Female EE Mechanical / Systems Engineer [M.Eng (Industrial)/B.Eng (Mechanical)] – Ref: 448161 – Enshrine Candidate VP Marketing

Candidate location: South Africa, Mpumalanga

Home & other languages: Afrikaans, English

Designation: Systems Engineer

Highest qualification type: Degree

University: University of Pretoria

Discipline: Mechanical Engineering

Years of experience: 6 to 10 years

Cost to company: R451 000 – R550 000

Company size: 10001 +

Division: Engineering / Design

Seniority level: Disciplined Engineer / Technologist


I am an ambitious, driven, determined, proactive, intelligent person. I love working with people, and I am adaptable.


Ethnicity:                                 Coloured

Nationality:                              South African

Highest Formal Qualification:  B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering + Fourth Year

Other Formal Qualification:    M.Eng (Industrial Eng) expected graduation date 12/2014

Professional Designations/Registrations: 

Registered as Candidate Professional Mechanical Engineer, registration number: 201150224.

MEng (Industrial Engineering) expected graduation date 10/12/2014

What is your current/ most recent job title?

Mechanical Engineer

What is the primary purpose of this position?

Ensuring reliability and availability of Boiler Pressure Parts Plant

What are the core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order for you to achieve your primary purpose? 

Generate maintenance, inspection and repair strategies and scope of work documents

Predict, evaluate, analyze, manage, mitigate and reduce risk associated to the Boiler Pressure Parts plant

Ensure technical and operational compliance of the Boiler Pressure Parts System

What are some of your greatest achievements (When and how have you saved your employers time, money and resources)?

I work on a critical plant, as a failure on the plant results in a unit shut down. On average one shutdown contributes to a 2400MW load loss to the national grid, and an estimated 3million in terms of cost to company. Since starting I have implemented the following strategies: planned outage time was used effectively, continuous liaison meetings with all contractors were chaired, root cause analysis of failures and implementation of corrective actions were implemented. This has resulted in a decrease of failures rate from an average of 4 shutdowns per quarter to 3 shutdowns per quarter. This while dealing with staff shortages and work backlog for the majority of my employment.

I was also involved with major improvement in document control and document quality assurance.

If you were to illuminate your skills and abilities along with your greater purpose and passions in life, how would you describe yourself?

My purpose is to assist my company, community and family in efficiently fulfilling their goals

What is the business title of your ideal position? 

Project Engineer
Project Manager
Business consultant
System Engineer

What are the key responsibilities and accountabilities of your ideal position?

Strategic planning
Development of an effective team
Influence company culture [continuous improvement and employee motivation]
Project planning and execution

What are the manufacturing processes/ technologies that you have experience in relevant to your ideal position/ next career steps?

Coordination and communication skills; Ability to work under pressure; Ability to link actions with consequences for company and client; Ability to quantify, mitigate and control plant risks; Problem solving abilities
Project management; Design (mechanical and structural); Pressure vessel design; Appreciation and understanding of Quality Procedures

Describe your career in years of experience per sector/industry/commodity serviced:

Energy/ electricity: 1 month [Vacation work]
Boiler design: 2 months [Vacation work]
Research and development, Nuclear: 3 years
Electricity, Power Generation, 2 years

Describe the kind of company you would like to work for including the culture and values it should possess:

A company that invests in the improvement of skills of their employees, a company with a strong environmental and community focus, a company that invests in creating a positive working culture

What do you absolutely love doing?

Planning {strategic], coordinating, leading, problem solving, team-building and motivation,

Motivation to move (please select): New opportunities

Location Preference: I am open to positions nationally (in my country).