Title:  Senior Engineering Manager

Closing Date:  6 January 2023


Jwaneng, 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

The Senior Engineering Manager fulfils leadership and governance tasks across the Engineering Discipline in support of the overall strategy and business objectives.

A main purpose is the development and steering of the departmental strategy to enhance Asset Management maturity and translation of this strategy into operational improvements.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Assess and improve skills and resourcing within the function (technical and behavioural)
  • Coordinate and integrate knowledge sharing across
  • Manage Engineering-related talent management
  • Manage Engineering Knowledge Management and best practice transfer
  • Ensure succession plans are in place for key staff
  • Establish and maintain appropriate systems and processes
  • Manage and control departmental expenditure within agreed budgets
  • Develop and implement Departmental Asset Management strategy aligned with Group Asset Management strategy to optimise operational performance and costs
  • Communicate strategy effectively within the department and external stakeholders
  • Define and set-up tracking mechanisms for Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the departmental Asset Management strategy
  • Ensure that external change impacting the Asset Management programme is anticipated and factored into programme
  • Provides engineering services to the operation
  • Oversee, coordinate and review the implementation of the Asset Management programme
  • Implement and improve Asset Management high-value processes in line with the group Asset Management strategy
  • Oversee effective management of assets including machinery, mobile equipment and fixed plants to achieve maximum value
  • Demonstrate high-level of applied expertise in maintenance management
  • Establish and maintain a comprehensive compendium of engineering standards and specifications
  • Ensure top risks are identified and mitigations plans in place and reviewed periodically
  • Build capacity and capability by assessing and improving skills and resourcing within the function
  • Ensure that contractors comply with engineering and specifications
  • Setup and maintain a technical assurance program in line with the group strategy
  • Provide technical guidance and support to project engineers and EPCMs
  • Influence and review project designs
  • Support stage gate reviews of major projects
  • Perform quality reviews during the building phase
  • Ensure operational readiness of all projects
  • Provide Visible Felt Leadership (VFLs) in safety, health, environment and sustainable development
  • Embed leading SHE management practices, identify areas for improvement and recommend actions to address gaps
  • Proactively identify, monitor and mitigate SHE risks
  • Know and understand the risk profile for his / her area of responsibility
  • Adhere to all safety, health and environmental policies and procedures as well as Mines, Quarries, Works and Machinery Act in area of responsibility
  • Ensure compliance with safety, health and environmental standards
  • Report every incident, accident and near hits
  • Take part in SHE accident / incident investigations
  • Ensure that housekeeping standards are applied
  • Adopt and practice the principles of Zero Harm
  • Ensure that contractors comply with PPE standards
  • Effectively manage own development
  • Ensures that codes of practices, standard operating procedures, legal and statutory requirements are adhered to in area of responsibility
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Other Job Responsibilities

  • Adhere to all safety, health and environmental and corporate governance principles, policies and procedures in area of responsibility


  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Control & Instrumentation or Equivalent


  • Minimum 10 years experience in engineering field
  • Minimum 5 years of management experience

Legal Certification/Professional Registration

Technical Competencies

  • Technical Analysis
  • Applying EC&I Engineering
  • Applying Mechanical Engineering
  • Applying Civil Engineering
  • Asset Management and Optimisation
  • Driving Business Performance
  • Project Management
  • SHE Risk Management

Behavioral Competencies

  • Managing Performance and Holding People Accountable
  • Business Acumen
  • Achievement Orientation
  • Planning, Coordination and Execution
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Visible leadership
  • Mentoring and coaching line management
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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.

Permanent Contract