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Group Technical Manager (Mining & Metals/Minerals industry), Ref 717143

  • B.Eng
  • Anywhere
  • Posted 4 years ago

Ref: 717143

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: B.Eng (Mechanical); GCC (Mines & Works); M.Eng (Eng Management), M.Com (Management Practice)
Professional Registration: : Pr. Eng - Professional Engineer (ECSA), GCC - Mines and Works, Mechanical, SAIMechE, AMRE
Annual Package Range: South African Rand (ZAR) 1.85 mil - 2.0 mil
Total years experience: 20-30 Years

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Current / most recent job title?

Group Technical Manager

1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Appointed as Director of Drilling Technical Services providing technical support to the group of services am responsible for all group engineering functions and report to the Technical Director.

2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:
I have the following offices under my direct control:

  • Project Office; executing R&D, product development and engineering designs for the drilling business worldwide.
  • Drawing Office; responsible for all engineering drawings and standards for the Group
  • Product Support Office; responsible for engineering and operational support to MD Business Units worldwide.
  • CIC Office; responsible for all electronic engineering services and software application development. R&D forms a major part of this office’s functions.

3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:
Results-driven Professional Engineer with extensive experience in maintenance-, design- and project engineering and also in project-, engineering-, construction and general management. In-depth experience of cross-discipline engineering design and management. Well-read and -traveled with broad international exposure. Sound knowledge of different project management frameworks and methodologies – both from a client and a service provider perspective. High level systems thinker with an affinity for identifying relationships and developing models of operation; this skill was readily honed during post-graduate studies. Leadership and management skills guided by strategic vision, whilst firmly grounded in reality.

4. Ideal business title:
Technical Director
Head of Project Engineering
Head of Engineering
Head of Operations

5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:
Management knowledge throughout the enterprise
Technical consulting
Providing project engineering and project management leadership on a company wide basis
Management system optimization

6. Skill area of competence:
Maintenance Engineering
Engineering Design
Systems Engineering
Technical Consulting
Project Engineering
Project Management & Controls
Engineering Management
Risk Management

7. Career summary:
27 years mining: gold
1 year EPCM: Minerals & Metals

8. Achievements:
Implemented explosive demolition techniques
Through proper systems engineering analysis implemented various new technologies to optimize process outputs
Creation and management of the Regional Project Engineering Services department at lowest cost to company. Service provider of choice to AGA clients
R&D project to implement cage roof protection system

9. What do you absolutely love doing?
Applying systems thinking and systems engineering to optimize processes and output
Identifying and preventing possible organisational/ project/technical disasters through appropriate risk management methodologies
Dissolution of management problems through effective systemic intervention
Developing and implementing integrated systems (hard and soft)that work reliably
Developing individuals and continuously improving team performance
Travelling and exploring new places


10. Ideal company (culture and values):
Dynamic but stable international company with opportunities for growth and development. Globally diverse with strong ties to the mining/minerals industry. Not constrained to one commodity.
Culture: modern management culture that adapts to changing times, technologies and circumstances. In touch with the work force

Honesty & integrity
Care (People, Planet, Profit)


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