Asset Management Engineer – Automation & Instrumentation


Improve equipment performance (reliability, availability and cost) in line with the Debswana Asset Management programme, by identifying and managing equipment reliability risks that could adversely affect business performance.

In addition, the role builds up capacity and capability regarding equipment reliability across relevant functions in operations.


  • Degree in an Engineering discipline - Control & Instrumentation
  • 8 years post EIT programme with experience in heavy engineering and 3 years in a substantive mining industry
  • ERB registration
  • Engineering practicing certificate
  • ERB Registration with valid practicing certificate


• Analyses the function’s financial needs

• Develops a budget and ensure financial resources are sufficient to meet business needs

• Manages and controls allocated funds and operates within approved parameters

• Translates the Asset Management programme into concrete medium/long term initiatives

• Develops medium/long term

- Forecasts

- Maintenance plans

- Repair/overhaul plans

• Integrates overall mine and other departmental plans into maintenance plans and C&I systems

• Takes part in the development and planning of new corporate standards and processes in collaboration with the Lead Engineer – C&I

• Manages the C&I discipline cohesiveness by ensuring integration at operational level and ensuring technical coordination across the discipline / sections

• Ensures seamless integration of new equipment or plant in to existing infrastructure

• Provides services and support to production in terms of plant automation and control

• Governs the implementation of corporate standards and specifications on site in area of responsibility

• Implements and improves Asset Management high-value processes in line with the Asset Management programme:

- Defect Elimination

- Work Management

- Condition Monitoring

- Contractor management

• Manages equipment data (maintenance history, audits, etc.) throughout equipment life cycle

• Reviews maintenance contract within the business unit

• Ensures that upgrades and enhancements of equipment/machinery are performed effectively

• Ensures top risks are identified and mitigation plans in place and reviewed periodically

• Builds up capacity and capability by assessing and improving skills and resourcing within the function

• Develops and approves standard operating procedures

• Identifies projects for implementing medium / long term solutions

• Coordinates and controls projects (in liaison with PMOs) by

• Assessing proposed solutions

• Coordinating, monitoring and advising on capital plans and expenditure

• Managing projects risks

• Researches the market for industry best practice principles to keep abreast with latest technological advances

• Tests and evaluates alternatives

• Attends to all administrative functions of the department

• Ensures the availability of performance reports and statistics

• Ensures the risk log and scorecards are up-to-date

• Manages the training and development of all employees within the designated department

• Ensures the training matrix is available and up-to-date

• Ensures compliance with the overall divisional / business unit training plan

• Sets, monitors and reviews performance of subordinates

• Rewards high performance and give feedback on poor performance

• Implements knowledge management principles

• Identifies and implements creative and innovative ideas to continuously improve and sustain business performance

• Oversees the implementation of the departmental talent management initiatives

• Builds capability and capacity in Engineering by

• Developing and implementing career plans, succession plans and training plans

- Recruiting and on-boarding engineers

- Effectively manages own development

• Ensures provision with correct development opportunities

• Manages and coordinates the implementation of safety, health and environmental programme in area of responsibility

• Display consistent visible felt leadership

• Know and understand the risk profile for his / her area of responsibility

• Adhere to all safety, health and environmental policies and procedures as well as Mines, Quarries, Works and Machinery Act in area of responsibility

• Ensure compliance with safety, health and environmental standards

• Report every incident, accident and near hits

• Take part in SHE accident / incident investigations

• Ensure that housekeeping standards are applied

• Adopt and practice the principles of Zero Harm

• Keep logbooks and update as per site / statutory requirements

• Ensure that contractor’s comply with PPE standards

• Ensure that codes of practices, standard operating procedures, legal and statutory requirements are adhered to in area of responsibility

• Ensures that data integrity and the change management of hardware and software systems are complied with


  • Achievement Orientation
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Managing Performance and Holding People Accountable
  • Planning, Coordination and Execution
  • Problem Solving
  • Change Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Concern for Safety, Health and the Environment
  • Develop others
  • Teamwork & Collaboration


  • Technical Analysis
  • Applying EC&I Engineering
  • Applying Mechanical Engineering
  • Applying Civil Engineering
  • Asset Management and Optimisation
  • Driving Business Performance
  • Project Management
  • SHE Risk Management

Closing date and application instructions

Only candidates who meet the above requirements need apply, enclosing a current Curriculum Vitae and certified copies of certificates.

Please indicate the reference number of the position in the subject line on both the email and application letter.

Send applications to e-mail:


Closing date: 16 February 2019. Only short-listed candidates will be responded to.




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  • Bachelors Degree
  • Engineering
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