Construction Engineering Manager: Chemical Plant, Potchefstroom – Ref: 1066415

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Ref: 1066415

Job Description:

Lead the core Chemical Plant team to design, develop, construct, commission and integrate chemical production facilities in the Energetic Material Environment as a strategic extension of the company’s international Plant Engineering business.

A specialist person in the construction of chemical plants. Our client sells chemical plants abroad and seeks someone who has been involved in the construction of such plants and project management techniques, with an entrepreneurial spirit, capable of driving the business agenda to generate sales in support of the GM: Plant Engineering.

Position details:

Type: Permanent
Reports to: General Manager: Plant Engineering.
Primary purpose: Develop and build up the Chemical Energetic capability as a strategic extension of the company’s international Plant Engineering business.
Job description / core competencies:

Develop and build up the Chemical Energetic capability as a strategic extension of the company’s international Plant Engineering business.
Recruit and form a strong knowledgeable, multi-disciplinary team from the international and local market to enable a quick success, thus ensuring the establishment of critical technologies in the company.
Lead the core Chemical Plant team to design, develop, construct, commission and integrate chemical production facilities in the Energetic Material Environment.
Implement and offer the new capability to the market through the company’s sales department, in the fastest possible time.
Establish standards and policies for installation, modification, quality control, testing, operating procedure, inspection and maintenance of equipment according to engineering principles and safety regulations.
Establish correct specification of process equipment and relevant project documentation.
Search, create and negotiate partnering agreements with industrial partners for the relevant business in South Africa and internationally.
Prepare bid sheets and contracts for construction and facilities acquisition, with the relevant data and calculation sheets for procurement.
Acquire the necessary technology base from which to manufacture company-related chemical plants.
Ensure the implementation of the latest technologies and processes during the design and construction phases of chemical production facilities.
Provide innovate solutions as alternatives to the current product offering and to match international standards.
Develop control narratives and philosophy documentation.
Monitor construction and commissioning execution.
Develop and implement design technology to maintain and improve performance of plant and equipment.
Plan, direct and coordinate activities concerned with design, construction, modification and maintenance of equipment and machinery in the chemical plant.
Direct maintenance of plants and coordinate requirements for new designs, surveys and maintenance schedules for equipment and machinery.

Country: South Africa
Location: Potchefstroom

Job Qualification & Experience:

B.Eng/BSc Chemical Engineering or similar qualification.
A minimum of 10 years applicable experience in chemical plant construction / engineering.
Experience with Change Management processes and Project Management.
Demonstrated experience with interaction with clients.
Must have advanced knowledge of engineering and engineering design principles.
Must have advanced understanding of contract management principles.
Must have strong analytical and negotiating skills.
Demonstrated experience in managing a business division, forming and leading a successful high-calibre team.

Personal attributes:
Experience in executing, constructing and commissioning chemical production facilities.
Strategic thinking.
An innovative and creative solution orientation.
Strong leadership abilities.
Strong negotiation and project management (planning and organising) abilities.
Ability to effectively interface with all levels of management with excellent interpersonal and written communication skills to interact with local and international contacts.

The role calls for a highly energetic, self-driven, independent, self-motivated person with excellent problem solving and communication skills, and the ability to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure. The incumbent will work in professional manner at all times taking ownership of ensuring they stay on top of things and being responsive and flexible to the dynamic, fast changing environment. Candidates must possess high levels of integrity together with strong self-leadership and team leadership abilities.

Company Description:

Solutions for a changing world. Our client operates internationally as a successful company. Last year, they were once again voted among the top employers by students in an Engineering Edition, and “Universum Top 100 Germany’s Most Attractive Employers – Engineering student 2017”.

One of the world’s top suppliers with ambitious growth targets. They set the global standard for excellence in a wide array of disciplines. They place great emphasis on mobility and security. They devise solutions that turn change into opportunity. With their technologies in the automotive and defence sectors they ensure these changes follow a safe and reliable path.

With subsidiaries in Europe, North America and Asia their focus is on Asia, the Middle East, South America, South Africa and African countries.

The group offers broad opportunities for development to anyone who wishes to face new challenges, and not only in traditional management careers. As a technology group, our client pays particular attention to the skills of technical specialists.

Seize the opportunity to play a key role with this exciting Globlal Leader. Work on cutting edge technology.
 

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