Commissioning Engineer (m/f/d)

  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Work experience
  • Commercial professions (other)

At JUWI you have the chance to work on a real project for the future of our planet. JUWI South Africa is part of the international JUWI Group, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies.
Our business is focused on deploying the highest quality Solar Photovoltaic and Onshore Wind energy projects. We offer Project Development (Wind & Solar), Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC), and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services for the transition to greater utilisation of sustainable energy globally and are also a recognised leader in off-grid hybrid solar-wind-battery-storage energy solutions.
JUWI has successfully installed over 400 MW in South Africa and over 5,500 MW internationally. As a significant player for renewable energies, we are listed in the top 10 solar EPC contractors globally, employing more than 1,200 people worldwide.
We are looking for you as a

Commissioning Engineer

full time - unlimited

Your Tasks

As a Commissioning Engineer you will be actively involved in commissioning of Solar PV projects in various countries within South Africa and the EMEA region.
Primary Responsibilities
  • Compilation of project specific Inspection and Test Plans of ITPs and ITCs
  • Specify test and commissioning requirements; and review test and commissioning protocols/ procedures submitted by original equipment manufacturers, product suppliers and system integrators
  • Managing interface with internal and external stake holders of project including JUWI Construction, H&S and Quality Team to ensure the requirements and expectations are properly considered in test and commissioning planning.
  • Managing commissioning activities under the costs and timeline constraints of the project in close cooperation with the Commissioning manager
  • Coordinating and Execute construction handover to commissioning
  • Coordinating and Execute (through internal and external stake holder) all the activity and test related to commissioning
  • Manage external supplier on site during commissioning activity
  • Managing commissioning safety in commissioning-controlled areas
  • Executing and supervising all required test and commissioning activities on PV field equipment in compliance with the approved Commissioning Plan, protocols and procedures.
  • Collect all the Tests Report and Checklists and prepare the handover documentation folder related to commissioning
  • Supervision of tests and commissioning of grid connection and substations
  • Execute and supervision of SCADA system test and commissioning
  • Organization and supervision of grid compliance tests (Active power, reactive power, voltage and frequency test)
  • Supervision of the execution to the Provisional Acceptance Tests, Executing practical compliance test (Performance guarantee test)
  • Ensure the plant and associated equipment successfully pass all contractual tests to reach Commercial Operation
  • Reporting commissioning activities to Commissioning manager.
  • Coordinate on site team to handover the project safely to the O&M/owner once commissioning complete

Qualifications and Experience
  • Applicant should hold electrical engineering degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 year’s experience in commissioning field
  • Read and interpret complex electrical diagrams and schematics is a must.
  • Able to work both independently and in a team
  • Experience with Insulation resistance test and related instrumentation and procedure (from 1KV to 10kV)
  • Experience with MV cable withstand test (VLF test)
  • Experience with MV/HV energization procedure
  • Experience with MV (fixed and withdrawable) switchgear maneuver
  • Experience in cable fault locating is nice to have.
  • Experienced in LOTO procedure
  • Knowledge on configuring protection relays
  • Knowledge to operate testing kits like primary and secondary injection kit, HV voltage test kit Testing experience of HV protection relays, HV breakers and Transmission line
  • Acknowledgment of SCADA systems from different technologies and manufacturers is nice to have.
  • Troubleshooting skill
  • Willing to move site to execute commissioning works at field
  • Knowledge on PV testing
  • Willing to work under pressure
  • Willing to travel
  • Fluent English Speaking and writing
  • Office package and advance Ms Excel knowledge is a must.
  • Willing to work under pressure

Joining JUWI South Africa, you can expect a hybrid work policy, market related salary, performance-based bonus and contribution to medical aid. More so, there is the opportunity to work for an ISO 9001:2015 certified matrix organisation. Experiencing people, processes, ideas and thought patterns from a global perspective. You will be joining a collaborative environment where growth is common and in fact, is encouraged.
Become part of a team that realises leading solar, wind and hybrid projects worldwide. JUWI Global has a high level of commitment and passion for its vision of 100% renewable energy.

(Not matching all the requirements, Apply!)
Even if your profile does not match the job brief 100%, perhaps you match it 80% of the way, you could possibly be the right candidate for another position within the JUWI Group.
To apply, please submit your application via our recruitment portal and ensure that you submit your application in English.
We look forward to your energy!
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  • Monique Cooper
  • External Recruiting Consultant EMEA