Sasol Career Opportunities: VP Technical Services/Engineering (103645)
Reference No: 103645
Closing Date: 21 January 2022
Location: Sasol Mining, Secunda
VP Technical Services (Engineering)
Primary Reporting: SVP Mining
Short Description / Purpose of Job
Lead, direct and manage the provision of technical services for the Mining operations enabling the delivery of set targets in a manner that is safe, reliable and cost effective.
Identify risks and design mitigating strategies to ensure sustainable, standardised engineering practices.
Provide a fit-for purpose Maintenance Strategy in support of the Mining long-term business strategy.
Recruitment Description / Key Accountabilities
Ensure the provision of technical services by providing engineering support, equipment maintenance (predictive and reliability), Project Manager Services, Technology Services, as well as the implementation of good practices for optimisation of efficient and effective operations in order to enable the achievement of set cost and volume targets (interfacing with the Asset Services and Operations Improvements functions).
Lead and execute all Sasol Mining Projects.
Collaborate with Regional Ops & Asset Services in the provision of services for Sasol Mining and manage the Sasol Mining Central Workshop and Directional Drilling.
Oversee Tier 1 Stonework operations in order to pursue the required stonework needed to provide sufficient pit room in order to meet Sasol’s Mining’s targets.
Apply evidence-based SHE practices, in alignment with set standards, to ensure safe operations as well as playing a role in the reduction of Sasol’s GHG footprint.
Ensure the effective implementation of Sasol’s risk philosophy and enterprise risk management framework.
Post Graduate Degree (MEM, MBA, etc.), with the relevant underlying Engineering degree
15 years relevant experience, preferably in the Mining Industry, of which 5 years at Senior Manager Engineering level, including experience in managing technical services / engineering with multiple facilities/mines/shafts in complex geographies.
Track record of implementing Operational Excellence and/or Performance Improvement projects with a proven SHE and compliance record.
Certification & Professional Membership
GCC (Mines) is a must
Profession Engineering Certification / ECSA registration is a wish
Self-Mastery: Takes accountability for driving own growth through developing self-awareness, reflecting, seeking feedback and self-correcting
People Leadership: Authentically and inclusively engages people to follow; leads culture transformation. Builds capability and leverages diversity for competitive advantage.
Partnership Leadership: Persuades and influences stakeholders; builds relationships and partnerships for win-win outcomes. Builds teams and creates synergies through working across boundaries.
Business Leadership: Demonstrates commercial acumen, a global mind-set and exercises sound judgement. Achieves results through others and holds them accountable.
Strategic Leadership: Provides vision and direction aligned to One Sasol. Leads organisational change, innovation and sustainability.
Risk Management: The process of measuring or assessing risk and then developing strategies to manage the risk. Strategies employed may include transferring the risk to another party, avoiding the risk, reducing the negative effect of the risk, and accepting some or all of the consequences of a particular risk.
Business Acumen: An intuitive and applicable understanding of how a company or unit makes money. Displays a thorough understanding of what drives profitability. Maintains a market-focused approach to business. Keeps an overall big picture understanding of the business and its interrelationships enabling a person to make better business decisions. The ability to make good business judgments and quick decisions in a manner that is likely to lead to a good outcome.
Collaboration: The action of working with someone to produce something
Total Quality Management: The strategy for continuously improving the quality of process output, based on five fundamental principles of Customer Focus, Continuous Improvement, Measurement, Total Involvement and Systematic Support.