Resident Engineer/Maintenance Manager

Job title: Resident Engineer/Maintenance Manager
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Republic of South Africa
Reference: JN -082022-30832
Contact name: Feng-Ying Hsieh
Contact email:
Published: 28 days ago

Job description

Do you want to be part of building South Africa’s renewable energy future? Do you want to join an emerging business? A gas producer is looking for an experienced Resident Engineer / Maintenance Manager to develop & implement maintenance strategies on sites and lead the Maintenance team to achieve plant reliability & operational objectives across sustainable gas in South Africa.


The Resident Engineer / Maintenance Manager is responsible for providing leadership, guidance, and coordination in the execution of Maintenance and Asset Management systems in order to maintain plant reliability and operations level. The Maintenance Manager will be responsible for the management and care of plant equipment, electrical infrastructure, and general building of LNG & CNG plants.


Key Responsibilities

  •  Fulfilling GMR2.7 (a) duties as stipulated in the OHS Act

  • Support SHE objectives by participating in risk assessment, site security, MHI certification, Business Continuity Plan (BCP) activities

  • Control and manage the relevant maintenance budgets as agreed with the Production Manager to ensure planned cost outcomes are achieved

  • Develop and implement preventative & pro-active maintenance strategies and techniques for an LNG & CNG plant equipment, electrical infrastructure, and General plant buildings and site vehicles

  • Develop and Manage plant maintenance team KPIs in ensuring that required work is done

  • Drive effective maintenance through root cause failure analyses on critical equipment and/or system failures and recommend corrective measures to prevent recurrences

  • Plan for equipment health review audits and action on any findings from the audit

  • Develop and manage OEM support and develop SLA where necessary

  • Ensure that all safety guards and safety devices are fitted in all equipment

  • Manage and report on utility consumption for the site

  • Manage the planning and scheduling of maintenance activities in line with production requirements through subordinates by means of effective maintenance and asset care systems

  • Plan and execute major plant shutdowns

  • Implement and manage approved projects and new technology and ensure compliance with standard engineering practices

  • Develop necessary maintenance SOP and ensure team’s compliance to SOPs including spares management and control

  • Develop and execute spares management strategy and ensure team’s compliance

  • Ensure that the maintenance team has been trained and competent in executing their duties

  • Drive continuous improvements for the LNG production plant


Successful candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  • Government Certificate of Competency (GCC factories) - Non-Negotiable

  • Relevant Degree (BSc or B-tech in Mechanical or equivalent)

  • Mechanical/Electrical Trade Tested Certification

  • 6 years’ experience in a continuous process operation (Oil and Gas or Chemical Plant preferable)

  • Advance understanding of maintenance system

  • 3 years management experience.

  • Working knowledge of relevant legislation (i.e., LRA, BCEA, OHS)

  • Ability to be hands-on

  • Excellent communication skills