Electrical Engineer (Distribution & Transmission), Ref: 1203588 – Online Interview Questions

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  • Posted 4 months ago

Ref: 1203588

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: Master’s in Electrical Engineering, ECSA
Annual Package Range: ZAR 651 000 - 750 000
Total years experience: 6-10 Years

Electrical Engineer

Current / most recent job title?

Generator ITR Engineer

1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

My responsibilities at present are as follows:
• Identification of generator (60 – 600MW) spare parts for outages and quotation
• Creating scope of work for generator outages
• Provide engineering support during generator outages
• Provide engineering support during generator rotor and stator rewinds
• Provide recommendation and support on the operation and maintenance of the generator

2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

The problem and the location of the problem must be clearly defined. With this I am able to create a thorough scope of work and correctly identify the required spare parts to solve the problem.

3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

I have gained experience in electrification, electrical distribution system and generation. I have a clear understanding of the interconnection of the energy system and the importance of it. After being exposed in all these different disciplines, I know now more than ever where my passion and interest lies. I have enjoyed working with the rural electrification network, analysing the electrical distribution network and identifying ways to optimise the network. The experience I have gained has prepared me for a position in the electrical distribution industry and I have no doubt that this is the work I am passionate about and cannot wait to be back in the electrical distribution or transmission industry.

4. Ideal business title: 

Electrical engineer

5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Work on the distribution or transmission network. Can be maintenance, network optmisation, or network planning.

6. Skill area of competence:

Identification of generator (60 – 600MW) spare parts for outages and quotation
Creating scope of work for generator outages
Creation of pro-orders
Provide engineering support during generator outages
Provide engineering support during generator rotor and stator rewinds
Provide recommendation on the operation and maintenance of the generator
Providing technical support to the customer on generator issues
Conversion, Modification and Upgrades of Gas Turbine Electrical Accessories
Study of Generator Flux Density Distribution
Provide engineering support during generator factory test
Rural Electrification Design
Wind farm grid code compliance studies
Creating electrical distribution network load studies using DigSilent Power Factory and ReticMaster simulating tools
Creating contingency plan for distribution network
Maintenance of circuit breakers
Providing support during testing and commissioning of distribution substation
Investigation of Eskom distribution transformers loading
Checking the voltage drop on low voltage lines
Checking the conductor rating and also the rating of the fuses and comparing them with the load on the network

7. Career summary:

2 years in electrical distribution (Eskom distribution)
1 Year in consulting company (Rural electrification)
4 years in services (Maintenance of generators)

8. Achievements: 

During the preparation for the rewind I optimised the rotor rewind tool list by connecting with the client to get access to their workshop to see the set up and the available tools in the workshop. After the assessment I realised that with the workshop configuration some of the tools we had in our list are not required. Thus, the list was reduced saving the customer money and lead time as less tools were required.

9. What do you absolutely love doing?

Solving problems, learning something new and having technical discussions

10. Ideal company (culture and values):

A company that values diversity and inclusion, a company that makes you feel part of a team or family.


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