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).