National Appointments
National Appointments is a generalist recruitment company that handles all levels of professional staff placing within most industries throughout South Africa and Africa.
We do however specialize in the Mining, Medical, Construction, Manufacturing and Finance industries.

Vice President Engineering
Posted date [2019-Jul-10] (ID: 73822)

Our client, a leading international Mining Group is looking for a qualified and highly experienced Vice President Engineering specialist at their corporate office in Weltevreden Park in Roodepoort.


The appointee should:


Have a BSC Degree / National Diploma in Engineering

Have a Government Certificate of Competency

Have an Executive Management Leadership Development Programme or equivalent

Have professional registration with ECSA

Have more than 15 years’ experience in a related role, of which 7 should have been at a senior management level or experience in a functional area (preferably mining environment)

Be declared medically fit for the position and environment, as determined by a risk-based medical examination at the relevant Sibanye Stillwater Occupational Health Centre


Key responsibilities include:


Drive and participates actively in the formulating and reviewing overall long-term strategies for the Engineering function by identifying the short, medium and long term needs in support of long-term strategic direction of the organisation

Provide Engineering expertise and advise Executive Management on strategic issues within the scope of the Engineering function that could impact on business

Interpret Sibanye Stillwater business and Engineering strategies and plans for the company in order to translate into the vision, strategic and operational plans for the Engineering function.

Ensure Engineering strategic and operational plans are executed in all operations; and engineering audits conducted frequently in the Engineering function from a corporate perspective

Analyse benchmarked figures in order to highlight long term cost effective opportunities, make recommendations to the company based on these figures and results.

Investigate business implications of medium and long term planning using knowledge of pure theory and knowledge of current trends and developments to devise or modify new or existing procedures and systems.

Keeps abreast of latest developments, innovations and technologies nationally with an emphasis on engineering aspects, by means of liaising with other mining houses and research organizations, and by representing the Company at industry level.

Identify and evaluate opportunities and synergies both inside and outside current mine areas.

Set goals, establish priorities, manage resource, and develop concepts and approaches, review projects progress and results and make management decisions.

Overseer, direct and evaluate engineering programs, plans and criteria for a variety of activities and ensure alignment to business needs

Provides leadership in terms of strategic integration and alignment, specialist advice and guidance and the creation of a strong Engineering culture by conducting regular engagements with teams

Assess skills, Manage career planning, training and development of the Engineering teams on an ongoing basis by identifying short and long-term skills/training needs in relation to anticipated departmental and business requirements.

Participates in the selection of consulting engineers, oversees and reviews their work product.

Manage stakeholders and/or acts as a liaison between agencies or work unit and other agencies, work units, organizations, suppliers, etc.

Consults and/or negotiates regularly with other corporate functions to achieve outcomes favourable to the discipline or the resolution of issues that affect the discipline or its people, to enhance the image of the Engineering function. 

Job Title Vice President Engineering
Post Details
Posted By National Appointments
Job Function Full command of Groups Engineering function
Start Date Asap
Salary Negotiable depending on experience
Location Weltevreden Park, Roodepoort
Phone No 0827907022
Email nationalapp(at)
Deadline 2019-Jul-23
Region Location -> Gauteng
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time Jobs
Classification Job Classification -> Engineering

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