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Farming and Engineering Services Limited (FES), the leading supplier of premium brand products including Massey Ferguson tractors and generators, Baldan farm implements, Komatsu construction machinery and precision agriculture solutions has a vacancy for an experienced Irrigation Manager to be based at its Head Office in Blantyre.

Position: Irrigation Manager

Job Specification

  • Design, cost and implement irrigation projects
  • Finding business for the department from turnkey irrigation and solar installations to parts supply
    o Cross selling as a matter of course, all of FES products and services as the opportunities arise when engaging with existing and prospective customers.
  • Manage the personal development of each subordinate and ensure appropriate training is carried out to ensure FES can deliver a world class irrigation service.
  • Be responsible for the maintenance and careful use of all tools, equipment and machinery within the department.
  • Implement irrigation installations and maintain tight cost records of all projects to ensure costings can be improved and refined from project to project.
  • Determine and then maintain optimum stock levels for the various parts required to service a growing customer base whilst understanding the implications on company cash flow and ensuring redundant and slow-moving parts are managed out.
  • Maintain and manage all supplier relationships and develop new ones where appropriate.
  • Constantly seek ways to improve internal processes to maximise annual returns and gross margins for the department.
  • Assist with projects and design from other FES Irrigation departments as the need arises with a “one-company” philosophy.
  • Provide reporting of costs and activities as required


  • BSc. Eng. (Agric.) – greater than 5 years’ experience
  • Greater than 5 years Irrigation Design experience including:
    o Tender preparation for tenders greater in value of $2M
    o Proven/demonstrable design experience in the following irrigation systems
  • Drip irrigation >20ha per site
  • Centre Pivots
  • Bulk water supply including abstraction works
  • Site management experience in drip and centre pivot irrigation installations

Candidates who meet the above requirements should send their applications with detailed and updated Curriculum vitae and copies of certificates and contact addresses of not less than two traceable referees to be addressed to:

The National HR Manager

Farming and Engineering Services Ltd

P.O. Box 918


Or E-mail:

Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged.

All applications must be received by 11th June 2021. Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged.

Skills Required

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