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Technician / BIM Modeller - Electrical


Durban, South Africa

Job Summary

We are looking to fill the position of an Electrical Technician / BIM Modeller 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 Centurion team is Buildings and Industrial Projects.

Job Description:

Primary responsibilities will include Electrical Engineering and BIM Modelling for the Electrical Discipline, as well as a member of our design team being responsible for the Electrical design of major projects including:

Modelling of Electrical Installations in REVIT 3d.

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.

Fire detection Systems layouts and Specification.

Specification of Construction Standards of installation.

Interface with PLC’s, DCS systems and Building Management Systems and design the interface Control Systems.

Interface with Energy Efficiency and providing energy efficient electrical solutions.

Interface and Familiar with Quality of Power Supply requirements and evaluation.

Design schemes to reduce Electromagnetic interference and specify EMC requirements.

Design and specify communications systems with Electrical equipment / systems including Serial Communications using Profibus / fieldbus, Ethernet etc..

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.

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

2 + 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:

Good understanding and experience in modelling in REVIT and other BIM platforms.

Understand BIM modelling principles.

Discipline in approach to engineering.

Sound electrical engineering knowledge and experience in LV and MV (up to 132kV) environment

An intimate working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, Access and Microsoft Project.

Professional registration and membership in external technical societies.

Experience with Green Building Design and accreditation.

Be well acquainted with local equipment, manufacturers, suppliers and installation contractors.

A thorough knowledge of the OHS Act, pertinent SANS and IEC codes and standards and industry practices.

Good communication and people management skills for effective interface with other engineering disciplines, the client and contractors.

The ability to work independently.

An awareness and appreciation for health, safety and environmental issues.

Preferred Qualifications

S4, BTech or BSc Eng

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