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Project Engineer

Valid till: 31 May 2019
Location: Otavi
Type: Full Time
Patterson Grading: Market Related Salary
Job Description:

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the incumbent will design and execute the implementation of smaller optimization projects to improve the performance of the cement factory processes or equipment. He/she will design and prepare the required specifications documentation and drawings for maintenance projects. The incumbent will work as part of a team, on large capital expenditure projects to improve or expand the infrastructure or Plant. He/she will prepare and maintain a system record of relevant project documentation. This position is based at Plant Sargberg, situated between Otavi and Tsumeb.


 Provide an in-house engineering service to the plant. This includes the design of small optimization or maintenance projects and parts of large capital expenditure projects.
 Manage projects to ensure in-time and on budget completion. This includes regular updates on the progress of projects and the preparation of cost reports.
 Maintain and improve the filing system for project related documentation.
 Compile tender documents for work outsourced. Evaluate tenders received. Adjudicate the job to the successful tenderer. Verify and approve payment claims.
 For larger projects, liaise and work with other departments including SHE, production and maintenance to ensure accurate understanding of project requirements, project planning, on-time execution of project and handover to end-user at the end of the project.
 Positively contribute to all aspects of plant performance, process improvement, quality of production and maintenance process as well as product quality, cost optimization, operational health and safety and housekeeping.
 Prepare and execute relevant infrastructure repair projects, whether civil or structural, including roads and buildings on site.
 Ensure that processes in the department are complying with ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 standards. Take part in internal and external audits.


 Minimum B Degree in Mechanical and/or Civil Structural Engineering with minimum 3 years’ experience in drafting, technical design and project work.
 Knowledge and experience in production process and equipment design in the cement, mining or heavy engineering industry with design drafting experience.
 Good CAD drafting skills; preferably AutoCAD and/or Autodesk inventor and general computer literacy.
 Experience in Project Management.
 Experience in tender compilation and evaluation, project costing and preparation of cost reports.
 Comprehensive understanding of engineering principles and materials science.
 Have good organizational skills and be well organized.
 Ability to logically structure complex assignments.
 Must be familiar with technical documentation, filing systems and technical archiving.
 Versatile technical comprehension for all type of plant facilities, utilities and infrastructure.
 Ability to organize own work, achieve deadlines, take initiative and good judgment.
 Must be able to work extremely accurate, independently and also part of a team.
 Fluency in English is a prerequisite; good communication and interpersonal skills.

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Ohorongo (Pty) Ltd. is Namibia’s only cement-producing company and owns one of the most modern cement plants in Africa. It was constructed over the course of two years by leading international engineering com...

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