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By Zwbdc on 15th June

AEE Certified Professionals who work within an environment where they conduct work related to energy management are invited to apply for a student to be placed under their mentorship within their organisation for the period of 6 months commencing from 1 August 2017, a different round of students is available for the second 6 months from 1 February 2018.

This invitation is extended to all AEE Certified Professionals within industry in the Limpopo, Gautengand North West Provinces.  

AEE Professionals earn 1 AEE credit per year of mentorship towards renewing their AEE Certification in CEM, CEA or CMVP.

The students are trained by the Energy Training Foundation (EnTF), and will be paid a monthly stipend through the EnTF HR systems. The students are funded by the Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LEDET) through a Workplace Skills Training and Mentorship Program to facilitate the development of youth into the energy industry.

It is proposed that students be placed with employers where they are able to design, implement and manage the ISO50001:2011 Energy Management System and start identifying and implementing energy savings projects and initiatives starting with the low-cost and no-cost solutions they have been taught. The objectives of the workplace experience phase at the facilities will be:

  • Design and implement an energy management system (EnMS) in accordance with ISO/SANS 50001:2011 tailor made to each organization’s requirements, which will include but is not limited to:
    • Perform a EnMS gap analysis
    • Establishing an Energy Management Manual
    • Energy policy – draft, adapt, propose – as per the requirements of the organization
    • Populate the excel tool, or relevant system within the organization, in accordance with ISO
    • Identify the significant energy users
    • Identify auditing requirements
    • Perform required energy audits, prepare audit reports with business cases
    • Identify energy savings opportunities
    • Populate a complete action list with Roles and Responsibility, and implementation prioritization
    • Implement no-cost and low-cost energy savings initiatives
    • Develop an awareness campaign
    • Monthly review reports to supervisors and managers
  • Utility bill checking
  • Identify possibilities to optimize supply by considering opportunities for renewables and alternative energy suitable to the organization’s requirements

AEE Certified Professionals that are willing to mentor students through such processes will be assisted by the EnTF to successfully complete the mentorship requirements. Students will have access to an EnTF mentor relating to matters that are related to their training and assignment as well.

The aim of the project is that students be introduced to the skills and knowledge required to explore some of the following career directions:

  • Energy advisors to government departments for legislation, policies, by-laws etc
  • CEM’s/energy officers for all public buildings
  • Energy consultants
  • Energy auditors
  • Measurement & Verification specialists
  • Monitoring and metering specialists
  • ISO and Standards Expertise
  • Energy Services Companies
  • Communications and reporting and PR
  • Project management of energy efficiency projects in the province
  • Energy efficient technology suppliers
  • Alternative energy areas of specialities for further training:
  • Specialists in technologies and their implementation, or specialist services ie. Compressed air, drives, lighting, pumps, motors, green buildings, biodigesters, solar plants, etc

Students must have access to a computer, printer, and controlled internet access in order to complete their projects, take part in the bi-monthly training webinars, and perform their tasks for the organisation they are placed with.

To express interest in this opportunity kindly follow the link to complete a few questions. 

Responses should reach us no later than 10 July 2017 so that we can evaluate your suitability.

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Tel: +27 (0) 84 011 5500 | fax: +27 (0) 86 720 8199 |

Changes to DIY and All Site

By Zwbdc on 4th July 2015

We where bought out by ZWBDC owned by Heather Malcomess on the 4 July 2015 and will be concentrating more on the construction enviroment from a SME/Home Owners point of view. 

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  • books and equipment for sale.
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