Maintenance Engineering Manager – Midrand, Gauteng – Ref: 1212531

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Ref: 1212531

Job Description:

To ensure seamless travel for customers that is safe, reliable, comfortable, and friendly. Lead the drive for improved asset performance and search for new asset maintenance strategies.
Propose and lead all OPEX/CAPEX projects in Civil, Electrical and Electromechanical including renewal, LDN, WDN and closure of NCRs.
Reports to: Executive Maintenance. Direct reports: Electrical System Manager; Building & Facilities Manager; Infrastructure Manager.

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

Position details:

Type: Permanent
Reports to: Executive Maintenance
Job titles of direct reports: Electrical System Manager, Building & Facilities Manager, Infrastructure Manager
Key internal relationships: All staff within the organization.
Key external relationships: Government bodies such as Province, Suppliers and Contractors, Operator’s Consortium, ESKOM, TELKOM, CoJ, PRASA and other third parties.

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.

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 Gautrain 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 excellence.
• 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 Civil, 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 Gautrain infrastructure 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 updated.
• 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.

Location (country, city): Midrand, Gauteng

Job Qualification & Experience:

Desirable traits:
• Global knowledge in railway industry
• 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

Educational level:
• B.Eng. or B.Tech in Mechanical, Civil or 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.

Engineering Manager – Midrand, Gauteng – Ref: 1212531

 

Maintenance Engineering Manager

Maintenance Engineering Manager

 

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