Electrical Engineer

  • Permanent
  • Cape Town
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SFG Engineering Services

Electrical Engineer

Job requirements:

  •  To support the Senior Engineer in all tasks and design activities towards delivering a technical compliant project.
  • To assist the Senior Engineer in ensuring all technical/contractual requirements are considered and implemented enabling the successful completion of the projects.
  • To support the Senior Engineer in the development and operations of projects through technical assessments/investigations, due diligence studies and designs.


Job responsibilities:

  • Operating System a. 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 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 a. Review and evaluate technical documentation and contracts (PPA, Grid Code, Connection Agreement, etc.)
  • Support in the evaluation of RFP supplier responses
  • Assist with due diligence and investigations to conclude on technology selections
  • Conduct detailed yield assessments accurately and timeously based on the information available
  • Support in completing the system design package
  • Support in drafting technical schedules for various contracts (PPA, (S)-EPC, O&M, etc.)
  • Support in the review of the detailed engineering of design package
  • Support to projects in delivery/execution
  • Review 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
  • Assist in 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


Specific Requirements:

  • Degree in Electrical / Electronical Engineering
  • Degree in Electromechanical Engineering
  • An excellent knowledge of MS Office
  • 3+ years electrical / electromechanical engineering experience


This includes the following:

  • 1+ years distribution and reticulation exposure
  • 1+ years project environment experience


  • 1+ years renewable energy experience
  • Exposure to energy modelling
  • Exposure to CAD Software
  • Exposure to High Voltage Networks and Sub-Stations
  • PV Experience is a MUST HAVE


Additional information:

  •  Independent and self-dependent working
  • Analytical thinking
  • Assertiveness and organisational skills
  • High energy level and motivation.
  • Proactive and initiative-taking
  • Good at building relationships and trust, good judgement skills and high integrity
  • Good communication and team skills, with ability to work in across functional team
  • High social and intercultural competence
  • Speak and write English fluently. Other language skills like Spanish, German, French are an advantage
  • Good report writing skills


  • Should be available and accustomed to travel extensively internationally to 3rd world countries
  • Must be able to work in an open plan environment
  • Must be able to work extended hours
  • Valid driver’s licence
  • No criminal record


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