Posted time 22nd May 2024 Location Port Elizabeth Job type Full-time
  • Experience: 5 years automatation experience
  • Salary: R 70 000pm CTC negotiable

A well known international automotive manufacturing company is currently recruiting for a Project Engineer to be based in Kariega Eastern Cape to join their Production Planning Department.

Brief Role Description

The successful candidate will be expected to ensure that all new/upgraded facilities required for production are:

  • Introduced on time.
  • To budget
  • Compliant (statutorily (OHS Act & SANS) and to Group standards) 
  • And capable of producing to the required quality (outlined in product specification) and volume (outlined in the project premises)

Possible Tasks within this Role

  • Preparing production facility investment studies and production concepts including timing, layouts, capacity concepts and different options for possible new products in Paint and Component Plants.
  • Developing specifications that ensure requirements are met for: new production facilities, new systems, new equipment & life cycle upgrades.
  • Setting up project management plans to ensure that all new/upgraded facilities required for production are introduced: on time, to budget, compliantly (statutorily: OHS Act & SANS), to Group Standards, being capable of producing to the required quality and volume & to the satisfaction of stakeholders.
  • Technical evaluation of tenders.
  • Project implementation: site establishment, construction/installation, change point management, co-ordination of stakeholders, commissioning & keeping to timing schedule
  • Managing project budgets by tracking actual expenditure versus budget, progress payments and final payment.
  • Ensuring that the supplier provides updated layouts to required Group Standard with all projects.
  • Ensuring that the supplier provides documentation for facility i.e. operating manuals, maintenance manuals, component drawings, electrical drawings etc.
  • Buy-off of new equipment with Final Acceptance Schedule (end of commissioning)

Qualification requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechatronic, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering

Experience needed

  • 3 years of proven facility planning experience (e.g writing specifications; procurement & commissioning in a complex industrial environment)
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in Automation /Electronics
  • 3 – 5 years ‘ experience in Project Management (e.g. Budgets, time, resource management)


  • Able to read and interpret technical drawings.
  • Organization, coordination and planning as well as resourcefulness skills.
  • Logical, analytical and advanced technical insight and aptitude
  • Ability to deal with complexity.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels and simply and concisely explain and sell complex technical processes.
  • Proven knowledge and experience in Industrial automation, networks and IT.
  • People skills and stakeholder management
  • Creative problem solving
  • Highly computer literate

If interested kindly submit your CV to before 4 June 2024

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