Job ID: 902
Location: Jwaneng
Category: Engineering

Job Description:

To manage, coordinate and oversee the overall electrical designs, infrastructure and systems requirements for mining, engineering and processing projects, including electrical engineering standards, policies and procedures deployed as part of the project lifecycle. To ensure these are aligned with Debswana standards, policies and procedures and that the designs adequately attend to electrical and general safety requirements, production and operability requirements and asset management philosophies in Debswana.

Key activities

Leads and manages the detailed electrical engineering and design effort of the project from the pre-concept/concept phase all the way to detailed design, execution, commissioning and handover.
Ensures that the project effectively and consistently applies Debswana standards and procedures, detailed electrical design criteria, electrical safety and operability requirements
Aligns all deliverables and designs to legislative, regulatory, relevant local and international equipment, electrical and engineering standards
Ensures that protection design, project load fl ow, dynamic and voltage regulation studies are conducted for new power system networks and/or the extension of existing networks
Provides effective input to all project phase design, procurement, study, input and output documentation, drawings and assessments and ensures these are aligned with Debswana requirements, standards and procedures
Ensures effective factory acceptance testing and site acceptance testing regimens are in place and testing and commissioning establishes efficacy, safety and reliability of equipment and overall power system infrastructure
Establishes and maintains effective relationships with all key engineering, project, OEM and consulting (including EPCM) stakeholders and partners to ensure achievement of electrical engineering objectives and overall project objectives
Liaises with the Project Manager(s) and Group Electrical, Control & Instrumentation Engineer to ensure that the electrical project is correctly designed, meets project delivery (programme requirements)
Ensures that electrical engineering budgets, scheduling requirements and risk areas are properly managed
Ensures that bulk power supply infrastructure requirements and load-growth requirements are met and effectively liaises with the utility to achieve these objectives
Aligns the project with best-practice energy efficiency requirements, standards and programmes in Debswana to ensure that the energy efficiency needs of the organisation are fulfilled


Electrical Engineering Design
Power systems design
Mining electrical safety systems
Project management
Cost Control/Engineering
Quality Management
Project Change Management
Engineering Management
Achievement Orientation
Judgment and Decision Making
Managing Performance and Holding People Accountable
Planning, Coordination and Execution
Problem Solving
Change Leadership
Concern for Safety, Health and the Environment
Developing Others
Teamwork & Collaboration

Job Requirements:
Minimum Requirements

Degree in Electrical Engineering or BSc in Electrical Engineering
7 years post qualification Engineering in heavy engineering environment including EIT programme with 3 years substantive mining industry Engineer Level
Project management training
Middle management program
Registered with a recognised professional body

Additional Requirements

Experience as project or site electrical engineer in projects over USD 200M is advantageous
Demonstrated knowledge of project management, construction and commissioning
Understanding of safety requirements of construction industry
Experience with high voltage power distribution systems and equipment
Experience in large AC Motor and VSD installations
Experience in managing consultants and contractors for installation of switchboards and MCC’s in the mining industry will be highly desirable
Must be familiar with statutory acts, regulations and standards for electrical installation and equipment
Good planning and organisation in their approach to work and meeting deadlines

Closing date and application instructions

Only candidates who meet the above requirements need apply by visiting us on to register and apply.

Closing Date: 19th August 2017