SCADA Site Technician

  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Work experience
  • Technical occupations (other)
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As the SCADA Site Technician, you will be responsible for managing and/or implementing the SCADA, networks and automation related maintenance and operations activities of the Touwsrivier CPV plant.

Primary Responsibilities

  •   Educate himself on the installed SCADA, communication networks and automation systems of the plant.
  •   Gather, review and amend all related as built documentation
  •   Provide periodical inspections and functional checks in the abovementioned systems
  •   Provide troubleshooting and corrective maintenance activities in the abovementioned systems
  •   Review existing processes and method statements and develop new ones, where needed, on the operation of the abovementioned system
  •   Identify areas in the existing systems that need to be improved, plan and perform/oversee such improvements
  •   Provide training on the operation of the SCADA, communication networks and automation systems to the site staff and the subcontractors
  •   Provide expertise support to other plants within South Africa, as needed
  •   Perform stand-by during weekends and public holidays (based on a roster)
  •   Work in close cooperation with the SCADA Systems Specialist, based in Juwi HQ in Cape Town

Qualifications, Experience and Personal Attributes

  •   Technical Training in Electrical Engineering or IT / Communication Networks
  •   Experience in working with IT / Communication Networks (TCP/IP, LAN, WAN, VLANs, VPN, RSTP, Fibre Optics)
  •   Experience in working with industrial SCADA systems (including programming them)
  •   Experience in working with Telecontrol Protocols (Modbus TCP/IP, Modbus RTU, IEC61850, DNP3)
  •   Experience in the design, installation and troubleshooting of communication networks of industrial scale
  •   Experience in Substation networks and controls will be considered a plus
  •   Experience in the construction, commissioning or O&M of utility scale PV plants will be considered a plus
  •   Experience in working with central PV inverters and/or PV trackers will be considered a plus
  •   Experience in working with Siemens WinCC will be considered a plus
  •   Experience in working with Intouch Wonderware HMI and FS Gateway will be considered a plus
  •   Computer literate – MS Office, basic understanding of Virtual Machines/Virtualized platforms
  •   Ability to remain in control and perform effectively under pressure
  •   Good administrative and reporting skills
  •   Prepared to work shifts/overtime when required
  •   Prepared to travel to other PV Plants, within SA, as needed (up to 30%)
  •   Physically fit and able to work in extreme weather conditions
  •   Fluent in English and Afrikaans
  •   Valid driver’s license

Other Requirements and Preference

  • Applicant must be in possession of a South African Identity Document
  • Applicant must be a local resident (proof of address must be available at interview), or be willing to relocate.


Please submit your application on our recruitment portal, including cover letter, full CV and credentials (related to school, university, work etc.) and stating your salary expectation. 
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We look forward to your energy!
  • Pumi Sani