Aug 09, 2018

Chief Engineer Grade A

  • Department of Water and Sanitation
  • King William's Town, South Africa
Full time Engineering

Job Description

POST 31/57 :Chief Engineer Grade A REF NO: 170818/03
Operational Integration: Eastern Cape
SD: Compliance Monitoring
SALARY : R991 281 per annum (all inclusive OSD salary package)
CENTRE : Eastern Cape Regional Office: King William’s Town

An Engineering degree (B Eng / BSc (Eng). Six (6) years post qualification
engineering experience as a registered professional engineer with ECSA as a
Professional Engineer (Proof of registration must be attached). A valid driver’s
Licence (certified copy must be attached). Experience in water resources planning
and management. Experience in planning, hydrological modelling, economic
analysis, ecological matters, policy development and institutional aspects.
Computer literacy and good computer programming skills. Good communication
skills (verbal and written) and negotiation skills. Proven leadership skills and the
ability to manage a professional multi-disciplinary team. Knowledge of and
experience in financial management and relevant acts. Must be available to travel
as and when required, often at short notice.

Identify, set-up and manage multi-disciplinary catchment-wide planning studies,
identify vulnerable and sensitive areas with respect to water resources or possible
effect on water resources of the catchment. Co-ordinate and process inputs from
wide range of disciplines, comparative analysis. Report on investigations of
possible water resource developments and/or the development of strategies to
reconcile water supply and demand. Lead Master planning for EC Water resources
development linked water services planning. Assist in providing professional
guidance to teams of professional service providers in water services project in
sector. Compile Terms of References for planning studies. Management and
administration of professional service providers, including financial administration.
Close interaction with other components, provincial and central Government
departments, other development agencies, local authorities, the public and public
institutions. Responsible for budgeting for all expenditure of the planning section
as well as control of expenditure. Responsible for speech-writing and Ministerial
submissions as required. Deliver technical and other presentations, as required to
a variety of audiences.


Head Office (Pretoria): Please forward your applications quoting the relevant reference number to the Department of Water and Sanitation, Private Bag X350, Pretoria, 0001 or hand deliver to Continental Building, Corner of Visagie and Bosman Street, Pretoria. For attention: Ms LI Mabole

Free State (Bloemfontein): Please forward your applications quoting the relevant reference number to The Regional Head: Bloemfontein, Department Water and Sanitation, Private Bag 528, Bloemfontein 9300 or hand-deliver at the Bloem Plaza, Bloemfontein, Second floor. For attention: Ms L Ntja

Eastern Cape (East London, King Williams Town): Please forward your applications quoting the relevant reference number to: Private bag X 7485, King Williams Town, 5600 or hand deliver at the 2 Hargreaves Avenue, King William’s Town. For attention: Ms T Solwandle

Northern Cape (Kimberly): Please forward your applications quoting the relevant reference number to: The Provincial Head, Department of Water and Sanitation, Private Bag x6101. Kimberley 8301 or hand deliver at 28 Central Road, Beaconsfield, Kimberley. For attention: Mr J Mashele

Mpumalanga (Mbombela): Please forward your applications quoting the relevant reference number to: The Acting Provincial Head, Department of Water and Sanitation, Private Bag X 11259, Mbombela 1200 or hand deliver to Prorom Building, Reception Ground Floor, Corner Brown and Paul Kruger Street, Mbombela. For attention: Mr AA Lessing

Western Cape (Bellville): Please forward your applications quoting the relevant reference number to The Regional Head: Western Cape, Department of Water and Sanitation, Private Bag X16, Sanlamhof, 7532 or hand deliver to Sigma Building,3 Blanckenberg Road, and Bellville. For attention: Mr B Saki

Applications must be submitted on a signed and dated Z83 form, obtainable from any Public Service Department, and should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV as well as certified copies of qualifications and Identity document.

No late,faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted.

Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only.

If you have not heard from us within two (2) months of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Preference will be given to previously disadvantage groups.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo standard Government security clearance procedures including verification of qualifications.

Should you be in a possession of a foreign qualification(s), it must be accompanied by an evaluation from South African
Qualification Authority (SAQA).

“All SMS shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the department.

Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency based assessments).

The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools” People with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the posts.

People who are not employed by the Public Service Departments are welcomed to apply for posts.

The department reserves the right not to make an appointment. process. Develop project plan to mitigate risks.


R991 281 per annum

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