Engineering Manager



  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office packages
  • Sound Knowledge of quality systems (ISO 9001)
  • Sound knowledge of Engineering Management techniques
  • Knowledge & application of safety policies and procedures
  • Extensive Knowledge of relevant legislation and codes of good practice (e.g. labour legislation, OHSA) and regulatory requirements
  • Broad Knowledge of All Engineering Design & Principles
  • Extensive Knowledge of National and International Standards
  • Extensive knowledge of Engineering tools / Software
  • Intimate Knowledge of and application of SANS
  • Extensive understanding of project controls function
  • Good Multi-Office Project Experience
  • Extensive Multi-Project Phase Experience
  • Extensive Management of Department
  • Thorough understanding of the project requirements as they relate to scope, cost and schedule.


Is responsible for People, activities and performance of the following departments within the applicable office

§ Process department

§ Civil department

§ Mechanical department

§ Instrumentation & Control department

§ Design (Drawing Office) department

§ Piping engineering department

§ Electrical department

  • Ensures that a trained, motivated, technical and quality/cost conscious and balanced staff is developed and maintained.
  • Ensures that the qua lity of the work performed by “Engineering” is in accordance with Jacobs’ standard, procedures and clients requirements as laid down in the contract.
  • Motivates the engineering departments to keep abreast of new developments in their area of responsibility.
  • Liaises with Project Managers to ensure that satisfactory progress is being made on all projects to achieve maximum profitability and schedule compliance.
  • Assists the Operations Manager in establishing the corporate/company plans and objectives directed towards attainment of profitable operations and company growth, including determining of priorities between projects.
  • Controls, on an overall basis, the resources within “Engineering” office.
  • Assesses the performance of his key personnel
  • Plans for the most effective use of staff.
  • Ensures that the operations within “Engineering” are in accordance with the general Jacobs policies and organization procedures.
  • Attends pricing reviews & reviews engineering manhours to execute the related scope of work as defined in the proposal.

· Reviews with the department heads of “Engineering”:

§ Budgets for overhead and internal projects.

§ Workload, structure, composition and size of the department.

§ Training requirements and career planning (horizontal and vertical) to achieve short and long term objectives.

§ Salary increases and promotions to a senior position and above.

§ Matters pertaining organization and quality.

  • Supports/promotes project control (quality/cost/schedule) for engineering.
  • Takes leadership on Safety & BeyondZero
  • Participates in engineering trouble cases.
  • Attends management review and progress meetings on quality assurance.
  • Attends meetings of the quality management steering committee.
  • Is involved in laying down Jacobs’ house rules.
  • Hire and fire personnel in common agreement with Operations Manager and Human Resources Director.
  • Approve salary increases and promotions within “Engineering” branch.


Relevant Tertiary Qualification – Engineering (B.Sc or B.Eng)

Primary Location

South Africa-South Africa Countrywide-Sasolburg

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