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Electrical Engineer

Scatec Solar

Scatec Solar

Other Engineering
South Africa
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Electrical Engineer

Job Locations ZA-Cape Town
Job ID
Location : City
Cape Town
Location : Country (Full Name)
South Africa


Want to join a frontrunner in renewable energy that is actively seeking early entry into new markets globally? Since the establishment in 2007, Scatec has acquired extensive knowledge and experience in developing, building and operating solar, wind and hydro power plants and storage solutions. Driven by our company values and competent global workforce, we aim to deliver competitive and sustainable renewable energy globally; protect our environment and improve quality of life through innovative integration of technology; and create shareholder value. We are present on four continents and are headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

Main purpose of position

Currently we are looking for an Electrical Engineer in Cape Town, South Africa to be part of our global team working together towards our vision – Improving our future. As our Electrical Engineer, you will support the senior engineering team members by managing or leading allocated tasks and design activities towards delivering a technical compliant project. To support the senior engineering team members in ensuring all technical/contractual requirements are considered and implemented enabling the successful completion of the projects. To support the senior engineering team members in the development and operations of projects by managing or leading allocated technical assessments/investigations, due diligence studies and designs.

Main Responsibilities

  • Operating System: 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: Develop and establish the technical base case and specifications of the project
  • Review and evaluate technical documentation and contracts (PPA, Grid Code, Connection Agreement, etc.)
  • Support Supply Chain Management on compilation and evaluation of RFP documents and supplier responses
  • Conduct detailed due diligence and investigations to conclude on technology selections
  • Conclude detailed yield assessments accurately and timeously based on the information available
  • Support in tasks assigned to manage, coordinate and compile the complete system design package
  • Support in drafting technical schedules for various contracts (PPA, (S)-EPC, O&M, etc.)
  • Support Execution Team with planning and alignment of technical aspects of the project
  • Support in the management, coordination and review the detailed engineering design package / process
  • Ensure that all relevant design information identified throughout the structuring phase is implemented in the detailed designs issued for construction
  • Support in stakeholder engagements (utility, LTA, suppliers, contractors, etc.) to establish requirements, resolve matters critical to reaching Financial Close
  • Support to projects in delivery/execution: Ensure detailed engineering is implemented from the design stage
  • 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
  • Support and drive 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

Qualifications And Competencies

  • Degree in Electrical/Electro Mechanical/Electronical Engineering
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office
  • 4+ years electrical / Electro Mechanical engineering experience. This includes the following:
  • 1+ years renewable energy experience
  • 1+ years project environment experience
  • 1+ years distribution and reticulation design experience
  • Project Management Certificate
  • Master’s degree in engineering
  • Further study in Renewable Energy
  • Experience in: PVSyst modelling; AutoCAD LT; Weather data sets (MN7, SolarGIS)
  • Utility Scale PV Project design and execution
  • Exposure to High Voltage Networks and Sub-Stations

Personal characteristics
It is part of every employees’ terms of reference to contribute to Scatec's vision: Improving our Future and adhere to our company values which are:

  • Predictable: demonstrate clear communication and listening skills, shares information in an open and honest way
  • Driving results: demonstrate determination, pro-activeness, can prioritise and work independently
  • Changemaker: demonstrate entrepreneurship, can challenge, fast learner, take initiates and adjust
  • Working together: demonstrate teamwork, shares responsibilities, can compromise, has a can-do attitude

For the particular role we also expect

  • Able to apply sound Engineering Design principles and best practice to renewable energy facilities, related to PV and BESS technologies in particular.
  • Apply understanding of contract structures and interfaces to develop technical schedules
  • Analysis and simulation of multi-technology systems to forecast energy production
  • Apply clear communication and business understanding when coordinating with different stakeholders

We offer
Scatec is an exciting, innovative and ambitious company operating in a growing industry. We offer a challenging and interesting position where you will be part of a flexible, diverse and truly international working environment consisting of highly competent and committed colleagues with a positive drive to make a difference.

Scatec is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by appropriate law. All hiring decisions are made based on merit, competence and business need.

Applications will be processed on a continuous basis.


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