Group Technical Operations Manager – Mechanical Engineer (Hospital Group) – Southern Suburbs, Cape 24 views

Job Overview


  • Degree or Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Preferably be a member of the Clinical Engineering Association of South Africa (CEASA)
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience, with at least 5 years in a leadership position within technical operations in the healthcare sector.
  • Strong leadership and management abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Good analysis, judgement skills and attention to detail
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to cope well under pressure
  • Must be customer focused
  • Must have a high level of reliability and accountability
  • Must have a driver’s license and own transport to travel between facilities


Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Oversee the technical operations for the Group, ensuring the efficient functioning of infrastructure, equipment, and the optimal performance of technical operations in the interests of patient care, safety and efficiency
  • Provide leadership support to the various technical teams in line with client’s vision and mission
  • Collaborate with the relevant stakeholders to identify technical needs, assess requirements, and develop solutions to enhance operational efficiency
  • Manage the Group’s procurement functions, by delivering on all operational procurement requirements including sourcing, negotiating, and procuring capex equipment at competitive prices
  • Source suitable suppliers and contractors associated with different skills required for different types of services and projects
  • Manage supplier meetings and achieve targeted cost savings through negotiation and contract management
  • Conduct research on products or equipment and maintain expert knowledge of the respective supply markets, competitors, and product / service innovations
  • Drive improvement projects and contribute to continuous improvement activities
  • Assist with various technical systems, including medical equipment, HVAC systems, electrical and mechanical services, water generation and reticulation, electrical generators, UPS and supply, gas distribution, and communication systems
  • Participate in strategic planning and budgeting initiatives to manage the annual capex budget, ensure optimal allocation of resources and cost-effective utilisation Prepare relevant reports / information requested and participate in development meeting briefings
  • Manage risk within areas of responsibility and ensure compliance with applicable regulations and industry standards related to technical operations, equipment maintenance, and safety
  • Build and maintain long-term relationships with vendors and suppliers, and partner with key stakeholders to ensure improved efficiency and service delivery
  • Stay up to date with industry best practices and adapt where necessary
  • Ensure adherence to policies, procedures and protocols that support the hospitals services
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