Titus Cohen Kasie
History: Young Expert at Vitens Evides International - South Africa
YEP period 2015 - 2016, batch 5
First position after YEP
Mechanical Engineer at eThekwini Water and Sanitation South AfricaYEP Role
During YEP I was the assistant project manager for the Centre of Expertise, Vitens Evides International (VEI), in South Africa. In our support to the local water sectors and stakeholders, we were striving to provide new and innovative technologies to improve the water treatment processes of the country.
Initially the primary focus was to begin to assist the project champions to increase the overall work rate of the project while making the transition into the water industry and learning how the industry works. Once this was complete I began to plan the monitoring and evaluation of my own projects as sufficient knowledge of the project life cycle was gained. The tertiary step was to have the pilot projects ready for the WISA 2016 conference.
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- Project management
- System dynamics
- Renewable energy systems
- Effective communication
- Team work
- Goal orientated
Nationality: South African
Education: BSc (Honors) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Experience before YEP
- My first 3 months of working experience was spent with Eskom, South Africa’s Main power supplier, doing System Dynamics modelling for renewable energy and key performance indicators within the company
- During my Bachelor degree, as a final year project research into renewable energy and efficient energy management was required to successfully design and manufacture a Remote Controlled Solar Powered Vehicle