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Maintenance and Engineering Manager

Available for exploratory interviews.
Ref: EP56262707

An engineering maintenance manager with vast experience in railway engineering. When it comes to maintenance, he believes that one must understand the performance of the assets during the construction phase and when they are in use in order to determine the maintenance interval and strategy to be used to achieve maximum performance and lifespan. I believe in conducting regular inspections and assessments of assets and keeping records thereafter, which makes it easier to determine the type of maintenance that needs to be done before it fails. I am currently looking for new opportunities to further my knowledge and career.

Company classification: Government and municipal (public services/utilities (water, i.e. Rand Water and electricity, i.e. Eskom Transmission & Distribution) Industry in: Engineering - Railway Design - Construction and Operation of Railway Systems Highest formal qualification and other: B.Tech Discipline: Civil Engineering Years of experience range: e. 11 to 15 years (d. 6 to 10 years management) Annual package range: South African Rand - ZAR Annual package range: 751 000 - 850 000, per annum Nationality: South African Home and other languages: English, IsiXhosa, IsiZulu, Northern Sotho, Setswana, Xitsonga Gender: Male Ethnicity: African/Black Candidate location: South Africa Location preference: I am open to positions nationally (in my country).

1. Developing maintenance plans and executing track-related work. I rely on a maintenance philosophy and strategy that emphasizes preventative and condition-based maintenance to address issues before assets fail and require corrective action.

2. Managing a team of Engineers, Engineering Technicians, Track Inspectors, Track Masters, and Welding Supervisors. I have been mentoring Engineers and Engineering Technicians since 2011.

3. Conducting inspections to determine workload and allocate work to my production team. I also outsource work that exceeds our capacity.

4. Having knowledge of statutory regulations and standards such as Act 85, Act 16 of 2002, SANS 3000, PFMA, etc.

5. Managing a departmental budget consisting of CAPEX and OPEX. My annual CAPEX is around R50 million to R80 million, and my OPEX is around R60 million.

6. Experience in contract management and project management.

7. Involvement in the railway loops expansion, where my responsibility was commissioning the line as a client. I identified defects and ensured that the track was built according to standards.

8. Capable of handling multiple activities simultaneously and working under pressure.

9. Managing derailment sites on several occasions.

10. Playing a significant role in ensuring that my department complies with safety standards and procedures and maintains public safety, particularly at level crossings.



Online Interview Questionnaire

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

To manage the maintenance function of the railway network in an allocated section using asset life cycle principles and procedures; to ensure a safe, available, and reliable railway line for the efficient passage of trains in a cost-effective manner, thereby supporting and enabling the achievement of the business goals. To conduct inspections and maintenance on railway tracks to ensure the safety of the trains and the public. This includes ensuring compliance with safety standards and other regulations, as well as maintaining safe and reliable infrastructure.

Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

A proper asset condition assessment is needed to determine maintenance needs. A proper budget system is necessary to determine annual budget requirements. Sufficient resources, such as people, machines, and equipment, are needed to perform maintenance work. Lastly, a safety system, including a dashboard where all safety incidents are recorded and monitored, is essential.

1. Developing maintenance plans and executing track-related work. I rely on a maintenance philosophy and strategy that emphasizes preventative and condition-based maintenance to address issues before assets fail and require corrective action.

2. Managing a team of Engineers, Engineering Technicians, Track Inspectors, Track Masters, and Welding Supervisors. I have been mentoring Engineers and Engineering Technicians since 2011.

3. Conducting inspections to determine workload and allocate work to my production team. I also outsource work that exceeds our capacity.

4. Having knowledge of statutory regulations and standards such as Act 85, Act 16 of 2002, SANS 3000, PFMA, etc.

5. Managing a departmental budget consisting of CAPEX and OPEX. My annual CAPEX is around R50 million to R80 million, and my OPEX is around R60 million.

6. Experience in contract management and project management.

7. Involvement in the railway loops expansion, where my responsibility was commissioning the line as a client. I identified defects and ensured that the track was built according to standards.

8. Capable of handling multiple activities simultaneously and working under pressure.

9. Managing derailment sites on several occasions.

10. Playing a significant role in ensuring that my department complies with safety standards and procedures and maintains public safety, particularly at level crossings.

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

I am an engineering maintenance manager with vast experience in railway engineering. When it comes to maintenance, I believe that one must understand the performance of the assets during the construction phase and when they are in use to determine the maintenance interval and strategy to be used to get maximum performance and lifespan. I believe in conducting inspections and assessments on assets on a regular basis and keeping records thereafter, which makes it easier to determine the type of maintenance that needs to be done before it fails. I am currently looking for new opportunities to further my knowledge and career.

Ideal business title:

Engineering Maintenance Manager
Project Engineering Manager

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Quality assurance and implementation of maintenance strategies.
Managing budgets and resources.
Empowering teams.
Managing stakeholders.
Ensuring regulatory compliance.

Skill area of competence:

Project management
Contracts management
Problem Solving
Decision Making skills
Time management
Interpersonal skills

Career summary:

15 years Railway Engineering

What do you absolutely love doing:

Managing projects and mentoring newly appointed engineering staff. Coming up with new strategies and solutions to improve work efficiency.

Ideal company (culture and values):

A company specializes in railway engineering. The culture and values of the company must be able to accommodate all individuals and treat them with dignity and respect, without undermining other people's religions, beliefs, and practices.


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