VdE | Engenheiro de desenvolvimento | SASOL

Job Title: Development Engineer


Ref no:  111265


Closing Date: 20 September 2022


Org Structure No: 80021400



Energy Business


Business Unit:

EBU: Gas Sourcing & Ops


City / Town:



Role Category


Short Description/ Purpose of Job

Manage and execute the design, engineering, development, and modification of complex and / or specialised mechanical equipment and plant.

Ascertain compliance with established engineering principles, standards, and codes of practice to satisfy business requirements.

Collaborate with third party resources to deliver the required outputs.

Apply mechanical engineering knowledge and competence related to mechanical equipment (e.g. vessels, piping, and rotating equipment) design, fabrication, testing, and installation in process plants.

Demonstrate a strong knowledge of the fields of mechanical engineering (e.g. pressure vessel design, piping systems, rotating equipment selection, selection of equipment and materials for use in process plants, Pressure Equipment Regulations (PER) requirements, fabrication and construction of equipment, design of heat exchangers, and International Health and Safety Standards and Codes).

Support the detail engineering, construction, commissioning, and start-up of the PSA project.

Complete plant punch-out for mechanical equipment, pipeline, and piping.

Provide proactive mechanical, pipeline, and piping engineering support to the PSA project by leveraging on site in Mozambique presence.


Recruitment Description/ Key Accountabilities

Identify, select, and adopt Group mechanical engineering technology to safely and efficiently meet production targets.

Deliver integrated and in-time discipline specific mechanical engineering technical support as required.

Provide short-term, intermediate, and long-term quality mechanical engineering technical solutions.

Secure sound problem definition and disciplined governance of technical delivery on long-term development projects.

Establish specialised mechanical engineering capabilities and networks to enable optimal technical solutions.

Manage interfaces between other engineering disciplines, maintenance, projects, and external technical community to guarantee the provision of quality service delivery and benchmarking.

Influence business decisions to avoid violation of operating and design limits.

Confirm the mitigation of short-term risks resulting from to infrastructure redundancy and compromised functional safety.

Understand the root cause of problems and drive ownership of solution development where mechanical engineering solutions are required.

Influence the asset management strategy for the functional infrastructure.

Support in implementing maintenance strategies and technically advanced installation.

Monitor, evaluate, and report on mechanical engineering best practices.

Devise and modify life extension strategies through engineer out opportunities, improved maintenance practices, refurbishment, and renewal.

Formulate functional engineering standards and processes to govern all mechanical engineering work.

Provide and take ownership of the technical input into standard, systems, and equipment renewals as well as commercial processes.

Run the quality management of mechanical engineering solutions for all projects and confirm delivery on technical intent.

Manage the technical gate keeping, provide valuable input when and as needed, and participate in stage gate reviews.

Design and implement solutions for complex repairs and fabrications.

Deliver expert mechanical engineering support when required to other Sasol Group Business Units.

Interpret codes and standards and advise/sign-off on contingencies for deviation. Control deviations in all mechanical engineering activities and report to management.

Monitor costs of third parties in alignment with set budget. Give reliable and structured inputs into renewal, SPP and capital budgets.

Contribute to the creation and adoption of the project execution plan with respect to mechanical engineering.

Participate in devising and tracking team metrics and goals to achieve quality outcomes.

Manage Sasol Group interfaces with EC/CC to assure delivery on specific portfolio.

Apply evidence based SHE practices in alignment with set standards for safe operations.

Implement Sasol Group's risk philosophy and enterprise risk management framework.

Build and maintain positive relationships with relevant internal and external stakeholders to enable the provision of exceptional mechanical engineering operations.

Continuously improve own skills and knowledge. Complete, implement, and track personal development plan to attain personal performance goals. 

Formal Education

University Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical.

Min Experience

3 - 6 Years



Critical reasoning: The action of critically thinking about something in a logical, sensible way and taking all factors into consideration.

Execution capability: The underlying ability to execute a strategy/project or day to day work

Facilitation: The means of expediting a process or operation quickly and efficiently.  Particular focus is on meetings but can include other processes such as the delivery of products and services where others are involved and their participation is critical to success.

Risk Management: The process of measuring or assessing risk and then developing strategies to manage the risk.  Strategies employed may include transferring the risk to another party, avoiding the risk, reducing the negative effect of the risk, and accepting some or all of the consequences of a particular risk.

Self-Mastery: Takes accountability for driving own growth through developing self-awareness, reflecting, seeking feedback and self-correcting

Tech Savvy: Knowledge of the Information Technology Industry including trends, emerging technology, best practices, competition, regulations, and legislation


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