CHIEF ENGINEER GRADE A REF NO: 170524/04

Branch: Infrastructure Management: Head Office
Dir: Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
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 : Pretoria Head Office
REQUIREMENTS : An Engineering Degree (B Eng / BSc Eng) or relevant qualification. Six (6)
years post qualification experience. Compulsory registration with the
Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) as a Professional Engineer. The
disclosure of a valid unexpired driver’s License. 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 : Design and specification of mechanical engineering systems for water
infrastructure, e.g. Pumps, Valves, Pipelines, overhead cranes, HVAC, etc.
Oversee installation, testing and commissioning of such components and
systems. Prepare mechanical designs and technical specifications. Review,
evaluate, edit, and approves engineering designs according to design
principles and theory. Ensure adequate standard of technical documentation,
reporting and contribute to updating of standards. Coordinate design
integration across the engineering disciplines within the Directorate as well as
to other Directorates. Optimising design and cost-effectiveness of projects and
risk management. Provide support and development of Water and Sanitation
Service’s Infrastructure. Provide support in contract management and
administration. Inspect and/or test infrastructure equipment, systems and
installations including preparation of reports of the findings and
recommendations. Compile, review and comment on contract documentation
proposals and Bids. Communicate and negotiate with contractors, consultants,
and clients of the Directorate. Formulate policies and guidelines relative to the
Directorate’s functions. Provide leadership and direction to the Directorate.
Provide assistance to manage financial allocations to projects and programs.
Provide guidance and mentorship to candidate engineers and technicians
within the Directorate.
ENQUIRIES : Mr. E Manhimanzi Tel No: (012) 336 8621
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APPLICATIONS : Pretoria (Head Office): 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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