Systems Engineer



Communicate Recruitment

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Date posted:

Thursday, January 26, 2023


Capetown, South Africa


720 000 Annually

An exciting opportunity to join a boundary-breaking renewable energy firm where you will be a key contributor throughout all phases of the development project (life cycle management), ensuring that clear processes are defined and followed,requirements are established and broken down to lower levels.


Assist with the establishment and execution of technical processes for:
Defining product (system) requirements and design
Allocation of product (system) requirements from the system level to HW/SW level
Defining interface specifications
Assist with the establishment of technical management processes for:
Design (Life cycle management)
Risk management
Configuration management
Quality assurance
Ensure that requirements relevant to the product and market, are established based on input from local regulatory bodies (Sanas, NRS, etc.), international standards (IEC, etc.) and captured in compliance documentation (e.g. letter of authority, etc.)
Ensure allocation of said requirements is established in cooperation with the design team
Organize and link requirements in a logical way by assisting with the development of a requirements-tracking tool
Produce evidence that processes have been followed and requirements have been met by test and qualification (etc. product compliance test report)
Ensure System Validation and Verification Plans are prepared to provide evidence for functional and non-functional requirements

General Duties:
Participates in the development of test strategies for devices and systems
The applicant must be able to handle the requirements of a senior team member
Engage and provide insight into a multi-disciplined team
Capture and document product requirements
Assist in writing technical specifications
Managing the implementation/testing of new versions of design software and hardware.
Optimization of product performance requirements, cost, and reliability
Tracks and reviews project status with management
Provide peer guidance to lower-level Engineers and Technicians to bring projects to successful completion
Interfacing with other R&D team members and supply chain as needed to develop the cost-effective high-quality design
Recommends changes in procedure, design or equipment where necessary
Manage documentation and designs in a change-controlled environment

Skills & Experience
Required Skills:
Excellent communication and technical writing skills
Strong working knowledge of MS Office
Structured work processes and methods

Advantageous Skills:
Strong communication and listening skills
Working knowledge of requirement capture and breakdown tools
Design/Implementation of standards/workflows
Structured/Systematic hardware management
Release testing procedures
Documentation standards
Version Control

BEng/BSc Electrical Engineering or relevant degree
Minimum 7 - 10 years experience ( New product development environment is advantageous).
Experience with certification authorities and working knowledge of relevant local regulatory bodies and international standards pertaining to electrical consumer goods specific to renewable energy sources/generation.

Only South African Residents or individuals with a relevant South African work permit will be considered.

Contact Jason Howes on quoting the Ref: CTE023700.

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