Engineering Lead: Electrical

Job Description


Secunda Synfuels Operations (SSO) operates the world’s largest coal-to-liquids (CTL) facility and produces synthesis gas (syngas) through coal gasification and natural gas reforming, using Sasol’s unique and proprietary Fischer-Tropsch technology to manufacture synthetic fuel components, pipeline gas and chemical feedstock.

Deliver electrical systems engineering and operational support to ensure that the technical ability of Synfuels meets operating intent, whilst governing operational technical standards.
To ensure installed assets are being operated at the most profitable operating window that will be determined by, but not limited to, throughputs, utility consumption, efficiency, availability, reliability and quality.
Manage predictability through accurate knowledge of electrical equipment failure modes/trends and the implementation of sound electrical systems asset management practices and processes
Mitigate electrical risks through engineering out/ improvement/renewal/re-design of electrical systems
Provide technical support/input and manage deviations from electrical specifications/standards to ensure technically sound, cost effective and efficient engineering.


In depth knowledge of the functional integration of electrical infrastructure with process requirements and other-discipline system/equipment operational requirements/constraints
In depth knowledge of electrical equipment and infra-structure constraints and capabilities within area of responsibility.

Responsibilities + Skills

Interpret and execute strategyCritical evaluation of problem statement and opportunity definition within the electrical fraternityAcceptance/approval of electrical designs under guidance of principle electrical specialistManage electrical network model and support electrical network analysis and system studies required for engineering delivery and technical supportManage electrical engineering systems team to achieve short, medium and long-term goals.


Fundamental knowledge of business family technologies and business driversManage rapid change and unpredictabilityAbility to provide maintenance management support on complex electrical systems.Solve problems within operating entity manage the impact across the value chainCreative conceptual thinking


Broad-based electrical engineering and specialisation in defined areas with minimum 12 years in the petrochemical industry and demonstrated successful executions, including minimum 4 years operations experience.Exposure to people management.

Job Summary

  • Published on: Monday, 2nd December 2019
  • Designation: Engineering Lead: Electrical
  • industry: Miscellaneous
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Johannesburg
  • Salary: on a call
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Monday, 2nd December 2019

About the Company

  • Company Name: Sasol.
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  • Company Profile:
  • Committed to excellence in all we do, Sasol is an international integrated energy and chemical company that leverages the talent and expertise of our more than 30 000 people working in 33 countries. We develop and commercialise technologies, and build and operate world-scale facilities to produce a range of product streams, including liquid fuels, high-value chemicals and low-carbon electricity.By combining the talent of our people and our technological advantage, Sasol has been a pioneer in innovation for over six decades. As market needs and stakeholder expectations have changed, so too have our methods, facilities and products, driving progress to deliver long-term shareholder value sustainably. The growth and enhancement of our foundation businesses in Southern Africa is complemented by the significant chapter of growth, Sasol has entered in its history.

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