Engineering Manager

Life Westville Hospital
Engineering Manager

A vacancy exists for an Engineering Manager at Life Westville Hospital, reporting to the Hospital Manager, Mr Ishan Sewpersad. The successful candidate will be responsible 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 maximise overall plant and equipment efficiency (OPEE) and availability and also execution of infrastructure and construction project.
  • Manage all aspects of the team (i.e. performance, recruitment, development and retention).
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Experience and understanding of expansion and refurbishment projects and the subsequent outputs thereof.
  • Grade 12 National Certificate
  • B-Tech / bachelor’s degree in either Mechanical or Electrical (Heavy Current) Engineering with a minimum of 5 years in operations or engineering maintenance or Government Certificate of Competency (Factories)
  • Practical experience in the hospital environment or similar environment is essential
  • Proven leadership and people management experience is required
  • Knowledge of contracts negotiation and management, OHS Act regulation, facilities management, financial, project management and engineering procurement practices
  • Valid code B Drivers license
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Engaging diversity
  • Motivating and developing people
  • Verbal & written communication and presentation
  • Drive and energy
  • Resilience
  • Influencing (negotiations)
  • Organisational awareness
  • Building relationships, networking; customer responsiveness
  • Problem Solving/Analysis.
  • Presentation, verbal and written communication
  • Excellence orientation (concern for high quality work and compliance)
  • Ethical behaviour (Honesty)
  • Business insight
Closing date
Sunday, May 5, 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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