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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 HV Engineer

    Currently, we are looking for a Senior HV Engineer in Cape Town, South Africa to be part of our global team working together towards our vision – Improving our future. As our Senior HV Engineer, you will manage, coordinate and lead all tasks and design activities towards delivering technical compliant MV and HV interconnection projects, to take ownership and responsibility to ensure all technical/contractual requirements are considered and implemented enabling the successful completion of the projects and to 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 

    • Support and review interconnection solutions accurately and timeously based on the information provided
    • Support in evaluating the technical business case and provide input to the plausibility of the project
    • Using DigSilent/PSSE/ETAP, implement preliminary plant and utility grid simulation models to estimate, amongst others, the size of compensation equipment like STATCOMs/Cap Banks or SVCs
    • Develop and establish the technical base case and specifications of the project related to its interconnection works.
    • Review and evaluate technical documentation and contracts (PPA, Grid Code, Connection Agreement, etc.) to establish technical requirements to be implemented in the interconnection solutions
    • Review and approve design change request or proposals in the event of deviations from the Issued for Construction designs
    • Support to resolve matters identified during operations
    • Develop tools and processes to increase the efficiency and quality of the delivered role


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical / Electronical Engineering
    • Excellent knowledge of the entire MS Office Suite
    • 7+ years electrical engineering experience including 5+ years project environment experience and 5+ years distribution and reticulation design experience
    • Ideally, experience in Utility-Scale Renewable Energy Project design and execution 

    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 the 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 Electrical Power Utility interfaces and stakeholders

    Additional information

    • Typically, you will be working as the single interconnection specialist on a selection of projects in different phases of development simultaneously so good time management and multitasking ability are critical.
    • 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 if and when required
    • Must be able to work on construction sites 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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