Title:  Project Lead Engineer

Closing Date:  20 March 2023


Gaborone, BW

Description: Debswana Diamond Company would like to invite suitably qualified innovative, results oriented and self-driven individuals to apply for the position listed and described below and join a professional team driven by service excellence, where the demands of the business are met by encouraging team work and addressing the needs of the individual.

Purpose of the Role

To direct, coordinate and integrate all engineering activities of the project through design into construction and commissioning.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Manages the Engineering function within the project scope
  • Ensures that project scope is engineered to the correct standards, specifications and client requirements
  • Ensures that the project scope is executed in accordance with the correct and appropriate engineering practices
  • Prepares and present technical proposals to the Project Manager for discussion and implementation
  • Approve all technical adjudications on the project
  • Accountable for all engineering designs, and compliance with regulatory and H&S requirements
  • Monitors and integrates engineering changes throughout the project cycle
  • As part of the Project Management Team, provide strategic direction for both engineering and project management discussions
  • Assist the Project Manager in ensuring that the project is successfully implemented
  • Multi and cross functional integration
  • Manages EPCM contractors from an engineering perspective
  • Monitors the output of contractors, consultants and Project Engineers
  • Oversees all work of Project Engineers and Engineering Consultants
  • Prepares and presents reports to Management
  • Takes cognizance of, adheres to and promotes Corporate Governance and Company policies and procedures relating to inter alia; safety, health, environmental, risk and security issues
  • Participates in the budget preparation and cost management process by evaluating, assessing and forecasting requirements, making provision for these and authorizing expenditure within given parameters
  • Setting performance standards/requirements and objectives
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Other Job Responsibilities

  • Ensures compliance with Safety, Health and Environmental standards


  • Degree in Engineering, preferably Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Postgraduate qualification an added advantage


10 years post qualification engineering management experience in a mining, heavy industry or project environment.

Legal Certification/Professional Registration

  • Registration with Engineering Registration Board (ERB) or equivalent

Technical Competencies

  • Strategy Business Thinking
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Business Acumen
  • Change Management

Behavioral Competencies

  • Safety Focus
  • People Management
  • Values Driven
  • Decisiveness and Accountability
  • Teamwork & Collaboration

Debswana is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Please note that we only contact shortlisted candidates.

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Fixed Term Contract
3 years