Re-Advertisement- Consultant Automation Engineer/Technologist needed at Rand Water

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Job title : Re-Advertisement- Consultant Automation Engineer/Technologist

Job Location : Gauteng,

Deadline : July 13, 2024

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Minimum Requirements

Essential (must-have) qualifications are:

  • Formal engineering qualifications (MTech, MEng, MScEng degree)
  • Professional Registration with the Engineering Council of SA
  • 6 to 10 years’ experience in industrial automation (measurement, control and instrumentation)engineering / infrastructure management
  • Minimum of 3 years’ management experience

Desirable qualifications are:

  • Advanced Management Programme
  • Membership of a fraternal voluntary association

Primary Duties

  • Assist the Automation Asset Manager to lead and manage all activities of the section that will result in optimal lifecycle performance of the specific category of assets
  • Assist the Automation Asset Manager to develop, compile, execute and manage the section business plan that supports the departmental and divisional business plan
  • Assist the Automation Asset Manager to develop and maintain generic standards for asset performance and availability, maintenance regimes, rates of deterioration, lifespan, etc.
  • Provide and update plans and costs for the management of each asset, for incorporation into the integrated Asset Management Plan
  • Manage and lead the process relating to the review and improvement of standards and specifications for the asset category
  • Manage asset assessors and maintenance staff in:
  • Condition assessment and performance measurement of assets to agreed standards and
  • frequencies
  • Regular audits of maintenance activities
  • Providing a maintenance support service to operating sites
  • Manage, specify and review improvements to design specifications, operating and maintenance regimes.
  • Review and approve specification and design of new assets to ensure lifecycle performance is adequately addressed
  • Develop and prepare annual budget for Automation asset management, and practice financial management and control
  • Assist the Automation Asset Manager to manage the development of staff by monitoring performance, coaching and mentoring, career path and succession planning
  • Initiate and lead Automation asset management related projects
  • Direct and lead technical advances and world class expertise for the category of asset
  • People and resource management by monitoring performance of staff and implement succession planning
  • Effective management and monitoring the section’s budget to ensure actual expenses against budgeted amount and delegate action on variances
  • Create and encourage a culture of teamwork, and achievement, through the application of frequent feedback and communication with staff and promote employment equity


  • Specification, design,operation, andmaintenance of the asset category (i.e.,automation engineering)
  • Financial and economic principles, including life cycle costing
  • Condition assessment and performance measurement techniques and evaluation
  • Asset rehabilitation technology
  • Principles of plant maintenance and reliability
  • Principles of asset management


  • Technical report writing and development of specifications
  • SCADA and HMI installation and commissioning
  • PLC programming and configuration, I/O installation, and commissioning
  • Installation and wiring of instruments to the PLC and control panel I/Os
  • Electrical control panel construction, installation and commissioning
  • Control panel fault tracing, redesign, and re-wiring
  • System alarm reporting and logging
  • Industrial networking and telemetry systems
  • Production of P&ID and AsBuilt drawings 

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