Electrical Projects Manager, Kempton Park – Ref: 87489-14


Ref: 87489-14

Job Description:

Our client, a global, technology-driven supplier of high-quality products and services to the mining, mineral beneficiation and power generation industries has a senior vacancy for a Projects Manager. In this role you will direct all the engineering, design, quality and project operations of the department to ensure this function runs optimally and efficiently. You will identify and develop teams, optimise processes and implement the incremental shifts required to maximise return and create value for all concerned. With a strong focus on building strategic working relationships, on continuous improvement and finding new solutions to old problems, you and your team will ensure overall customer satisfaction on the projects concluded within the agreed timeframes.

Position details:

Type: Permanent
Primary purpose:

To direct all engineering and project operations for the company. To define the engineering and design activities and responsibilities in order to meet quality objectives and maintain economical production methods. To direct the project management of relevant projects assigned to the department.
Key work outputs (results required): 

Financial management

  • Expenses are managed within budget
  • Annual budget is prepared taking into account staffing and operational needs

Customer satisfaction

  • Optimal utilization of staff
  • Projects are completed within agreed time frames
  • Overall customer satisfaction of end result of projects is facilitated
  • Queries are responded to within 24 hours to client satisfaction

Production support

  • Product divisions are assisted with automation and selection of manufacturing equipment and technologies
  • Production mould issues / problems / designs are investigated and support is provided
  • Opportunities for improving production methods and ergonomics are identified


  • Design capability exists in the department and sufficient designs are completed
  • External consultants are facilitated to enhance the design capability in a cost-efficient manner
  • Good relationships with external design facilities are maintained

Testing, analysis and material science

  • Material selection and specification is approved
  • Material testing and approval is overseen
  • Technology Department is assisted with regards to products, equipment, testing, etc.
  • Material standards and specifications are established that enhance product wear or fatigue life
  • Failure analysis is performed utilizing testing, investigations and root cause analysis

Engineering and standards

  • Projects are completed in accordance with agreed customer expectations (SOW, time and standard)
  • Record keeping system is established and maintained as per departmental requirements
  • Structural approval capacity is established
  • Standards applicable to RSA and internationally are defined
  • Access for Engineers and Project Managers to applicable standards and specifications is provided

Managed projects

  • Projects are managed in accordance with project requirements and contractual obligations
  • Project budgets are compiled and controlled
  • Project Management Information System and Project Documentation Control is maintained
  • Project team/s for the execution of projects are established
  • Site safety and healthy working environment in compliance with legislative requirements and regulations is ensured
  • Project creditors and debtors are managed

Customer/stakeholder liaison

  • Business relationships for the department are planned, selected and developed
  • Monthly reports are prepared and distributed

Managed team

  • Manpower capabilities for the department are planned, selected and developed
  • Company HR and disciplinary policy is adhered to
  • Performance reviews are completed at least bi-annually
  • Team KRA’s are managed
  • Training and development is provided in order for team to fulfil duties


Building a successful team

  • Facilitates goal accomplishment: Makes procedural or process suggestions for achieving team goals or performing team functions; provides necessary resources or helps to remove obstacles
  • Develops direction: Helps to clarify team members’ roles and responsibilities; helps ensure that necessary steering, review or support functions are in place
  • Informs others on team: Shares important, relevant information with the team


  • Organizes the communication: Clarifies purpose and importance; stresses major points; follows a logical sequence
  • Ensures understanding: Seeks input from audience; checks understanding; presents message in different ways to enhance understanding
  • Presenting: Delivers presentations that are professional and audience specific

Technical/professional knowledge and skills

  • Product knowledge: Displays advanced understanding of the company’s products and pricing in relation to job output
  • Engineering and technology: Displays knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology
  • 3D technology is utilized for the prototyping of products
  • Displays understanding of project lifecycles and project principles

Customer focus

  • Seeks to understand customers: Seeks information to understand customers’ circumstances, problems, expectations and needs
  • Educates customers: Shares information with customers to build their understanding of issues and capabilities
  • Takes action to meet customer needs and concerns: Considers how actions or plans will affect customers; responds quickly to meet customer needs and resolve problems; avoids over commitments

Building strategic working relationships

  • Seeks opportunities: Tries to build effective working relationships with other people
  • Clarifies the current situation: Probes for and provides information to clarify situations
  • Establishes good interpersonal relationships: In words and actions, makes people feel valued, appreciated and included
  • Subordinates’ personal goals: Places higher priority on team or organization than own goals

Aligning performance for success

  • Sets performance goals: Collaborates with direct reports to set meaningful performance objectives; sets specific performance goals and identifies measures for evaluating and achieving goals
  • Tracks performance: Implements a system or uses techniques to track performance against goals and the acquisition and use of appropriate behaviour, knowledge and skills

Quality orientation

  • Ensures high quality output: Vigilantly watches over job processes, tasks and work procedures to ensure freedom from errors, omissions or defects
  • Takes action: Initiates action to correct quality problems or notifies others of quality issues as appropriate

Planning and organizing

  • Prioritises: Identifies more critical and less critical activities and assignments; adjusts priorities when appropriate
  • Determines tasks and resources: Determines assignment requirements by breaking them down into tasks and identifying types of equipment, materials and people needed
  • Schedules: Allocates appropriate amounts of time for completing own and others’ work; avoids scheduling conflicts; develops timelines and milestones

Contributing to team success

  • Active participation in Mancom and Fincom meetings
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with Mancom members and the office of the MD
  • Consults with and assists Mancom team members as required

Follow up

  • Communicates time frames: Builds due dates into assignments and task delegations; effectively communicates milestones and expected results
  • Gather appropriate information: Asks questions to obtain relevant information; gets feedback from those directly involved.

Country: South Africa
Location: Kempton Park

Job Qualification & Experience:

B.Eng or BSc Eng (Electrical)
Relevant business qualification will be advantageous
Registered with ECSA as a Professional Engineer

At least 10 years’ experience as an Engineer
At least 5 years’ management experience
Practical experience in mechanical and electrical engineering and project management experience

Company Description:

A global, technology-driven supplier of high-quality products and services to the mining, mineral beneficiation and power generation industries, which caters for diverse requirements of most mineral beneficiation needs, with emphasis on maintaining close customer relationships and partnerships to ensure optimum solutions. Based in Johannesburg, with branches nationwide as well as further afield in Africa and Internationally, the Group has several comprehensively-equipped manufacturing facilities which produce specific product lines.

This advert is being advertised in collaboration with our recruitment partner MCHIR.

Electrical Projects Manager, Kempton Park – Ref: 87489-14

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