GIBB Engineering and Architecture Electrical Engineer (Distribution) Jobs in South Africa

GIBB Engineering and Architecture Electrical Engineer (Distribution) Jobs in South Africa


As part of the GIBB group of companies, with shareholding by EDF, GIBB Power specialises in several areas of engineering including thermal and hydraulic engineering, electricity transmission and distribution networks, and solar and wind power. These support the rapid development of these energies throughout Africa.

This Sector is looking for another talented professional to complement their team, in the form of an Electrical Engineer.

We welcome your application if you believe you meet the requirements for this position.

The below listed responsibilities and requirements is assessed during the interview stages and will further be confirmed with the relevant professional references that you currently are or have reported to in your previously two positions.

Core Purpose

The experienced Renewable Electrical Engineer will be part of a team that manages key clients and projects in the electrical engineering industry, including the renewable space and projects. The specific engineering responsibilities include studies, designs, coordination, and completion of projects on time within budget, and within scope.

In collaboration with the engineering team and depending on the size of the project, the candidate must be able to oversee all aspects of projects from the concept study phase, through feasibility studies, detail design, execution, and commissioning. Set deadlines, assign responsibilities, and monitor and manage project progress.

Prepare reports for upper management regarding the status of the project. Prepare proposals and interact with team members, sub-consultants, and clients. The candidate will work in a team and with clients to ensure deliverables fall within the applicable scope and budget.

He or she will coordinate with other departments to ensure all aspects of each project are compatible and assist with the identification of new and innovative solutions to the client’s needs. It would be expected of the candidate to lead designs and ensuring compliance to regulations and standards and following good engineering practices.

This includes the designing of renewable and electrical energy systems, accurately estimating project costings, accurately calculating system production and ensuring the designed systems are effective, integrated and robust during operations.

Key Performance Areas

  • Broad understanding of electrical and renewable infrastructure systems, mining infrastructure requirements, commercial construction industry practices, construction contracts, and budget/schedule management. etc.

  • Good interpersonal and people management, together with a strong desire to lead projects.

  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on time, within scope, and within budget.

  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant internal stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility.

  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress.

  • Manage changes to the project scope and project schedule using appropriate verification techniques.

  • Collaborate with design engineers to develop and review electrical engineering designs, ensuring compliance with specifications and regulations.

  • Report and escalate concerns to management as needed.

  • Manage the relationship with the client and relevant stakeholders.

  • Perform risk management to minimize potential risks.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors.

  • Meet with clients to take detailed ordering briefs and clarify specific requirements of each project.

  • As required, travel to site for client interaction and/or OEM supplier premises.

  • Delegate project tasks based on junior staff members' individual strengths, skill sets, and experience levels.

  • Develop project plans to be shared with clients as well as other staff members.

  • Ensure that work
    is done in accordance with acceptable standards.

  • Maintain project records in accordance with the internal quality system.

  • Preparation and management of specifications, schedules, estimates, progress reports, meeting agendas and minutes, and procurement issues.

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

  • Assessing client/ project electrical engineering requirements.

  • Collaborate with local and international teams.

  • Mentorship of junior team members.

  • The designing of renewable energy systems

  • Accurately predict project costings

  • Accurately calculating system production and ensuring the integrated designed systems that are robust during operations.

  • Understand and evaluate the business potential, build business cases and develop small- and large-scale solar projects up to financial close;

  • Expand knowledge in renewable energy and other key emerging energy trends, build long term relationships with clients through a professional and correct work ethic;

  • Deliver a strong ability to develop solutions and to respond to the fast-changing market environment.

  • Business development and ability to grow business.


  • BSc/Eng/BTech in Electrical Engineering
    Professionally Registered (ECSA) or candidate (presently receiving registration)


  • Proven working experience in the electrical / consulting industry with project experience in electrical projects with 5 to 10 years of experience.

  • Must be fully computer literate in MS Office to a very high level.

  • Strong knowledge of electrical design principles, codes, and standards.

  • Design of renewable energy systems, using tools like PVSyst.

  • Excellent computer literacy and knowledge of design and using Digsilent.

  • Electrical Design services for roof mounted and ground mounted PV and wind projects.

  • Knowledge of Biomass, hydro and CSP projects (would be an advantage).

  • Developing a Solar PV or Wind power project, including the ability to evaluate and perform feasibility studies, conduct technology configurations, conceptual designs, detailed designs and cost analysis for the full lifecycle of the asset, as well as understanding technology specific contractual agreements.

  • Familiarity with health and safety regulations and environmental practices.

  • Knowledge of applicable codes, policies, standards and best practices.

  • Experience in plant design & integration, project management and strategic business acumen, interpret and understand specifications and contracts.

    Person Requirements

    Core Competencies:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word & Excel).

  • Proficient with Microsoft Project.
    Experience with project management.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and collaborate with diverse stakeholders.

  • Detail-oriented and capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously.

  • The ability to work with multiple disciplines of projects.

  • The ability to work across multiple projects in parallel.

  • Excellent organisational, time management, leadership and decision-making skills.

  • The ability to work within budgets and to deadlines.

  • Engineering design skills, technical problem-solving skills, analytical skills, cost analysis skills, presentation skills, technical report writing (including proposal development)

  • Business development and client interfaces

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; GIBB Engineering and Architecture Electrical Engineer (Distribution) Jobs in South Africa

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