Transmission Powerline Supervisor
Requisition ID: 76561
Job Category: Construction
Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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TRANSMISSION POWERLINE SUPERVISOR
400 kV & 330 kV Powerline Construction Supervisor for a project in Zimbabwe
The incumbent must have powerline site experience in the field of construction, supervision and progress monitoring of EHV Powerlines (a Voltages ( 220 kV is essential).
The candidate is required to have at least 10 years in the power utility sector or major construction industry, with relevant experience in the field of EHV Powerlines and experience of at least three powerline projects, at voltages larger than 220 kV.
The Candidate is required to have extensive knowledge of High Voltage Regulations and safety when working on powerline project sites.
The incumbent will function in an onsite Extra High Voltage Powerline construction project environment, and as a result will require experience in the construction, installation, stringing, inspection and testing/commissioning of extra high voltage powerlines.
The appointee will need to travel extensively and needs to be 4X4 driving certified, be certified in first aid and preferably defensive driving course as well.
The role will require occasional inspections and working at heights, hence, the candidate cannot suffer from vertigo or have a fear of heights.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
A minimum of a N6 Technical Diploma (or higher, i.e. National Diploma, B Tech), Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.
Extensive knowledge of Operational High Voltage Regulations used by High Voltage Power Utilities. This includes demonstrable operational experience where candidate has worked as the authorized person, either issuing of High Voltage permits or as responsible person, responsible for taking permits and overseeing people working under the permit.
Experience and Competence
10 Years relevant experience in HV substation projects. (Essential/Minimum), preference given to experience in EHV (above 220 kV)
Fully competent in reading structural steelwork drawings and erection plans
Operational experience in the various aspects of EHV construction and operation for powerlines, including the practical adherence and enforcing of the regulations
Strong background on EHV line stringing and construction using cranes, riggers, safe working conditions and good knowledge working from heights on powerlines as well as (MOST NB – strong knowledge of powerline construction safety and earthing)
Fully competent with computers and the various Microsoft Office packages and software tools required for day to day reporting and feedback as well as a working knowledge of Gantt Charts.
KEY OUTPUTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Daily reporting back to Hatch T&D R.E. including reports when required.
Oversee all Powerline works, as Owners Representative for the Client and support the Client site team
HAZOP participation, capturing and monitoring of Powerline NCRs.
Keep records of powerline construction progress, draw up project memo’s, raise and manage all powerline NCRs
Witness delivery, installation, and construction up of all EHV Powerline Equipment and associated foundations over the entire length of the 370km. (Will need to travel on his own and much of the travel will be off-road).
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