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Maintenance Electrical Manager, GCC – Head Office, Midrand – Ref: 1212531-2


Ref: 1212531-2

Job Description:

Maintenance Electrical Manager GCC, for key African transportation player in operations and maintenance (O&M), with international/global partnerships.

Position details:

Type: Permanent
Reports to: Maintenance Executive
Primary purpose: To maintain the Operator’s assets and ensure that safety, quality, and performance targets are achieved. To execute maintenance policies, standards, procedures and ensure reliable and safe equipment. To ensure seamless travel for our customers that is safe, reliable, comfortable, and friendly. To supervise and ensure the safe operation of plant and machinery.
Job description / core competencies:
Key internal relationships: All staff within the organization
Key external relationships: Government bodies such as Province / Suppliers and Contractors / Consortium / ESKOM, TELKOM, CoJ, PRASA and other third parties

Work Context and Environment:
Normal weekly hours in office environment, working outdoors -exposure to all weather conditions
Working with high voltage systems
Working in train stations – platforms, train tunnel, underground etc. On-call or overtime when required.

Principal Accountabilities:
To develop appropriate safety, quality and performance standards of the maintenance activities.
To maintain all assets on a planned and emergency basis to a standard of product quality and service as to position the Company as a world-class railway system operator.
To monitor asset condition and propose remedial actions in order to meet the life expectancy of the assets.
To conduct investigations into failures and ensure implementation of recommendations.
To manage team ensuring Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic Time-bound objectives are in place and ensure performances are assessed on regular basis.
Comply with Company policies and promote team spirit.
Fulfil all duties as specified in legal appointment.
Follow-up on technical objectives related to the quality and the efficiency of the maintenance activities

Specific Responsibilities:
Deliver safe maintenance of the core and non-core assets.
Develop and enforce compliance to appropriate safety, quality and performance standards for the asset portfolio.
Ensure the application of the appropriate safety standards for asset maintenance.
Achieve the quality and performance targets set for the Gautrain assets in line with Concession Agreement.
Direct investigations into safety critical and serious failures.
Lead the drive for improved asset performance and search for new asset maintenance strategies.
Lead the development of long-term asset management plans and strategies.
Manage the maintenance team and maintenance sub-contracts.
Lead and direct the performance of the Division and ensure compliance to safety and quality standards set by the Company.
Oversee the formulation and review of Maintenance Plan and Manuals.
Ensure strategies and plans are developed to meet all divisional objectives and continually improve standards of maintenance.
Manage the asset portfolio within the financial controls and limits set by Executive Maintenance.
Review annual budget, maintenance expenses and
explain monthly budget variances.
Provide guidance and leadership to all staff and subordinates and ensure productivity and achievement of divisional objectives.
Manage maintenance of Gautrain assets and ensure safe, reliable optimal performance and integrity of plant equipment to achieve operational
Appointment as a General Machinery Regulations competent person to supervise machinery in terms of Occupational Health and Safety Acts and ensure legal compliance.
Propose and lead all OPEX/CAPEX projects in Electrical and Electromechanical including renewal, LDN, WDN and closure of NCRs.
Implement improvement processes and key performance indicators.
Ensure strategies and plans are developed to meet all departmental objectives and continually improve the standards of maintenance.
Ensure continuous improvement of all systems.
Manage the Maximo System administration and configuration modules,workflow development and administration for the Company assets and ensure
safety, quality and performance targets are achieved so as to position the Company as a world-class railway system operator.
Manage all Electromechanical and Electrical systems and ensure prompt corrective actions are implemented.
Manage staff, provide guidance and leadership to all subordinates and ensure achievement of service objectives.
Maintain good staff morale, job satisfaction and promote productivity movements in the department.
Contract renewal, tender process and ensure all Contracts are update
Define and follow-up on technical objectives related to the quality and the efficiency of the maintenance activities.
Conduct analysis on obsolescence treatment.
Provide technical interface with the stakeholders.
Ensure all safety critical and safety related software and hardware assets are maintained and updated.
Oversee the drive for innovation and improved system performance.
Manage training of maintenance staff and ensure the procedures for training and certifications are correctly followed.
Undertake any other duties as assigned.

Desirable Traits:
Global knowledge in railway industry advantageous
Possess analytical and critical ability
Ability to communicate with staff of all levels and board members
Possess leadership quality
Ability to delegate, supervise and control
Negotiation and decision-making ability
Possess self-drive and enthusiasm
Innovative, creative and strategic thinking

Location (country, city): Head Office, Midrand

Job Qualification & Experience:

Background Requirements:
Educational Level B.Eng. or B.Tech in Electrical Engineering
Added advantage – GCC Certificate for GMR 2.1 Appointment
ECSA Professional Engineer or Technologist

Other Technical/ Professional Skills/Qualifications:
Safety management
General technical knowledge
Excellent working knowledge and experience in maintenance of engineering and railway systems

Language Ability: Fluent in English

Years of Experience:
At least 8 years’ relevant experience in maintenance operations with minimum of 4 years ’experience in a railway environment

Company Description:

Operations and maintenance in the transportation industry in Africa, with international/global partnerships. Demands the highest levels of safety commitment. Our client is an equal opportunity employer, and all appointments will be aligned to the company’s employment equity strategy.

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

Maintenance Electrical Manager, GCC – Head Office, Midrand – Ref: 1212531-2


Maintenance Electrical Manager

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