Engineering Manager

Job ID: 70770BR
Category: Supply Chain
Work Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng
Posted Date: April 9, 2017
Job Overview
Nalco have an opening for an Engineering Manager (EM) in Johannesburg. The Engineering Manager will be accountable for adequate handling & completion of all Equipment Projects coordinated & executed in the region Sub-Sahara Africa. The EM will be actively involved in project handling and execution.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Improves overall operations by driving standardization of Project Execution, promoting cost reduction and (indirect) equipment margins
  • Ability to design equipment solutions in water treatment and process
  • Establish work group goals within framework of section technical and financial objectives
  • Facilitate communication of technical and business information between organizations and within work group
  • Develop and coordinate conceptual projects, both basic and detailed, of products to customer specification as well as internal standards/specifications
  • Preparing product structure (PML and BOM) and implementing it in the engineering system
  • Monitor equipments testing and assembly
  • Ensures profitability of projects using Calculation Sheets and through effective cost & time management
  • Prepare manuals of operation and maintenance
  • Supervision of Designers allocated in the project
  • Coordinates project related activities through Equipment Project Support, Service Technicians and 3rd party DBI partners (Design, Build & Install)
  • Ensures CPE’s and Sales Reps are working closely together during Equipment Project Executions from discovery phase to commissioning
  • Supervises, coordinates and/or executes Scope, Estimate, Quote (SEQ) related activities for Equipment projects in the region
  • Supervises regional generation of proper scoping & proposal documentation (Scope of Works, Method Statements, Risk Assessments, Technical Sheets and Maintenance Protocol)
  • Develop Engineering projects, ensuring all equipment projects are completed to a high quality standard
  • Assists in equipment selection processes to maximize efficiency for Nalco Customers
  • Participation in trials and start-ups of new equipment technologies on site
  • Provides and coordinates general training and assistance to Engineers, Project Support and Sales Staff
  • Ensures compliance with all Nalco Health, Safety and Environmental Policies


  • 10+ year’s practical related industry experience.
  • University Degree in either Electrical, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering.
  • Excellent communication in both English and Arabic.
  • Experience in 3D CAD systems (Pro/Engineer, Solidworks, Invento) and 2D (AutoCAD)

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