Senior Electrician 11KV

Last Updated: 11th April 2018 (over 4 years ago)

South Africa


Phone Number


Age Range
35 to 44

Qualification Level
Trade Qualification

Afrikaan, English


I have more then 15 years experience in the electrical industry.

I have a wide range of knowledge in Electrical, Mechanical, Building Management Systems, Fire Systems, Energy Monitoring, Backup systems like Generators, Ups and Project Management in various sectors of the Engineering Industry. I’ve gained local and International knowledge and experience in the Commercial Sector, Building Services, Construction and Factory environment.

Your operation would benefit from my proven success in:

Overseeing Budget and Operational costs by creating budget forecasts, scheduled maintenance and future projects.
Health and Safety by creating a safe working environment, implementing PPE, accident reports, Permit to work systems and toolbox talks.
Upgrading buildings, Technical and Safety Systems to meet 21st century demand.
Leading training programs to improve employee productivity, job satisfaction and workplace morale.
Energy Management and Monitoring by reducing the Universities carbon footprint by 30%


PST - Power Systems Training
High Voltage Regulations - Authorized Person

   Jan 2017
— Jan 2018

Authorized HV switching refresher course (2017-2020)

Khula Development Corporation
ISO 31 000:2009 International Risk Management

   Oct 2012
— Oct 2012

Kwelanga Training
Project Management

   Nov 2011
— Nov 2011

Project Management Fundamentals

Develop Training Limited (United Kingdom)
(MOD) Ministry of Defence Authorised Low and High Voltage Training up to 33kv

   Apr 2009
— May 2009

HV switching, live testing and maintenance up to 33kv
Issuing permit to work, sanction to test, spiking HV cables to prove dead, HV ring and radial network operations.
Electricity standby supplies, LV distribution switchgear and equipment
BTEC (Business & Technology Education Council) Approved

The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Level 3 - Electrical Installations BS 7671:2001

   Dec 2006
— Dec 2006

IEE Wiring Regulations Sixteenth Edition (British Standards)

W.P. Technical College
MIE (Master Installation Electrician)

   Sep 2001
— Nov 2001

Capable of working in Explosive, Flammable, Hospitals and Hazardous areas

W.P. Technical College
Wireman's License (1 phase and 3 phase)

   Apr 2001
— Aug 2001

Signing off 1 phase and 3 phase installations to comply with SABS Standards as stated.

Wingfield Technical Navel College
N1-N5 Electrical Engineering Certificate

   Jan 1997
— Sep 1998

Course subjects: Electro Technics, Electronics, Logic Systems and Mathematics


Senior Electrical Artisan 11 KV

   Aug 2017
— Current

I’m currently employed as a11 KV senior electrical Artisan at Sasol mining - Middelbult Colliery.The mine consists of 10 sections and is approx. 155 metres deep, working only Bord & Pillar method with a daily production target of 28 thousand tons.
Main duties consist of assisting to relocate 11 KV equipment i.e. Flame proof (1000-3000V)and non flame proof (1000-11 000V) transformers, RMU’s, MSU,s, PEX cables and rubber cables.
Testing of safety systems on 11 KV equipment.
Restoration of old equipment like flitting panels and non flame proof transformers.
Making sure all the substations are clean, inspected, secure and that the fire safety equipment is inspected.
Testing of rescue rooms equipment - Ventilation systems and battery backup lighting.
Currently in position of a valid underground license for LDV’s (light driving vehicle).
Medically fit to work underground.
Currently under review to get my underground switching license approved.

