Engineering Manager

at Life Fourways Hospital
Published May 26, 2022
Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Category Engineering  
Job Type Full-Time  



A vacancy exists for a Hospital Engineering Manager at Life Fourways Hospital, reporting to Carey MacColl, Hospital Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for all round asset care and maintenance of the facility, its land and buildings, plant and machinery, infrastructure and reticulation, energy usage and sustainability, asset replacements and constructional expansion under a single determined budget.


Critical Outputs

Responsible for continuous performance, improvement, assurance and quality management of occupational health and safety within the hospital perimeter as per the OHS act No.85 of 1993 and Regulations.

Recruit employees, assign, direct, and evaluate their work. Oversee the development and maintenance of staff competence.

Management of the engineering department which includes strategic people management, personnel utilisation, personnel efficiencies, orientation, and performance reviews (JPMs).

Responsible to facilitate the management of land, buildings, and equipment maintenance.

Responsible for ensuring that systems are in place to control and manage maintenance such as

functionality of planned/preventative maintenance programs, job card and call out systems.

Ensure service reports and record sheets of major equipment, breakdown and legal requirements are

completed, recorded, and archived as per company policy and various laws.

Identify, recognise, and motivate the need and feasibility for capital upgrades, improvements, and


Direct and control the engineering of water control, energy saving and all sustainability projects.

Financial control of the capital and operational budgets. Prepare budgets, bids/tenders, contracts and

direct the negotiations of external service provider workflows.

Perform administrative functions such as reviewing and writing reports, approving expenditures, enforcing

rules, and making decisions about the purchase of materials or services.

Present and explain proposals, reports, and findings to hospital manager, regional manager and strategic

partners such as doctors.

Consult or negotiate with external professional teams or contractors to assist prepare project or work

specifications and scope.

Plan, direct, and coordinate survey work with other staff activities as well as client satisfactory surveys on

a regular basis.

Identify and manage items and particulars of risk towards engineering operations on a continuous basis.

Management of on-site contractors e.g., declaration of conformity signed, quotes are obtained, and

contractors are approved within set guidelines.

Confer with and report to hospital management, group engineering and strategic partners, intentions, and

ongoing implementations from the engineering department.

Maintenance of client service principles to ensure client expectations are met.

Responsible for implementing and enforcing LHC policies and procedures.




National Diploma from a university of Technology in Mechanical or Electrical (Heavy Current) engineering.

Above academic qualification must be accompanied by a minimum of 5 years in operations or engineering maintenance in a facility recognised by the department of labour for GMR2.1 appointment.

Practical experience in a hospital or similar environment in engineering department is essential.

Computer literacy and experience on a CMMS, preferably SAP PM, would be an added advantage.

Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination




Leadership and teamwork

Engaging diversity

Motivating and developing people

Verbal & written communication and presentation

Drive and energy


Influencing (negotiations)

Organisational awareness

Building relationships, networking; customer responsiveness

Problem Solving/Analysis.

Presentation, verbal, and written communication

Excellence orientation (concern for high quality work and compliance)

Ethical behavior (Honesty)

Business insight


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