SASOL: Process Engineer I (x2)

September 2, 2021
R0 - R0

Job Description

Process Engineer I (x2)

Ref No: 97862
Closing Date: 3 September 2021

Process Engineer I (x2)

Org Structure No: 80022351; 80022353

OME: Energy Operations

Business Unit: Energy Ops – R & T

City / Town: Sasolburg

Research and Technology (R&T) is a business unit within Sasol Energy.  The primary focus of R&T is to support the long-term Sasol sustainability and efficiency using specialist knowledge to deliver continuous improvement research.  Engineering Research is a department within R&T which plays an interface with project development as well as our operating partners.  We translate research results into technology solutions and provide fundamental process engineering support to our operating partners.

Short Description / Purpose of Job

The incumbent with be required to utilise level of experience in process engineering to support and follow instructions to execute the design, engineering, development and/or improvement of processes in accordance with sound, established engineering principles and standards to satisfy business / project requirements.  In addition to facilitate the identification and implementation of new ideas and opportunities. Plan and organise own work in order deliver on project responsibilities and commitments.

Recruitment Description / Key Accountabilities

The incumbent will be required to demonstrate sound understanding of process engineering generalist knowledge and sound understanding with regards to process equipment (e.g. design principles and safe operation thereof).

Job requirements include:

• Some selected design and execution, commissioning and start-up experience of process plants.

• Some selected detailed knowledge in defined fields of process engineering (e.g. process modelling, flow sheet simulation, equipment sizing, control philosophies, process safety etc.).

• Some selected knowledge in technology areas (e.g. Gasification, Gas Processing, Fischer-Tropsch, Refinery, Utilities, etc.).

• Ability to support the execution (follow technical instruction to enable) the process engineering scope for small R&T projects.

• Ability to provide support to operating plants and pilot plants by hands-on problem solving, technical analysis and monitoring

• Utilise applicable process engineering systems, tools and standards in own work to support R&T projects.

• Good organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Formal Education

B. Eng Degree (Chemical)

Min Experience

3+ relevant years

Certification & Professional Membership



Analytics: The systematic computational analysis of data or statistics

Compliance: Understanding the rules, regulations, sanctions and other statutory requirements, guidelines and instructions relating to governing bodies and organizations, both internally and externally.

Continuous Process Improvement: The methodology followed for increasing the effectiveness and/or efficiency of a business process, often through automation.

Problem Solving: Is a step-by-step process of defining a problem, searching for information, and testing a series of solutions until the problem is solved. In involves critical thinking, analysis and persistence.

Project Coordination: Knowledge and experience with Project Coordination is planning, organizing, and managing tasks and resources to accomplish a objective this include an administrative, liaison and support role that supports one or more projects. Usually used during smaller non capital projects.

Relationship Management: The conscious aim to develop and manage long-term and/or trusting relationships with internal or external customers, distributors, suppliers, or other parties in an environment which can include marketing, selling, servicing and other areas where a relationship is crucial to on-going success.  At a senior level, it includes C-level relationships with senior management such as CEO [Chief Executive Officer], CIO [Chief Information Officer], and CFO [Chief Financial Officer].

Reporting: The ability to access information from databases, forms, and other sources, and prepare reports according to requirements.

Execution Capability: The underlying ability to execute a strategy/project or day to day work

Leading Remotely: The virtual office environment that is used to skilfully interact with people, which you may or may not know well, to influence them to perform a task or execute on work against a set target. Also to connect on a personal level to identify needs / gaps or support requirements.

Collaboration: The action of working with someone to produce something

Critical Reasoning: The action of critically thinking about something in a logical, sensible way and taking all factors into consideration.

Self-Mastery: Takes accountability for driving own growth through developing self-awareness, reflecting, seeking feedback and self-correcting

Customer Focus: A continuing focus on the needs and requirements of customers and clients, anticipating their needs, remaining sensitive to customers while performing services for them, responsive to customer needs.