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Senior Process Engineer

Position Detail 

Job Title

Senior Process Engineer

Job Grade

 

Job Code

SPE1

Department 

Engineering 

Date Reviewed  

06/07/2021

Location

Modderfontein 

Employment Status

Contract /Permanent 

SUMMARY OF JOB PURPOSE

This role is to oversee the engineering responsibilities, internal engineering principles, best practice and innovation that will cover an end-to-end solution for the customer in the water industry. This position also focusses on the mentoring and coaching of young engineers in the engineering department and to give constructive advice in the execution of projects.   

REPORTING STRUCTURE

 

2nd line manager (2nd level)

General Manager 

1st line manager (1st level)

Engineering Manager 

this position

Senior process engineer 

subordinate (1st level)

Foreman 

subordinate (2nd level)

Supervisor 

Position Description 

 

KEY RESULT AREAS 

TIME SPEND

Oversee and mentors’ functional application of Sales proposals and Process design: 

Preparation of preliminary Process design for:

  • Pre-treatment (includes Lamella, DAF, Media filters Ultra filtration and more)
  • RO 
  • Chemical dozing 
  • Sludge treatment (centrifuge, Filter press, Thickener and more) 
  • Post treatment 
  • Design considerations: selection of process and process calculations, membrane selection, filter selection line sizing and more
  • Preparation and layout: PFD, P&ID, HFD, Electrical load list and power consumption
  • Preparing RFQ: scopes of work, datasheets, pumps, other engineering items and calculations and selection for RO desalination projects and bids
  •  Interaction with PLC engineer to help logic development 
  • Prepare technical evaluation and comparison of documents furnished by different manufacturers 
  • Get technical clarity from vendors

40%

Oversee Project Management: 

  • Managing costing and estimating systems
  • Liaise with workshop manager regarding scheduling and capacity 
  • Project timelines and execution
  • Testing of equipment predelivery 
  • Ensuring quality and specifications that meets market requirements
  •  Continual improvements where possible 

40%

Oversee Installations, Commissioning, and training:

  • Ensure correct installation 
  • Ensure professional and successful commissioning 
  • Training of operators 
  • Control philosophy, O&M Manual, Commissioning book and more for execution of projects 

  • Provide handover documents (training registers, handover certificates etc.)
  • Local and international traveling may be required

10%

Create a Continuous Improvement plan: 

  • Conduct ad hoc analysis to improve design and costing 
  • Ensure up to date knowledge and reading of existing and new water treatment, processes, and technologies in the market 

10%

TOTAL

100%

BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES

Personal Drive

Confident, resilient, and output driven

Business Awareness

Identifies and explores business opportunities and understands the business concerns and priorities 

Teamwork 

Works cooperatively and flexibly with others 

Communications

Communicates clearly and persuasively: orally and in writing

Customer Focus

Exercises increasing care in looking after internal and external customers

Developing others

Fosters the development of members of the team, providing feedback, support, encouragement, and coaching 

Flexibility 

Adapts to work easily and effectively in different situations and embraces continual improvement and change in the organisational sense

Leadership Qualities 

Guides, encourage and motivate individuals and teams to meet organisational objectives 

Planning 

Decides on sources of action, ensuring that resources required to implement the action will be available and scheduling work to achieve required results

Problem solving 

Analysis’s situations, diagnoses problems, identifies the key issues. Establish and evaluate alternative courses of actions. Produces logical, practical, and acceptable outcomes 

CORE BUSINESS VALUES

Quality 

Ensures that the organisations Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Processes are adhered to   

Continuous Improvements

Continuously seeks to improve processes and to reduce waste 

Customer Service

Adheres to the voice of the customer  

Innovation 

Encourages his department to be better, faster and to find new solutions 

Care of people 

Looks after his people and sees them as the best asset to the company 

Safety 

Accepts that Safety is not negotiable. All functions operate under safety policies and procedures to ensure the wellbeing of staff and visitors  

Environment

Accepts that the Environment is not negotiable. All functions operate under environmental policies and procedures to ensure the wellbeing of staff and visitors 

People Management 

Sets departmental objectives and KPI’’s and review and manage through the Performance Management system

 

COMMON CORE VALUES

Integrity 

Is honest and reliable. 

Impartiality 

Is fair and even-handed dealing with internal and external customers and colleagues 

Professionalism 

Provides high quality work ethic, output, advice, and support services 

Efficiency 

Uses resources responsible and cost effectively

Mutual respect 

Treats everyone with respect, courtesy, and dignity. Adult to Adult collaborative approach 

Client and Customer focus 

Is responsive to the needs of co employees, members of the public and customers 

FORMAL EDUCATION / ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS 

Tertiary Education 

Relevant University qualification in Engineering 

EXPERIENCE

In this role

  • 8 to 10 years of experience in water treatment, operations, and design 
  • Exposure in water treatment technologies in market e.g., RO, Filters, valves
  • Experience in project management 
  • Have a clear understanding of project or bid requirements – scope, cost, sched
  • Sales and marketing experience
  • Knowledge of current water treatment space  

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATION AND PHYSICAL ABILITIES

Membership 

 

Licences  

Valid driver’s licence

lifting/moving  

Must be able to lift 25kg and traverse over difficult terrain   

  

 

 

 

 

SPECIFIC KOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

KNOWLEDGE IN 

Regulations

P&ID, HAZOPS, PSM and regulations relating to the industry  

Manufacturing 

Operations, production, and processes, understanding of water technology and equipment  

Lean 

Lean Manufacturing will be an advantage 

HSE

The OSH act and environmental legislation 

Organisational Behaviour 

Must communicate effectively, deals with ambiguity, embraces change and lead and influences others  

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES IN

Projects

Basic project completion and experience   

decision skills 

Effective problem solving and decision making 

Communication  

Must communicate effectively, 

Interpersonal Management Skills

Must be able to interact on high level with various people and understand the principle of people management 

Computer Literacy 

MS Office 

Technical data

Must understand water treatment equipment and technology and a deep understanding of engineering principles

Project Management 

Project management skills and experience 

Attention to detail 

Must be able to focus on micro level

Business Acumen

Business principles e.g., costing, payback calculations, quotes and more

 

If you feel you have got what it takes please send C.V to hr@watericon.co.za
If you do not hear back from us within 2 weeks then please note your submission was unsuccessful.