Electrical Foreman

Location: Saldanha
Work Type: Project Based
Closing date: 31 October 2019
Applications must be sent to: SA.recruitment@khatocivils.com

Purpose of the Role

The purpose of this position is to complete electrical projects by supervising installations; resolving electrical and design issues. Maintains electrical systems by establishing and enforcing preventive and on-going maintenance, and scheduling repairs; coordinating shut-downs and installations.

Job Duties

  • Supervising installations;
  • Resolving electrical and design issues.
  • Maintains electrical systems by establishing and enforcing preventive and on-going maintenance, and scheduling repairs;
  • Coordinating shut-downs and installations.

Responsibilities / Duties

Core duties and responsibilities

  • HV, MV and LV cable termination
  • Installation of MCC ( Motor Control Center)
  • Installation of MV Switchgear
  • Installation of bus-bar, conduit, cable trays, and cable
  • Panel Continuity test
  • MV Cable Insulation resistance test
  • Installation of field instrument
  • Termination of instrument cables
  • Interrogation of intelligent electronic Devices(Relays)
  • Installation of Computer Console
  • Installation of UPS and transformers.
  • Wiring of premises/buildings and inspection as per applicable codes
  • Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work collaboratively to provide high quality and seamless service
  • Review accuracy of work reports
  • Estimate and order supplies and materials needed by Electricians


  • Maintaining site foreman’s log & site reports
  • Preparation of daily production records
  • Reporting on work progress
  • Daily time keeping & reporting

Quality Control

  • On-site assessment prior to commencing work to ensure that the job is ready, and addressing any concerns
  • Overseeing the execution of the work, including quality and production, ensuring that the crew works to job specifications and follows the plans
  • Inspecting and measuring completed work
  • Application and compliance with SANS,Builidng and Fire Codes of practice

Employee Relations

  • Recognizing, addressing and resolving issues/problems among/between crew members
  • Promoting, supporting and facilitating teamwork and harmony between all crew members by promoting and fostering a positive, visible teamwork attitude among all crew members

Planning and Scheduling

  • Translating general work requirements into a prioritized work plan for the crew
  • Working with the crew to overcome work challenges
  • Periodically reassess daily goals to meet forecasted production

Leadership and Supervision

  • Communicating the job to and with the crew
  • Recognizing, addressing and resolving issues/problems among/between crew members
  • Maintaining work standards and outlining behavioral expectations to ensure crew morale and productivity
  • Applying the principles of workplace respect on site
  • Ensuring crew compliance with project policies and procedures
  • Ensuring crew compliance with company policies and procedures
  • Managing work scheduled and keeping track of employee attendance


  • Knowing and understanding the requirements of the OHSA and construction regulation
  • Knowing, understanding, communicating and ensuring compliance with the OHSA, and company safety policies and procedures
  • Facilitate mandatory safety tool box meetings
  • Ensuring completion of initial safety and hazard assessments
  • Participating in safety/incident investigations
  • Ensuring that vehicle and equipment checks are carried out

Qualifications & Experience / Minimum Requirements

  • NTC 4 Trade Test in Electrical Engineering
  • 10 Years’ experience in MV/LV Projects (Building and Reticulation)
  • Basic IR, including relevant labour legislation
  • Valid Driver’s license is essential


  • Excellent Communication skills
  • External awareness
  • Negotiation skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Reliable and accountable
  • Conflict resolution
  • Problem Solving and critical thinking
  • Interpersonal and strong management skills
  • Business & Financial Acumen

Salary: To be negotiated

Reports to: Project Director

Travel: Site based

NB: We may not be able to respond to all individual applications, therefore if you have not received a response within sixty days from the date of submission kindly consider your application unsuccessful.

At South Zambezi Engineering Services, people matter. The firm has a genuine interest in the well-being of its employees and continually strives to provide a pleasant work environment. South Zambezi offers an inspiring environment where dynamic, ambitious people can develop their full potential, led by a team of professionals and highly-skilled managers committed to the continuous evolution and success of South Zambezi and its people. We seek motivated people who are eager to seize every opportunity for professional advancement through continuous learning. In all that we do, we are guided by our common goal – to be an employer of choice and provider of equal opportunity, career development.