Senior Civil Engineer: Transport/Rail, Ref: 713407

Ref: 713407

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: Degree
Annual Package Range: ZAR 751 000 - 850 000, per annum.
Total years experience: 6--10 Years

Current/recent job title: Senior Engineer

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10 insights about our Senior Engineer available for exploratory interviews. Ref: 713407

Our candidate the we are showcasing today is a Senior Engineer: Civil (Transport/Rail) with the primary purpose to: develop maintenance strategies/ standards and lead their implementation/ compliance; prepare and implement medium to long-term plans for the life cycle maintenance of the track infrastructure, in order to ensure a fully operational and safe rail network; oversee the management of staff, prepare department workforce planning and review organisational structures. Ideal position and future responsibilities: Principal Engineer, Technical Director, Project Manager. Implementation of department’s strategies; leading a team of civil engineers; creating and overseeing budgets/ expenditures; leading project teams. Achievements: Bringing stability to the Perway department, reducing a number of derailments by a significant percentage; reducing railway incidents caused by track faults and leading the Track Department.

1.Contribution Compass Profile (natural energy profiling tool): Custodian
2. Ideal company (culture and values): I would like to work for a company that appreciates various talents and harness the talents for its benefits and that of the employees. My ideal company should be serious about retaining its employees and keeping them energised and focused by providing a working environment that embraces diversity.
3. Skill area of competence
: Technical report writing, MS Office, MS Project, People management, Contract management, Data analysis, Root cause analysis, PowerPoint Presentation, Maintenance Strategies, Asset Management Strategies.
4. Career summary: Engineer in Training on the railway maintenance department (multidisciplinary departments within Railway maintenance) – 2 years. Railway on-track machines project – 1 year. Maintenance budget planning and execution – 0.8 years. Senior Engineer – 2 years.
5. Years of experience range: 6 to 10 years
6. Nationality: South African
7. Discipline: Civil Engineering
8. Qualifications/Affiliations/ Prof Registrations: Degree/ Candidate Engineer (ECSA)/ SAICE.
9. Annual package range Total Fixed Cost of Employment (TFCE): ZAR  751 000 – 850 000, per annum.
10. Location Preference: Open to positions both nationally (South Africa) and internationally.

Candidate location: South Africa

Home & other languages: Xitsonga, English

Designation: Technical Specialist

Highest qualification type: Degree

University: University of Johannesburg

Company size: ‘10001 +

Division: Maintenance / Field Service / Technical Support / Workshop / Asset and Facilities Management

Seniority level: Degreed Engineer – Junior / Lead / Senior / Principal / Chief

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: African/Black

Nationality: South African

Highest Formal Qualification: B Eng (Civil)

Other Formal Qualification: Postgraduate in Business Management

Current / most recent job title? Senior Engineer

Primary purpose of current/most recent position: Development of maintenance strategies/ standards and leading their implementation/ compliance. Provision of technical leadership for condition assessment for track assets. Prepare and implement medium to long-term plans for the life cycle maintenance of the track infrastructure, in order to ensure a fully operational and safe rail network. Develop and revise technical specifications, procedures, guidelines, standards, instructions and designs. Ensure track audits are conducted nation-wide and routinely according to the agreed specifications, timeframes and audit standards & policies and are reported accurately and include robust action plans. Evaluating infrastructure condition and related derailments, and assess track geometry, rail and welding performance at Depots. Develop, optimise and manage the capital investment programme aligning with the Rail Network Strategic Plan by identifying needs, preparing CAPEX business cases for projects for presentation to capital expenditure approval structures. Oversee the management of staff; prepare department workforce planning and review organisational structures; Develop individual development plans for employees; manage performance of employees; apply disciplinary action as necessary; and mentor, train and coach junior staff.

Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose: Long term replacement strategy plans for high cost railway materials -Perform analysis for track performance -Manage Infrastracture Asset Maintenance Management system -Develop and revise technical specifications, procedures, guidelines, standards, instructions and designs. -Ensure track audits are conducted nation-wide and routinely according to the agreed specifications, timeframes and audit standards & policies and are reported accurately and include robust action plans. -Evaluating infrastructure condition and related derailments, and assess track geometry, rail and welding performance at Depots -Ensure track audits are conducted nation-wide

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:
I am self motivated person who loves engineering and appreciate the impacts on the day to day human lives. I have recently displayed abilities to manage people and projects at the same time. I have ability of coaching and mentoring the young employees in my department.

Ideal business title: 
-Principal Engineer -Technical Director -Project manager

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:
-Implementation of department’s strategies -Leading a team of civil engineers -Creation and overseeing budgets expenditures -Leading project teams

Skill area of competence:
Technical report writing MS Office MS Project People management Contract Management Data analysis Root cause analysis Power-point Presentation Maintenance Strategies Asset Management Strategies

Career summary:
Engineer in Training on the railway maintenance department (multidisciplinary departments within Railway maintenance)-2 years Railway on-track machines project- 1 year Maintenance budget planning and execution-0.8 years Senior Engineer-2 years

Achievements: 
-Bringing stability to the perway department
-Reducing a number of derailments by significant percentage
-Reduction of railway incidents caused by track faults
-Leading track department

What do you absolutely love doing?
I love working on engineering projects.

Ideal company (culture and values):
I would like to work for a company that appreciates various talents and harness the talents for its benefits and that of the employees. My ideal company should be serious about retaining its employees and keep them energized and focused by providing a working environment that embraces diversity.

Motivation to move (please select): Career growth

Location Preference: I am open to positions both nationally and internationally.

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