Head of Mechanical

Posted 12 months ago

Head of Mechanical – Design Service Mechanical Engineering

Job Features

Occupational levelSenior Management
DepartmentDesign Service Mechanical Engineering
Closing Date5 March 2018


Role Purpose

To deliver and manage the delivery of mechanical engineering projects in accordance with Legal and SLA requirements.

Main Outputs

Manage the mechanical service

  • Determining risks and managing financial estimates of new and existing projects
  • Ensuring that mechanical engineering programs / projects are managed to standards
  • Ensuring that competent contracting staff are employed, trained and performance manage
  • Responsible for planning, implementation, monitor and review in the area of
  • Project scope defining concept, scope, tasks, performance and the change involved;
  • Quality criteria and control on the entire life cycle;
  • Project estimate, budget and controlling;
  • Project contract, acquisition and administration and procurement;
  • Project program pertaining to sequencing, calendarizing, duration and activity network analysis;
  • Project risk management and applying risk control mechanisms;
  • Project team procurement and appointment;
  • Project communication process and content; and
  • The integration of all the before mentioned complexities
  • Quality management
  • Ensuring that quality standards are met and communicate down to all levels.
  • Maintaining quality controls that are developed
  • Delegating control of policies and procedures
  • Auditing quality assurance documents


  • Liaison with current / new clients to determine long term strategy
  • Ensure Customer satisfaction by ensuring an equilibrium on projects pertaining to Time, Cost and Quality
  • Liaison with other divisions to ensure that they understand the division service delivery


  • Control and manage project cost
  • Control and Forecast division budget and profits

 Learning & Growth

  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops: reviewing professional publications, establishing a personal network, benchmarking state of the art practices, participating in professional societies
  • Coach and Mentor staff to ensure effective staff development
  • Effective manage of staff to ensure staff performance


Key Competencies

The right person must have the following competencies:

  • Result Orientation
  • Business Acumen
  • Customer/Client Focus
  • Relationship Building & Networking
  • Initiative/Proactively
  • Decisiveness
  • Dealing with ambiguity
  • Listening
  • Written Communication
  • Change Management
  • Problem Analysis    Team work
  • Stress tolerance
  • Financial Management
  • Judgment

Qualifications and Skills

The Applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • B. Ing/B Tech or equivalent
  • Professional Engineer or Technologist
  • Grade 12
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • 10 Years Management and Mechanical Engineering on projects
  • Mechanical Engineering on projects HVAC, Lifts, Active and Passive Fire Protection
  • HVAC, Vertical Transport, Active and Passive Fire Protection
  • Ms. Office, SAP, AUTOCAD & Revit MEP
  • OHSA, SANS Standards, ISO Standards, Legislation governing registered engineers.

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