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Dique Masingita Shipalana

Electrical Technician at Cell C

Contact details

O: 0113244370

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Electrical Technician | Cell C
2010 - present

ICT and Telecommunications

• Inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.

• Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous.

• Test electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, and oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system.

• Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures, based on job specifications and local codes.

• Prepare sketches or follow blueprints to determine the location of wiring and equipment and to ensure conformance to building and safety codes.

• Install ground leads and connect power cables to equipment, such as motors.

• Perform business management duties such as maintaining records and files, preparing reports and ordering supplies and equipment.

• Repair or replace wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.

• Place conduit (pipes or tubing) inside designated partitions, walls, or other concealed areas, and pull insulated wires or cables through the conduit to complete circuits between boxes.

• Provide preliminary sketches and cost estimates for materials and services.

• Provide assistance during emergencies by operating floodlights and generators, placing flares, and driving needed vehicles.

Electrical Technician | Property and Infrastructure | Cell C
Johannesburg, South Africa | September 2010 - present

Building, Construction and Engineering

Previous Position(s)

Electrical Project Engineer | Engineering | N Mikosi & Associates cc
Johannesburg, South Africa | March 2010 - September 2010

Building, Construction and Engineering

Junior Electrical Project Engineer | N Mikosi & Associates cc
2010 - 2010

ICT and Telecommunications

• Participate in knowledge sharing and also assist with training and development of fellow team members
• Provide a cost effective, practical and quality engineering solution for a specific project, both during the offer and implementation phase, including development of technical scope, coordination of site surveys, preliminary and final design, coordination of external specialist consultants, compilation of technical specifications, compilation of Bills of Quantities, coordination of engineering drawings.
• Contracts Management.
• Preside over project briefing meetings and site handovers to contractors
• Tender adjudication and evaluation
• Project Management, Control and monitoring project resources within the project cost allocations where applicable.
• Monitor and evaluate the Capital and Maintenance Project in connection with the design and execution of services
• Quality assurance on maintenance and commissioning of equipments, systems and installations
• Supervise lower-level technical staff within the company
• Prepare payment Certificates for contractors
• Prepare final accounts of projects

Electrical Engineering Assistant | Ingcali Consulting Engineers
2007 - 2010

Manufacturing and Industrial

 Conduct and plan substantive inspection with the aim of enforcing and ensuring compliance with engineering standards.
 Contract Management.
 Project Preliminary and Final Detailed Design
 Project definition and scoping with client
 Conceptual design and detailed design.
 Compile Scoping reports and tender documentation and Bill of Quantities
 Preside over project briefing meetings and site handovers to contractors
 Undertaking the tender process - Issuing, through to clarification, adjudication and recommendation.
 Project Management and Co-ordination with other disciplines
 Client/Contractor liaison
 Monitor and evaluate the Capital and Maintenance Project in connection with the design and execution of services
 Quality assurance and design compliance
 Quality assurance on maintenance and commissioning of equipment, systems and installations
 Primary reticulation; typically 22 kV or 33 kV
 Secondary reticulation; typically 6.6 kV or 11 kV
 MV & LV Reticulation, and Substation Maintenance
 Electrification of residential areas
 Mini-Substation design, Inspection and maintenance of
Explosion protected apparatus
 Supervise lower-level technical staff within the company
 Prepare payment Certificates for contractors
 Prepare final accounts of projects
 Develop and analyse Subcontract documentation (interpretation of Contract Scope and Terms and Conditions) and provide advice and seek counsel on contractual, commercial, taxation, insurance and legal issues. Coordinate Subcontracts development, compilation, sourcing, pre-tenders, and invitations to tender, evaluations of proposals received including requests for qualifications.
 Post award coordination of Subcontract Variations, including evaluation of Subcontractors’ claims and defending claims from Subcontractors. Participate in Subcontract audits, reviewing records for accuracy and conformance to standards.

Engineering Assistant | Engineering | Ingcali Consulting Engineers
Polokwane, South Africa | November 2007 - February 2010

Building, Construction and Engineering

Educational history


Kheto Nxumalo Agricultural High School, Giyani, South Africa (1997)


Tshwane University of Technology

2003 - 2006

National Diploma - Electrical Engineering

Tshwane University of Technology

Pretoria, South Africa | July 2003 - December 2006

Electrical Engineering - Electrical Engineering

Technical College of Venda

2001 - 2002

NTC 4 - Electronics

Technical College of Venda

Thohoyandou, South Africa | January 2001 - December 2002

N4 Electrical Engineering - Electronics


Shortlist and nomination

TUT Soshanguve Student Parliament Member (ACDSO President) | 2006

Tshwane University of Technology

College Council Member (SRC Represantative) | 2002

Technical College of Venda (Vhembe FET College)

Students Christian Organization (SCO) - Chairperson | 2002

Technical College of Venda (Vhembe FET College)

Student Represantative Council (SRC) - Treasurer | 2002

Technical College of Venda (Vhembe FET College)

media exposure

MLFM Campus News Reporter | 2002

Campus News reporter for Techniven (Vhembe FET College) - Known as DJ Shipalix

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