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AECOM Engineer - Electrical in Durban, South Africa

South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal, Durban

Job Summary

We are looking to fill the position of a Senior Engineer - Electrical to join our electrical engineering unit, forming part of a multi-disciplinary consulting engineering team based in Durban.

The company undertakes large capital projects for various clients, across many sectors, however the primary responsibility of the Durban team is Buildings and Industrial Projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities will include the following:

  • Preparation and management of schedules, estimates, progress reports, meetings, procurement etc.

  • Electrical engineering and design during all project phases according to client, national and international standards.

  • Assessing of Client / Project Electrical Engineering Requirements.

  • Prepare concept design and the ability to objectively evaluate both technically and commercially, different options based upon project objectives / requirements.

  • Cost Estimation of electrical Engineering scope of work, including equipment and construction costs.

  • Detailed Electrical Engineering of LV and MV (up to 132kV) including the development and checking of :

  • Load Lists

  • Single Line Diagrams

  • Network Diagrams

  • Electrical Schematic Diagrams

  • Hazardous Area Classification

  • Diversification and Load factors.

  • Electrical Network Design

  • Fault Level Calculations

  • Motor start-up and Protection Schemes (MV and LV)

  • Protection Schemes modelling of protection schemes and definition of Protection settings.

  • CT Specification.

  • Power Metering specification and interface to Energy / Building Management Systems.

  • Cable Routing Design

  • Cable Sizing Calculations

  • Lighting Calculations, modelling and layouts.

  • Earthing Risk Assessments, earthing system design, Earthing layouts.

  • Specification of Electrical Equipment including, Switchgear, Distribution Boards, Motor Control Centres, Transformers, Motors, VSD’s, Soft starters, UPS’s, Power Factor Correction, Filters, Cables, Lighting, BMS and communication systems.

  • Fire detection Systems layouts and Specification.

  • Specification of Construction Standards of installation.

  • Interface with PLC’s, DCS systems and Building Management Systems and design the interface Control Systems.

  • Interface with Energy Efficiency and providing energy efficient electrical solutions.

  • Interface and Familiar with Quality of Power Supply requirements and evaluation.

  • Design schemes to reduce Electromagnetic interference and specify EMC requirements.

  • Design and specify communications systems with Electrical equipment / systems including Serial Communications using Profibus / fieldbus, Ethernet etc.

  • Perform and check system studies (e.g. short circuit; load flow and protection coordination).

  • Utilise vendor data and work with other disciplines as required for engineering and design.

  • Participate and Perform squad checks of vendor data and drawings from other disciplines.

  • Develop and check equipment purchase specification and develop RFQ’s (e.g. MV and LV switchboards; D/B.s, MCC’s, power transformers, Power factor Correction motors, VSDs, UPSs Filters, Cables, Lighting, BMS and communication systems).

  • Develop technical scope of work and tender documentation and bills of quantities for construction contracts.

  • Develop tender documentation, adjudicate tenders, provide re-measurement of works and approve contract claims.

  • Prepare Project Scheduling and Planning, developing basic Bar charts for Electrical Engineering input to project management team.

  • Manage progress & quality control activities for equipment manufacture.

  • Conduct vendor inspections and factory acceptance testing of equipment.

  • Manage switchgear and specialist equipment contractors.

  • Provide field engineering support to construction and commissioning teams.

  • Project handover and closeout documentation.

  • Provide guidance and mentorship to less experienced engineers.

  • Assist in the setting up of standard engineering documentation and methodology for the electrical engineering unit.

  • Develop Client relations and extend the client base.

  • Assist in the preparation of tenders for Electrical unit workload.

Minimum Requirements


  • 4 - 8 years electrical project engineering experience, with significant experience in a heavy industrial environments as well as industrial / commercial building infrastructure experience.

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

  • Sound electrical engineering knowledge and experience in LV and MV (up to 132kV) environment

  • An intimate knowledge of local standards and codes.

  • Be able to develop engineering documentation from first principles.

  • Be able to work within a disciplined engineering environment.

  • Conversant with DigSILENT (or other equivalent package) electrical power systems modelling and analysis software.

  • An intimate working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, Access, Power Point and Microsoft Project.

  • Professional registration and membership in external technical societies.

  • Experience with Green Building Design and accreditation.

  • Be well acquainted with local equipment, manufacturers, suppliers and installation contractors.

  • A thorough knowledge of the OHS Act, pertinent SANS and IEC codes and standards and industry practices.

  • Good communication and people management skills for effective interface with other engineering disciplines, the client and contractors.

  • The ability to work independently.

  • An awareness and appreciation for health, safety and environmental issues.

Preferred Qualifications

  • BSc Electrical Engineering or BTech Electrical Engineering (Pr Tech Eng)

  • Professional Registration with ECSA Pr Eng or Pr Tech Eng.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Electrical / Electronic

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country South Africa

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 196355BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.



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