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    16 Nov 2022
    11 Bree Street, Cape town, Cape Town, South Africa
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    Transmission & Disctribution
    Renewable Energy
    Western Cape
    Contact Name
    Matthew van Zyl


    Are you a dynamic Substation Primary Design Engineer looking to take your career to the next level? This is an awesome opportunity to be part of a diverse and talented team of professionals that operate on a global scale while you use your expert skills to contribute to solutions to the loadshedding problem in South Africa!

    You need to have a BSc/MSc, BTech or National Diploma in electrical, mechanical, or structural engineering and at least 5 years of experience with transmission and distribution specific to overhead powerlines. The ideal candidate will have sound Microstation/Autocad skills, experience in PLSpole, PLScadd and PLStower, and preferably be professionally registered. You will need to effectively collaborate with teams across multiple disciplines and be committed to resolving complex issues.

    Key responsibilities include creating designs for overhead power lines in PLScadd, contributing to the design of transmission and distribution power lines which includes power line design from 11 kV up to 400 kV, preparing technical documentation used in the tender process, managing the construction of various projects, and facilitate the management of project finances. You will need to assist with marketing all related products and services, implement calculation formulas in Excel, conduct complex engineering, calculations, design, and analysis when required, and oversee the development of skills within the sub-unit.

    This is the chance to grow your career with an innovative organisation. Apply now if this sounds like the perfect fit!

    P.S. Know of anyone with scarce skills? If you refer a candidate to us and they get placed in under 3 months, you could get paid R1000.00! Find out more here!

    Education Requirements

    • National N Diploma with Trade Test Certificate
    • National Diploma in Electrical or Mechanical engineering
    • GCC (Government Certificate of Compliance)
    • National Diploma in Electrical (Heavy Current) is a plus
    • BTech degree at NQF level 7 is a plus

    Experience Requirements

    • 3+ years of applicable technical and managerial experience
    • Leadership and change management abilities
    • Understanding of water and energy management
    • Experience in Asset Management and Financial Management
    • Familiar with the principles of maintenance and asset management aspects
    • Experience in both electrical and mechanical engineering


    Responsibilities include managing all staff in the technical department, all hospital facilities, clinical infrastructure and assets, technical-related purchasing and expenditure, and the maintenance management system, ensuring that all equipment risks are managed and that all repairs and maintenance are conducted, engaging with all colleagues and clients, enforcing Group policies and procedures to staff members as well as contractors, and overseeing quality and safety assurance during and after the completion of contracts.


    • Proficient in MS Office suite
    • Self-management and decision-making skills
    • Excellent communication skills

    Who Is AltGen?

    We offer recruitment, consulting and employment services with a focus on recruitment for renewable energy and environmental jobs in South Africa and Africa at large. AltGen is a renewable energy recruitment agency based in Cape Town which focuses on developing careers for individuals in our niche space.

    With an experienced and passionate team with over 100 years of combined experience, AltGen plays an integral role in the South African renewable energy and sustainability industry. We operate throughout the African continent in both anglophone and francophone regions and are rapidly expanding globally. With entities in South Africa, Kenya, and Mauritius, we have a direct impact on the continental energy industry.

    Our recruitment agency focuses on jobs in: Solar | Wind | Renewable Energy | Biogas | Biomass | Energy Management | Energy Efficiency | Green Buildings | Green Tech | Photovoltaics | Solar Thermal | Energy Storage | Battery Systems | Off-grid | Hydro | CSP | CPV | IoT | AI | AgriTech | FinTech | Green Hydrogen

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