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Automation Engineer (SCADA/EC&I) – South Africa – 3-6 months+

  • Practice Cloud & Infrastructure

  • Technologies Infrastructure & Cloud

  • Location Johannesburg , South Africa

  • Type Contract

Automation Engineer (SCADA/EC&I) - Johannesburg, South Africa - 3-6 months+

For a large client in the Data Centre industry we are looking for an experienced Automation Engineer (SCADA/EC&I) for a 3 month+ contract in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The role will required you to travel to South Africa every week for the initial 3 months (all travel expenses covered and enhanced rate if located in Europe for initial period) and then you will be able to work remotely thereafter with occasional travel.

The Role

  • You will support program management for automation related workstreams
  • Support and enable coordination for several projects from design through to go live
  • Coordinate with teams across different time zones
  • Help agree milestones for completion of various systems (MEP, IT, Construction), schedule testing phases for development and remediation projects
  • Oversight on schedules and commissioning scripts for each general contractor, and OFCI supplier leading up to a coordinated program for testing of main OFCI equipment (L1 to L5).
  • Identify long lead items, and see to their inclusion in the Master Project Schedule in coordination with Project Controls, Construction and Operations including all updates
  • Assist to coordinate integration support schedules, allowing for sufficient time to program, test, and commission mission-critical control systems
  • Ensure all Controls related design documents are tracked on Procore by the System Integrator
  • Support process improvement and cost optimisation initiatives for BMS/Controls related activities during commissioning
  • Be responsible for all project reporting and documentation related to the control and automation of equipment for each site


Your Skills

  • Strong project management experience and qualifications
  • Data centre experience preferred
  • Experience in mission critical/highly regulated environments is preferred
  • Understanding of automated reporting and visualisation of data through Power BI
  • SCADA platform experience, Ignition preferred

If interested please apply with your latest CV and best number to reach you on. chloe.carr@next-ventures.com

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