Mar 12, 2021

Chief Engineer Grade A

  • Department of Water and Sanitation
  • Pretoria, South Africa
Full time Engineering

Job Description

POST 08/121 : REF NO: 190321/03 (X2 POSTS)
Branch: NWRI CD: Infrastructure Development (This is re-advertisement, applicants who have previously applied need to re-apply)

SALARY : R1 042 827 - R1 192 365 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 may be considered based on the provisions of the Public Service Regulation 2016, i.e. provision of the candidates current salary advice.

REQUIREMENTS : An Engineering degree (B Eng / BSc Eng) or relevant qualification. Six (6) years post qualification experience. Compulsory registration with ECSA as a Professional Engineer (Proof of registration must be attached). A valid drivers License (Attach a copy). Extensive post-registration experience as a registered Professional Engineer (Pr. Eng) is recommended. Registration with the South African Council for Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPCMP) as a Professional Construction Project Manager (Pr. CPM) or PMP Certification will be beneficial. Experience in the planning, design and construction of water resources infrastructure projects. Extensive experience in project management especially in the project management of large infrastructure projects. An understanding of the complete project life cycle from initial planning stages through to completion. Contract management knowledge and experience. A detailed understanding of construction procurement processes. Experience in financial planning and financial management. Knowledge of project risk analysis and risk management. The ability to relate with associated professional fields in a multi-disciplinary team. Additional studies in Water Resources Engineering are recommended. High level communication skills (verbal and written). Conflict management, contract dispute resolution and negotiation skills. Problem solving and analysis skills. Computer proficiency (such as MS Office, MS Projects, etc.) Must be able to work independently, be self-motivated, responsible and reliable.

Manage and oversee all aspects of project implementation. Co-ordinate the implementation of a portfolio of mega-projects. Co-ordinate water users’, institutions’ and stakeholders’ input for decision-making on infrastructure projects. Manage the technical, environmental, contractual, risk, social and financial aspects of infrastructure development projects. Promote the Department’s interests in projects implemented by external bodies. Ensure compliance with technical standards, legal requirements, timeframes and approved budgets during the implementation of water resource infrastructure projects. Ensure the co-ordination and management of contracts with service providers on projects to ensure effective project implementation. Ensure the co-ordination of management of both external
and internal stakeholders on the infrastructure projects. Would be beneficial to be knowledgeable of construction law contracts such as GCC and FIDIC.

Detailed knowledge of Treasury Regulations, Public management Financial Act (PFMA) Manage the process of the commissioning of the infrastructure and takeover by the Operations Unit. Provide leadership and direction on projects. Manage Human Resources and budgets allocated on projects to ensure efficient and effective project implementation. Promote transformation. Promote a culture of innovation and performance.

APPLICATIONS : Head Office (Pretoria): Please email your applications quoting the relevant reference number to email


NOTE : Interested applicants must submit their applications for employment to the e-mail address specified on each post.

Applications must be submitted using the newly implemented Z83 form obtainable on the Department of Water and Sanitations website, under career opportunities or the DPSA website, under vacancies in the Public Service (point 4) and should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV as well as copies of qualifications and Identity document (all documents must be submitted in one email in a PDF format.

The attachment/s, may not exceeding 10mb) Subject title on the email must clearly display the reference number of the post applied for.

Applicants should forward applications to the correct email address of the post as wrong emailed applications will not be considered.

No late, applications will be accepted.

Original/certified copies must be produced by only shortlisted candidates during the interview date.

A SAQA evaluation report must accompany foreign qualifications. Applications that do not comply with the above mentioned requirements will not be considered.

All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical and competency assessment.

A pre-entry certificate obtained from the National School of Government (NSG) is required for all SMS applicants.

Candidates will be required to complete a financial disclosure form and undergo a security clearance.

Foreigners or dual citizenship holders must provide a police clearance certificate from country of origin.

The Department of Water Sanitation is an equal opportunity employer.

In the filling of vacant posts, the objectives of section 195 (1) (i) of the Constitution of South Africa, 1996 (Act No: 108 of 1996), the Employment Equity imperatives as defined by the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No: 55 of 1998) and relevant Human Resources policies of the Department will be taken into consideration.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only.

If you do not hear from us within two (2) months of this advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

The department reserves the right not to fill these positions.

Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to the EE Targets.


R1 042 827 per annum

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