Manager Operational Technology Systems

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • JHB
  • Salary: R800 000 p/a

Manager Operational Technology Systems-Job Description 



  • Deep understanding of Operational Technology Solutions and System Management, including both hardware, software, and integration
  • Expert in data architecture, system architecture. Can design and implement and provide back office support
  • Expert in Operational technology security
  • Expert in Operational technology systems, including Fleet Management systems, SCADA and MES systems
  • Thought leader in the application of new
  • Sound understanding of both opencast and underground mining methods and terminology
  • Sound understanding of gold processing specifically crushing, milling and flotation
  • Deep understanding of operational technology capabilities within the mine value chain environment

Cross-Functional awareness:

  • Able to proactively identify impacts, issues and opportunities associated with changes in other disciplines and vice versa
  • Able to align all disciplines to common project objectives and goals
  • Ensure cross-functional impacts are addressed during design and execution phases of the projects
  • Keeps abreast of technology developments relating to Operational Technology Solutions and integrates these with knowledge and experience to identify breakthrough opportunities
  • Generates innovative solutions, to continuously improve the performance of existing assets, products, services, processes, or new projects • Solid understanding of the equipment lifecycle costing
  • Understands value of overall asset optimisation Leadership Competencies
  • Demonstrated capability in organising work, setting priorities, and exercising sound independent judgement
  • Strong ability to work effectively with people, including high performing professional teams
  • Strong interpersonal, influencing and communication skills
  • Demonstrated capability and willingness to explore and embrace different cultures
  •  High energy and level of enthusiasm for the work with high performance goals for self
  • Preparedness to take a well-reasoned stand on matters of importance
  • Preparedness to undertake extensive business travel • Well-developed industry networks
  • Convey information to others outside of own work area but inside organisation
  • Persuade or negotiate with individuals inside the organisation
  • Persuade or negotiate with groups of individuals at a senior management level inside the organisation


  • Bachelor’s degree or Equivalent qualification in a relevant Engineering discipline (Mine, Mining, Metallurgy, Mechanical, Electrical, Maintenance or Industrial)
  • At least 10 years relevant experience in the discipline
  • Track record of finding practical and innovative solutions in operational technology
  • Track record of successfully delivering operational technology strategies
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities
  • Demonstrate capacity to make sound tactical decisions and influence strategic positioning for the company

General Accountabilities

  • Design and develop a global data architecture for AGA for operational data. Consider network speeds, user distribution, aggregation etc. Support the data architecture with the appropriate system architecture, with due consideration to server virtualisation needs
  • Advises on the development of a Systems Integration and Reporting Best Practice and Knowledge Capture/Transfer approach
  • Provide level 2.5 and above support to operational technology systems, such as MES, fleet management systems, with a deep understanding of mining and processing environments
  • Participate in the analysis of operational technology performance information management and reporting systems to recommend specifications for integrated Group performance data management, reporting and the use of operational technology information
  • Implement and advise on the application of a standardised approach/framework to facilitate the integration and management of operational data, data processing, modelling, and reporting
  • Facilitate the conversion of knowledge transfer into relevant training and learning material
  • Responsible for optimal and correct application of operational technology management solutions
  • Support the development of a Company Wide Integrated Operational Technology Information System and reporting strategy, including systems integration and reporting
  • Develop and maintain an integrated performance analysis and reporting framework to guide business units and/or operational teams in the application of standardised operational performance metrics
  • Responsible for inputs to implementation for high quality, auditable information management and reporting systems
  • Provide thought leadership on digital transformation and the application in the mining industry
  • Give guidance on the application of IOT, digital twins, machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence. Assist in setting up a roadmap for the company in this regard
  • Provide functional support and advice to operational teams on the application of technical management systems specifications to ensure consistency
  • Responsible for staying up to date with technological development trends and best practices within the group and with external vendors
  • Provide guidance for solutions on automation of standard reports
  • Ensure correct support is given on Global applications as per agreed SLAs with vendors
  • Drive data integrity and single source of data and information in the solutions in the portfolio
  • Responsible for enforcing IM Governance, Technology and Standards for Global, Regional and Mine Applications
  • Manage legacy reporting systems until they are replaced or terminated

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