Electrical Disciplined Commercial EPC Manager (Operations & Technical Project Development) Energy and Power Generation

Ref: 172705

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: M.Eng Engineering Management / BSc Electrical Engineering, Cum Laude / B.Eng Biomedical Engineering
Other Formal Qualification: CFA Level 1
Professional Registration: Pr.Eng
Annual Package Range: ZAR 1.55 mil - 1.8 million
Total years experience: 6--10 Years

Current/recent job title: Manager: Commercial Operations - Southern Africa

Energy and Power Generation

Ideal business title: Technical Director / Head of Engineering / Business Development Director in a power or renewable energy IPP/ developer company.
Discipline: Electrical Engineering (Heavy and Light Current) (M.Eng Engineering Management / BSc Electrical Engineering, Cum Laude / B.Eng Biomedical Engineering ( top 10% of class) (Pr. Eng (ECSA) / SAIEE).
Career summary: Business Development: 3 years; Engineering Management (Lead Electrical Engineer and Senior Project Engineer); 5 years; Renewable Energy (solar, gas): 6 years; Power Generation: 7 years; Electricity Distribution: 6 years Oil, Energy & Petrochemical Projects: 2 years
Years of experience range: 6 to 10 years. Annual package range: ZAR 1.55 mil – 1.8 million. Gender: Male. Ethnicity: Indian. Nationality: South African.

A renewable energy and African optimist. Passionate about the advancement of the electricity supply industry in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and inspired by the untapped energy potential that the developing world in general, and our great continent, has to offer. Has gained experience in varied lead roles and within exceptional power project teams across solar PV, wind, gas, solar CSP, energy storage, hybrid, microgrid, transmission & distribution projects in a number of SSA countries. Has been involved in developing and executing solar PV and wind projects in the South African Renewable Energy Program (REIPPPP) and involved in all evolving bid rounds to date, save Round 3; involvement covered the total project life-cycle, i.e. front-end business development, concept engineering, bid preparation & submission, financial close, detail design, construction and commissioning planning phases. Roles on these projects have included Lead Engineer, Engineering & Design Manager, Project Manager and Commercial EPC Manager.

Personal values include striving for excellence, continuous learning, collaboration & enterprise-wide thinking. Aspires to lead a company that will enhance electricity access and renewable energy uptake across Africa in a way that achieves positive value for society, the environment and all business stakeholders.

Candidate location: South Africa

Home & other languages: English, Afrikaans, Arabic

Designation: Commercial Manager

Highest qualification type: Masters

University: University of Pretoria

Company size: 11 – 50

Division: Engineering / Design / Draughting / Drawing Office

Seniority level: Degreed Engineer – Junior / Lead / Senior / Principal / Chief

Gender:                                    Male

Ethnicity:                                 Indian

Nationality:                             South African

Highest Formal Qualification:  M.Eng Engineering Management / BSc Electrical Engineering, Cum Laude / B.Eng Biomedical Engineering

Other Formal Qualification:    CFA Level 1

Current / most recent job title?

Manager: Commercial Operations – Southern Africa

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

I work efficiently within multi-disciplinary project teams, and have been recognized by my current company management for customer focus, winning with people, leadership potential, innovation and continuous improvement on projects. I am a creative, confident, an innovative self-starter and extremely dedicated to the challenges which I face. I relish the opportunity to stretch myself in finding solutions to non-trivial problems. I believe that one can achieve any realistic targets as long as one is focused, dedicated and passionate about what they are doing. I get on easily with people and can establish good and lasting professional relationships. Respect and tolerance for all is a corner stone principal that I live by. Being left-handed, my right-hand portion of my brain lends to my extreme love for art, photography and imaginative thinking. However I believe I am also very competent with left-hand brain characteristics and this is displayed via my comprehension, logic & reasoning skills.

Ideal business title: 

Technical Director / Head of Engineering / Business Development Director in a power or renewable energy IPP/ developer company.

Skill area of competence:

Financial analysis skills (currently a Chartered Financial Analyst Level 2 candidate). Economic and technology evaluation skills Knowledge of oil,gas,petrochemical, power generation and renewable energy technologies with an emphasis on electrical engineering i.e. steam turbines, gas engines, gas turbines, CSP solar, PV solar, CPV solar, wind turbines, grid interconnections, SA Grid Code, DigSilent Powerfactory electrical simulation software. Knowledge of Department of Energy’s Renewable Energy Independant Power Producer Procurement Porgram (RE-IPP). Grid-tie inverters, substation design, energy efficiency, engineering project processes, concept engineering, detail engineering. Feasibility studies, total electrical project management, project documentation.

Career summary:

Business Development: 3 years
Engineering Management: 5 years
Renewable Energy (solar, gas): 6 years
Power Generation: 7 years
Electricity Distribution: 6 years
Oil, Energy & Petrochemical Projects: 2 years

What do you absolutely love doing?

I love tackling challenges head on and breaking them down into manageable portions which can be tackled individually by team members, and then experiencing the satisfaction of all the pieces of that puzzle coming together through smart work and contribution by all. I enjoy the idea generation and feasibility phases of projects, where innovative ideas are bounced around the room by the team, and each option teased open to identify a potential solution. I find my energy levels are greatest in this type of creative environment. I enjoy discussing challenges and possible solutions with senior knowledgeable personnel and trying to extract information from them, or discussing my ideas with them to obtain feedback or buy-in.

Motivation to move (please select): Career growth

Location Preference: I am open to positions, preference for Gauteng area.

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