Chief Engineer – Telecoms and Instrumentation

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6 Dec, 2013

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Engineering Jobs in South Africa, Government Jobs in South Africa

Chief engineer – telecoms and instrumentation (electronics) (Ref no: OC 57/2013)
Appropriated salary will be determined according to the regulatory framework
Centre: Cape Town



Appropriate 4 Year Degree in Electronic Engineering (NQF 7) with at least 5 year’s experience in a Telecoms/ Electronic Maintenance support environment at management level. Proven track record and experience in the following areas:
o IT and Telecommunication including Radio Frequency Communications
o Project Management
o Financial Management
o Procurement and Maintenance Management.
Appointment will be subject to registration with a professional engineering body.



Have acquired technical management skills in most, if not all of the following fields:
o Contract & Service Level Management
o Equipment calibration and understanding of electronic instruments
o Infrastructure Management skills
o Verbal and written communication / reporting
o IT Hardware and Software
o Networking TCP/IP.
Advanced understanding of IT Hardware and networking skills.
Understanding operations of VSATs
Ability to draft and interpret complex technical specifications, drawings and
schematics. Be committed, innovative and self-motivated
Have proven management capabilities and good leadership skills
Should be able to work independently as well as a team member.

Evaluate existing network and communication systems and makes recommendations for new resources to expand service levels.
Identify, evaluate, and recommend new installations after evaluating the impact on current systems.
Coordinate and directs Telecom projects and ensures that related departments are well supported.
Manage and maintain contracts and Service Level Agreements with service providers.
Develop and review test equipment specifications to ensure quality data.
Ensure all calibrations and maintenance activities are done within agreed time frames.
Monitor and report on the performance of the telecommunication network and associated peripherals.
Manage unit responsible for the maintenance of instruments and telecom equipment.
Prepare Maintenance plans in accordance with the schedule of voyages.
Ensure optimal performance of the maintenance facility, through maintenance scheduling, resource distribution, procurement and inventory control.
Prepare the maintenance budget and provide inputs to the capital budget especially for spare parts and equipment replacement.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a competency test and full medical screening. The successful candidate will have to participate in relief voyages to Marion, Gough and Antarctica that can last up
to 3 months at a time.

How to Apply

Procedures and information to apply

  • All applications must be submitted on a Z83 [PDF] form accompanied by certified copies of qualifications, identity document (ID) as well as a comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV) in order to be considered.
  • Applications available at the:
    • Pretoria centre should be forwarded to the Director-General, Department of Environmental Affairs, Private Bag X447, Pretoria 0001, or hand-delivered to: 315 Pretorius Street, cnr Pretorius and Lilian Ngoyi Streets (previously known as Van der Walt Street), Fedsure Forum Building, 1st Floor, Room 106, Information Centre, North Tower.
    • Cape Town centre should be forwaded to the Director-General, Department of Environmental Affairs, Private Bag X4390 Cape Town 8000, or hand-delivered to 14 Loop Street, Cape Town 8000
  • Consideration will be given to applicants who meet the minimum requirements of advertised posts.
  • Please note that it is the responsibility of applicants to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
  • If you have not been contacted within three months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
  • The department reserves the right not to make an appointment.
  • People with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • The short-listed candidates will be subject to screening and security vetting to determine the suitability of a person for employment.
  • Senior Management candidates to be subjected to competency assessment, signing of an employment contract and performance agreement.


Enquiries: Mr. N Devanunthan (021- 405 9482)
Attention Human Resources Management
Closing date 13 December 2013

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