Sandvik seeks:
Senior Electrical Engineer
The role
To execute and manage all electrical engineering, technical and commercial issues on materials handling projects; and to coordinate the electrical engineering functions within the engineering discipline during projects.
Key performance areas
Design Material Handling Facilities
  • Participate in the initial design of the material handling facility and Support Engineering discipline to ensure feasibility and practicality of the material handling facility
  • Overview the client specs to identify parameters for the design
  • Interact with main Engineering disciplines to obtain all the designs for incorporation into the design and interfaces
  • Finalise the electrical design according to the approved functionality and specifications
  • Produce Bill of Materials, specifications for purchasing and technical scope of work to Procurement Department
  • Manage and control electrical design and engineering costs in accordance with project budget and time frame
  • Obtain and approve certified vendor information and submit to Drawing Office
  • Review and check drawings to ensure they are adhering to client and project specifications; correct drawing where applicable and submit back to the Drawing Office; sign off on drawings
  • Participate in project kick off / handing over meetings to communicate and transfer the technical information and data
  • Conduct site visits to ensure the design of the materials handling facility correctly and sign off on the as- built drawings
  • Conduct site visits to sign off on compliance of design
  • Attend project review meetings to feedback, determine progress and resolve problems
  • Adhere to all safety regulations and legislation
  • Identify and manage project risks
  • Coordinate audit of designs
Participate in Tender Project
  • Determine conceptual design of materials handling requirements
  • Take off electrical quantities to dictate the costs from initial / preliminary drawings received from the client or from the Drawing Office
  • Estimate hours for electrical design and draughting
  • Estimate man power required for electrical design and draughting
  • Liaise with the Estimating Department during participation in Tender Projects
  • Compile technical write up of the solution offered
Support Procurement
  • Assist the Procurement Department to select suitable electrical contractors
  • Evaluate potential suppliers to ensure they have the resources and capability to execute the work on offer
  • Assist the Procurement Department with the technical adjudication of tenders and with the technical content of the enquiry documents or orders
Supervisory of Subordinates and Support to Drawing Office
  • Provide support to the Drawing Office by overseeing and signing off of drawings, and providing guidance in designing materials handling facilities to maintain an optimised and fit for purpose product
  • Allocate workload to subordinates within the allocated project
  • Ensure that electrical engineering systems and procedures and sound electrical engineering practices are strictly adhered to
  • Mentor and coach subordinates in the basic concepts of the application, design, detail, construction, erection and commissioning of bulk material handling equipment
  • Identify training and development initiatives for subordinates in conjunction with the Lead Engineer
  • Motivate staff members and maintain a team-work environment within the Department
Manage Relationships
  • Maintain relationships with customers and suppliers concerning technical matters i.e. conduct presentations and ensure the best solution is provided to the client
  • Liaise directly with clients during audits
  • Attend technical meetings with clients
  • Maintain relationships with departments within the organisation in the provision of input of technical advice
Produce Reports
  • Produce reports following site visits to report on progress of the design, technical issues, problems identified and changes to the design:
  • Collect the required data from all relevant sources
  • Verify the data to ensure that only applicable data is utilised
  • Collate the data and generate the report
  • Make recommendations in accordance with the information at hand
  • Submit the report to the Lead Engineer, Project Manager, Project Engineer and Engineering Manager
  • Distribute the report to the relevant role players and archive for future reference purposes
  • Compile the report in accordance with policies, procedures and legal requirements
  • Compile the report within the allocated time frame
Your profile
  • Minimum B Tech Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering Degree would be advantageous
  • Registered with ECSA
  • Minimum 8 to 10 years electrical engineering experience within the materials handling environment
  • Exposure to project management would be an advantage
  • Sound knowledge in drawing and design packages
  • Sound Knowledge of the applicable South African, International Codes and best practices in material handling design
Who may apply
All applicants outside South Africa must ensure that they are able to secure a work permit and permanent residence prior to applying for any advertised positions.
How to apply
Kindly apply through PeopleSoft (ESS). If you have any further queries, please contact us on 0800 331 331.
Applications close:
Job Reference No: 343162
Recruiter: Thandeka Mathebula
Sandvik is committed to representivity in the composition of its employees and the creation of job opportunities across all sectors of the South African population.
Deadline: 22 Feb
Job-ID: 343162
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