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 Senior Manager Engineering Center of Excellence (Power Delivery Unit) Risk and Sustainability-Rosherville-Internal only

Position : Senior Manager Engineering Center of Excellence (Power Delivery Unit) Risk and Sustainability-Rosherville-Internal only Vacancy type: Executive

Task Grade : E-Band

Area of Speacialization : To direct and deliver exceptional research, testing, engineering and development of product, services and/ or decisions for a specific Technology/Research Centers of Excellence (CoE) within transmission and distribution

Department : Research Testing and Development

Business Unit : Research Testing and Development

Location : South Africa (Gauteng)

Reference Number : R&SExec50763828

Closing Date : 2021/12/15 11:55 PM

Minimum Requirements


B Degree Technical Electrical Engineering at NQF 7 level with 360 credits or a
B. Tech Technical Electrical Engineering at NQF 7 level with 360 credits or a
National Higher Diploma Technical Electrical Engineering at NQF 7 level with 360 credits.


10 years’ extensive experience in research, testing, development, plant design integration and engineering management of major projects.
Technical and Technology leadership experience.

Skills and Competencies


Emotional Maturity
Living the Eskom values
Embrace diversity


Building effective teams
Learning orientation
Results orientation
Stakeholder Management
Negotiation and conflict resolution
Managing Talent
Resource planning and utilisation


In-dept understanding of research, testing and development at Eskom, locally and internationally.
In-dept grasp of research, engineering and design principles, related to the specific centre of excellence.
Superior understanding of research, testing, design and development risk management.
Good understanding of project management.
Understanding of research PLCM, design base, OTS and maintenance base.
Knowledge of business processes management.
Superior analytical and problem-solving ability.
Communication and engagement.
Customer Orientation.


Interpret and understand research specifications and contracts
Research and engineering design skills
Technical problem-solving skills
Analytic skills
Cost analysis/ economic evaluation skills
Life cycle planning skills
Technical report writing skills


Results focused
Willingness to take risks
Calm and focus under pressure
Dynamic and passionate about local and supplier development
Business ethic and principles
Eskom business acumen
Utilities industry acumen

Key Responsibilities

Directs research, engineering, and technology for the specific CoE within power delivery.
Lead the specific Centres of Excellence in delivering exceptional research, engineering services (including design, applications, and technical support).
Maintains technical integrity of the research during the research, testing and development phases and ensures that research operations adheres to the relevant governance.
Provides specialist strategic advice, for functional and technological innovations that have to be taken in pursuing organisational objectives and positioning Eskom for sustained success.
Manages the transmission and distribution research Centres of Excellence, including external resources, focusing on performance, development, and harmonisation.

“If you have not been contacted within 28 days after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.”
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