Engineering Lead

Golder Associates

As a global, employee-owned organisation with over 50 years of experience, Golder Associates is driven by our purpose to engineer earth’s development while preserving earth’s integrity. From more than 180 offices worldwide, our over 8000 employees deliver solutions that help our clients achieve their sustainable development goals by providing a wide range of independent consulting, design and construction services in our specialist areas of earth, environment and energy.

  • Provide guidance and manage offices providing engineering services in continental Africa
  • Build and lead an in-country team (Mozambique), with strong linkages to a strong international company
  • Reports to Golder in Africa’s Engineering Business Unit Leader and works closely with the Golder Africa management team
  • Drive strategic planning of engineering services within the various regions, outside South Africa, and in synergy with the Golder Strategy for Mozambique
  • Develop strategic goals in collaboration with the lead engineers within each region in Africa, to ensure market sector growth e.g. Mining, Oil & Gas
  • Identify and drive business development opportunities within the engineering specialized areas of Golder Africa e.g. water engineering, tailings engineering, waste engineering, geotechnical engineering, process engineering
  • Track the progress of these initiatives and give feedback to the BU ENG leader and the BD leader
  • Guide the selection of opportunities to pursue and the generation of engineering proposals, ensuring integration with other Business Units
  • Develop business plans for each region’s engineering group, to reflect the performance targets, BSC’s and financial models in terms of capital requirements and operating capital profiles
  • Develop Human Development strategies in collaboration with the lead engineer in each region in terms of growing the engineering team within each regional office
  • Give technical guidance and support to the lead engineers in terms of Golder engineering systems, technical excellence, quality assurance, etc
  • Guide and initiate training programs for young engineers and schedule exchange programs between regional offices and the main engineering offices in Pretoria and Johannesburg
  • Management of projects executed in the regions to ensure effective coordination with the main engineering offices in South Africa and globally as needed
  • Development of leadership in each region through mentoring programs.
  • Interaction with Zitholele Consulting and management of the Alliance with regard to collective provision of Engineering
  • A relevant university degree at an internationally accredited institution in one of the fields of environmental or civil engineering is required
  • Post graduate specialization in environmental or earth engineering is desirable
  • Registration as a professional engineer with a recognized jurisdiction is a requirement for this position
  • Minimum of ten years consultancy experience and, ideally have a proven track record in the management of professional and administrative staff
  • Self driven, highly motivated and client focussed
  • Must be innovative and have an understanding of the importance of networking and the ability to work collaboratively to execute projects, drawing resources and skills from across the world
  • Embracing the Golder culture of uncompromised health and safety is essential. Portuguese, experience in country essential
  • MS Word, MS Excel (Advanced), MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook , MS Projects
  • An option to purchase shares in Golder Associates
  • Career and personal development opportunities and support of personal growth
  • Employee mentoring program
  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

Preference will be given to applicants from designated groups and suitable internal candidates in line with Golder Associates Africa’s policies. Also note that preference will be given to internal applicants and applicants from the designated groups.

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  • Published 16.03.2013
  • Expires 10.04.2013
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