SCADA Engineer – Renewable Energy – Cape Town

11th July 2018
Job Type
R800k - R1m per annum
Start Date
Solar PV (Utility and Rooftop)
Contact Name


A well-established Developer within the renewable energy (RE) sector is currently seeking a qualified and experienced SCADA Engineer, preferably with RE experience, to provide communication & control design, implementation, commissioning and troubleshooting expertise for their existing renewable energy assets in South Africa.


As the SCADA Engineer, you will be involved in the entire process of power generation projects, from development through to COD. You will be responsible for the conceptual designs and technical evaluations of SCADA systems for solar PV plants, taking local grid requirements into account – this includes providing input for complex systems as well as optimising communication networks. Since you will also be responsible for the installation of SCADA systems and equipment, the role will see you managing suppliers and subcontractors to ensure that the controls and sensors are integrated correctly. You will require previous experience in customizing SCADA systems to ensure that the operators are able to retrieve data seamlessly – and therefore take responsibility of maintaining the SCADA and communication systems (which includes troubleshooting and repairs) on site from time to time. There will be traveling involved although some of the work can be done remotely.

If you are looking for a challenging, yet lucrative opportunity, where you will find yourself learning from and providing specialised engineering skills to a strong and dynamic engineering team, this is the job for you.


  • Electrical Engineering or IT/Communications qualification (BEng; BSc; MTech)
  • 4 years minimum experience in the field of SCADA or Communication systems
  • Experience in programming, configuring, installing and troubleshooting SCADA systems
  • Substation automation experience would be highly beneficial
  • Previous remote monitoring exposure
  • Willing to travel
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