SCADA Technician (m/f/d)

  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Junior, Career start
  • Technical occupations (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

SCADA Technician (m/f/d)

full time - unlimited

Your Task


As the SCADA Technician (m/f/d), you will be responsible for managing and/or implementing the SCADA, networks and automation related maintenance and operations activities of PV plants in the South Africa.
Primary Responsibilities
  • Installation & commissioning of SCADA, communication networks and automation systems of the plant.
  • Ensure the efficient status of plants and control room network and security equipment by making use of appropriate monitoring tools and/or relying on dedicated specific suppliers.
  • Manage the IP addressing plan for his/her area of responsibility.
  • Apply software and firmware updates on SCADA systems and related equipment.
  • Gather, review and amend all related as built documentation
  • 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

Your Profile

Qualifications, Experience and Personal Attributes
  • National Diploma in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, Automation or Mechatronics.
  • Minimum of 2 - 4 years’ experience in a medium/big-sized company, preferably with an Industrial Control Systems focus.
  • 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 Switches and Firewalls devices will be considered an advantage.
  • 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
  • Physically fit and able to work in extreme weather conditions
  • Fluent in English
  • 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.

Benefits of working for juwi

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.


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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