Agricultural Engineering Manager

  • Illovo Malawi
  • 8 months ago
  • Nkhotakota
  • Salary 000 / Monthly

Job Description

Illovo Sugar (Malawi) plc – Dwangwa Estate, situated 60 Kilometres north of Nkhotakota District invites applications from suitably qualified applicants to fill the position of Agricultural Engineering Manager in the Agriculture Division.

Position: Agricultural Engineering Manager


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Engineering
  • 5-10 years’ experience in sugarcane agriculture/large estate agriculture, including 5 years in a senior management role working with mechanization, logistics and irrigation asset management.
  • Financial and business acumen for a large estate including capex management


The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Providing technical advice to Agriculture Management on Irrigation processes in order to sustain and improve sugarcane production on the estate.
  • Driving engineering modernisation and optimisation improvement plans through innovation and new farming systems to improve yields and efficiency.
  • Supporting adoption and embedding agreed best practices, frameworks, minimum standards and processes across all farms.
  • Directing the laying and maintenance of irrigation water mains, canals, and other infield irrigation plumbing infrastructure.
  • Benchmarking and optimizing water productivity on the estate
  • Driving constant electricity supply at right times and optimization electricity demand/use across the estate.
  • Coordinating the maintenance system for pumps, motors, transformers, overhead lines on the estate to ensure continuous availability.
  • Providing agricultural engineering support to grower organizations.
  • Managing and drafting asset management, operating budget and capital plans, and developing business cases for farm capex upgrades and investment.
  • Overseeing effective talent and performance management and building a strong leadership team and talent pipeline.
  • Promoting and adhering to Illovo’s procedures, policies and guidelines.

How to apply

If you meet the above-mentioned requirements and would like to be considered for this position, please send your application along with detailed Curriculum Vitae and three traceable referees to;

The Human Resources Mill Head,

Illovo Sugar (Malawi) Plc,

P.O. Box 46


Or email to:

Email: [email protected]

Closing date for all applications is Friday 10 July, 2020.

Note that only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged within 2 weeks from the closing date.


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