Thursday, December 13, 2012

Employment - Solar PV Grid Engineer - South Africa

Salary: R 700000 - R AnnuallyRemuneration Type: Negotiable
Location: South Africa, Gauteng, Johannesburg
A wind and solar renewable energy developer has an exciting opportunity for a Solar PV Engineer to be based in Johannesburg. The Solar PV Engineer will be the primary resource for Eskom grid connection development and EPC for our client’s solar energy facilities and will report to the Development Director.
This is a great opportunity for an electrical engineer wanting to be exposed to contract negotiation and project construction within the renewable energy industry! The electrical system will include a 1 kV DC system connecting the invertors to the solar PV modules and inverting the DC voltage to 300-400 V AC. The AC system is then stepped up to a 22 or 33 kV collection system, which in turn is stepped up to 66–220 kV for connection to the Eskom grid.

To assist the on-site EPC construction team and the office EPC admin team with related problem-solving and queries; liaise with Eskom with regards to project grid connection related issues from the development to the construction phase; Monitor the construction progress and to support the resolution of field issues; assist in contract negotiations and in developing project Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) to contractors for bidding purposes as well as to assist the development team with environmental and land issues in relation to the grid connection. The responsibilities also include reviewing of EPC technical documentation to comply with the developer’s and applicable legal requirements as well as reviewing of the project design for grid code compliance (including considerations of SCADA interface design, transient analysis, power factor, grounding, steady state arc flash, protective device coordination, short circuit and communication systems).

A BSc Electrical Engineering degree or related with a minimum of 3 years related work experience in power plant grid integration. Experience in the development and construction of power stations is preferred, with experience in solar PV implementations being an advantage. Solid conceptual understanding of three phase power and power systems with a good understanding of the relevant mechanical, electrical and building codes. An understanding of the OHS Act requirements construction would be preferable. The applicant must be proficient in MS Office and must have a driver’s license.

Additional Requirements:
The applicant must be willing to travel from time to time with good organisational skills that will lead to the development of strong project management skills. Good English verbal and written communication skills. The applicant should have an interest in the renewable energy industry.

Salary: R700K per annum negotiable
Start Date: As soon as possible

Apply here.....

Position Type: Permanent
Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng

Please note that if we do not contact you within 2 weeks; your application has been unsuccessful. Shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Closing date: 31 December 2012

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