Engineering Manager

Job Description


Overall Job Purpose

To manage and develop the Engineering Team for the safe and cost-effective running of the Process Plant and associated services, through clearly defined strategies and objectives regarding fixed plant, equipment & facilities maintenance.

Specific Job Responsibility:

  • Oversee the management, development and motivation of the Process Engineering teams.
  • Provide Engineering input in to the construction of facilities including reviews of build quality, plus completion and handover documentation.
  • Review any spares orders made to date, identify and correct shortfalls.
  • Develop, implement and optimise maintenance systems.
  • Assist with identification, recruitment and training of expatriate and local Zambian engineering and maintenance personnel.
  • Oversee the commissioning of any relevant facilities, along with the Project and Operations teams.
  • Develop, implement and manage operating and capital maintenance budgets.
  • Plan and execute routine Plant maintenance.
  • Document and review the overall Engineering strategy on an annual basis to ensure that it is aligned with the business plan.
  • Ensure strict adherence to maintenance work and management principles (percent planned work, adherence to schedule, number of breakdowns, number of proactive requests) to obtain maximum plant availability/reliability at minimum maintenance cost per unit produced.
  • Manage the Engineering Assets to ensure that they produce at their designed capacity and are periodically refurbished to their original condition to ensure optimal life – through robust condition monitoring systems and processes.

Experience Required to Perform in This job:

  • At least 15 years relevant technical experience; including 5 years senior management experience.
  • Previous experience in Copper/Nickel process plants will be beneficial.
  • Bachelor degree in Engineering, Electrical Engineering preferred.


  • Engineering Degree or equivalent Technical Qualification

Method of Application

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Precision Recruitment International (PRI) is a privately owned recruitment company with offices in Zambia, Zimbabwe (HQ) and Mozambique. It has positioned itself to provide high quality recruitment services by acquiring the best possible prospects and placements. It does this by pro-actively building relationships with people in developing industries in the various regional countries. PRI uses a wide range of techniques that include specified 'search and selection' methods and contingent-based recruitment techniques.