Our client in the Utilities is looking to hire a Mechanical Engineer.
Competencies • Engineers may be responsible for consultation, investigation, evaluation and planning, design, design review and approval, and/or determination of environmental and safety impacts of work processes and products; and manage implementation of projects/plans according to codes and regulations, which may include approval authority. • Possession of a designated level of technical engineering skill or knowledge and the ability to keep up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise. Possession of knowledge of statutes/codes/regulations, including program procedures, methods and practices and their application to specific situations, • Knowledge of and ability to use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions and/or reaching conclusions. Ability to make decisions and act consistent with available facts, constraints, and anticipated consequences. Identify issues, obtain relevant information, relate, and compare data from different sources, and identify alternate solutions. • Ability to communicate, in written and oral form, detailed and technical engineering information, guidelines and standards/statutes/codes/regulations to various audiences to ensure that they understand the information and the message, and to seek compliance.
Estimation and Costing Competency • Takes profit and loss/risk issues into account and reward effective decisions and behaviour in support of efficiency management and business optimisation. • Adds value to the unit/entity by recognising new business opportunities, capitalizing on it to increase competitive advantage, and reducing costs. • Understands and applies commercial and financial principles in the evaluation of business practices and processes. • Understands and applies engineering principles in the evaluation of technical designs to create a technical advantage and reduce costs. • Views issues in terms of costs, profits, markets, added value and return on investment. • Anticipates and evaluates the impact of own work and that of the unit/entity on profits. • Ensures that sufficient data about financial and other parameters of organisational performance are available and interpreting the information objectively against appropriate benchmarks.
Empower and motivate others effectively and Enthusiastically Productive. • Clear and positive engagement and communication in a team driven environment to drive performance of the team and realise the short term and long-term goals of the team. • Invests appropriate trust in others to undertake individual responsibilities. • Keeps team focused on tasks and encourages others through enthusiasm and by recognising their contributions. • Regularly reviews the work of team members and gives helpful and meaningful advice to help improve performance. • Accepting and tackling demanding goals, working longer hours when necessary and identifying opportunities for progressing to more challenging roles.
Key Performance Areas
Responsible for Engineering Innovation for R &D, product development and proposal activities • Keep up to speed with the latest engineering innovations within our field and apply these innovations to our new business activities. • Be able to prepare detailed value engineering studies geared at optimisations within new and existing business activities. • Conduct special studies to develop and establish standard hour and related cost data or to effect cost reduction. • Prepare comprehensive and complete engineering proposals for budget approval of research and development activities and product development activities.
Responsible for the Provision of an effective cost and estimating functions. • Review development plans for compliance with adopted engineering standards and good engineering practices. • Prepare engineering analysis of projects to include: preliminary design, calculation, life cycle cost and equipment selection. • Conduct special studies to develop and establish standard hour and related cost data or to effect cost reduction. • Prepare estimates used by management for purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work. • Confer with engineers, owners, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates. • Consult with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments or construction foremen to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues. • Assess cost effectiveness of products, projects, or services, tracking actual costs relative to bids as the project develops. • Analyze drawings and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labour estimates.
Responsible for determination of construction and engineering methodology to be used. • Decides on the construction and engineering methodology by careful examination of the tender and proposals documentation and information including, the project, the conditions of the contract, the project plan, specifications and drawings and site conditions. • Determines plant, equipment and personnel required and categorises portions that can best be undertaken by sub-contractors.
Responsible for the preparation and delivery of comprehensive and competitive proposal and tenders • Ensures assessment and analysis of tenders and proposals by: • Determination of scope of work and budgeted value of the project (by use of quantities involved versus approximate rates), • Resources required for the project versus availability of resources - A detailed competitor analysis regarding project specific tenders and proposals. • Acquire tender documents and relevant information through various mediums i.e newspapers, client invitations, engineering periodicals etc. • Responsible for preparing or overseeing preparation of design, preparation of enquiries, engaging with the market, developing the overall price for a project proposal/tender. • Conducts comparative analysis of material suppliers and sub-contractors, quotations. • Consults with Contracts Managers and other stakeholders regarding possible design, construction, and labour utilisation methods. • Liaises with consulting engineers and project managers regarding the interpretation of specifications and drawings. • Execute delivery of the completed tenders or proposals and assess the competitiveness of the tenders or proposals by analysing tender results.
Responsible for building and maintaining effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders. • Liaise with potential clients and consulting engineers regarding placement on supplier database and tender invitations. • Must professionally liaise with clients and potential clients to acquire tender documents, drawings, information, etc. for various projects. • Must successfully meet all customer requirements and ensure that any contact and liaison with the client is cordial and enhances the image of the company.
Ensure all cost and estimating processes are aligned to the company SHE policies and procedures. • Responsible for identifying safety needs and priorities, assessing preventative strategies and build costs into tender and proposal estimates. • Ensure adherence to Safety Regulations and Legislation and contractual and statutory obligations. • Ensure effective implementation and management of Health and Safety Plan that addresses client and company safety requirements.
Ensure adherence to project specific quality targets and the company Quality Management System • Responsible for analysing tenders and proposals and building in costs for client and company quality requirements. • Determine site conditions by attending site inspections and clarify and address quality specific issues in the scope of work. • Establishes a programme to meet quality, cost and time standards which is inclusive of assessing scope of work, sub-contractor quotation requests for materials, plant and equipment hire, etc.
Experience & Training • 3 to 5 years related work experience • Bachelors' degree (BEng or BSc) in Mechanical Engineering • Valid driver's license