AECOM Technician / Technologist - Electrical in Durban, South Africa

Requisition/Vacancy No. 144550BR

Position Title Technician / Technologist - Electrical

Job Category Engineering - Electrical / Electronic

Business Line Building Engineering

Country South Africa

State/Province/Region ZA - KwaZulu-Natal

City Durban

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.

About the Business Line

Building Engineering

We deliver creative solutions for building projects for industry, government, commercial and leisure sectors. Our building engineering specialists have expertise in structural and building services engineering, fire engineering, acoustics, facades and seismic design. We embed sustainability principles in every design.

Job Summary

Wearelookingtofill thepositionofanElectricalTechnician/Technologisttojoinourelectricalengineering unit, formingpartofamulti-disciplinaryconsultingengineeringteambasedinDurban.

Thecompanyundertakeslargecapitalprojectsforvariousclients,acrossmanysectors,howevertheprimaryresponsibilityoftheDurbanteamisBuildingsandIndustrialProjects.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Preparationandmanagementofschedules,estimates,progressreports,meetings, andprocurement

  • Electricalengineeringanddesignduringall projectphasesaccordingtoclient,nationalandinternationalstandards.

  • Assessingofclient/ projectelectricalengineeringrequirements.

  • Prepareconceptdesignandtheabilitytoobjectivelyevaluatebothtechnicallyandcommercially,differentoptionsbaseduponprojectobjectives/requirements.

  • Costestimationofelectricalengineeringscopeofwork,includingequipmentandconstructioncosts.

DetailedElectricalEngineeringof LVandMV(upto132kV)includingthedevelopmentandcheckingof:

  • Loadlists.

  • Single linediagrams.

  • Networkdiagrams.

  • Electricalschematicdiagrams.

  • Hazardousareaclassification.

  • Diversificationandloadfactors.

  • Electricalnetworkdesign.

  • Faultlevelcalculations.

  • Motorstart-upandprotectionschemes(MVandLV).

  • Protectionschemesmodellingofprotectionschemesanddefinitionof protectionsettings.

  • CTspecification.

  • PowerMetering specification and interfacetoEnergy/BuildingManagementSystems.

  • Cableroutingdesign

  • Cablesizingcalculations

  • Lightingcalculations,modellingandlayouts.

  • Earthingriskassessments,Earthingsystemdesign,Earthinglayouts.

  • SpecificationofElectricalEquipmentincluding,Switchgear,Distributionboards,Motorcontrol centres,Transformers,Motors,VSD’s,Softstarters,UPS’s,Powerfactorcorrection,Filters,Cables,Lighting,BMSandcommunicationsystems.

  • Firedetectionsystemslayoutsandspecification.

  • Specificationofconstructionstandardsofinstallation.

  • InterfacewithPLC’s,DCSsystemsandBuildingManagementSystemsanddesigntheinterfacecontrolsystems.

  • Interfacewithenergyefficiencyandprovidingenergyefficientelectricalsolutions.

  • Interfaceandfamiliarwithqualityofpowersupply requirementsandevaluation.

  • Designschemes toreduceelectromagneticinterferenceandspecify EMCrequirements.

  • Designandspecifycommunicationssystemswithelectricalequipment/systemsincludingSerialcommunicationsusing profibus/fieldbus,Ethernetetc.

  • Performandchecksystemstudies(e.g.shortcircuit;loadflowandprotectioncoordination).

  • Utilizevendordataandworkwith otherdisciplinesasrequiredforengineeringanddesign.

  • Participateandperformsquadchecks of vendor dataanddrawings from otherdisciplines.

  • DevelopandcheckequipmentpurchasespecificationanddevelopRFQ’s(e.g.MVandLVswitchboards;D/B.s,MCC’s,powertransformers,PowerfactorCorrectionmotors,VSDs,UPSsFilters,Cables,Lighting,BMSandcommunicationsystems).

  • Developtechnicalscopeofworkandtenderdocumentationandbillsofquantitiesforconstructioncontracts

  • Develop tender documentation,adjudicatetenders,providere-measurementofworksandapprovecontractclaims.

  • Prepareprojectschedulingandplanning,developingbasicBar chartsforElectricalEngineeringinputtoprojectmanagementteam.

  • Manageprogress andqualitycontrolactivitiesforequipmentmanufacture.

  • Conductvendorinspectionsandfactoryacceptancetestingofequipment.

  • Manageswitchgearandspecialistequipmentcontractors.

  • Providefieldengineeringsupporttoconstructionandcommissioningteams.

  • Project handoverandcloseoutdocumentation.

  • Provideguidance andmentorshiptolessexperiencedengineers.

  • Assistinthesettingupofstandardengineeringdocumentationandmethodologyfor theelectricalengineeringunit.

  • Developclient relationsandextendtheclientbase.

  • AssistinthepreparationoftendersforElectricalunitworkload.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Electrical Engineering with ACAD and preferably REVIT Experience.

  • 3 + years Electrical Project Engineeringexperience,withsignificantexperienceinaheavyindustrial environments aswellasindustrial/commercialbuildinginfrastructureexperience.

The ideal candidate will be a self - motivated team player with:

  • SoundelectricalengineeringknowledgeandexperienceinLVandMV(upto132kV)environment.

  • An intimateknowledgeoflocalstandardsandcodes.

  • Beabletodevelopengineering documentation fromfirstprinciples.

  • Beable toworkwithinadisciplinedengineeringenvironment.

  • ConversantwithDigi silent(orotherequivalentpackage)electricalpowersystemsmodellingandanalysissoftware.

  • AnintimateworkingknowledgeofMicrosoftOffice,includingExcel,Word,AccessandMicrosoftProject.

  • Professionalregistrationandmembershipinexternaltechnicalsocieties.

  • ExperiencewithGreen BuildingDesignandaccreditation.

  • Bewellacquaintedwithlocal equipment,manufacturers,suppliersandinstallationcontractors.

  • AthoroughknowledgeoftheOHSAct,pertinentSANSandIECcodesandstandardsandindustrypractices.

  • Goodcommunicationandpeoplemanagementskillsforeffectiveinterfacewithotherengineeringdisciplines,theclientandcontractors.

  • Theabilitytoworkindependently.

  • Anawarenessandappreciationforhealth,safetyandenvironmentalissues.

Preferred Qualifications

  • S4 or BTech (Pr. Tech) preferred.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.