Engineer : power operations

Location: Richards Bay, South Africa
Salary: Negotiable
Recruiter: Campbell Sizanani Consulting(Pty)Ltd
Job Ref: csc/cd1
Summary: To provide reliable power supply to all customers, within the requirements of the Mine Health and Safety Act



Job Description


§         Manage the operation and maintenance of the 275kv, 33kv, 3.3kv electrical distribution network within plant(including switching, isolation, and energizing of high voltage and essential power systems)

§         Liaise with external suppliers to predict and control disturbances on the network and risks that the company may be exposed to.

§         Initiate and revise planned maintenance program and implement and apply preventative and pro-active maintenance techniques reliability improvement philosophies on all equipment

§         Ensure compliance with MHSA and SANS; ISO 9000 and 14001, OHSA 18000

§         Supervise and control the activities, standards of performance and behaviour of designated support staff

§         Provide guidance and leadership to enable team to carry out tasks safely and professionally

§         Promote  a culture where Safety emphasizes personal awareness and responsibility

§        Conduct risk assessment/hazard identification to ensure all employees are adequately equipped to perform tasks safely

§         Prepare and control of the section’s annual budget by forecasting operating costs and monitoring expenditure on a monthly basis



§         Efficient and effective power supply

§         Optimal utilisation of labour, materials and equipment

§         Safe operation and practices and healthy work environment



·         Higher Diploma / Degree in Electrical Engineering / BSc / equivalent (Electrical Engineering)

·         GCC (Mines and Works) - essential

·         Driver’s licence: EB

·         Minimum 5 years experience in high voltage distribution, GIS overhead lines and cables


·         Intermediate computer literacy (MS Office & SAP)

·         Well developed and people management skills attention to details

·         Good verbal and written skills

·         Sound judgement, analytical thinking and decision-making skills and reasoning skills

·         Astute budget / financial acumen

·         Sound Project Management Skills

·         Ability to work effectively and productively with minimal supervision

·         Proven track record in the maintenance of electrical equipment

·         Ability to manage change


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