Jacobs Engineering Manager in Secunda, South Africa

Engineering Manager


  • Is responsible for People, activities and performance of the following departments within the applicable office

  • Process department

  • Civil department

  • Mechanical department

  • Instrumentation & Control department

  • Design (Drawing Office) department

  • Piping engineering department

  • Electrical department

  • Ensures that a trained, motivated, technical and quality/cost conscious and balanced staff is developed and maintained.

  • Ensures that the quality of the work performed by “Engineering” is in accordance with Jacobs’ standard, procedures and clients requirements as laid down in the contract.

  • Motivates the engineering departments to keep abreast of new developments in their area of responsibility.

  • Liaises with Project Managers to ensure that satisfactory progress is being made on all projects to achieve maximum profitability and schedule compliance.

  • Assists the Operations Manager in establishing the corporate/company plans and objectives directed towards attainment of profitable operations and company growth, including determining of priorities between projects.

  • Controls, on an overall basis, the resources within “Engineering” office.

  • Assesses the performance of his key personnel

  • Plans for the most effective use of staff.

  • Ensures that the operations within “Engineering” are in accordance with the general Jacobs policies and organization procedures.

  • Attends pricing reviews & reviews engineering manhours to execute the related scope of work as defined in the proposal.

  • Reviews with the department heads of “Engineering”:

  • Budgets for overhead and internal projects.

  • Workload, structure, composition and size of the department.

  • Training requirements and career planning (horizontal and vertical) to achieve short and long term objectives.

  • Salary increases and promotions to a senior position and above.

  • Matters pertaining organization and quality.

  • Supports/promotes project control (quality/cost/schedule) for engineering.

  • Takes leadership on Safety & BeyondZero

  • Participates in engineering trouble cases.

  • Attends management review and progress meetings on quality assurance.

  • Attends meetings of the quality management steering committee.

  • Is involved in laying down Jacobs’ house rules.

  • Hire and fire personnel in common agreement with Operations Manager and Human Resources Director.

  • Approve salary increases and promotions within “Engineering” branch.


  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification – Engineering (B.Scor B.Eng)

  • 15 years & 3 years Engineering SupervisoryExperience

  • Petro Chemicals, Oil & Gas or SimilarEnvironment

  • EPC/EPCm Projects

  • Relevant Site Experience

  • Field and Foreign Office Assignment

  • Multi-Office Experience

Primary Location South Africa-South Africa Countrywide-Secunda

Req ID: ECR0000I3