Head of Department - Electrical
SNC-Lavalin
Kelvin Blvd, Vanderbijlpark, ZA
9d ago

Job Description

In Sub-Saharan Africa, SNC-Lavalin has a proven track record of delivering projects across all four of our sectors of operation including oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure and power.

We have long-standing relationships with leading national and international companies across the region including Sasol, Chevron, Eskom, Transnet, PetroSA, Engen and Scatec Solar.

In South Africa, we have supported Sasol’s flagship refinery in Secunda since the early 1990s providing Engineering, Construction and Maintenance solutions year on year.

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB

SNC-L is currently recruiting a Head of Department for their Electrical Engineering Teams based in Vanderbijlpark and Secunda.

EDUCATION & SKILLS :

  • Minimum of a completed B.Eng / BSc. Electrical Engineering degree
  • Active member as a Pr Eng at ECSA
  • Minimum 10 years Electrical design and Project Engineering experience, with a minimum of 2 years in a managerial role
  • Commercial awareness and knowledge of working with project budgets and cost control is essential
  • Must be able to effectively oversee the implementation of engineering, procurement, quality and HSSE standards
  • Must be available to travel on a regular basis, and willing to spend nights away from home as required
  • Must have Medium Voltage and Low Voltage design experience
  • Must have good technical writing skills
  • Practical site experience of construction sites
  • Previous Sasol experience, specifically with site conditions and specifications (advantageous)
  • ADDITIONAL COMPETENCIES :

  • Leadership and management ability
  • Client centric with the ability to continuously build and improve relationships
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems
  • Must language proficient (English) and a good communicator
  • Must be able to work in a team driven environment
  • Have sound judgement
  • RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • Candidate will be involved with the Engineering Management of various phases of projects i.e. FEED (feasibility), Basic Design, Detail Design, Procurement, Manufacturing, Construction, Commissioning, End of Job
  • Coordination and alignment of multi-discipline engineering designs with attention to change management
  • Interfacing with Suppliers / Vendors
  • Review of project scope of work and technical specifications
  • Review the engineering solutions offered on all projects awarded and ensure particular focus on value engineering
  • Receive tenders and validate these tenders in respect of the engineering content therein and assess the feasibility of the project in relation to the Electrical resources
  • Electrical department resource allocations
  • Mentoring of junior engineers and continuous improvements on resource development plans
  • Conducting regular Engineering review meetings
  • Ensure that all engineering activities are carried out in accordance with the following : Good engineering practicesProject codes, specifications and standardsOccupational Safety Act, Act 85 of 1993 and that it adhered to the regulations stated thereinEnsure engineering work processes, standards, and procedures are implemented where applicable on projects.
  • Lead development and continuous improvement of engineering processes, standards and procedures where applicableLead the planning, execution, and proper close-

    out of technical assurance activities on projects including cold eye reviews, technical audits, etc.Ensure that all engineering personnel are aware of the project schedule requirements and key milestones and that they are motivated towards the achievement thereof

  • Leading the development of technical articles, conference papers / presentations, and other technical publications to support and promote the company’s contribution to industry events and technical bodies of knowledge
  • Drive departmental templates and tools development
  • Support marketing, business development and proposals teams to ensure quality and competitiveness of Electrical engineering services / scopes offered to clients
  • Cost estimating, man-hours estimates and Write-Ups / Scope of Work documents and specifications
  • Identify and account for any deviations from the program and determine what corrective action is needed
  • Manage the engineering function in accordance with the company QA Procedures and ensure adherence thereto
  • Development of single and multi-discipline project schedules with Microsoft Projects
  • Development of Project Engineering Execution Plans
  • Engineering hours management and cost control on responsible projects
  • Professional sign-off on electrical designs
  • Conduct constructability reviews
  • Maintain and build good customer relations
  • Specific required skills in terms of software packages : ETAP & DigSilent (Load flow, short circuit, motor starting, harmonic, protection grading, ARC flash rating, cable sizing)ReluxMS Projects
  • Location : Vanderbijlpark, with regular visits to Secunda

    Duration : Permanent

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