Vodacom Jobs Midrand – Energy Operations Senior Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Midrand

Website Vodacom

Job Description:

To provide High-Level technical support to (Energy Project Team, Managed Services, and Contractors), Dimensioning of Site Power requirements, and Testing of new products to ensure a reliable high-quality network service is provided to customers.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research and provide technical advice for renewable energy to overcome energy challenges, including Solar PV, Gas, Smart Aircons, etc.
  • Provide technical inputs to the Solutions architects and financial business partners for completing business cases.
  • Devise strategies to reduce the cost of energy network rollout.
  • Assist in RFP Evaluations for various Energy requirements i.e Generators, Rectifiers, Batteries, etc.
  • To provide High-Level Technical support to the Energy Project Team, Regional Teams, and Contractors Management to ensure Projects and Quality are maintained and executed nationally.
  • To dimension End to End site power including battery capacity, rectifier capacity, and cooling which will be adequate for all technologies up to 5G as well as EBU sites.
  • To ensure that the national power dimensioning is updated to aid during the budgeting process and that it is in line with the strategy for ensuring a stable network nationally (Rectifiers, batteries, Aircons, generators, monitoring).
  • Provide Energy Forecast (Energy mix Modelling) and participate in the sourcing of suitable energy providers/partners to solve energy challenges.
  • Provide Technical support on all energy-related issues and installation to all Vodacom regions, Contractors, and Maintenance field forces.
  • Provide leading role in all sessions with SPOCs and contractors.
  • Develop energy reporting templates based on the master file and other energy data.
  • To come up with strategies to reduce network OPEX.
  • Ensure that the PM manages the material requests and have end to end accountability.
  • Ensure that the Projects master reports are maintained by project teams.
  • Ensure that the weekly reporting slides are compiled and templates maintained.
  • Assist in testing including Lab testing for all energy products and network equipment as guided by the Principal Specialist (Batteries, shelters, etc…) before deployment.
  • Provide inputs to ANOC on how to incorporate and configure Alarms for energy equipment.
  • Provide technical support and solution on energy-related matters to deliver network availability above 99,5% nationally working with All regions.
  • To regularly update the Energy Master File and relevant files to ensure the latest data is available.

Job Requirements:

  • 4+ years of operational and support experience in the relevant operational environment.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, stressful, ever-changing environment.
  • Matric/ Grade 12 is essential.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Diploma in Electrical Engineering.
  • 8+ years experience in Technical Operations within a telecommunication network operator.
  • 5+ years experience in one or more of the following operational areas: Energy and environmental Operations/Radio Maintenance & Transmission/Network Performance Management.

Job Details:

Company: Vodacom

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Midrand

Application Deadline: N/A

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