Tsebo Facilities Solutions
Technical Project Manager

   Nov 2010
— Jul 2017

I was employed as a Technical/Project Manager for the largest facilities management company in SA. I was based at the University of Stellenbosch Medical Faculty which is well known throughout the world with National and International students.
My portfolio comprised of 3 main campuses, Tygerberg, Bellville and Worcester with an area coverage of 210 000 square meters, consisting of 9 hostels that provides accommodation to over 1500 students; 3 star lodge with 40 rooms; conference rooms; cafeterias; sports grounds; lecture halls, gym and 7 outside buildings.
The sensitivity and nature of the business called for extreme caution to be undertaken when work requests and projects were planned /executed to avoid disrupting classes, research labs, crucial experiments on humans and animals.
I worked closely with the Senior Facilities Manager on a daily basis to assure a sound customer relationship with our client. It was required from me to for fill her duties in her absence.
With my strong people management skills I managed a team of 12 engineers and 70 different contractors ranging from electrical, mechanical, BMS, plumbing, carpentry, welding, painting, Air conditioning and fire systems.
My main duties entailed running a smooth operation 24hours a day for all 3 sites, testing of standby generators (250KVA – 750KVA), no load and full load testing.
Ordering of diesel for all 10 generators during load shedding.
Liaising with contractors on current and upcoming projects ranging from R5000 – R100million. I was heavily involved with projects when it come to the scope of works, bill of quantities, interpret engineering drawings for projects, assigning contractors, quality of workmanship, time frames, budgets and signing off projects (snagging) to our high standards.
Ensuring all safety aspects like fire panels, gas suppression, critical alarms and PA systems were
tested , recorded and filed for audit purposes.
Issuing of work permits, overseeing that Health and Safety weren’t breached at any given time.
Upgrading of buildings and assets to be more energy efficient.
Daily staff meetings, toolbox talks and discussing safe practices within the workplace.
Implementing PPE for staff, first aid log books and accident report books.
Overseeing the budget, operational costs, budget forecast and managing the stores.
General HR (leave, sick, disciplinary, performance appraisals)
Other duties required were scheduled training for staff members, skills development and technical support to staff.
Assuring work orders and ppm’s were done in conjunction with clients SLA’S targets.
Asset identification and verification of equipment.
Energy monitoring and Management, reducing energy consumption by going the “green route” with new efficient T5 lighting, solar panels for water systems, motion sensors on AC units and corridor lighting, heat pumps and time scheduling on HVAC systems via BMS.
Carried out HV switching on both our HV ring networks (ABB SF6 switchgear)

Westfield London Shopping Centre (UK)
Senior Electrical Shift Supervisor

   Aug 2008
— Jun 2010

Worked for a Multi Billion pound company which is well known in Australia, America,United Kingdom and New Zealand.
I was employed as a Senior Electrical shift Supervisor overseeing the day to day operations of the centre by working closely with management, contractors, tenants and customers.
My main duties involved all Electrical LV works, Mechanical, Plumbing, Fabric, Fire systems, outside buildings, 4500 car park spaces and 300 shops.
Responding to all call outs, liaising with the maintenance teams on works carried out on my shift, ordering of equipment and material for current and future jobs.
Making sure all critical areas were supplied with cooling and constant power.
Ensuring maintenance was carried out on all systems like AHU’S, Boilers, Booster pump sets, Heat Exchangers, Condense water systems, Extractor systems for Restaurants, Fire Extraction (Exhaust fans), Escalators and all electrical networks up to the HV switch rooms.
Writing work permits for electrical isolation's and maintenance, risk assessments, permit to work for contractors and making sure H&S was not breached when work was carried out.

Johnson Controls (BBC Central London)
Acting Senior Supervisor

   Apr 2006
— Mar 2008

My main duties consisted of looking after 7 critical BBC news and radio sites.
Responding to various plant failures - cooling, heating, electrical, mechanical and building management systems.
An opportunity presented itself to fulfil the role as an Acting Senior Supervisor on all the outside buildings.
I had a 15 strong workforce and contractors making sure ppm’s were completed, SLA’s were achieved, reducing down time, abiding to Health and Safety standards.
Liaising with BBC management and attending meetings. Assisted with projects on the clusters.
Carried out emergency testing of critical backup equipment on all the outside buildings.

George S Hall LTD - (BBC Central London)
Broadcast Critical Engineer

   Mar 2004
— Apr 2006

Started as a Broadcast critical Engineer, I had the responsibilities to oversee the operational, maintenance and integrity of the full range of Broadcast Critical Engineering Services at TVC.
Managing remedial work identified as necessary to limit any potential threat to broadcast
Co-ordinating with a whole range of specialised contractors like Siemens, Trend, Aggreko, Piller, Otis and many others employed to maintain the Broadcast critical services.
Producing technical reports for GSH Management, LST Properties and BBC Technical Management to ensure confidence in Broadcast resilience.
Liaising directly with BBC Broadcasting staff regarding the ongoing operations and maintenance of critical systems; ensuring that transmission was unaffected at any given time.
Within 3 months I was promoted to an Electrical Liaison Supervisor where my roll changed. I I was involved in ever bigger challenges such as witnessing all handovers of new Broadcast Services Equipment installed at the BBC TVC to ensure it was suitable and fit for the purpose.
Attending various board meetings and project meetings to update drawings and discuss progress.
I was part of an £11m project at TVC that involved cooling resilience to all critical areas.
This also included backup power supplies to these areas through UPS & Static Switches.
Thermal Imaging on all critical kit when required to avoid hot spots occurring.
I had a team of 15 qualified electrical and mechanical technicians to carry out maintenance on all new and old equipment throughout all 7 buildings.
I had to make sure that all risk assessments and method statements were in place and completed properly for Health & Safety requirements before work could be carried out.
Signing off all time sheets and leave, including the ordering of materials required for the jobs, kept on record and on budget.

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