Senior Specialist, Energy needed at Exxaro Resources

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Job title : Senior Specialist, Energy

Job Location : Gauteng, Centurion

Deadline : 18-May-24

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To assist in integrating energy management across the Group in line with its operating model.
To ensure that sound energy management practices are applied across all operations and projects.
To ensure delivery of high-level expert technical support and direction to contribute effectively to business energy management and compliance.

Minimum Requirements
 BEng (Hons) Electrical Engineering (Essential/Minimum or)
 BSc (Hons) Environmental Management (Essential/Minimum or)
 B Engineering (Hons) (Essential/Minimum)
 Certificate Project Management (Essential/Minimum)
 Management Development Programme (Essential/Minimum)
 Gov Cert of Competence: Engineering (Recommended/Desirable)


8-10 years All-encompassing exposure and experience in energy management and providing inputs on existing and new energy management or efficiency projects. Formulating effective energy management plans for the group, problem solving and optimisation and risk management. Identifying and evaluating viable options to reduce the group’s energy consumption. Operational exposure to energy management, preferably in a mining environment.  (Essential/Minimum)   Management


  •  Psychometric Assessment (Essential/Minimum)
  •  Certificate of Fitness (Essential/Minimum)
  •  Engineering Council of SA (PrEng) (Essential/Minimum)

Duties & Responsibilities
Compliance, Governance and Assurance    

  •  Adhere to Mine Health and Safety Act (MHSA) and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act and comply with company specific Safety Health and Environment (SHE) policies and procedures and other legal requirements
  •  Assist in assurance reviews on energy management
  •  Technical compliance to governance in terms of energy management
  •  Ensure compliance to South African National (SANS) standards and regulations

Functional Excellence    

  •  Assist to develop and maintain energy functional policies, standards, guidelines, procedures, end-to-end processes, tools, and templates etc. Enforce group-wide adherence to these.
  •  Standardise, simplify and speed-up functional processes and eliminate duplication/bureaucracy
  •  Develop and apply functional best practices and promote sharing of best practices/knowledge
  •  Drive and execute functional excellence initiatives
  •  Oversee and monitor functional activities at operations
  •  Establish functional/cross-functional forums, Communities of Practice (COPs) etc. to ensure functional alignment.
  •  Identify and manage critical functional risks through appropriate mitigation plans/actions.

Functional Management    

  •  Financial management: Assist to prepare/manage function’s budget for energy management.
  •  Strategic alignment/planning: Assist to set functional direction, develop functional strategic plan aligned to and driving vision/purpose, strategy, goals, and priorities, including aligning functional work/resources. Assist to establish measurable functional targets from Group targets. Define and reinforce the link between Group, functional, operational goals and individual outputs, measures, and rewards.
  •  Performance management: Implement functional responsibilities through disciplined execution processes, track implementation and provide feedback to functional leadership. Coordinate functional/cross- functional activities to ensure strategic alignment.
  •  Set and maintain high performance standards. Track and drive functional targets/goals.
  •  Continuous improvement and functional change: Identify, advocate for and lead functional improvement and change. Create a culture of continuous improvement and change agility in function.
  •  Engagement/communication: Communicate and engage functional employees. Engage with executives, operations and cross-functionally with peers. Represent the function/the Company externally as required.

Knowledge Management and Continuous Improvement    

  •  Drive energy management knowledge sharing across business units and projects – community of practices and work groups (lessons learned and best practices)
  •  Facilitate community of practice/work group training sessions for energy professionals at the Business Units
  •  Understand and manage all discipline risk for the group

People Management    

  •  Talent development: Assist to manage talent through ongoing mentoring, coaching and development. Promote a culture of continuous learning.
  •  Encourage teamwork.
  •  Culture/functional climate: Embody, translate, and entrench the Company’s culture and values.
  •  Foster effective teamwork and unity. Embody, translate, and entrench the Company’s culture and values.
  •  Manage functional climate in which diversity is appreciated, high performance thrives and where people are involved, energised, committed, motivated, and recognised.
  •  Demonstrate and encourage collaboration, including cross-functionally and create a culture of collaboration. Create an environment in which people are inspired to perform and a high-performance culture.
  •  Change leadership: Provide direction, guidance, and support to people having to adapt to change, keep them committed throughout. Actively support, advocate for and embrace functional/organisational change and reinforce/role model the change.
  •  Address resistance, beliefs, mind-sets, behaviours, and emotions to help people adapt to change.
  •  Communication/engagement: Encourage open expression of ideas/opinions and foster dialogue. Seek out different opinions. Inform people of decisions, changes, and other relevant information.
  •  Proactively address conflicts and initiate difficult conversations.
  •  Team development: Assist to develop effective and high performing team including shared team purpose, principles, goals, accountability, and effective team player capabilities.
  •  Create an environment of accountability and trust

Safe and Healthy Work Environment    

  •  Maintain and ensure a healthy environment and safe operations practices
  •  Ensure compliance with all applicable SHE policies/procedures in line with set standards, particularly related to electrical engineering
  •  Encourage a culture that focuses on safety in all operations

Strategy Management    

  •  Lead the formulation of group energy management policy/ strategy to support and influence energy management strategy
  •  Support the execution of the group wide energy management strategy
  •  Provide expert technical guidance to energy management activities and engineers on project teams and BUs

Support Coal Business    

  •  Recommend new energy management technologies that could be adopted from a group perspective.
  •  Manage energy management audits where required
  •  Establish and maintain an energy management internal and external resource network
  •  Represent Exxaro when required with external stakeholders for energy management work (government, industry, and other key stakeholder forums)
  •  Assist to create, maintain, evaluate, and implement energy management standards
  •  Act as the “intelligent buyer” of outside competencies, skills, and technology to fulfill required deliverables when required.
  •  Provide energy management support to Business Units and projects

Behavioural Alignment    

Demonstrates the following:

  •  Creativity, collaboration, sociable and awareness to the ecosystem
  •  Stewardship, accountability, ability to develop trust, safety conscious and ethical
  •  Ability to respond quickly to business needs/agility, flexibility, continuous learning, innovation and proven ability to experiment on creative business solutions
  •  Ability to be inclusive, eagerness for multiple skills, embraces multiple cultures, accepts different approaches and be human-centric/empathetic
  •  Results oriented, quality driven, excellence, entrepreneurial abilities, efficient and effective

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