Middle Manager System Design

Task Grade: M18

Area of Specialization: To implement Generation Engineering strategy and provide leadership for system design section. This includes planning, organizing, coordinating and controlling of the entire, the design engineering roles.

Department: System Design

Business Unit: Systems Intergration

Location: South Africa (Gauteng)

Reference Number: 329-1664085PTM

Closing Date: 2014/06/05

Minimum Requirements

o BSc Eng. or B Tech or other tertiary Engineering qualification (including National Higher Diploma) in Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Electronic, Mechatronic, Civil, Metallurgical or Industrial Engineering.
o Additional post graduate qualification will be an advantage
o Professional registration with ECSA as Professional Engineer or Technologist.

Related Experience:
o Extensive experience in engineering design, design integration and engineering management in power generation technologies for materials handling plant, low pressure services plant, chemical plant and chemistry system
o Technical and technology leadership experience
o 8 years’ related experience for BSc Eng. or B Tech
o 10 years’ related experience for National Higher Diploma

Skills and Competencies

o Behavioural:
o Strong drive to learn
o Be results and delivery focused
o Be able to work as part of a team or alone
o Integrity
o Safety consciousness
o Professionalism
o Leadership
o Strong communication skills
o Entrepreneurial mind-set
o Ability to build effective relationships and deliver on expectations
o Coaching and mentoring

o Extensive knowledge in integration of design and configuration management of power generating technologies
o The will and ability to remain ahead of the market in terms of knowledge about and implementation of technological development
o Power plant system and technology knowledge
o Design codes and standards
o Supplier Market and knowledge
o Knowledge of change management principles
o Engineering theoretical knowledge
o Knowledge of relevant processes, procedures, policies guidelines and legislation regarding integration
o Knowledge on computer based engineering software

o Extensive experience in successful plant design, project management and strategic business acumen
o Engineering design skills
o Technical Problem solving skills
o Analytical Skills
o Cost analysis/economic evaluation skills
o Life cycle planning skills
o Presentation skills
o Technical report writing
o Multi-disciplinary problem skills

o Hearing, visual acuity
o Colour vision
o Depth perception
o Eye/hand/feet co-ordination
o Mobility/agility
o Clear speech, communication skills

o Interview
o Demonstrate experience
o Use scenario sketching
o Ability to see the big picture
o Psychometric assessment

Key Responsibilities
o Provide management and leadership for system design
o Establishes design governance requirements for system design and generation engineering
o Provide System design advice to project engineering teams, portfolio engineering teams and disciplinary managers
o Establish technical capability for the system design
o Direct design work delivery in an integrated manner for the life cycle of all Eskom generating assets
o Perform general function management

If you have not been contacted within 28 days after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

The appointment of the candidate is at the Manager’s sole discretion, taking into account factors which Eskom consider relevant including but not limited to Eskom's Employment & Occupational Equity Policies, Strategies & Guidelines. Also note that Eskom supports a smoke-free environment.

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Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!
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