Job title: MES/BIM Engineering Consultant
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Location: Midrand
Salary type: Annual
Job published: 2019-07-12
Job ID: 32377

Job Description

Responsibilities
Projects or Services:
  • Understand the high-level Scope of Work (SoW).
  • Assist the project manager to draw up a project plan by estimating effort/duration on individual tasks.
  • Engage with customers to understand their business needs. Translate needs into measurable and achievable requirements. Document requirements in a Functional Requirements Specifications (FRS). Submit FRS to the customer for signature to ensure mutually understood and agreed details of the SoW.
  • Design solutions that will satisfy customer requirements. Proposed solutions should: follow best practice guidelines, be robust to optimize availability, follow the latest trends and changes in technology for sustainability and performance. Document the designs in a Functional Design Specifications (FDS) and/or Technical Design Specifications (TDS).
  • Conduct handover session with other resources assigned to the same SoW.
  • Validate that the solutions in the FDS/TDS meets the requirements defined in the FRS and conforms to best practices and quality standards.
  • Take full control and ownership of individual tasks or complete SoW assigned to you.
  • Execute solutions. Where tasks are not clearly defined in FDS/TDS, engineered solutions should: follow best practice guidelines, be robust to optimize availability, follow the latest trends and changes in technology for sustainability and performance.
  • Test engineered solutions at various stages of the project life cycle. Including, but not limited to: Unit testing (UT), Internal Testing (IT), Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT), Site Acceptance Testing (SAT). Develop test documentation based on FRS, best practices and quality standards. Capture results in test documentation.
  • Deploy engineered solutions in customer production environment.
  • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving methods to diagnose and resolve issues promptly.
  • Develop, maintain, contribute and adhere to best practices, lessons learned and quality standards.
  • Manage individual priorities, deliverables and utilization & efficiency (time management).
  • Onsite project work as required.
  • After hours standby as required.
Sales:
  • Assist front office with technical scoping and capability aspects of solutions during the sales cycle.
  •  Assist tendering by provide input into effort and duration for quoting purpose.
  •  Promote value-add solutions, services and add-ons to customers during project engagements.
  •  Identify opportunities to widen the use of the company’s solutions within projects and services.
  •  Provide front office with leads generated through, for example, value-add promotion.
  • Technical:
  •  Ensure technical skills and knowledge is continually improved in line with corporate direction, changes in technology and industry trends.
  •  Contribute to improving engineering capabilities/processes by sharing knowledge and ideas within the team.
  •  Ensures that activities conform with relevant government regulations, company policies, standard and ethics
  • Communication & Reporting:
  • Consult with colleagues in areas of technical expertise.
  • Keep project manager and other relevant stakeholders up to date with progress on assigned tasks.
  • Participate in communication plan to build/maintain client relationships.
  • Conduct all communications in a professional manner.
  •  Provide early warning to the project manager on newly identified and changing risks, problems or issues.
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  • Administration/General:
  • Perform administrative duties as related to the role including timely completion and submission of timesheets, appraisals, support tickets and expense claims.
  • Keep informed w.r.t company policies, standard and ethics.
  • Keep document management system up to date with all project backups, documentation, reports, timesheets, expenses, certificates, etc.
  • Manage personal objective, company goals and project commitments.
Relationship Management:
Maintain and encourage appropriate communications and cooperation with:
  • Customers / Partners / Supplies
  • Other divisions and entities within the company
  • Project and services team
 
Skills Required:
 
Education:
B.Eng (Computer, Electrical, Industrial), Bsc Information Technology
 
Job Related Experience:
Previous experience in the delivery of:
  • Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Manufacturing Information Systems (MIS), Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Business Intelligence (BI).
  • Software and applications architecture and design.
  • SQL Server (DB, SSAS, SSRS, SSIS)
  • Software development (C#, ASP.Net)
  • Solid technical report writing skills
  • Business process and data modelling tools
  • Knowledge of project management processes and software
Business Understanding:
  • Business needs analysis
  • Business process mapping
  • Risk management
  • Health, safety and environment
  • Technical sales support