Main Purpose of the Role:

  • To deliver best practice process plant design services in designated studies, projects and consulting services, in alignment with organizational objectives and client requirements
  • To work in a safe manner, complying with and actively contributing to the company’s Health, Safety and Environmental HSE policies, manuals and procedures at all times considering the health, safety and welfare of fellow workers, visitors, clients, community and the environment\

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Lead / assist in the design and preparation of specifications for metallurgical process plants
  • A high level of technical understanding in extractive metallurgy
  • Lead / assist in the cost estimation (capital and operating) of projects to evaluate their economic feasibility
  • Advise operations personnel on process changes required to optimize or expand pre - existing circuits
  • Interact with Clients / Client’s representatives to ensure quality and cost - effective deliverables in a timely manner
  • An understanding of diverse cultures and / or complex environments given the international nature of the business
  • Co - ordinate the collection of suitable samples for metallurgical test work purposes
  • Accountable to provide designated process engineering teams with appropriate quality and best practice in process engineering
  • Accountable for the preparation of designated study, project and proposal documents to ensure quality and accuracy of information
  • Accountable to ensure delivery of process services to designated study, project and proposal teams on or ahead of schedule and on or under budget
  • Accountable to participate in and contribute to the change process within the Process Group
  • Develop and manage metallurgical test work programs carried out by a third - party laboratory
  • Quality of documentation and process information provided
  • Adhering to deadlines
  • Client satisfaction as a measure of alignment with client needs
  • Contribution to AMEC Foster Wheeler’s success in securing business and maintaining profitability
  • Contribution to enhancement of value - adding outputs and positive teamwork within the Process Group
  • Contribution to the extent to which change is championed within the Process Group

Skills / Qualifications


  • Bachelor of Chemical / Process / Metallurgy or B Tech
  • Professional Registration with ECSA

Knowledge, skills and experience:

  • In - depth technical knowledge of process plant design and operation
  • Ability to manage one’s own activities on or ahead of schedule and on or below budget
  • Ability to deliver best practice plant design, with emphasis on cost - effective engineering
  • Ability to communicate process requirements to other members of the study, project or proposal team
  • Ability to prepare and deliver oral and written presentations for study and project reports and proposals
  • An understanding of the change process and an ability to participate in that process


  • Ability to manage a small feasibility study
  • Have extensive knowledge of certain commodities or technologies

Personal attributes:

  • Leadership skills
  • Good work ethic - hard working
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritize and keep in balance multiple priorities / demands