South African Systems Engineer

Serial No: 11378
Skills keywords: ECSA, IEEE
Current location:  United Kingdom - View on map
Nationality: South African
Spoken languages: english

Education and Qualifications

Jun. 2006

M. Eng

North-West University, South Africa

Dec. 2004

B. Eng

Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education, South Africa

Professional Qualifications


Professional Engineer (Pr.Eng), Nr. 20120574


Internationally Certified Energy Auditor in Training (CEA-IT), Nr. 90027

IEEE Member, Nr. 90377582

AEE Member, Nr. 53240

Professional Experience

Nov. 2012 – Present

Branch Manager and Engineering Specialist

Energy Cybernetics, South Africa

• Provides oversight on the generation of new income streams and project development; directs system design and system engineering of renewable energy systems.

• Manages establishment of in-house micro grid capability and provision of complete sustainable energy solutions to clients.

• Functions as electrical systems manager of the PV business division; spearheads development of new products resulting from income streams; ensures timely provision of services and resolution of issues.

Mar. 2011– Oct. 2012

System Engineer / Key Accounts Manager

Energy Cybernetics, South Africa

• Liaised with business unit leaders regarding high level decisions involving new product development and roll-out of water watch system and value package solutions; coordinated with business unit leaders regarding various multidisciplinary remote metering projects of Barloworld Automotive and Equipment, as well as Hollard Insurance’s water watch system.

• Coordinated provision of Avis remote and custom metering solution, Barloworld Logistics – Illovo’s power watch system, Randwater and Debmarine consulting and audit, Vaalharts water scheme, power watch and water watch systems, and Smart Micro grid development and implementation.

• Established and maintained positive client relations to determine and analyze project and system requirements, align business opportunities and ensure customer satisfaction; identified business opportunities through assessment of firm capabilities.

• Developed and offered packaged solutions such as water watch and value packages; designed technical solutions and systems in conformance to the customer’s specifications.

• Handled all aspects of project management including site survey, schedule and budget coordination, obtaining purchase orders and authorizations, resource alignment involving consultants, finance assets, installation teams, project managers and external specialists, as well as project monitoring.

• Performed energy audits; developed audit reports and improvement proposals; handled quality control and ensured compliance to ISO and SANS standards to ensure accreditation.

• Acted as tender representative; provided specifications and developed proposals on the required staff, budget and materials necessary to fulfill the tender requirements both locally and abroad.

• Managed various tenders such as local tenders for training provision and market study for energy services companies, and international tender for provision of consulting services to assist Mauritian Ministry of Industry in overcoming barriers in implementing energy efficiency in the local industry as well as providing the necessary training to local Industry (Mauritian) delegates to enable them to perform site audits.

• Represented the company at various opportunities including presenting at the MIEO.

Oct. 2010 – Feb. 2011

Senior System Engineer

Honeywell, South Africa

• Led the implementation and customization of complex and standard engineering solutions; managed projects involving MMI, IT and database configuration to successful completion within budgeted time and cost constraints.

• Collaborated with customers and ensured effective definition and agreement of project requirements; ensured that required prerequisites including design inputs, tools, documentation, deliverables, schedule, and budget are established prior to commencing work.

• Developed total functional and technical design specifications; executed work assignments according to appropriate standards and quality systems for project implementation, test and documentation.

• Supported and mentored assigned engineers and ensured achievement of work requirements; monitored and controlled assigned scope of work against the project plan; reported progress and technical problems to project and engineering supervisor.

• Initiated quality and efficiency improvements within the engineering group; proactively contributed in the knowledge sharing with the project team, supervisor and other engineering disciplines.

Oct. 2011 – Nov. 2011

External Moderator (Part time)

North-West University, South Africa

• Participated in the moderation and judgment of final year projects at the School of Electrical/Electronic and Computer Engineering at the Northwest University; handled reviews and assessments of the final year engineering project reports in adherence to Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) criteria.

• Assessed the practical demonstration and technical success of at least five different projects; evaluated the short-listed top projects, which are re-demonstrated for final judgment; ensured compliance to the fundamental criteria of judging based on the ECSA outcomes.

• Maintained updated knowledge of relevant academic developments.

• Re-employed annually to perform the internal examination process.

