Scientist II R&T (115767)



Ref No: 115767
Closing Date: 7 February 2023


Scientist II R&T


Org Structure No:




Energy Operations


Business Unit:

Energy Ops – R&T


City / Town:



Short Description / Purpose of Job

The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting research primarily in the field of air quality management related to atmospheric emissions, associated abatement solutions and air dispersion modelling.  Custodian for dispersion modelling within Sasol R&T and conducting air impact assessments using regulatory approved dispersion models. Strong atmospheric science and dispersion modelling skills are essential for this role.

Further responsibilities include: Coordinator and/or technical track lead for projects across technology areas. Accountable for defining the project scopes for respective project tracks and ensuring integrity of technical deliverables (both internal and 3rd party). Working constructively within multi-disciplinary teams is a critical skill.

Working knowledge across Sasol technology platforms. Adaptable and agile in order to move and support in areas of priority


Recruitment Description / Key Accountabilities
Independently initiate/conceptualise, lead and implement value-added, scientific solutions with minimal supervision in relevant technology area and projects.

Manage projects within time, budget and to business and quality requirements; while adhering to SHE, portfolio management, technology governance, IP and other business systems/requirements.

Maintain scientific standard of excellence (e.g., literature, patents, technology landscape, conferences) and advance body of knowledge within functional area and technology area.

Give advice and direction on projects as and when required.

Formulate alternative solutions to business support and product / process development projects.

Capture research outputs in written format to facilitate knowledge management and preserve technical knowhow across team boundaries.

Ensure adherence to Sasol governance and risk management policies, including safety

Support the Sasol vision and values

Take lead in ensuring comprehensiveness of technical solutions within project track.

Provide quality assurance for in-house developed and 3rd party developed data/solutions

Capture and share information/knowledge of best practices within discipline.

Transfer knowledge to peers and give guidance to chemists and junior scientists

Expand knowledge of Sasol value chain, technology/knowledge area

Take responsibility for personal performance, development and skills development.

Build and maintain relationships with peers within R&T, P&E, SBUs and ROHs.

Develop and maintain 3rd Party networks.

Represent Sasol with professionalism in external engagements (3rd party feedback sessions, conferences, etc)


Formal Education

MSc (Chemistry or Meteorology or Environmental Sciences with Atmospheric chemistry)

PhD (Chemistry or Meteorology or Environmental Sciences with Atmospheric chemistry)

Experience in dispersion modelling and atmospheric chemistry


Min Experience

5+ relevant years

Certification & Professional Membership




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.

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.

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

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

Verbal Communications: Any exchange of words, either written or spoken, used to transmit information


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