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Senior Technologist / Engineer - Electrical


Cape Town, South Africa

AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion.

About the Business Line Building Engineering
We deliver creative solutions for building projects for industry, government, commercial and leisure sectors. Our building engineering specialists have expertise in structural and building services engineering, fire engineering, acoustics, facades and seismic design. We embed sustainability principles in every design.

Job Summary
Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform duties in compliance with quality standards as prescribed by the AECOM quality management system
Perform conceptual and detailed electrical engineering designs of MV and HV systems (up to, and including 132 kV) to meet Client, Local Authority, National and International Specifications and requirements including the development and checking of:
Electrical Network Design;
Single Line Diagrams;
Network Diagrams;
Electrical system simulations and studies in proprietary DIgSILENT Power Factory and PSSE software, including:
Load Flow studies.
Fault Level calculations.
Reactive Power support studies including dynamic power flow simulations.
EMT simulation and studies.
Power Quality analysis.
Grid code studies in accordance with the South African Grid Code for Renewable Power Plants.
Model verification studies after grid connection.
Earthing system designs including risk assessment and layout design using proprietary CDEGS software.
Lightning protection.
SCADA designs including network mapping, protocol selection and communication method
Provide required relevant input to tender documentation including compiling project specific technical specifications, plant specific technical schedules and bills of quantity for power and control plant for designs of reticulation systems, overhead power lines and substation projects including:
Instrument transformers
Overhead transmission lines
Lightning protection
Protection and control plant
Communication and / or SCADA systems;
Compile cost estimates associated with project electrical engineering Scope of Work, including equipment and construction costs;
Provide project management input including:
Developing electrical input for tender documentation,
Developing programme timeline for tender documentation
Developing project specifications and bills of quantity for tender documentation
Adjudication of tenders,
Management of progress and quality control activities for equipment manufacture
Conduct vendor inspections and factory acceptance testing for equipment
Provide re-measurement of works
Approve contract claims;
Assist Clients in the preparation and evaluation of tenders for Energy projects through:
Providing relevant technical documentation for inclusion in tender packages
Conducting technical evaluation of tenders received
Making recommendations to Clients
Construction management / supervision:
Output and quality monitoring of specialist installation and commissioning contractors
Provide support and advice to contractors during the construction and commissioning phases of projects
Conduct technical meetings on behalf of the project manager and Client
Provide progress report input to the project manager as required
Coordinate handover of projects to the Client
Compile project handover and close-out reports as required
Provide guidance and mentorship to less experienced engineers.

Minimum Requirements
At least 5 years’ experience.

Preferred Qualifications
B.Tech Electrical or B.Eng. Electrical with professional registration (ECSA).

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide.


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