Oct. 2010 – Nov. 2010 External / Industry Judge (Part time)

North-West University, South Africa

Oct. 2009 – Nov. 2009 External / Industry Judge (Part time)

North-West University, South Africa

Aug. 2009 – Sept. 2010 Guidance Unit System Manager

Denel Dynamics, South Africa

• Managed guidance unit upgrades and flight tests; determined the specification of the upgrades for the development of the raptor programme weapon used for flight control target acquisition and navigation.

• Handled updates on the acceptance test procedure, interface and connection diagrams, schematic layouts and specific unit testing as well as assembly and calibration procedures.

• Carried out implementation of upgrades; maintained documentation and tested the upgraded guidance unit as system to ensure the achievement of specifications for delivery to the client for actual field testing.

• Improved and updated the existing testing equipment and testbed.

Jan. 2008 – Jul. 2009 Control System Engineer

Denel Dynamics, South Africa

• Assisted the strategic engineering lead in the implementation of Adarter project; spearheaded small teams comprising local and international team members; conducted analysis, modelling, simulation, design and control of the entire missile including all subsystems, flight control and guidance systems.

• Handled test design and specification including design and implementation of the guidance and flight control (autopilot) software (Matlab/C/C++); ensured attainment of of flight test specifications, system engineering and system design, as well as acceptance testing and qualification of the missile for flight tests.

• Developed a guideline specifying the safety footprint of the G1 flight test based on design and simulation using the six degrees of freedom missile model.

• Authored and compiled various work packages including seeker coupling and tracking, design and simulation

guidance sensitivity to VC, 10C B Hils Report, design, programming, software and hardware integration, testing, as well as BTT Pitch Autopilot with tvc at 1000m, 5000m and 10000m, sigma estimation analysis, Servo noise sensitivity, and G1 flight test footprint and performance verification.

Feb. 2007 – Dec. 2007 Analyst – SAP migration

Accenture, South Africa

• Handled analysis and coordination of South African Post Office SAP migration; assisted in the effective migration of South African Post Office from the current version of SAP to a new standard build version of SAP.

• Liaised with the client directly regarding the SAP SD, SAP sales and distribution module; analyzed system requirements and translated in functional specifications for the SAP developers.

Jul. 2006 – Jan. 2007 System Engineer

Plantinform, South Africa

• Served as system engineer to model and simulate the two sub-systems of Hendrina power station for seal oil system; integrated the designed models with the larger system.

• Collaborated with the team and implemented version control throughout the project life.

Mar. 2005 – Jun. 2006 Research Assistant

North-West University, South Africa

• Functioned as state-based nonlinear controller and conducted research on plant systems; researched twin-tank systems and verified its model; designed and implemented in simulation a controller to yield satisfactory results according to the client’s requirements.

• Developed a design methodology using a genetic algorithm to address the control.

Dec. 2003– Feb. 2005 Engineer-in-Training


Meyerton, South Africa

• Handled control and instrumentation engineering functions; received training in continuous engineering and continuous improvement according to six sigma principles and certified as a six sigma yellowbelt.

• Managed continuous level measurement of raw materials in silos with emphasis in improving the accuracy of the raw material measurement in the silos; conducted afull study on viable options for continuous level measurement.

Dec. 2002 – Jan. 2003 Engineer-in-Training


Manganese Mines (HMM), South Africa

• Developed and implemented the automation of Mamatwan Water System; ensured optimization of water usage through effective water management.

• Determined the project scope and requirements for automating the system; carried out automization of the water balance; developed and presented a proposal including quotation for the design and implementation.

Additional Skills Training:

2013 Energy and Climate Change


2013 Solar, PV and Wind Energy


2013 First Aider Level 3

ER 24

2012/ 2011 Energy Management and Systems Implementation;

United Nations Industrial Development Organization Fan Optimization Training


2012 Micro Grids – Designing their role in the smart Grid;

IEEE Advanced DA/DMS Applications in Smart Grid

2011 Energy Auditor

Energy Training Foundation

2009 Flight Dynamics I & II

Denel Dynamics Design and System Engineering

2008 Advanced Control Topics

University of Pretoria

2008 Advanced Mat lab Programming


2008 Basic C-Programming

Incus data

2008 Unitronics’ U97 Ladder Logic and Visi-Logic advanced Unitronics training

2005 6σ Yellowbelt

BHP Biliton – Metalloys Six Sigma Qualtec Leadership fornChange graduate

2003 Siemens S7200 PLC training


2002 NOSA

North -West University, South Africa