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Hospital Engineering Manager

at Life Peglerae Hospital
Location Rustenburg, South Africa
Date Posted July 4, 2019
Category Management Jobs in South Africa
Currency ZAR





A vacancy has arisen for the position of Hospital Engineering Manager based at Life Peglerae Hospital, 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.




National Diploma in either Mechanical or Electrical (Heavy Current) Engineering with a minimum of 5 years in operations or engineering maintenance and

Practical experience in the hospital environment or similar environment is essential.

Proven leadership and people management experience

Knowledge of contracts negotiation and management, OHS Act regulation, facilities management, financial, project management and engineering procurement practices.




Leadership and teamwork

Engaging diversity

Motivating and developing people

Drive and energy


Influencing (negotiations)

Ethical behavior (Honesty)

Business insight

Building relationships, networking; customer responsiveness

Organizational awareness

Problem Solving/Analysis.

Presentation, verbal and written communication

Excellence orientation (concern for high quality work and compliance)