Hospital Engineering Manager


Hospital Engineering Manager

Life Empangeni Private Hospital
Hospital Engineering Manager

A vacancy exists for a Hospital Engineering Manager at Life Empangeni Hospital, reporting to John Fidler, Hospital Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for all round asset care and maintenance of the facility, its land and buildings, plant and machinery, infrastructure and reticulation, energy usage and sustainability, asset replacements and constructional expansion under a single determined budget.

Critical Outputs
  • Responsible for continuous performance, improvement, assurance and quality management of occupational health and safety within the hospital perimeter as per the OHS act No.85 of 1993 and Regulations.
  • Recruit employees, assign, direct, and evaluate their work. Oversee the development and maintenance of staff competence.
  • Management of the engineering department which includes strategic people management, personnel utilization, personnel efficiencies, orientation and performance reviews (JPMs).
  • Responsible to facilitate the management of land, buildings and equipment maintenance.
  • Responsible for ensuring that systems are in place to control and manage maintenance such as functionality of planned/preventative maintenance programs, job card and call out systems.
  • Ensure service reports and record sheets of major equipment, breakdown and legal requirements are completed, recorded and archived as per company policy and various laws.
  • Identify, recognize and motivate the need and feasibility for capital upgrades, improvements and replacements.
  • Direct and control the engineering of water control, energy saving and all sustainability projects.
  • Financial control of the capital and operational budgets. Prepare budgets, bids/tenders, contracts and direct the negotiations of external service provider workflows.
  • Perform administrative functions such as reviewing and writing reports, approving expenditures, enforcing rules, and making decisions about the purchase of materials or services.
  • Present and explain proposals, reports, and findings to hospital manager, regional manager and strategic partners such as doctors.
  • Consult or negotiate with external professional teams or contractors to assist prepare project or work specifications and scope.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate survey work with other staff activities as well as client satisfactory surveys on a regular basis.
  • Identify and manage items and particulars of risk towards engineering operations on a continuous basis.
  • Management of on-site contractors e.g. declaration of conformity signed, quotes are obtained and contractors are approved within set guidelines.
  • Confer with and report to hospital management, group engineering and strategic partners, intentions and ongoing implementations from the engineering department.
  • Maintenance of client service principles to ensure client expectations are met.
  • Responsible for implementing and enforcing LHC policies and procedures.
  • National Diploma in Mechanical or Electrical (Heavy Current) engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years in operations or engineering maintenance environment
  • Practical experience in a hospital or similar environment in engineering department would be an advantage.
  • Computer literacy and experience on a CMMS, preferably SAP PM.
  • Drive and energy
  • Good people and stake holder management skills
  • Ethical behavior
  • Attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Rule following
Closing date
Friday, June 18, 2021

Internal applicants - Before making an application, you are requested to discuss your application with your line manager. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Should you not receive any communication after 2 weeks of closing date, kindly consider your application as unsuccessful.

External candidates will also be considered.

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