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Electrical Technologist (Railway Design: OHTE, Substation, Rail Area Lighting, Civil and Perway Design), seeks a position as Project Engineer/Manager – Ref: 1176001 – Online Interview Questions

Ref: 1176001

Nationality: South African Home & other
Highest Formal Qualification: ECSA - Professional Engineering Technician (Pr Eng Techni), PMI - Project Management Professional (PMP)
Annual Package Range: South African Rand (ZAR) 651 000 - 750 000
Total years experience: 6-10 Years

Electrical Technologist

Current / most recent job title?


1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

To ensure the efficient and effective delivery of projects within Engineering services by assuming overall responsibility for the technical electrical engineering outputs in terms of scope, cost, schedule and quality on all phases of the project.

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

Smooth multi-disciplinary integration/engagements, good stakeholder engagements, due diligence on the designs, communication & interpersonal etiquette.

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

A registered Professional Engineering Technician (Pr Techni Eng) with ECSA with over 7 years’ experience in the rail environment with specialization in OHTE, traction substations and distribution substations. With expertise ranging from design, compiling project specifications, monitoring of construction activities, attending to field engineering queries (FEQs) and technical queries, conducting tender evaluations and testing (factory acceptance tests & site acceptance tests), through to commissioning. My experience encompasses electrification work, traction substations and distribution substations work from project inception to hand-over and close-out. OHTE, traction substations and distribution substations experience across South Africa, on several Transnet Freight Rail’s (TFR) lines.

4.Ideal business title: 

Project Manager or Project Engineer

5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Managing the project schedule, cost, scope and quality, as well as monitoring implementation and compliance regularly. Providing technical engineering inputs into the execution, feasibility, pre-feasibility and concept phases of projects that may be initiated as part of the long-term infrastructure investment schedule.

6. Skill area of competence:

OHTE designs, Substation designs, Rail Area Lighting designs, Civil and Perway designs.

Ability to multi-task in a demanding engineering environment. Experience of interpreting specifications and preparing technical proposals. Ability to assess the financial feasibility and impact of proposed budget items and also recommend viable alternatives. Decision making agility. Technical application. Extensive experience in Project Engineering and Substation detailed design and customer liaison. Problem solving/ research and technical investigation driven.

7.Career summary:

7  years experience in Railway Engineering.

8. Achievements: 

As part of my research or dissertation, I went to present my paper at the European International Conference and the publication was accepted.

I was assigned to provide professional Rail Area Lighting design services to a coal mine. The illumination level required was 10 Lux in the rail balloon area and minimum maintained average at level crossings was 20 Lux. I analysed the as-built drawings to check the feasibility of developing a design concept. I realised that I had to determine how many luminaires would be required as well as the suitable type. Furthermore, I had to determine the spacing between the light poles as well as the heights. The power supply, cables and breakers were other aspects that I had to think about.

9. What do you absolutely love doing?

Problem solving/ research and technical investigation driven. Multi-task in a demanding engineering environment.

10. Ideal company (culture and values):

I would like to work for a company that empowers its employees.


If you are looking for enthusiastic, target-oriented Electrical Technologist and Project Management Professional (PMP) in the rail industry to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of projects, then do get in touch. Click to email our Agent or call us: Head Office – Gauteng, SA. + 27 10 597 0862.


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