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Electrical Engineer


KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Why Choose AECOM? 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 We are looking to fill the position of Electrical Engineer to join our electrical engineering unit, forming part of a multi-disciplinary consulting engineering team based in Durban.
The company undertakes large capital projects for various clients, across many sectors, however the primary responsibility of the Durban team is Buildings and Industrial Projects.

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.

Minimum Requirements Experience:
4-8 years electrical project engineering experience, with significant experience in a heavy industrial environments as well as industrial / commercial building infrastructure experience.
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 Digi silent (or other equivalent package) electrical power systems modelling and analysis 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 BTech / BSc - Minimum of 4 years experience in Electrical Engineering with Professional Registration Pr Eng or Pr Tech Eng - Preference Pr Eng.

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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