Sasol Vacancies: Senior Mechanical Engineer

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Posted: Nov 16, 2012


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Provide technical mechanical engineering direction and specification during project execution and plant optimisation / support activities

Required outputs: Technical Management
— Provide technical expertise and direction during capital projects/plant optimisation projects and during plant support. This involves:

– Specification of technical requirements through translation of owner requirements and knowledge of Sasol specifications. Comply with the OHS Act
– Interface management between Operations personnel, Engineering and Project Teams
with regard to maintenance and operability requirements
– Technical review of enquiry documents and bids
– Perform lead Mechanical Engineering role in project risk management studies and reviews
– Perform lead Mechanical Engineering role in project VIP’s (Value Improvement Practices)
– Review and comment on design and engineering work of Engineering Contractors and fabricators
– Ensure technical continuity through to commissioning of the project
– Translate lessons learned for inclusion into specifications



General
– Familiar with Mechanical Engineering activities required during project execution
– Develop/coach/mentor younger engineers
– Develop and imbed principle of Business excellence
– Computer literate (MS Office)
– Familiar with engineering software (Codecalc, Compress, HTFS, PV Elite etc.)
– Serve the Sasolburg / Secunda complex but travel to EC offices etc. as required
Job Requirements
Qualifications and expertise required
– B. Engineering Mechanical or higher qualification
– Professional Engineer (wish)

Specific experience required
– Minimum of 2 -10 Years experience in the Petrochemical / chemical industry covering areas such as pressure vessel design, piping design and rotating equipment
– Experience in Fabrication and/or construction could have been part of the above
– Knowledge of Codes and Standards used in petrochemical / chemical Industries (ASME, ASTM, API, BS, NACE etc.)
– Knowledge of the OHS Act and it’s implications (especially w.r.t pressurised systems)
– Knowledge of material selection, welding, heat treatment, inspection, and its integration into piping and pressure vessel design.
– Exposure to Mechanical engineering activities during Construction and Commissioning of projects
– Experience in Life Cycle Costing principles

Personal Attributes
Competencies (skills, knowledge and characteristics)

– Dynamic and committed
– Strong initiative
– Team player with proven track record
– Capable of functioning in a multinational / multicultural environment
– Ability to work under stress and take technical decisions
– Ability to work independently
– Good communication skills
– Innovative and creative
– Negotiation skills

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