Predominantly dependent on coal as its leading energy commodity, South Africa is a small but growing player in the oil and natural gas industry, with proven oil reserves of only 15 million barrels. South Africa's energy sector is regulated by The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA), while state-run Petroleum Oil and Gas Corporation (PetroSA) manages licensing for the country's oil and gas exploration. To supplement its natural gas supply, South Africa is investing in partnerships with neighboring countries and is financing exploration in the country's Mossel Bay fields to target additional natural gas reserves.
Project engineers combine project management skills with engineering knowledge to lead the technical team in the completion of a project. Scheduling, project controls, problem solving, vendor management, coordinating and managing the project team are just a few of the skills that may be required in this role. They may also work closely with management to ensure projects are technically sound from an engineering perspective, completed safely, and delivered on time and within budget.