C&I Designer

Location: Centurion
Work Type: Project Based Contract
Closing date: 16 October 2020
Applications must be sent to: careers@southzambezi.com

Purpose of the Role

Reports to the Senior C&I Engineer and is responsible for all control and instrumentation Engineering designs specifically for water treatment plants, waste water treatment plants, pumping and water conveyance facilities.

Job Duties

Responsibilities / Duties

  • As a Control and Instrumentation designer you will be responsible for drafting and designing of all Control and Instrumentation drawings on a number of turnkey projects throughout African Continent. You will be required to provide documentation and drawings including document schedules and specifications for the permitted project. Document responsibilities will range from conceptual design stages of the project until final handover including QC documentation.
  • In particular, you will be responsible for design of the following documentation:
  • Loop drawings;
  • Instrument Index;
  • I/O Lists;
  • Cable Block Diagrams;
  • Cable Schedules;
  • P&ID Drawings;
  • Termination Schedules;
  • Instrument Datasheets;
  • Panel GA’s;
  • Electrical Single Line Diagrams;
  • Electrical and C&I Load studies;
  • Working collaboratively with other design departments;
  • Supporting other project managers and directors within the business;
  • Keeping up to date with environmental matters, and being aware of policy and developments in this area;
  • Do any ad-hoc office or site duties as assigned by the Senior C&I Engineer.

Qualifications & Experience / Minimum Requirements

  • NDipl in Electrical Engineering (Process Instrumentation).
  • Professional Registration with ECSA would be an advantage.
  • Conversant in AutoCAD, Microsoft Office.
  • 7+ years’ experience in design work on Dessoft FDES and P&ID software up to administrative level are essential.
  • Experience in BIM 360 software would be an advantage.
  • 5+ years water and waste water plant design experience are essential.
  • Understanding of process Control and Instrumentation systems.
  • Commissioning experience is essential.
  • 10 + years’ experience after graduation.
  • A valid driver’s license.


  • Ability to take decisions and demonstrate accountability and integrity.
  • Ability be an active and participating team member, able to transfer skills to others in order to achieve business objectives in all circumstances.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and strategize in order to meet the long-term vision of the company.
  • Target driven individual.
  • Willing to travel on an hoc basis to countries in South Africa and Africa.

Salary: To be negotiated.

Reports to: Senior C&I Engineer.

Travel: Occasional travel to site, intercontinental and internationally.

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.