South Africa

Senior Engineer: Projects (Mechatronics)

Company Swakop Uranium
Reference # SU-VAC-97
Published 06/09/2021
Location Swakopmund, Erongo Region, Namibia
To complete engineering and construction projects, by planning, organizing and controlling all elements of the project and executing the defined project within time and with budget provisions. Oversee contractor work activities and ensure compliance with all SU SSHER- Q requirements.

Job Functions Engineering
Industries Mining
Key Performance Areas:
•Develops project objectives, by reviewing project proposals and plans, and conferring with management.
•Interprets Company Project program requirements, and formulates and implements project plans accordingly.
•Determines and implements Project Management best practices.
•Identifies project responsibilities, by determining the phases and elements of the project, overseeing and co-coordinating the technical aspects of the project, through project coordination meetings and other forms of communication.
•Ensures analysis, design/drawings, planning and implementation of projects are in accordance with a valid, executed contract per Company policies and procedures and work instructions.
•Determines project schedule, by studying project plan and specifications, calculating time requirements, timeline, and sequencing project elements, e.g. the stages of the project.
•Prepares and distributes a description and timeline of the project.
•Maintains project schedule, by monitoring project progress, coordinating activities and resolving problems.
•Controls project plans, by reviewing design/drawings and specifications, plans and schedules changes, and recommends changes.
•Directs, co-ordinates and exercises functional authority for planning, organization control, integration, and completion of engineering projects in area of responsibility.
•Plans and formulates engineering program and organizes staff according to project requirements.
•Assigns project personnel to specific phases or aspects of the project, e.g. technical studies, design/drawings, preparation of specification, technical plans, in accordance with engineering disciplines of staff.
•Co-ordinates activities concerned with technical developments, scheduling and resolving engineering design/drawings test problems.
•Reviews bids from contractors and determines project responsibilities, by identifying project phases and elements, assigning personnel to phases and elements of the project.
•Manages activities of Owners Engineer, equipment suppliers and Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) contractors.
•Controls project costs, by approving expenditures and administering contractor contracts.
•Makes recommendations regarding preferred contractors, special contract conditions, e.g. supplier cost incentives, and monitors the progress of contract execution and procurement.
•Allocates project resources appropriately and controls project costs, by approving expenditures and administering contractor contracts.
•Prepares the section’s annual operational budget, by forecasting costs and monitors expenditure and cash flow on a regular basis.
•Keeps expenditures within limitations of the project budget, by determining innovative ways of controlling cost escalation.
•Maintains an accurate record and electronic data base of all elements of the project.
•Prepares project status reports, by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends and recommending actions.
•Prepares interim completion project reports.
•Ensures effective enforcement and implementation of legal and procedural compliance.
•Maintains safe and clean productive/working environment, by enforcing procedures, rules and regulations.
•Maintains project integrity and reputation through compliance with Company and Government regulations.

Requirements and experience:
•BSc/BEng or B-Tech in Mechatronics Engineering with a recognized postgraduate Project Management Certificate. NQA Qualification: Level 7/8.
•At least 8 years’ experience in projects environment of which 3 years should have been on a supervisory level.
•Registration with the Engineering Council of Namibia (ECN)
•Government Certificate of Competency will be an added advantage.
•Proven experience in multi-disciplinary projects and exposure to research and development work into new / improved project.
•Understand risk management processes.
•Sound experience in quality management principles and processes.
•Sound working relationships and should be able to work in a multinational environment.
•Excellent track record of contract & contractor management, people management and stakeholder engagement.
•Valid Code B/BE Driver’s License.
Job Closing Date 23/09/2021
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