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    September 28, 2018

Engineer – Projects (South/Central/North)

Job description

To administer projects teams to implement defined projects to ensure safe, cost effective, efficient and effective electricity connections of supply to consumers in accordance with customer service connection and engineering standards, quality, best practice and financial regulations.

Key activities

  1. Project Management – Manages and delivers required outcomes for a portfolio of projects while reporting to the Senior Projects Engineer
  2. Network Design – Prepares or approves designs of projects and installations in accordance with Distribution Construction Standards as well as provide cost estimates thereof to ensure cost recovery within delegated limits
  3. Contract Management – Delivers required outcomes by managing day-to-day relationships with contract service providers and working within established contract management plan
  4. Client & Customer Management (External) – Manages relationships with clients to ensure their needs are met while supporting senior colleagues in managing more important client and customer relationships
  5. Document Preparation – Checks technical and commercial aspects of draft tender documents related to transmission and substation projects for approval by the Senior Projects Engineer, in order to ensure compliance with the Corporation’s asset specifications
  6. Costing & Budgeting – Provides technical guidance when required on costing, budgeting and finance tasks
  7. Improvement & Innovation – Identifies shortcomings in existing processes, systems and procedures
  8. Internal Communication – Develops and/or delivers a plan for significant aspects of internal communication with guidance from Senior Projects Engineer
  9. Strategic Planning – Delivers prescribed outcomes for area of responsibility by working within established planning systems
  10. People Management – Manages the motivation and discipline of staff in area of responsibility in line with laid down procedures to realize the Corporation’s objectives
  11. Safety, Health and Environment – Ensures that all safety and loss control standards (Safety Health and Environmental) contained in the Corporation’s standards are adhered to.

Education required

B. Eng. in Electrical Engineering or related qualification. Qualifications in Project Management will be an added advantage.Should be a standing member of a recognized professional engineering body.​

Experience required

At least 3 years post qualification experience in the electricity supply industry. Preferably in the Distribution transmission line and distribution substation construction fields.

Behavioural Skills

  • Team Leadership
  • Initiative
  • Holding People Accountable
  • Drive for Results
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Understanding Others
  • Approach to Thinking
  • Self-Control
  • Attention to Detail
  • Collaborative Influence
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Customer Focus

Technical Skills

  • Project Management
  • Engineering Design
  • Contract Management
  • Computer Skills
  • Negotiations
  • Data Collection & Analysis
  • Planning & Organising
  • Policy & Procedures
  • Compliance
  • Commercial Acumen
  • Customer Service Delivery


Job Challenges

  • Identification of project risks
  • Ensuring that projects are completed on time, within budget, and in accordance with acceptable standards
  • Resolving engineering challenges​
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