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  • Posted: May 14, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Scatec Solar is an integrated independent solar power producer, delivering affordable, rapidly deployable and sustainable clean energy worldwide. A long- term player, Scatec Solar develops, builds, owns, operates and maintains solar power plants and has an installation track record of more than 1.3 GW. The company has a total of 1.9 GW in operation and un...
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    Senior Electrical Engineer

    Currently, we are looking for a Senior Electrical Engineer in Cape Town, South Africa to be part of our global team working together towards our vision – Improving our future. As our Senior Electrical Engineer, you will manage, coordinate and lead all tasks and design activities towards delivering a technical compliant project, take ownership and responsibility to ensure all technical/contractual requirements are considered and implemented enabling the successful completion of the projects and provide support the development and operations of projects through technical assessments/investigations, due diligence studies and designs by engaging the various business units and relevant external stakeholders. 

    Main responsibilities 

    • Conduct or approve preliminary yield assessments accurately and timeously based on the information provided
    • Support in evaluating the technical business case and provide input to the plausibility of the project
    • Develop and establish the technical base case and specifications of the project
    • Review and evaluate technical documentation and contracts (PPA, Grid Code, Connection Agreement, etc.)
    • Ensure detailed engineering is implemented from the design stage
    • Review and approve design change request or proposals in the event of deviations
    • Support to resolve matters identified during operations
    • Investigate and implement solutions towards improving relevant operational/functional systems within the project


    • Degree in Electrical / Electronic/Electro-Mechanical Engineering
    • Professional Registration with ECSA or at an advanced stage of submission
    • Excellent knowledge of MS Office
    • 7+ years of electrical/electromechanical engineering experience. This includes the following:
    • 2+ years renewable energy experience
    • 2+ years project environment experience
    • 2+ years distribution and reticulation design experience 

    Personal characteristics 

    • Independent and self-dependent working
    • Analytical thinking
    • Assertiveness and organisational skills
    • High energy level and motivation.
    • Proactive and taking initiative
    • Good at building relationships and trust, good judgement skills and high integrity
    • Good communication and team skills, with ability to work in a cross-functional team
    • High social and intercultural competence
    • Speak and write English fluently. Other language skills like Spanish, German, French are an advantage
    • Excellent report writing skills
    • Sound knowledge of contracts related to energy generation projects
    • Good understanding of Utility interfaces and stakeholders

    Additional information

    • Should be available and accustomed to travel extensively internationally to 3rd world or developing countries
    • Must be able to work in an open-plan environment
    • Must be able to work extended hours
    • Must be able to work on-site in various conditions
    • Valid driver’s licence
    • No criminal record

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Scatec Solar on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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