Aug 20, 2018

Professional Engineer (Civil)

  • Department of Rural Development and Land Reform
  • Pretoria, South Africa
Full time Engineering

Job Description

POST 33/37 :Professional Engineer (Civil) (REF NO: 3/2/1/2018/252)
Directorate: Rural Infrastructure Development
(This is a re-advertisement, applicants who applied previously must reapply.)
SALARY : R679 388 per annum (Salary in accordance to the OSD for Engineers)

Engineering Degree (B Eng/BSC (Eng). Compulsory registration with ECSA as a
Professional Engineer. 3 year’s post qualification engineering experience. Job
related knowledge: Programme and project management; Engineering design and
analysis; Research and Development; Computer aided engineering applications;
Legal compliance; Technical report writing; Creating high performance culture;
Professional judgement; Networking. Job related skills: Decision making; Team
leadership; Analytical; Creativity; Self-management; Financial management;
Customer focus and responsiveness; Communication; Computer literacy;
Planning and organizing; Conflict management; Problem solving and analysis;
People management. A valid driver’s licence (code 08).

Design new system to solve practical engineering problems and improve efficiency
and enhance safety. Plan, design, operate and maintain engineering projects.
Develop cost effective solutions according to standards. Evaluate existing
technical manuals, standard drawings and procedures to incorporate new
technology. Develop tender specifications. Ensure through evaluation that
planning and design by others is done according to sound engineering principles,
norms, standards and code of practice. Approve engineering works according to
prescribed norms and standards. Human capital development. Ensure training and
development of technicians, technologists and candidate engineers to promote
skills/knowledge transfer and adherence to sound engineering principles and code
of practice. Supervise the engineering work and processes. Administer
performance management and development. Office administration and budget
planning. Manage resources and prepare and consolidate inputs for the facilitation
of resource utilisation. Ensure adherence to regulations and procedures for
procurement and personnel administration. Monitor and control expenditure on
projects. Report on expenditure and service delivery. Research and development.
Continuous professional development to keep up with new technologies and
procedures. Research/literature studies on engineering technology to improve
expertise. Liaise with relevant bodies/councils on engineering-related matters.

Applications can also be submitted by post Private Bag X01, Arcadia, 0007 or hand
it delivered to: Suncardia Building, 6th floor, Cnr Steve Biko and Stanza Bopape
Street, Arcadia.

NOTE : African, Coloured, Indian and White males and African, Coloured, Indian and White
females and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


DRDLR is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

It is our intention to promote representivity in DRDLR through the filling of posts.

We reserve the right not to fill a position.

Online applications can be submitted on

Kindly note that technical support is available from Graylink, should you experience any difficulties with your online application.

DRDLR has a dual applications system where applicants can apply online via the e-Recruitment System or manually submit a Z83 obtainable from any Public Service department that should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV (previous experience must be comprehensively detailed) and certified (certification must not be older than 12 months) copies of qualifications, service certificates (in case of an OSD post), identification document and permanent residency/work permit.

Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.

It would be appreciated if you can only upload/attach those course certificates applicable to the post that you apply for.

Failure to submit the requested documents may result in your application not being considered.

If you manually apply for more than one post in the DRDLR, please submit a separate manual application form for each post.

All applicants must be SA Citizens/Permanent Residents or Non-SA Citizens with a valid work permit.

Applicants will be expected to be available for selection interviews and competency assessments at a time, date and place as determined by DRDLR.

The Department reserves the right to conduct pre-employment security screening and appointment is subject to positive security clearance outcome.

Applicants must declare any/pending criminal, disciplinary or any other allegations or investigations against them.

Should this be uncovered post the interview the application will not be considered for the post and in the unlikely event that the person has been appointed such appointment will be terminated.


R679 388 per annum

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