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Control & Automation Engineer - Specialist Level

Date: May 15, 2019

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 20074 

Job Category: Consulting 


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.


Job Specification

The incumbent is an experienced MES and Operations Managements Systems architect, with experience obtained in an industrial process control and mining / minerals processing environment. The incumbent establishes business requirements definitions through client engagement, develops solutions' functional and architecture designs, ensure effective integration of solutions into clients' operating systems, and ensure accurate implementation and execution, typically performed by others.
The incumbent also:
• Manages Hatch's business interests, to include: the prime contract, revenues, receivables, project viability and profitability.
• Manages the project delivery process to meet the client's vision, goals, objectives and expectations.
• Resolves problems and coordinates the final handover of the project to the client.
• Develops the Hatch MES and Operations Systems business through marketing, client engagement and proposals.

• B Degree (Hons) or BSc (Hons) Computer Science (Essential/Minimum)
• Professional Registration (Preferred)     
Experience and Competence
• 5 years relevant experience. (Essential/Minimum)
• Experience in mining, mineral processing or manufacturing environments
• MES and Operations Management System Solution design and delivery, preferably in a diverse set of roles (e.g. programmer, business analyst, architect, project manager).
• Experience with operations management systems, reporting systems, database systems and data historians.
• Experience in cyber security, and secure networks.
• Familiar with industrial control platforms (PLC/DCS/SCADA).
• Experience in the integration and interfacing of business systems with automation systems.
• Familiar with formal standards and models applicable to solutions - ISA95, Purdue Model.
• Familiar with big data, IoT and cloud based architectures (Preferred).

Customer, Stakeholder and Client Relationship Management
• Build an effective network across clients' IM services operating models to deliver seamless services.
• Develop and build strategic partnerships with key stakeholders and service.
• Establish user requirements for systems solutions.
Solution Architecture
• Development of solution requirements including user requirements, functional requirements, detail design requirements and interface requirements specifications.
• Assist in creating and validating business cases.
• Translate requirements into architecture designs.
• Develop and maintain business process architecture to align solution with business processes.
• Validate solutions against architectural and functional requirements.
• Validate solutions for quality and practical implementation considerations
• Ensure all test efforts are planned, monitored and executed.
• Develop associated end-user operations and maintenance support documentation and procedures.
• Evaluation and select software products.
• The role will imply substantial time spent at client's sites and operations, imposing the requirement for extensive travel and time spent away from home.


We are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status. If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation. 

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