Tools & Modelling Specialist (Process Engineering)

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.

The position is required to work in teams with technical, operational and planning resources with a twofold focus of:

Creating models that appropriately, accurately represent the capabilities, flexibilities and constraints of the assets and;

To identify profit improvement opportunities within the asset for future development.


Support sustainable maximisation of Sasol’s profitability through enabling planning and optimisation toolset.
Align to the Planning & Optimisation (P&O) Functional strategy by supporting development of the 2-year budget and monthly plans for the HUB.
Execution of the annual production budget.
Ensure that the site mass balances are adequately reflected in the P&O toolset (via the Linear Programing (LP) models).
Challenge and articulate the production HUBs operational flexibility, constraints and cost of production.
Liaise with the SBUs and Central P&O on capital decisions involving the HUB.
Evaluate the HUB plan accuracy through back-casting of models (specifically on LP performance).
Identify opportunities to optimise production in order to enhance overall Sasol profitability.

Responsibilities + Skills

Takes accountability for driving own growth through developing self-awareness, reflecting, seeking feedback and self-correcting.Partnership LeadershipPersuades and influences stakeholders; builds relationships and partnerships for win-win outcomes.Builds Teams and creates synergies through working across boundaries.


A minimum BEng degree (Must)


Minimum 3 years experience in a Hydrocarbon industry (Must).

Job Summary

  • Published on: Tuesday, 10th December 2019
  • Designation: Tools & Modelling Specialist (Process Engineering)
  • industry: Miscellaneous
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Mpumalanga
  • Salary: on a call
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, 10th 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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