Rand Water, a leading water utility company, is currently seeking a highly skilled and motivated Process Engineer to join their team. This position falls under the Process Asset Management Section, which plays a crucial role in ensuring the efficient and effective operation of Rand Water’s water treatment processes.
As a Process Engineer, your primary responsibility will be to optimize and enhance the performance of Rand Water’s water treatment processes. This includes conducting detailed analysis, identifying areas for improvement, and implementing solutions to maximize process efficiency, reliability, and sustainability.
Process Optimization: You will be responsible for analyzing the existing water treatment processes, identifying bottlenecks, and developing strategies to optimize the overall efficiency. This involves conducting process simulations, evaluating equipment performance, and recommending process modifications to improve productivity.
Performance Monitoring: You will monitor the performance of various treatment processes, collecting and analyzing relevant data to assess their effectiveness. By conducting thorough data analysis, you will identify trends, patterns, and potential issues, allowing for timely intervention and continuous improvement.
Asset Management: In collaboration with the Asset Management team, you will develop and implement maintenance strategies for the equipment and infrastructure related to the water treatment processes. This includes conducting condition assessments, performing risk assessments, and recommending maintenance schedules to ensure optimal performance and longevity of assets.
Process Safety and Compliance: You will work closely with the Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) team to ensure that all processes comply with relevant regulations and industry standards. This involves conducting risk assessments, implementing safety measures, and participating in audits to maintain a safe working environment.
Research and Development: Staying abreast of the latest advancements in water treatment technologies and industry best practices, you will explore innovative solutions to improve process efficiency and sustainability. This includes participating in research projects, collaborating with external stakeholders, and implementing new technologies or methodologies where applicable.
Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering, or a related field. A postgraduate qualification will be advantageous.
Proven experience in process optimization, preferably in a water treatment or related industry.
Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret complex data sets.
Familiarity with process simulation software and tools.
Knowledge of relevant water treatment processes, technologies, and regulatory requirements.
Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently or as part of a team.
Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to present technical information to diverse audiences.
Attention to detail, with a focus on quality and continuous improvement.
Joining Rand Water as a Process Engineer offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the sustainable management of water resources and the provision of high-quality water services to communities. You will work with a team of dedicated professionals, and your efforts will have a direct impact on the operational excellence of Rand Water’s processes.
If you are passionate about process optimization, possess strong technical expertise, and are eager to make a difference in the water industry, we encourage you to apply for this position. Join Rand Water and be part of a dynamic organization at the forefront of water treatment and management.