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  • Posted: Aug 25, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Exxaro is one of the largest South African-based diversified resources groups. It is listed on the JSE Limited where it is a constituent of the Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) index. The group’s current business interests span South Africa, Botswana, Republic of the Congo and Australia. At present, Exxaro produces over 39 million tonnes of coal p...
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    Senior Engineer, Civil Integration

    Job Advert Summary    
    PURPOSE:  To direct and co-ordinate technical aspects through project life cycles to ensure optimum performance according to Life of Mine, business requirements, organisational objectives and sound engineering practice.

    MAJOR CHALLENGES:  Represent operations, maintenance departments and service departments in projects  Act as an interface between project teams and operational teams.
    Minimum Requirements    

    •  BEng Civil Engineering (Essential/Minimum or)
    •  BSc Civil Engineering (Essential/Minimum)
    •  Management Development Programme (Recommended/Desirable)


    • 6-8 years Relevant experience in Civil design, maintenance, hazard identification, risk assessment, procurement, project engineering, contract and project management
    • Importance: Essential/Minimum
    • Involvement: Operational


    •  Psychometric Assessment (Essential/Minimum) (To be conducted by Exxaro)
    •  Certificate of Fitness (Essential/Minimum) (To be conducted by Exxaro)
    •  Engineering Council of SA (PrEng) (Essential/Minimum)

    Duties & Responsibilities    

    The incumbent will inter alia be responsible for the following:

    • Best Practice and Knowledge Management
    •  Initiate continuous improvement initiatives leading to cost saving ideas
    •  Keeping abreast of technology trends
    •  Conduct applied research work in order to initiate process changes
    •  Provide inputs throughout the project life-cycle towards improving process flow for projects
    •  Assume responsibility for engineering discipline design as representative of the operational teams in projects
    •  Implement knowledge management processes (professional networks)

    Business Performance and Operations

    •  Develop and manage throughput and efficiency improvement plan and/or initiatives
    •  Investigate complex engineering problems and develop solutions for optimisation of engineering systems
    •  Communicate and obtain buy-in for implementation plans, new systems and processes
    •  Liaising with operational, maintenance, services and project teams

    Compliance, Governance and Assurance

    •  Manage project in compliance with Enterprise wide project management (EWPM) procedures
    •  Recognise, understand and take action to manage risks that can impact on project(s)
    •  Implement quality management systems for project(s)
    •  Ensure compliance to sound engineering standards and practices
    •  Ensure Safety Health Environment and Community (SHEC) compliance during project life-cycle

    Customer and Client Relationship Management

    •  Represent operations, maintenance and service departments in projects
    •  Provide expert technical support to project teams and operational teams

    Effective People Management

    •  Compile and lead medium-sized teams effectively to achieve goals (project based)
    •  Manage and evaluate performance of subordinates when applicable
    •  Oversee technical development and coaching of Professional in Training (PIT's), Engineers- and Technicians-in-Training when required
    •  Contribute to high performance teams

    Engineering Services

    •  Implement project management principles and practices for planning, design and implementation of project outcomes
    •  Conduct complex analysis of project systems and processes
    •  Provide technical inputs to the project team
    •  Provide inputs in designs, technical reviews, Hazard and Operability Study (HAZOPS) and other project related reviews
    •  Ensure design for operability, maintainability and efficiency

    Functional Excellence

    •  Adhere to functional policies, standards, guidelines, procedures, end- to-end processes, tools, templates etc.
    •  Assist in standardising, simplifying and speeding-up functional processes, eliminating duplication and bureaucracy
    •  Apply functional best practices, promote sharing of best practices and knowledge

    Project Management

    •  Evaluate and complete projects with minimum risk, within allocated timeframes and according to specified budgetary requirements
    •  Manage projects with regard to processes, technology and equipment
    •  Manage project life cycle

    Safe and Healthy Work Environment

    •  Maintain and ensure a healthy environment and safe operations practices
    •  Ensure compliance with all applicable SHEC policies and procedures in line with set standards
    •  Encourage a culture that focuses on safety in all operations

    Behavioural Alignment
    Demonstrates the following:

    •  Creativity, collaboration, sociable and awareness to the ecosystem
    •  Stewardship, accountability, ability to develop trust, safety conscious and ethical
    •  Ability to respond quickly to business needs/agility, flexibility, continuous learning, innovation and proven ability to experiment on creative business solutions
    •  Ability to be inclusive, eagerness for multiple skills, embraces multiple cultures, accepts different approaches and be human-centric/empathetic
    •  Results oriented, quality driven, excellence, entrepreneurial abilities, efficient and effective

    The appointment will be made in accordance with Exxaro’s Employment Equity policy.

    If you have not been contacted within 28 days of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Exxaro Resources on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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