Posted time 8th January 2024 Location Port Elizabeth Job type Full-time
  • Experience: 3 years logistics project management experience in automotive sector
  • Salary: R negotiable

An international automotive OEM company based in the Eastern Cape is looking for a Project Engineer to join their logistics department

Job Description and Responsibilities

  • Preparing and providing logistics facilities, i.e. racking, packaging, storage facilities, trolleys, pallets and dunnages by analyzing feasibility of concepts for new projects or production requests to satisfy valid customer requirements and corporate objectives
  • Planning and preparing detailed Production and Warehouse concepts, layouts, drawings and job specifications for specialized facilities based on latest technology to optimize VWSA operations.
  • Setting up detailed project plans for coordinating and monitoring projects, then monitoring the detailed activities to ensure that the implementation adheres to the specification and timing.
  • Preparing Enquiry Requests to obtain quotations from suppliers with specifications on details of the work/services required after conceptualizing proposals and obtaining approval thereof from user departments.
  • Evaluating adjudicated tenders and negotiate with suppliers if required to improve/optimize costs
  • Preparing appropriation requests to obtain management and financial approval for committing project funds
  • Preparing and issuing purchase requisitions in order to generate orders and facilitate the placing of the orders with the suppliers/contractors to proceed with jobs/projects.
  • Investigating, completing and actioning Disposal requests, Good material passes etc. to dispose of obsolete equipment and to control Logistic facilities/parts entering and leaving the plant.
  • Arranging for project/facility/service acceptance and hand-over by conducting demonstrations of equipment or facilities through physical trials in order to ensure conformance with the requestors/users requirements.
  • Preparation of budget prices to be used for corporate investment program,cost studies, localization and export projects by analyzing the proposed processes and assessing the Logistic requirements at each stage of the process.
  • Developing and introducing packaging specifications by ensuring optimal packaging methods for internal, local, export and CKD parts in order to reduce packaging costs and eliminate damages to parts.
  • Drafting and updating Logistics Material Handling Contracts after consultation with all stakeholders to ensure the required Logistic resources (manpower, material handling equipment, etc) are in place to support to support user needs.
  • Convening and chairing meetings as required with any/all role players (eg suppliers/contractors, user departments, support areas, subject matter experts, etc) and subsequently document accurate minutes of meetings for reference purposes.
  • Standing in for supervisor and represent the Logistics/Logistics Planning department at scheduled and unscheduled meetings, seminars and during routine matters.

Education and Experience 

  • Degree or National Diploma in Mechanical/Industrial Engineering or equivalent
  • 3 years’ experience with logistics processes within automotive manufacturing environment.
  • 2 years’ experience in Project Management

Skills, Attributes & Other requirements         


  • Analytical skills
  • Good decision-making abilities
  • Requiring minimum supervision.
  • Good planning and organizing skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • German language proficiency is advisable.
  • Proficiency in computer aided design and fully computer literate

Package & Remuneration


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