Senior Electrical Engineer (Mining)

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A leading mining company requires a Senior Electrical Engineer to work on a large coal mine expansion project in Kriel, Mpumalanga - 12 month contract

  • B Eng / BSc Eng, MDP, GCC, Project Management Certificate, ECSA registered PrEng
  • 6-8 years' operational electrical engineering experience (preferably in mining)
  • SA Citizens only; Must be willing to work in Kriel, Mpumalanga for 5 days a week
Exciting opportunity for a Senior Electrical Engineer to join a leading mining company based in Kriel, Mpumalanga, to work on a large mining project on a 12 month contract basis.
 
PURPOSE:
To deliver expert technical support on electrical engineering projects and to contribute effectively to development of the Group’s business growth and operations.  The candidate will be responsible for designing, developing, installing, managing and maintaining equipment which is used to monitor and control engineering systems, machinery and processes.
 
CHALLENGES:
  • Ensure that written reports are produced and delivered to client in accordance with Group standards.
  • Ensure that latest legislative/Company requirements are adhered to with specific reference to engineering designs.
  • Recoverable hours across projects.
  • Oversee the execution of fit for purpose engineering design.
  • Implementation of design philosophy.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
Best Practice and Knowledge Management
  • Protection of Intellectual property
  • Create and manage professional networks
  • Participate in engineering forums, tertiary educational relationships, professional external forums, relevant Communities of Practice (CoP's) and in any innovation processes
Budget and Cost Control
  • Manage cost recovery
  • Design for efficiency
  • Manage own expenditure
  • Manage project capital budget
Business Performance and Operations
  • Support service delivery within department and project budget parameters
  • Technical contribution in individual skill area based on sound principles
  • Increase awareness of tech advancements to ensure access to appropriate technology to meet business deliverables and can expand technical base to access new areas of business
  • Ensure design for reliability and maintainability
  • Adhere to appropriate quality management systems
  • Ensure skills and technology communication to business units
Compliance, Governance and Assurance
  • Support technology capabilities involved in project execution and delivery within Engineering discipline
  • Ensure compliance to sound engineering standards and quality
  • Ensure a standardized approach to service delivery is followed within discipline
  • Ensure compliance to all standards, specifications and procedures of the Company and the Business Unit (BU)
 Customer and Client Relationship Management
  • Provide expert technical support and direction to project teams and business unit
  • Identify needs and support line management with technical issues
Effective People Management
  • Adhere to the systems and initiatives to drive performance excellence
  • Contribute to high-performance teams
  • Articulate, adopt, embrace and live the Company’s values
Functional Excellence
  • Adhere to functional policies, standards, specifications, guidelines, procedures, end-to-end processes, tools, templates, etc.
  • Assist in standardising, simplifying and speeding-up functional processes, eliminating duplication / bureaucracy
  • Apply functional best practices, promote sharing of best practices/knowledge
Process Support
  • Support the execution of discipline and project strategy
  • Comply to metrics and targets for business process structure
  • Participate in new fit for purpose discipline specific projects in support of the Group’s strategic objectivs 
Safe and Healthy Work Environment
  • Maintain and ensure a healthy environment, safe operations and practices, ensuring compliance with all applicable Safety Health Environment and Community (SHEC) policies and procedures in line with set standards
  • Encourage and ensure a culture that focuses on safety in all operations
  • Ensure compliance to Safety, Health and Environmental legislation during execution of duties
  • Ensure design for safety
 
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS / REGISTRATIONS:
  • BEng Electrical Engineering (Minimum)
  • Management Development Programme (Desirable)
  • Government Certificate of Competence: Engineering (Desirable)
  • Certificate Project Management (Desirable)
  • ECSA Pr Eng (Desirable)
 
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
 
6-8 years’ operational electrical engineering experience in Maintenance, Hazard identification, Risk Assessment, Procurement, Project Engineering, Contract and Project Management in the mining industry.
 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • SA Citizens only
  • EE candidates  preferable
  • Must be willing to work in Matla / Kriel, Mpumalanga, 5 days a week
  • Control & Instrumentation experience is non-negotiable

CONTRACT DURATION: 
12 months
 
LOCATION:  
Kriel, Mpumalanga