Ref: 418023Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: Masters
Other Formal Qualification: M.Eng (Nuclear Engineering) B.Eng (Chemical Engineering)
Annual Package Range: ZAR 851 000 - 950 000, per annum
Total years experience: 6 Years
9 insights about our Chief Engineer (Nuclear) seeks a position as Specialist / Multi-disciplinary Engineer to work for a Forefront technological and engineering house with an international presence, involved in the construction and commissioning of facilities. Alternatively, a firm that specialises in management consulting. Ref: 418023
Our candidate the we are showcasing today is a Chief Engineer with the primary purpose of To provide international best practice solutions in order to realise timely establishment of forefront nuclear R&D plants.
Ideal position and future responsibilities: Specialist / Multi-disciplinary Engineer. Specialist dedicated to facilitating project delivery by providing solutions to challenges.
Achievements: 2 Awards of Excellence. Many visits abroad and participation in international activities (IAEA) culminating in chairing of international workshops as well as being a participating expert.
Developed and implemented several novel business management processes (SHEQ).
1. Contribution Compass Profile (natural energy profiling tool): Champion
2. Skill area of competence: Creative and innovative application of multi-disciplinary knowledge and experience to solve problems, develop novel processes and facilitate project realisation in the nuclear industry.
3. Career summary: 7 years: nuclear safety engineering and licensing 0,5 years: process engineering (could be extended to 1-2 years process engineering activities as a nuclear safety engineer).
4. Years of experience: 6 years plus
5. Nationality: South African.
6. Discipline: Nuclear
7. Qualifications: M.Eng (Nuclear Engineering) B.Eng (Chemical Engineering)
8. Annual package range Total Fixed Cost of Employment (TFCE): ZAR 851 000 – 950 000, per annum.
9. Location Preference: Open to positions both nationally (South Africa) and internationally.
Candidate location: South Africa
Home & other languages: Afrikaans, English
Designation: Network Engineer (Senior / Lead / Principal / Chief)
Highest qualification type: Masters
University: North-West University
Company size: ‘1001 – 5000
Division: Research and Development / Testing and Laboratory
Seniority level: Consultant / Specialist / Sales / Scientist
Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: M.Eng. Nuclear Engineering / B.Eng. Chemical Engineering
Current / most recent job title? Chief Engineer / Director
Primary purpose of current/most recent position:
To provide international best practice solutions in order to realise timely establishment of forefront nuclear R&D plants.
Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:
Integrated application of engineering, safety, licensing, procurement and project management principles in the execution of activities and development or review of deliverable.
Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:
Multi-disciplinary and multi-skilled nuclear consultant with a thirst for knowledge spanning the engineering, energy and safety paradigms. Knowledge and experience applied to address challenges or develop novel processes. Creative and innovative in the application of my broad spectrum of experience and base of knowledge to make a difference and solve problems within the development of forefront technologies that address the plight of society.
Ideal business title:
Specialist / Multi-disciplinary engineer
Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:
Specialist dedicated to facilitating project delivery by providing solutions to challenges.
Skill area of competence:
Creative and innovative application of multi-disciplinary knowledge and experience to solve problems, develop novel processes and facilitate project realisation in the nuclear industry.
7 years: nuclear safety engineering and licensing 0,5 years: process engineering (could be extended to 1-2 years process engineering activities as a nuclear safety engineer)
2 Awards of Excellence.
Many visits abroad and participation in international activities (IAEA) culminating in chairing of international workshops as well as being a participating expert.
Developed and implemented several novel business management processes (SHEQ).
What do you absolutely love doing?
Solving unique challenges and establishing first of a kind processes. Being part of an international community focused on implementing/developing solutions to challenges.
Ideal company (culture and values):
Forefront technological and engineering house with an international presence and involved in the construction and commissioning of facilities. Alternatively, a firm that specialises in management consulting. A culture of excellence being rewarded and values are not compromised.
Where would you like to be in your career in the next 5 to 10 years, what would you like to have achieved?
I have spent my career on projects that have not progressed beyond the procurement phase except minor repair and replacement projects. So, in 5 to 10 year’s time I would like to have been involved in a number of large projects that have been commissioned and put in to operation. I would dearly like to take part in the construction and commissioning of facilities (or systems) in some capacity. Therefore, my ideal company would be one that is actively involved in the entire lifecycle of a project, from design through to decommissioning and closure of a facility, and specifically one that performs construction and commissioning of facilities/systems.
What are your strengths?
My greatest strength is problem solving, specifically when the usual approaches have failed to address the problem. In these cases, I often have to do research and apply skills and techniques from another discipline to address the problem. Systems engineering is a focus area that may provide solutions to other disciplines, ranging from engineering to project management and other logical operations.
Another strength of mine is being thrown into the proverbial deep end and to somehow make it work/happen. To a large extent I have chosen my projects on this basis – it must be complex, novel or have significant budgetary/time constraints to be of interest to me. I like finding ways to make stuff work, to overcome a challenge, and especially so if it is new (novel).
Ideation and conceptualization are other strengths of mine, regardless of being applied in a design capacity.
What are your weaknesses (e.g. most important blind spots / developmental needs identified)?
Routine tasks that do not have some sort of challenge – I do get bored having to redo the same tasks, especially if there is no challenge to it.
I do not flourish in an environment where I am on constant supervision and very strict management. I prefer getting assigned a task and a deadline and being trusted to do the work without constant supervision. (This should not be confused with team work activities, I work equally well in a team than on my own).
Motivation to move (please select): End of contract
Location Preference: I am open to positions both nationally and internationally.
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