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Senior Manager: Engineering

Cape Town, Western Cape
2 weeks ago
Application ends: August 31, 2024
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Deadline date:
August 31, 2024

Job Description

Oil, Gas & Power Senior Manager: Engineering

Job Purpose

To lead, manage, continuously improve and be responsible for the engineering function, ensuring the quality, quantity and milestone outputs meets all requirements as set by the project and industry best practices.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Lead and manage engineering teams to deliver high-quality products on time and within budget
  • Design and develop engineering policies and systems that are aligned with the division’s functional strategy
  • Set up and maintain engineering policies and strategies, engineering best practices, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and change management (CM) processes
  • Accountable for the engineering department budget – planning, forecasting and actual reporting
  • Manage resource allocation and capacity planning for engineering projects
  • Manage and co-ordinate the work within the design department as per the standard operating procedures and project execution plans
  • Regular feedback and reporting of engineering status and progress on projects under execution
  • Regular feedback and recommendations for continuous improvement initiatives
  • Ensure compliance to the Lesedi Quality Management System
  • Drive innovation and continuous improvement in engineering processes and methodologies
  • Ensure implementation and continuous performance monitoring of functional strategy plans and initiatives
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless project execution and delivery
  • Develop, implement, execute and monitor engineer-in-training (EIT) programs
  • Performance manage the engineering department, ensure up to date and timeous performance management goals of all team members
  • Implement mentor program and ensure personal development plans are updated and reviewed regularly


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, or related field (Master’s degree preferred) B.Eng or B.Sc
  • Professional Engineering (Pr.Eng) designation or equivalent certification
  • Master’s degree or postgraduate diploma in project management, leadership and/or management will be advantageous


  • +20 years of progressive engineering experience and project execution environment
  • +10 years’ experience in engineering design, of which at least 5 years will ideally have been in the petrochemical and/or power generation industry.
  • +5 years in a senior leadership role managing multi-disciplinary engineering teams
  • Proven track record of successful project deliveries in a fast-paced environment



  • Understanding of engineering principles relevant to petrochemical facilities, power generation, utility systems, plant design methodology and system integration
  • Knowledge of the multi-disciplinary engineering deliverables applicable to the entire project life cycle, from concept to project execution
  • Extensive experience in management of engineering activities within large-scale EPCm, EPC and Lump Sum Turnkey projects
  • Capability to develop and execute project plans, schedules, budgets, and resource allocation.
  • Familiarity with project management methodologies (e.g., PMI/PMP, Agile)
  • Expertise in identifying and mitigating risks associated with engineering processes and projects


  • Experience in cost control measures and optimizing project expenditures without compromising quality or safety
  • Ability to manage project budgets, cost estimates, and financial forecasting

Regulatory and Industry Norms & Standards:

  • Knowledge and proficiency in interpreting and applying of regulatory and industry norms and standards, e.g. OSH act, ISO 13623:2017, ISO 20074:2019, API Standards (API STD), API Recommended Practices (API RP), ASME etc.
  • Knowledge of safety standards and norms

Quality Assurance and Control:

  • Knowledge of quality assurance processes and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that are in accordance with industry standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in Change Management (CM) for controlling modifications to engineering designs, systems, and processes.

Operational, Excellence

  • Knowledge of industry trends, technologies, and best practices.
  • Knowledge of manpower planning, utilization, monitoring and accountability
  • Proficiency in developing and implementing functional strategy plans that are aligned with the business’ strategic goals
  • Knowledge to streamline processes, standardize processes, use of metrics to measure team performance and innovate new ways of work


Team Leadership:

·        Able to motivate, lead and develop others

·        Able to be a driver of team spirit

·        Able to delegate

·        Able to work as part of a team

·        Organisation and planning:

·        Able to prioritise

·        Tenacious and a completer

·        Able to use initiative

·        Communication:

·        Excellent verbal and written skill

·        Can listen and be attentive to incoming communication

·        Able to share experiences with colleagues

·        Able to create networks internally and externally

·        Able to manage conflict and discipline in the function

·        High degree of EQ – high stress tolerance level and able to control emotions and reactions

·        Highly adaptable and flexible, able to multitask

·        Decisive, able to have difficult conversations and make difficult decisions

·        High degree of critical and systems thinking, not only to “think out of the box”, but also to “think into multiple boxes”

·        Self starter and self driven

·        Logical and practical

·        Interpersonal skills:

·        Conflict management and resolution

·        Able to manage and anticipate the interface requirements with different stakeholder

 Should you not hear from us within 21 days, please consider your application unsuccessful