20 Dec 2023

Full Time Works Manager – Kraatz Marine Pty Ltd

KRAATZ MARINE PTY LTD – Posted by o4na@ Walvis Bay

Job Description


Manage and coordinate all engineering operations throughout workshops. This includes system optimisation, resource management and driving efficiencies to ensure success.



Contract and Project Management

  • Produce project plans and detailed work breakdown structure and continuously updates.
  • Provide technical advice and support to Foremen/Supervisors on interpretation of customer requirements.
  • Ensure forecast labour hours and duration are prepared with the assistance of the Foreman.
  • Ensure customer requirements are clearly specified.
  • Control labour hours against budgets.
  • Control costs against estimates and manage profitability of projects.

Estimation and Revenue Forecasting

  • Ensure cost estimates and quotes for prospective clients are done accurately and timeously..
  • Ensure invoices are processed and delivered timely.
  • Maintenance budgeting.
  • Ensure supervisors understand the requirements of the job.
  • Ensure timeous quoting on additional works.
  • Ensure accurate forecasts and progress at WIP meetings, including cash flow.
  • Monitor and report any deviation from forecast or budget timeously in terms of schedule and budget.

Planning and Management of Sub-Contractors

  • To source and contract in the most cost effective, experienced and efficient sub-contractor for the specific job.
  • Monitor progress, update programmes and manage “catch up” strategies.
  • Ensure regular site meetings are held.

Enforcement of Safety and Quality

  • Ensure that housekeeping and Safety in your business unit is at acceptable standards. through the delegation of responsibilities to applicable supervisors.
  • Ensure that quality control standards as per contractual requirements are met.
  • Ensure that safety standards as per contractual requirements are met.
  • Attend to and address quality control issues raised by the quality control officer and escalate if necessary.
  • Attend to and address safety issues raised by the safety officer and escalate if necessary.

Management of Discipline

  • Manage the performance of teams according to company standards and procedures.
  • Handle employee grievances according to company procedures.


  • Provide input into the formulation of functional unit strategy.
  • Implement and execute departmental and individual strategy to support Opco strategy.

Leadership Duties

  • Supervise workshop employees to ensure that he/she completes all tasks according to standard.
  • Lead teams toward an inspiring future, impacting engagement, spirit and resilience.
  • Foster an environment where employees are free to communicate, impacting creativity and innovation.
  • Provide mentorship to team members on a regular basis with regards to technical skills transfer and working together in a team.
  • Demonstrate leadership in line with Company values, breakthrough architecture and O&L Persona.


  • Mastery of concepts and principles of a specialist field (ie technical engineering)
  • Ability to manage other professionals in this field
  • Detailed knowledge of O&L Breakthrough Strategy and Culture is required.
  • Must be able to apply knowledge of O&L Breakthrough Strategy and Behaviours in formulating processes, practices, systems, initiatives for a Functional unit in order to inspire breakthrough outcomes
  • Networking, Relationship management
  • Interpersonal skills, conflict management, Emotional intelligence


  • Degree / Diploma / National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering
  • Project Management (PMI)
  • 8-10 years of which 3 years managerial
  • Technical drawings and drawing software experience


How to Apply

The company ONLY accept applications vis their career portal. Interested candidates can apply via the link below:

Apply online via: O&L Career Portal  

Closing Date: 04 January 2024

Job Categories: Management Jobs. Job Types: Full Time.


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