Switchgear Specialist / Commissioning Specialist
Last Updated: 6th September 2018 (over 4 years ago)
I am well experienced in the following OEM switchgears :
ABB, Alstom( ACTOM), Reyrolle parsons, Malaysian Switchgear, TAMCO, RWW , Hawker Siddley, Germiston Brush, South Whales, Yorkshire, Ottermill, Schneider, Lucy, Tavrida, Old English Electric , GE
I have extensive knowledge on the following protection Relays:
MICOM, VAMP, SEL , P& B Golds, Siemens, Strike, Schneider, ABB, Reyrolle, CDG, General electric, GE Multilin,
I specialise in the installation and commissioning of substation switchgear from 3.3 kV up to 33 kV. I know how to perform Ductor testing, Primary and secondary Injection Testing, Speed testing of CB, Pressure testing and transformer Testing.
I have managed, planned and executed many a installation as the responsible team leader along with all HIRA and LOTTO which was part of my responsibilities.
Wiremans License and Unit Standards
— Sep 2014
Paper 1 and 2
National Diploma Electrical Engineering Heavy Current
— Dec 2006
— Jun 2018
certificates of compliance as per SANS 10142 wiring regulations.
I specialise in the supervision of contractors doing electrical installations on-site and
ensuring they comply with legislation and regulations governed by SANS 10142
I conduct site audits and investigations for insurance companies to determine cause of
I review electrical designs and documents to ensure is complies with industry standards.
Established a new division in existing company – Electrical contractors
Implemented new work instructions and methodologies in accordance with
ISO 9001 and 18002 standards
Got accepted as a SANAS approved electrical Inspector
Was Part of an international Upgrade project as Letseng Diamond Mine
— Jun 2017
switchgears. Testing of protection relays , refurbishment of old oil switchgear and the
retro fitting of oil to vacuum switchgears. Was responsible for obtaining new clients,
planning shut downs, switching, isolation and lock out procedures and provided test
reports of conformity and acceptance. We specialized in Ring main units, battery chargers,
switchgears, protection relays and remote tripping units.
Implemented various service level agreements with new clients
Successfully obtained various tenders and RFQ’s
FIELD SERVICE MANAGER/ BUSINESS UNIT MANAGER
— May 2016
— Feb 2015
Transformer Purification, Repairs and Sampling and Spares.
Responsible team leader on site, Responsible for LOTTO, HIRA and site establishment. Managing other Technicians and assistants, Responsible for their safety. Transformer repairs and refurbishments. Includes Oven baking and mayor repairs of transformers.
Commissioning Specialist/ Projects Manager
— May 2014
Installation of New, refurbished retrofit switchgears and miniature substations
Maintenance, testing and repairs of substation equipment
Hot and cold Commissioning of Switchboards and protection relays
Installation of PFC Banks and controllers. Testing of Cap banks and reactors along with harmonic filters. Load Studies and Grading reports.
International Traveling to clients in event of breakdown.
24 hour Technical support. Project management and Managing Service level agreements. New job opportunities
MV/LV Cable installation, joints and terminations. Pressure testing of cables circuits and commissioning of new installations.
MV and LV circuit breakers including Air blast, Vacuum, Oil and Gas insulated
Battery tripping units, SCADA panels and mimic boards
— Jun 2011
Site Management of SANRAL FREEWAY CONSORTIUM UPGRADE Project which included the installation of 5m,12m,18m,30m Street lights and high masts. MV and LV cables and terminations. Installation of Transformers and miniature substations. Commissioning and testing along with FAT's and SAT's on all equipment.
Excavation of all cable trenching and back filling. Laying of Cables and testing of Cable circuits. Concrete encasement of all cable sleeves and foundations of miniature substations and transformers. Client meetings and management of local utilities and municipalities for Outages and Lane closures. Project planning and execution of Multimillion rand Projects at multiple locations.
Managing and supervision of Contractors, Labourers and Skilled artisans up to 100 at any given time.