Principal Electrical Engineer (AMENA/GCC/GULF experience) - Cape Town, Western Cape South Africa - 22615


Job #: 22615
Title: Principal Electrical Engineer (AMENA/GCC/GULF experience)
Job Location: Cape Town, Western Cape - South Africa
Employment Type:
Salary: $85,000.00 - $100,000.00 - South African Rand - Yearly
Employer Will Recruit From: Local
Relocation Paid?: NO


Our Client is one of the renowned project management firm in the UAE specialising in master planning, infrastructure and building design. The client has a long standing reputation for design integrity and a portfolio that includes some of the momentous projects in the region.

The successful candidate would be responsible for the development and implementation of the highest standards of technical delivery in Electrical Engineering design that ensures the delivery of high-quality, detailed design output.

This is a once in a lifetime career opportunity within the International Market


What will my responsibilities look like?

  • Ensure for all projects at the commencement of each stage that the full briefing documentation has been received and reviewed for completeness and handovers have been conducted
  • Provide technical leadership and support to the engineering teams undertaking all Electrical Engineering packages
  • You are responsible for ensuring the detailed design is delivered to the required quality and industry best practice, which includes but not limited to:
    • The preparation of design documents including calculation packages
    • Reports
    • Presentations
    • Most importantly - strict adherence to the specifications of Middle East codes and standards.
  • Responsible for ensuring quality is consistently achieved through the regular monitoring and review of work, which includes but not limited to;
    • Reviewing design work carried out by the team is in line project specific requirements and thier Standards
  • Critically evaluate, review and provide recommendations for improvements for all aspects of the technical design processes
  • Provide mitigation strategies and enhancements to drive continuous improvement processes.
  • Support project leads in the leadership of technical interfaces and coordination of design across multidisciplinary interfaces and at a project level
  • Lead and partake in providing support, guidance, mentoring of individuals and the development of programmes that enhance the knowledge and capability of the local workforce, towards the delivery of Middle East project.
  • Develop and maintain relationships within the discipline, across the GCC design teams and Senior leadership towards the positive collaboration of project delivery teams.
  • Overview all work stage budgets for projects, through the detailed monitoring and forecasting of resource demands. Deliver work packages and ensure project delivery is in budget and provide mitigation strategies to address potential budget issues.
  • Attend all design team meetings, briefing sessions and project reviews as required.
  • Travel to any of our GCC offices as needed for the project and determined by your line manager.
  • Lead risk management throughout the project, ensuring that both GCC technical and commercial risks are identified, mitigation strategies are put in place as discussed and agreed with the Discipline Lead of MEP as necessary.


What do I need to be considered for this position?

  • A recognised BSc or MSc in Electrical Engineering or related field of study
  • Minimum of 20+ years of professional experience
  • Significant experience of delivering major, high-end building project within the Middle East
  • A professional registration is an advantage
  • Ability to demonstrate strong technical knowledge of Electrical Engineering
  • Technical expertise and experience of relevant local GCC design standards and codes to include, specifically, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates
  • Technical expertise and experience of European/US-based design codes/standards and Statutory Regulations.
  • Proven track record in leading Project delivery and people towards the delivery of major Middle East Building projects
  • Excellent planning, time management and communication skills.



  • A recognised BSc or MSc in Electrical Engineering or related field of study

University - Master's Degree


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