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3 Dec 2020

Permanent Job Vacancy for Electrical Design Engineer

Rand Water – Posted by JobLink24 Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Job Description

Job Vacancy for Electrical Design Engineer

Location: Gauteng, Johannesburg

Job Type: Permanent

Company: Rand Water

Job Title: Electrical Design Engineer

Closing Date: 2020/12/07

Reference Number: RAN201124-2


Job Description        

We are currently looking for an Electrical Design Engineer, at their Head Office in Glenvista, Johannesburg South. The incumbent will assist in the management of the Electrical Design Team and output within the design team, including the execution of the electrical engineering design function and co-ordination, integration and approval of design output relating all future requirements to meet Rand Water’s objectives.

Minimum Requirements      

  • Must have completed B Sc (Eng)/B Eng degree in Electrical Power Engineering
  • Must be already registered as a Professional Engineer with ECSA
  • Must have five (5) years’ relevant post qualification experience in industrial electrical plant comprising MV and LV switchgear, LV and MV motor drives, transformers, UPS systems, cable installations, MV and LV reticulation systems, LV variable speed drives and soft starters and control systems interfacing toPLC/SCADA systems
  • Must have minimum of two (2) years’ relevant experience in the installation and hand on site commissioning and testing of integrated industrial electrical plant including MV and LV switchgear and reticulation, LV and MV motor drives and MV and LV cabling and instrumentation.
  • Must have two (2) years’ relevant design experience comprising sizing of electrical equipment, drawings including single line diagrams, general arrangements and schematic diagrams to IEC standards, cable schedules, specifications of equipment and Bills of Quantities.
  • Must have experience in Quality Control Plans (QCP) of electrical equipment including LV and MV switchgear, transformers, stationary battery chargers and batteries and UPS systems and Factory Acceptance Testing of same at manufacturers’ works.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities         

  • To perform a full range of varied and responsible Electrical Engineering design work in LV and MV switchgear and reticulation, large MV and LV motor drives including variable speed drives, transformers, UPS systems, cable installations, control systems, protection systems and interface to PLC/SCADA systems requiring judgment and evaluation, selection, application of standards and electrical engineering theory and adaptation of standard techniques where required
  • Functional and detailed designs (including calculations, drawings (including single line diagrams and schematic diagrams and general arrangements), technical specifications, Bills of Quantities and other tender document inputs)
  • Integration of a proposed engineering solution into an operating plant, where required, with minimal effect to the operation of such plant
  • To be part of and contribute to the interface with other engineering design disciplines (mechanical, civil, pipelines, process, architectural and automation), consultants, asset engineers/managers, project managers and team, and contractors’ designers to accomplish completely integrated electrical designs suitable for implementation
  • To review contractors’ designs in Design and Build contracts and respond formally to such design submissions ensuring that functionality and compliance to Rand Water standards and requirements are achieved
  • To participate and give input in scoping meetings, functional and detailed design reviews, hazard and operability studies and present scopes/designs to Asset Managers/site personnel and project managers
  • To witness Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) of manufactured electrical equipment to check compliance to design requirements
  • Knowledge
  • Wide technical knowledge of industrial electrical engineering equipment
  • To design electrical infrastructure
  • Knowledge of the OHS Act, the Electrical Installation Regulations and the Construction Regulations and contractual safety requirements
  • Local and International Standards
  • On Site Commissioning
  • To test electrical equipment


  • Application of integrated electrical engineering principles in practice
  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have relationship building
  • Creativity in problem solving and development of engineering solutions
  • Must have ability to work under pressure
  • Quality in the delivery of design packages
  • Attitude
  • Must have conceptual thinking
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Must be quality orientated
  • Must be deadline and results orientated
  • Must be customer focused
  • Must be self-motivated
  • Must be proactive



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