South Africa

Engineering Manager

Company South African National Space Agency (SANSA)
Reference # EM01
Published 20/11/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) is a public entity under the National Department of Science and Innovation.

SANSA has a mandate to drive the promotion and use of space and cooperation in space-related activities. To achieve this mandate, the Agency fosters research in space science and technology, advances space engineering programmes, and supports the creation of an environment conducive to industrial development in space technologies within the framework of national government policy. More information about the organization can be found at http://www.sansa.org.za

SANSA is committed to attracting, developing and retaining employees who are passionate about the success of the national space industry. Personal growth, which is one of our values, encourages employees to invest time in education and training through bursaries and training courses offered to them.

SANSA thrives on our employees’ creativity, competencies and expertise, and on their ingenuity to succeed in a high performing environment. If you aspire to the SANSA values of Service, Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Personal Growth and Excellence, and living these in a fast paced and innovative environment, then SANSA could be the place for you. The following opportunity exists in the Space Engineering Programme situated in Pretoria, Gauteng to be filled by an individual with the relevant skills, drive, competencies, qualifications.
Job Functions Civil Engineering,Construction,Electrical Engineering,Electronic Engineering,Engineering,Industrial Engineering,Mechanical Engineering,Metallurgical Engineering,Research and Development,Science,Site Engineer,Site Manager,Systems Administrator,Systems Analyst
Industries Building,Electoral,Electrical,Energy,Engineering,ICT - Information & Communications Technology,Infrastructure,Science & Technology,Software Development,Telecommunications
Reporting to the Executive Director: Space Engineering, the successful candidate will be responsible for determining, implementing and managing engineering processes and activities, across numerous space related projects and programmes in SANSA by managing the full lifecycle of space-related projects, ensuring that they satisfy user requirements and fall within budget and on schedule. To provide guidance, advice, and engineering insight on acquisition to space systems related to the space industry. To engage with clients and contractors to ensure that project goals are aligned, and provide technical oversight, supporting quality assurance and troubleshooting during the lifecycle of the project. To determine project scopes and identify required resources for execution.

Key areas of responsibility will include but not limited to:

• System Engineering Management
• Requirements Engineering
• Quality Management System (QMS) Implementation (ISO 9001:2015)
• Engineering Management of Contractors
• Communication, Guidance, and Support
• People Management

Please NOTE that the appointment will be on a level commensurate with qualifications and experience. Background verification, including criminal record, credit checks, security clearances, qualification and citizenship checks as well as competency assessment and psychometric testing, may form part of the selection process.

SANSA subscribes to the principles of Employment Equity and welcomes applications from all persons with disabilities . Preference will be given to candidates in accordance with this.
The ideal candidate will have:

MSc (Electronic/Mechanical/Mechatronics Engineering) or related engineering degree plus 10 – 15 years’ experience in Space Systems of which at least 5 years’ in an engineering management role.
Job Closing Date 04/12/2020
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