CHIEF ENGINEER GRADE A REF NO: 170524/03

Branch: Provincial Operations: Eastern Cape
Dir: Water Services Support
SALARY : R1 200 426 – R1 371 489 per annum, (all-inclusive OSD salary package). This
appointment will be made on the minimum notch of the salary range, however,
a higher notch within the salary range of Grade A will be considered based in
relation to the provisions of the Public Service Regulation 2016 as amended,
i.e. provision of the candidate’s current salary advice.
CENTRE : King William’s Town
REQUIREMENTS : An Engineering Degree (B Eng / BSc Eng) or relevant qualification. Six (6)
years post qualification experience. Compulsory registration with Engineering
Council of South Africa (ECSA) as a Professional Engineer. The disclosure of
a valid unexpired driver’s Licence. Knowledge of programme and project
management. Understanding of engineering, legal, and operational
compliance. Knowledge and understanding of engineering operational
communication. Process knowledge and skills. Maintenance skills and
knowledge. Mobile equipment operating skills. Engineering design and
analysis knowledge. Understanding of research and development. Computer –
aided engineering applications. Creating high performance culture. Technical
consulting. Engineering and professional judgement. Strategic capability and
leadership. Problem solving and analysis. Decision making, team leadership,
and creativity. Customer focus and responsiveness. Good communication
skills both (verbal and written). Computer skills. People, financial, change, and
conflict management. Planning, organising, and negotiation skills. Must be
available to travel as and when required often at short notice.
DUTIES : Engineering design and analysis effectiveness. Perform final review, approvals
and audits on new engineering designs according to design principles and
theory. Co-ordinate design efforts and integration across disciplines to ensure
seamless integration with current technology. Pioneering of new engineering
services and management methods. Maintain engineering operational
effectiveness. Manage the execution of maintenance strategy through the
provision of appropriate structures, systems, and resources. Set engineering
maintenance standards, specifications, and service levels according to
organizational objectives to ensure optimum operational availability. Monitor
maintenance efficiencies according to organizational goals to direct or redirect
engineering services for the attainment of organizational objectives.
Governance: Allocate, control, monitor and report on all resources. Compile
risk logs and manages significant risk according to sound risk management
practice and organizational requirements. Provide technical consulting
services for the operation on engineering related matters to minimize possible
engineering risks. Manage and implement knowledge sharing initiatives e.g.,
short-term assignments and secondments within and across operations, in
support of individual development plans, operational requirements and return

on investment. Continuously monitor the exchange and protection of
information between operations and individuals to ensure effective knowledge
management according to departmental objectives. Ensure the availability and
management of funds to meet the MTEF objectives within the engineering
environment/services. Manage the operational capital project portfolio for the
operation to ensure effective resourcing according to organizational needs and
objectives; Manage the development, motivation, and utilization of human
resources for the discipline to ensure competent knowledge base for the
continued success of engineering services according to organizational needs
and requirements. Manage subordinate’s key performance areas by setting
and monitoring performance standards and taking actions to correct deviations
to achieve departmental objectives.
ENQUIRIES : Ms A Sizani Tel No: (043) 604 5404
APPLICATIONS : Eastern Cape (King William’s Town): For purposes of response handling,
please forward your application quoting the relevant reference number to the
Department of Water and Sanitation, Private Bag X350, Pretoria, 0001 or hand
deliver to Delta Continental Building, Corner of Visagie and Bosman Street,
Pretoria, 0001.
FOR ATTENTION : Planning, Recruitment and Selection Unit

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