Purpose of the job
Technical management of assigned projects and allocated team from design, through handover to production and final product testing / acceptance stages, while observing the need for cost effective solutions and ensuring department and product costs are controlled within budget.
Instruct, direct, motivate, supervise and monitor the performance of the allocated team
Identification and review of resource (including recruitment) and training requirements
Management of all engineering and support activities for Retrofit, Re-engineering and Field Engineering, including pre-sales support and arranging specialist support when required.
Manage engineering projects effectively (cost / time / resource) to ensure timely release to Operations and successful Project completion.
Management of Departmental budget (overhead, etc)
Liaison & collaboration with other Engineering Department heads within EMEA Region to share best practice & work-load
Review and maintenance of local Departmental Procedures & Working Practices to keep these current and in accordance with relevant local requirements (eg ISO 9001).
Attend Kick-off, Client and Operational review meetings, as required, to ensure full understanding of the work to be undertaken and to assist in effective planning of key Project Milestones.
Oversee and control preparation and issue of calculations, drawings, BOMs, specifications for factored equipment (e.g. motors, seals), etc.
to satisfy Project technical requirements.
Oversee the certification of all drawings and technical data (including vendor drawings and data) issued to the customer
Provide support, as required, to other departments (e.g. Service and Warranty) as required on engineering issues associated with the product range.
Prepare monthly performance reports as required
Participate in review of non-conformance reports, warranties, etc., to identify trends and act to eliminate root causes
Oversee introduction of new / revised products & processes into production, ensuring technical compliance with latest design / statutory requirements.
Proactively engage and support company initiatives designed to promote a culture of safe working, environmental protection and continual improvement.
Participate and actively support Company initiatives (eg LEAN), overseeing the introduction of new / updated corporate tools and processes to the Dept
Be familiar with environmental aspects and impacts of the activities and processes involved in the role and the procedures, practices and measures to be taken to manage the impact.
Be familiar with the risks and hazards within the activities and processes of the role and procedures, practices and measures in place to mitigate the risks.
Qualifications and Experience :
Mechanical Engineering Degree / Equivalent in Mechanical Engineering - Masters'' Degree or MBA preferred
Pump design experience, including upgrade / re-rate of pumps
Knowledge of relevant industry practices and standards
Experience of Engineering Project Management
Design & draughting Skills
General MS Office computer skills
Must have experience in a sales / service support role / environment
Customer centric attitude
This role is not design focussed
Salary : +- R1.3 mill pa