium projects.
Diligent and able to work under consistent pressure to meet deadlines.
Design accuracy and attention to detail is crucial.
Good problem-solving skills and application of engineering judgement.
Client focused (both internal and external clients).
Good financial acumen in project planning, control, and execution.
High level of specialised computer skills is key to this role, e.g., Autodesk suite of software, especially AutoCAD, Helioscope or other solar PV design experience will be beneficial, ReticMaster, DIALux and Relux.
High level of general computer skills, e.g., MS Office suite of software, especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Teams, etc.
Experience in REVIT, as well as scheduling software like MS Projects will be an added advantage.

Generally, comply with the company required core competencies as set out below:


Demonstrates awareness of and commitment to health, safety and environment issues and actions to address these issues; takes action to ensure zero harm to all employees, clients, contractors with zero environmental incidents.

Action Orientation:
Gets results – achieves job goals set by self and others, meets timelines, pushes to archive stretch goals, demonstrates enthusiasm, persistence and tenacity.

Building Effective Relationships:
Has a range of interpersonal skills and approaches and knows when to use what with whom to accomplish work goals. Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, sideways. Builds appropriate rapport and uses diplomacy and tact. Ensures people feel valued, appreciated and included in discussions. Deals well with local customs and practices when on assignment.

Customer Focus:
Commits to building enduring relationships and delivering optimal customer solutions. Effectively meets internal and external customer needs, builds proactive customer relationships, takes responsibility for customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Dealing with Change:
Demonstrates agility and is able to remain effective when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment. Adjusts effectively to work within new structures or cultures, and with new work processes or requirements.

Integrity and Trust:
Diligent in adhering to required processes and legislation, does what they say they will do, and consistently deliver what they say they will deliver. Is open to personal development and prepared to admit to mistakes.

Leads by example, builds committed, empowered and motivated teams and promotes open communication. Champions the values of leadership – relishes leading, performance and delivering results.

Technical and Functional Skill:
Demonstrates technical skills and applies the necessary skills and behaviours to tasks to deliver quality, accurate and timely work the team and external customers.

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