Engineer – Electrical


South Africa – Gauteng, Pretoria

Job Summary

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
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.
Provide field engineering support to construction and commissioning teams.
Project handover and closeout documentation.
Provide guidance and mentorship to less experienced engineers.
Assist in the setting up of standard engineering documentation and methodology for the electrical engineering unit.
Develop Client relations and extend the client base.
Assist in the preparation of tenders for Electrical unit workload.
Minimum Requirements

The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated team player with:

Sound electrical engineering knowledge and experience in LV and MV (up to 132kV) environment
An intimate knowledge of local standards and codes.
Be able to develop engineering documentation from first principles.
Be able to work within a disciplined engineering environment.
Conversant with Digisilent (or other equivalent package) electrical power systems modelling and analysis software.
Conversant with Revit building information modeling software.
An intimate working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, Access and Microsoft Project.
Professional registration and membership in external technical societies.
Preferred Qualifications

Bachelors of Degree in Electrical Engineering filed.
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. 242628BR

Clearance Required No

Virtual: 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.