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Solution Engineering Team Leader_Siemens Large Drives

Job Description

Job Title / Role:                     Solution Engineering Team Leader_Siemens Large Drives Organization:                        Siemens Large Drives Location:                                Midrand, South Africa

Reporting Manager:              Solution Engineering Manager

The Business

Siemens Large Drive Applications (LDA) is a leading provider of advanced technology solutions, driving productivity and performance in Africa’s mining and cement industry. We are looking for a motivated professional employee with a passion for control and instrumentation engineering to join our team to support us in addressing the challenges faced in the industry. Our area of business includes design, manufacture, implementation and support of electrification, automation, and digitalization projects. The successful candidate will lead the automation Solutions Engineering team to successfully delivery complete control and instrumentation systems using Siemens technology for a wide range of exciting applications such as

·        Mine Winders

·        Conveyor Belt Systems

·        Stacker/Reclaimers

·        Mills

·        Integrated engineering of mining, cement and metals process plants

Role Headline

Coordinates and supervises Engineering activities for Solutions, leads and advises a team of qualified professionals engineers and technicians and ensures adherence to processes and procedures.

Responsibilities of the Role

         Leads, develops, and motivates a group of dedicated qualified employees and professionals functionally to achieve the targets set.

Defines and ensures adherence to guidelines, processes, and procedures, for the Engineering Team assigned.

Coordinates Engineering activities performed by a team of professionals and technicians and controls execution according to the organizational guidelines.

Provides suitable work environment and implements people management processes.

Plans and allocates resources and budgets to Engineering projects or activities.

 Ensures continuous training and professional development of team members in accordance with a proactively managed skills matrix

Continuously follows industry and technology developments, and ensures adoption of latest trends and innovations

Assists when required to do quotations, technical support for selling Siemens Process Control and Automation solutions

Ensure high standards of engineering quality is maintained in order to achieve customer satisfaction and avoid non-conformance costs

Continuously looking for process improvements and stimulating innovative thinking within the team to maximise productivity and efficiency

Participate in clients design studies, Hazop and other activities as trusted advisor

Travel to sites (within SA and cross border) for installation & commissioning, site audits, project & tender meetings, iFAT,CFAT,SAT etc

Will be required to work extended hours on site as required on projects due to critical deadlines during installation & commissioning phases

Qualifications and Experience

Bachelor of Engineering/Science/Technology, National Technical Diploma (S4 or T4)

Current ECSA registration is an advantage

 Minimum 7 years’ experience in software development and leading small to medium sized team.

 Demonstrated familiarity with electrical and control system engineering in target industries (Oil and Gas, Mining, Cement and / or Paper) this would include greenfield and brownfields projects.

Attributes and skills

 Proven track record in the design, development and deployment of Siemens Simatic PCS 7 systems

 Experienced in the application of integrated engineering environments and tools, including system simulation for test and training purposes

 Additional Siemens product knowledge would be an advantage (TIA Portal, Step7, WinCC with other products such as Simocodes, Soft Starters VSD’s)

 Understanding of Project Management principles

  Evidence of team leadership capabilities

 Fluent in understanding electrical drawings, P&ID’s, PFD’s

  Able to unpack scope of work into smaller packages for the team to execute.

 Able estimate effort required to complete scope of work

  Fluent in understanding electrical drawings, P&ID’s, PFD’

  Able to create a control philosophy, FDS, EDS, DDS

Our culture:

Our culture embraces different perspectives, open debate, and the will to challenge convention. Change is a constant aspect of our work. We aspire to lead the change in our industry rather than just react to it. That’s why we invite you to take on new challenges, test your ideas, and celebrate success.

The company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets under the Employment Equity Act will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an equal opportunity employer we encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

We care about your data privacy and take compliance with the POPI Act, GDPR as well as other data protection legislation seriously. For this reason, we ask you not to send us your CV or resume by email. We ask instead that you create a profile in our talent community where you can upload your CV. Setting up a profile lets us know you are interested in career opportunities with us and makes it easy for us to send you an alert when relevant positions become open


Organization: Portfolio Companies

Company: Siemens Large Drives (Pty) Ltd

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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