Chief Engineering OfficerDe Beers GroupMarine
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • De Beers Group
Job Description

Job Description :

To manage all engineering operations on board the mining vessel to ensure proper operation and maintenance of propulsion machinery, mining equipment and the treatment plant.

Co-ordinate the maintenance activities to ensure optimum availability at the lowest cost according to operational requirements or organizational objectives and sound engineering practice.


  • Manages and controls human resources and ensures optimum utilization.
  • Controls all engineering activities onboard vessel whilst at sea by supervising team to ensure proper operation and maintenance of propulsion machinery and auxiliaries, mining equipment and treatment plant, and deck machinery
  • Conducts regular inspections and tests in order to ensure the safety and seaworthiness of the vessel and takes any corrective action where and when appropriate
  • Analyses the official engine log book in order to determine abnormalities and diagnoses and documents this accordingly with a plan to correct any imbalances
  • Co-ordinates shutdowns by planning maintenance to be completed
  • Manages the compilation of repair lists to be carried out in port by ship’s engineering staff and contractors
  • Manages the planned maintenance program and forwards all relevant information to the Planned Maintenance Officer
  • Ensures all drawings and plans are current in line with modifications carried out
  • Scan the environment, manages and co-ordinates the identification of cost-effective purchases and recommends preferred suppliers to the Procurement section.
  • Compiles legal reports as required


Technical Competence

  • Engineering Legal and Operational Compliance
  • Engineering Operational Communication
  • Process knowledge and skill
  • Maintenance Skills and Knowledge
  • Maintenance System Skills
  • Strategic Thinking

Leadership & Business Competence

  • Coaching / mentoring
  • People management skills
  • Planning, co-ordination, and prioritizing
  • Ability to work under pressure, within set guidelines
  • Analyzing & interpretation of information
  • Good Communication Skills at all levels
  • Assertive and proactive
  • Ability to take decisions
  • Strong organization skills

Qualifications :

  • T4 / N6 / NQF 6 (plus Apprenticeship, Post cadetship and then the appropriate Certificate of Competency)
  • Class 1 (Unlimited) Certificate of Competency (>

3000 kW vessel) STCW III / 2

  • 8 years relevant engineering experience which includes atleast 3 years supervisory experience
  • Internal : 3 years as 2nd Engineer with exposure to De Beers Marine vessels

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