EHV Transmission Lines Manager


Last Updated: 11th February 2019 (over 3 years ago)

Address
South Africa

E-mail
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Phone Number
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Gender
Female

Age Range
35 to 44

Qualification Level
Masters

Languages
English

Summary

I am a self-motivated professional with 10 years’ experience at Eskom (South African Utility Company) working in various Divisions, with the ability to grow positive relationships and communicate effectively with people of all ages and backgrounds, to resolve problems and motivate team members to achieve personal and organisational objectives.
I am seeking a challenging leadership position that will assist me in growing professionally, with a company where my skills and work experience can be utilized for making effective decisions that will lead to the efficiency, growth and profitability of the company.

Education


M.Eng (Project Management)

   Jan 2014
— Dec 2016


B. Eng (Electrical & Electronics)

   Jan 2003
— Sep 2009

Experience

Eskom
EHV Transmission Lines Manager

   Jan 2018
— Current

Leading, planning, organizing and controlling of the Transmission Lines & Servitudes department functions to ensure that the continuity of supply within the set parameters (132 kV – 765 kV),
· Ensuring that the Business plans are in place and are reviewed on a planned basis in order that the department’s budget is realistic and timeously in place to ensure effective financial control of operations,
· Providing short and long term maintenance plans within the Transmission Lines & Servitudes and ensuring the execution thereof,
· Ensuring that the Transmission Lines & Servitudes departmental objectives are met out in accordance with the established programmes and procedures and that all operations are carried out in accordance with system and statutory requirements,
· Continuous monitoring of plant performance, identifying problem areas and providing recommendations for improvement, execution of self-generated and group enhancement plans,
· Ensuring that the refurbishment and capital projects are timeously identified and managed to completion,
· Providing plans and resources to meet defined emergencies within defined time constraints and the execution thereof,
· Ensuring adherence to safety plans & standards to ensure that statutory and group requirements are met,
· Evaluating, compiling and controlling budget and taking full accountability of the departments finances, OPEX and CAPEX targets.

Eskom
Senior Electrical Engineer

   Aug 2015
— Dec 2017

· Performed transmission line faults and failure investigations, recommending corrective and preventative actions ((132 kV – 765 kV),
· Monitored the Transmission line performance, identifying problematic areas, evaluating line inspection reports and trending, and recommending improvement plans,
· Lead and planned Transmission Lines & Servitudes functions to ensure that the continuity of supply within the parameters set by Transmission and the Grid Manager are met.
· Supported the High Voltage Plant department by performing incidents and defect management,
· Led outages by tracking and monitoring compliance to outage package scope, managing the outages by risks and deviations as well as evaluating the completion of the outage execution,
· Prepared, compiled and evaluated Emergency Preparedness Plans, Outage Restoration and Contingency Plans,
· Initiated CAPEX and OPEX projects,
· Managed the OPEX projects,
· Assisted in ensuring that Transmission Lines & Servitudes budget is realistic and is timeously in place to ensure effective financial control of operations,
· Mentored and coached employees,
· Produced technical and line performance reports,
· Liaised with external and internal stakeholders to ensure that effective operations are met in compliance with safety, environment and/or any other applicable standards.

Eskom
Electrical Engineer - Grid Planning

   Nov 2012
— Jul 2015

· Processed customer quotations for new load and renewable energy generation applications for connection to the Transmission grid (132 kV – 765 kV),
· Performed load flow studies, contingency analysis, fault level analysis, transient and dynamic studies,
· Produced technical reports,
· Issued quotations to customers,
· Planned and initiated CAPEX projects,
· Liaised with internal and external customers.


Electrical Engineer - Network Planning

   Mar 2011
— Oct 2012

· Produced network load forecast, gathered and verified loading data,
· Liaised with customer executives and municipalities,
· Identified problems on the distribution networks (1 kV – 132 kV), provided alternative solutions and recommendations,
· Prepared economic evaluations for solutions, presented solutions and recommendations at the relevant Technical Committees,
· Produced network development plans, prioritized and released capital projects,
· Presented the proposed projects at the relevant Capital Investment Committees,
· Attended internal or external customer and Resource Planning meetings,
· Supervised and trained Engineers in Training,
· Planned and initiated CAPEX and OPEX projects.


Assistant Engineer

   Jul 2009
— Feb 2011

Trained in various engineering departments within Eskom Distribution business.

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