Process Engineer, Johannesburg – Ref: 951146-4


Ref: 951146-4

Job Description:

Our client is looking for a Process Engineer to provide process engineering support within the business. The ideal candidate for this position will be a person with sufficient maturity to command respect from those he/she deals with, whilst possessing enough energy and passion. A successful history and background in Process Engineering or Extractive Metallurgy or Minerals Processing with METSIM experience is required, supported by B.Eng. / B.Sc. / B. Tech in Chemical Engineering or Metallurgy with 2-4 years’ experience in the an EPCM / EPM/ environment doing projects ideally within the mining and minerals sector.

Position details:

Reporting to the Process Engineering Manager you work as Lead Process Engineer by defining the process philosophy and strategy for the study to ultimately ensure a satisfactory process solution.

You will be expected to:

Business Development/Marketing
Provide process engineering input to marketing and proposals by providing technical assistance to support Business Development and Marketing strategies
Produce cost effective, conceptual & timeous proposals
Determine customer’s requirements
Communicate with customer and review customer’s enquiry documents and evaluate requirements and constraints
Define the process/plant scope of work
Produce the conceptual design and generate alternatives
Produce and agree mass and energy balances and conceptual PFD’s
Contribute to basic design criteria document through preliminary equipment & motor list, preliminary control criteria and major equipment & material specification

Project Life Cycle
Provide Process engineering input to project implementation and Project set up
Provide input to generate scope of work, schedules and budgets
Refine scope of work, review contract and design discipline design criteria and engineering deliverables
Define Battery limits and control and report scope variances
Generate detail discipline schedules and review overall discipline requirements
Contribute to procurement and identify long lead items
Determine/prioritize work breakdown structure
Issue data to planner
Review/co-ordinate & adhere to schedule of implementation
Control and report variances
Generate and develop detail discipline budgets and identify indirect/resource costs
Adhere to budget implementation and control and report budget variances
Consolidate documentation for monthly project progress report
Provide input to monthly discipline reports
Provide feedback to functional manager

Generate the following engineering deliverables:
Detailed mass & energy balance
Detailed PFD’s
Detailed equipment/motor list
Equipment specifications
Data Sheets (Develop & Approval)
Operation & Control Philosophy
Detailed functional specifications
Write operating manual
Generate detailed plant process guarantees
Check and review design layouts, including vendor packages
Adhere to schedules and budgets
Issue, review and control final process design documentation
Check and obtain approval of calculations and specifications
Consult with specialists for novel or unusual designs

Client Relations (Internal & External)
Prepare approved vendor list and issue enquiry documents
Perform technical and commercial adjudication
Obtain client approval
Participate in pre-award meetings, review quality plan and contract
Review quality/expediting reports and witness key manufacturing hold points
Provide technical backup for expediting team
Proactively maintain information flow
Attend co-ordination meetings
Advise changes early
Co-ordinate deliveries
Adopt flexible approach
Respond to needs of other disciplines
Ensure awareness of Company vision and departmental goals/objectives

Plant commissioning
Produce and submit commissioning plan/manual
Determine critical path and establish commissioning sequence/schedule
Define and secure resources
Define battery limits of commissioning
Define commissioning systems/procedure
Produce commissioning files, including commissioning documentation
Ensure commissioning meets project requirements
Issue remedial inspection reports during construction
Monitor installation and commissioning checklists
Arrange and co-ordinate commissioning meetings
Conduct on-site commissioning
Provide technical back-up for site QA team
Assist in performance testing in terms of design base
Supervise and train operating personnel
Contribute to close-out report and adhere to close out procedures
Provide post-commissioning process support
Ensure plant optimization and plant operating analysis
Ensure regular visits/communications with client

Legislation, Policies & Procedures
Lead design reviews and Hazops
Ensure legal compliance with design codes and authorities
Contribute to public participation process as per National Environmental Management Act (NEMA)
Enforce process veto rights
Maintain standards
Adhere to and update Company standards
Utilize engineering tools/systems

Continuous Improvement
Consult with specialists for novel or unusual designs
Review industry standards making use of network periodicals, attending shows and conferences
Identify areas of improvement
Review all previous close-out report
Review systems and procedures
Recommend best practices
Continuous professional development
Identify and address training needs

Job Qualification & Experience:

B.Eng. / B.Sc. / B. Tech in Chemical Engineering or Metallurgy
2-4 years’ experience in the an EPCM / EPM/ environment doing projects ideally with the mining and minerals sector.

Company Description:

EPCM – Innovation solutions for mining and mineral industries

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


Process Engineer, Johannesburg – Ref: 951146-4

Process Engineer

Process Engineer


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