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Cape Town City Centre: Chief Technical Officer (Off-Grid Energy Solutions – Electrical Engineering)




Date 2024-05-30
Job Title Chief Technical Officer (Off-Grid Energy Solutions – Electrical Engineering)
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Category Engineering
Location Cape Town Region
/ Cape Town City Centre

Job Summary

Purpose: The Purpose of the CTO is to reduce client electrical consumption while providing more power, by taking clients off-grid and optimising client use of electrical and other equipment and build long-term partnerships. Our client is looking for someone who will be a pro-active/leading part of a small, passionate, professional team. Company: Reputation for quality project work in challenging conditions. Our client is an electrical problem solver. Provide remote data monitoring. They are known as incredibly responsive, leading to high trust relationships and word-of-mouth referrals. Responsibilities Design, build and/or implement, advise and have a good working knowledge of applicable codes on: Electrical wiring of panels and switchboards Electrical design of low voltage and 3.3KV reticulation systems Have a good working knowledge and be proficient when working with relays, contactors, Earth Leakage Circuit Breakers (E.L.C.B), surge protection devices, Programmable logic controller (PLC) etc. Design, build and/or implement, advise and have a good working knowledge of applicable codes with respect to photovoltaics when designing and overseeing the installation of: Array support systems Panel array stringing String inverter Battery inverters Batteries Carry out site inspections on existing and greenfield sites and perform site actual or predicted load analysis resulting in suitable power system design including: Array sizing Battery sizing Reticulation Packaging the above into a practical and cost-effective system Be able to make use of, setup and have a working knowledge of: Basic networking and industrial communication protocols A.D /drawing package To be proficient in: Excel Microsoft word Additional responsibilities: Client Engagement Lifecycle Solution Design Project Management and Project Engineering On Site Implementation Management (When on site) Off-site Technical Implementation Consulting Services Ongoing Client Management Research and Development Business and Office Management Lead and Prospect Origination

Requirements:

Must have an Electrical Engineering Diploma, Degree or any related qualification Have experience in sizing, design and project planning including delivery experience and is keen to learn solar Must have a high-level of energy, resourcefulness, practical, bright, a ‘’rare beast’’ who sees working in the Safari bush location for weeks-on-end as a great experience. Must be hands-on, willing to get stuck-in, quite entrepreneurial. Must have great communication skills and able to approach and manage senior clients and ensure that the team is properly catered for on-site Competencies: Be self-motivated and to opt into work, rather than wait for it to be delegated Be able to work within a small team and thus must be able to function without vast support structures Be able to think broadly and not only work within a silo Able to plan ahead and foresee and identify the problem areas – (often these have nothing to do with engineering but rather logistics and supply) Formally and more importantly understand informal/formal market and present to potential clients Must have the ability to socially interact with a range of different people is critical i.e. this would include people from many different backgrounds ranging from foreign clients, professionals through to artisans and general labour Prepared to spend up to a total of 2 months per annum away from home in remote locations – length of stints away will be 2 weeks at a time but on rare occasions one site may require two separate visits, an initial site establishment visit followed by end of project commissioning visit

Chief Technical Officer (Off-Grid Energy Solutions – Electrical Engineering) position available in Cape Town Region, Cape Town City Centre. This job position was posted by . The job has been posted on 2024-05-30 in the Engineering category

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