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Project Engineer at Kilombero Sugar May, 2024

Job Purpose
The Project Engineer is responsible to Drive embedding of the “Illovo Way of Optimisation” by implementing world class project management methodology and lead effective delivery of project activities to ensure that are in-time, in-full and within budget (OTIFQC). Support Agricultural Engineer on Capex Project Implementation and provide specialised project support to Estate Agriculture such that it is able to deliver on its operations and project development work streams, in pursuit of achieving enhanced profitability. The Project Engineer will be the custodian of the Estate Agriculture information entered into power steer (or appropriate software) for all PIP Projects.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, structure and lead the execution of site improvement projects in-Country using appropriate processes and tools.
  • Identify, generate the business case, motivate, plan and manage implementation of capital projects, ensuring required economic and community outcomes are delivered on time.
  • Leverage in Country support from process and engineering optimisation teams to deliver on the project mandate.
  • Coordinate input and develop 5-year manufacturing capital plans, including equipment selection and review.
  • Coordinate development of scope of work, request for quotations, tender evaluations and adjudications of projects.
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects and ensure that all contractors meet SLAs.
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques.
  • Monitor procurement and escalate roadblocks to management to prevent delays.
  • Measure and report on project performance and expenditure against project budgets using appropriate tools and techniques.
  • Meet budgetary objectives and make adjustments to project constraints based on financial analysis, and ensure capital projects are aligned with the Costrac system.
  • Develop comprehensive project plans to be shared and communicated to management and the corporate head office capital.
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation.
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks.
  • Evaluate the work standards and sign off all projects to the original BOQ and agreed project standards as per the contract.
  • Ensure all projects are fully integrated into operations and maintenance systems through effective handover (use of appropriate software tools)
  • Promote and adhere to Illovo’s procedures, policies and guidelines, including, without limitation, those relating to SHERQ, Competition Law and Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC)
  • Liase with BI-RDO on all KeA Projects, through the KeA Optimisation Manager

Minimum Requirements:

  • Degree in Engineering (Agriculture / Mechanical / Civil / Agricultural Economics)
  • 5+ years’ experience in commercial agriculture production
  • Large scale project management and implementation experience
  • Optimisation and or Project Management experience at least 3 years’ experience, familiarity or similar would be an added advantage.
  • Financial acumen and experience would be an added advantage.

Terms of Service: The successful candidates will be engaged on a permanent contract.

All interested candidates, who meet the above requirements, please apply for the position on or before 22nd May 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Kilombero Sugar Company Limited is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.


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