South Africa

Electrical Engineer (Principal Associate)

Company WSP Africa
Reference # WSP/BS/CPT/07/2020
Published 30/06/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa


WSP is one of the most diverse consulting firms in Africa. To further our strategic business expansion plan, we are seeking new employees who are loyal, committed, competent and proud to work for us. We are committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment.
Job Functions Electrical Engineering
Industries Consulting Services,Engineering


Providing a consulting engineering service within the property sector and the design of power and lighting, single line diagrams, reticulation, generators, UPS, fire detection and evacuation as well as Data, CCTV, access control, intruder and building management.


The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

•Business development with a focus on client care and professional team management including on-time delivery.
•Marketing, including attendance at business-related networking and client functions. Ensuring repeat work from clients and developing a client base.
•Preparing accurate and concise designs, design calculations, budgets, tender specification creation, performing project financial control and diligent construction monitoring and project management (electrical) throughout all stages of a project life cycle.
•Collaborating and working with a multi-disciplinary team of engineers on a project while taking an active part in the design process and coordination.
•Completing all types of projects from inception to close out with limited input from management and/or other senior engineers.
•Setting up client/consultant fee/contract agreements, calculating professional fees and the effective management of professional fees on all projects.
•Managing internal office project finances regarding hourly forecasting, WIP and invoicing.


•Role model standards for SHEQ performance and behaviour consistent with the company’s health, safety, environmental and quality vision and policies by influencing those around you
•Contributing to the identification of SHEQ risks and driving processes to achieve Zero Harm
•Embracing, displaying and promoting the company values and ensuring a safe working environment is maintained at all times


•BSc Eng. or B. Tech in Electrical Engineering (minimum)
•Electrical Engineering experience within the Property Sector (hotels, offices, retail, warehousing & distribution, Data Centres etc.)
•Must be a professionally registered engineer with ECSA, Pr. Eng or Pr. Tech. Eng., with a minimum of 10 years consulting engineering experience, post ECSA accreditation.
•SAQCC Registered for Design (preferably).


•Minimum 10 years’ experience in consulting engineering within the building services environment
•Proven track record in business development
•Excellent client marketing characteristics and including external project professional team members.
•Excellent communication skills (English) and including report-writing abilities. Ability to have clear and accurate communication skills with internal and external professional teams and including clients via email, telecommunication and face-to-face meetings.
•Thorough knowledge of SANS10142-1&2, SANS10139, SANS10400 and SANS204 among others.
•Depth of experience of various building contracts applicable to the building services industry (i.e. JBCC, Fidic, NEC, etc.).
•Knowledge and experience with Autodesk BIM (Revit, Navisworks, Glue, Field, etc.) and CAD software.
•Registered (similar or equal) as an Autodesk Certified Professional: MEP Electrical (advantageous).
•Knowledge and experience with electrical software packages such as Relux and/ or Dialux, CBI and/ or Ecodial and/or Amtech.
•Higher than average Microsoft Office package (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.) skills.
•Be able to work independently, take responsibility/ownership for their designs with little input, and follow up from senior management/engineers.
•High-level quality to the attention to detail when performing design reviews, for sign-off, with internal working peers and BIM team.
•Good with self and project time-management skills.
•A good knowledge of the latest technologies within the building services industry (e.g. lighting, UPS etc.).
•Self-motivated and ambitious. Ability to raise, suggest and drive to office/ internal efficiencies.
•Able to offer creative solutions to the client, architectural and/or interior design requirements.
•Able to interface professionally across all levels of the professional team and with the client, think on their feet and remain calm when faced with a challenge/ confrontations. Have a pro-active attitude.
•Ability to offer input with multiple engineering disciplines in project meetings.
•Must be a team player and be able to work independently on challenging projects that may have tight timelines.
•Drivers licence and own mode of transport to travel to sites.
•Willingness to travel within RSA and Africa – valid RSA Passport.

Job Closing Date 21/07/2020
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