Engineering Manager

at Life Brackenview
Location Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
Date Posted
Category Science & Engineering
Work Hours Day
Salary Units MONTH
Currency ZAR



Vacancy exists at Life Brackenview Hospital and Life Kensington Hospital for an Engineering Manager reporting to the Hospital Manager. This job exists to provide leadership, technical direction and guidance to the hospital engineering function. This entails ensuring that the maintenance and operation of movable and immovable plant and equipment as well as execution of infrastructure and construction projects in hospital is carried out in an effective, safe and compliant manner that is aligned to applicable best practices and legislation.


Critical Outputs

Effective management of relationships with the business and provide professional leadership, influence and two-way communication.

Manage the hospital engineering department such as implementation of the maintenance management strategy and best practices to maximise overall plant and equipment efficiency (OPEE) and availability and also execution of infrastructure and construction project.

Manage all aspects of the team (i.e. performance, recruitment, development and retention).

Perform administrative functions (i.e. reviewing and writing performance reports, document management, data analysis, validating expenditures, enforcing rules, and support decisions about key engineering projects).

Track and report functional metrics/key performance indicators to identify and deliver on opportunities for improvement.

Drive strategic input and initiatives to maximise efficiencies e.g. utilities (water, electricity, and steam) cost review and plant and equipment modifications.

Review, audit, monitor and evaluate performance of the engineering quality system.

Prepare budgets and bids; drive contract negotiations and address any engineering project disputes

Manage overall hospital engineering compliance to regulations such as OHS Act, construction regulations, SANS etc.

Investigate industry technology, evaluate benefits, conduct business case appraisal and motivate funding.

Experience and understanding of expansion and refurbishment projects and the subsequent outputs thereof.




ENG/BSc degree in Mechanical or Electrical (Heavy Current) engineering or, BTech in Mechanical or Electrical (Heavy Current) engineering or, National Diploma from a University of Technology in Mechanical or Electrical (Heavy Current) engineering, or a Certificated Engineer (GCC).

Above academic qualification must be accompanied by a minimum of 3 years in operations or engineering maintenance in a facility recognized by the department of labour as an operating factory or, practical experience in a hospital or similar environment in an engineering department is essential.

Computer literacy and experience on a CMMS, preferably SAP PM, would be an added advantage




Problem-solving, analysis & judgement

Attention to detail


Verbal & written communication




Drive and energy

Excellence orientation (concern for high quality)

Ethical behaviour (honesty)

Building relationships and networking

Customer responsiveness

Organisational awareness


Interested candidates can send their CV