Engineering Manager

Life Chatsmed Garden Hospital
Engineering Manager

A vacancy exists for an Engineering Manager based at Life Chatsmed Garden Hospital reporting to Tanweer Ansari, Hospital Manager.  The purpose of the role is to provide leadership, technical direction and guidance to the hospital engineering function. This entails ensuring that the maintenance and operation of movable and immovable plant and equipment as well as execution of infrastructure and construction projects in hospital is carried out in an effective, safe and compliant manner that is aligned to applicable best practices and legislation.

Critical Outputs
  • Effective management of relationships with the business and provide professional leadership, influence and two-way communication.
  • Manage the hospital engineering department such as implementation of the maintenance management strategy and best practices to maximize overall plant and equipment efficiency (OPEE) and availability and also execution of infrastructure and construction project.
  • Management of all hospital clinical infrastructure and assets.
  • Manage all aspects of the team (i.e. performance, recruitment, development and retention).
  • In consultation with HR Manager, develop training and succession plans to ensure that staff are trained to the statutory competency requirements for their specific roles
  • Perform administrative functions (i.e. reviewing and writing performance reports, document management, data analysis, validating expenditures, enforcing rules, and support decisions about key engineering projects).
  • Track and report functional metrics/key performance indicators to identify and deliver on opportunities for improvement.
  • Drive strategic input and initiatives to maximise efficiencies e.g. utilities (water, electricity, and steam) cost review and plant and equipment modifications.
  • Review, audit, monitor and evaluate performance of the engineering quality system.
  • Prepare budgets and bids; drive contract negotiations and address any engineering project disputes
  • Management of contractor’s performance
  • Manage overall hospital engineering compliance to regulations such as OHS Act, construction regulations, SANS etc.
  • Investigate industry technology, evaluate benefits, conduct business case appraisal and motivate funding.
  • Training of nursing, pharmacy, admin and management staff on technical related issues.
  • Management of the maintenance management system, ensuring that all equipment risks are managed and that all repairs and maintenance is conducted, as and when required.
  • Ensure maintainability issues are properly addressed during the design and development phase of projects to ensure effective and efficient maintenance interventions and low life cycle maintenance cost
  • BSc/ Btech/ National Diploma/ GCC factories in either Mechanical or Electrical (Heavy Current) engineering.
  • Minimum 3 years Practical experience in the hospital environment or similar environment is essential
  • Computer literacy and experience on a CMMS/SAP PM .
  • Proven leadership and people management experience
  • Knowledge of contracts negotiation and management, OHS Act regulation, facilities management, financial, project management and engineering procurement practices
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Engaging diversity
  • Motivating and developing people
  • Drive and energy
  • Resilience
  • Influencing (negotiations)
  • Ethical behavior (Honesty)
  • Business insight
  • Building relationships, networking; customer responsiveness
  • Organizational awareness
  • Problem Solving/Analysis.
  • Presentation, verbal and written communication
  • Excellence orientation (concern for high quality work and compliance)
  • Flexible and open regarding changing environmental demands
Closing date
Friday, June 7, 2024

Internal applicants - Before making an application, you are requested to discuss your application with your line manager. External candidates will also be considered.

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Life Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Applicants who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date of this advert, should consider their application as unsuccessful.



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