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

- 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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