Senior Electrical Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

South Africa

South Africa - Western Cape, Bellville

Job Summary

This role is currently not active. It is advertised to gather expressions of interest to expedite the recruitment process when it becomes active at a later stage. Please do not expect feedback until such time that this requisition becomes an active role.

Primary responsibilities will include the following:

  • Preparation and management of schedules, estimates, progress reports, meetings, procurement etc.

  • Electrical engineering and design during all project phases according to client, national and international standards.

  • Assessing of Client / Project Electrical Engineering Requirements.

  • Prepare concept design and the ability to objectively evaluate both technically and commercially, different options based upon project objectives / requirements.

  • Cost Estimation of electrical Engineering scope of work, including equipment and construction costs.

  • Detailed Electrical Engineering of LV and MV (up to 132kV) including the development and checking of :

  • Load Lists

  • Single Line Diagrams

  • Network Diagrams

  • Electrical Schematic Diagrams

  • Hazardous Area Classification

  • Diversification and Load factors.

  • Electrical Network Design

  • Fault Level Calculations

  • Motor start-up and Protection Schemes (MV and LV)

  • Protection Schemes modelling of protection schemes and definition of Protection settings.

  • CT Specification.

  • Power Metering specification and interface to Energy / Building Management Systems.

  • Cable Routing Design

  • Cable Sizing Calculations

  • Lighting Calculations, modelling and layouts.

  • Earthing Risk Assessments, earthing system design, Earthing layouts.

  • Specification of Electrical Equipment including, Switchgear, Distribution Boards, Motor Control Centres, Transformers, Motors, VSD’s, Soft starters, UPS’s, Power Factor Correction, Filters, Cables, Lighting, BMS and communication systems.

  • Fire detection Systems layouts and Specification.

  • Specification of Construction Standards of installation.

  • Interface with PLC’s, DCS systems and Building Management Systems and design the interface Control Systems.

  • Interface with Energy Efficiency and providing energy efficient electrical solutions.

  • Interface and Familiar with Quality of Power Supply requirements and evaluation.

  • Design schemes to reduce Electromagnetic interference and specify EMC requirements.

  • Design and specify communications systems with Electrical equipment / systems including Serial Communications using Profibus / fieldbus, Ethernet etc.

  • Perform and check system studies (e.g. short circuit; load flow and protection coordination).

  • Utilise vendor data and work with other disciplines as required for engineering and design.

  • Participate and Perform squad checks of vendor data and drawings from other disciplines.

  • Develop and check equipment purchase specification and develop RFQ’s (e.g. MV and LV switchboards; D/B.s, MCC’s, power transformers, Power factor Correction motors, VSDs, UPSs Filters, Cables, Lighting, BMS and communication systems).

  • Develop technical scope of work and tender documentation and bills of quantities for construction contracts.

  • Develop tender documentation, adjudicate tenders, provide re-measurement of works and approve contract claims.

  • Prepare Project Scheduling and Planning, developing basic Barcharts for Electrical Engineering input to project management team.

  • Manage progress & quality control activities for equipment manufacture.

  • Conduct vendor inspections and factory acceptance testing of equipment.

  • Manage switchgear and specialist equipment contractors.

Minimum Requirements

  • 7+ years relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • BEng / BSc or BTech Electrical Engineering.

  • Professional registration with ECSA.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Electrical / Electronic

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country South Africa

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 237030BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.