Engineering Technician at KZN Department of Transport – 2 Positions

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8 Sep, 2014

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SALARY : R191 418 – R340 539 per annum (dependent on experience)
CENTRE : Head Office, Pietermaritzburg

REQUIREMENTS : *An appropriate recognised Bachelor’s Degree / National Diploma in Civil Engineering; plus a minimum of 3 (three) years post qualification technical experience. *Compulsory registration with Engineering Council of South Africa as a Professional Engineering Technician. *A valid driver’s license (minimum code B). Knowledge, Skills, Training and Competencies Required: *Knowledge of various administration policies and procedures. *Knowledge of CETA, CIDB requirements as well as Skills Development Act. *Knowledge of interpretation and compilation of management report. *Knowledge of Project Management. *Understanding of policy research, analysis, objective and development processes, project management and financial management. *In-depth knowledge of overall contractor development training. *Knowledge of Labour Relations Act and Public Service reporting procedures and work environment. *Knowledge of computer based information systems e.g. MS Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, MS Access. *Knowledge of operating a variety of electronic equipment e.g. multimedia projector. *Knowledge of planning and organizing including Project Management, specialized in the field of rural development engineering and emerging contractor. *Knowledge of research and implementing GIS standards. Knowledge of GCC2010 contracts. *Skills in the interpretation and application of policy. *Research, policy formulation and managerial skills. *Ability to develop technical training material. *Problem solving, analytical and innovative thinking skills. *Strategic planning and co-ordination skills. *Computer skills. *Team building skills. *Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and networking). *Project Management skills. *Presentation, facilitation and motivation skills. *Negotiation skills. *The ideal candidate should be approachable, team orientated, receptive to suggestions and ideas and be an innovative thinker.


DUTIES : *Co-ordinate and drive B-BBEE initiatives within the Department: Identify and co-ordinate developmental opportunities for maximizing SMME’s participation with the sector. Establish Departmental B-BBEE forum. Develop improvement plan for the Departmental B-BBEE score card level. Analyze and review Departmental BEE framework and Sector charters. Identify, co-ordinate and monitor relevant training workshops for effective implementation of B-BBEE within the Department. Co-ordinate and facilitate the Department’s annual verification process. *Assess the contribution of Departmental programmes to achieve provision of target groups: Assist in the development of relevant SMME


policies and procedures relating to Technical support. Champion, drive and develop business, Technical and economic empowerment strategic documents and implementation plan. Provide inputs into the implementation of the pothole pilot strategies. Provide continuous assessment into the strategies and analysis of findings for the inclusion into empowerment frameworks. Develop and submit short term draft policy proposal on the maintenance of the current Vukuzakhe programme. Review of the long term plan for the Vukuzakhe Development programme. Analysis on the current Vukuzakhe Programme. Develop, monitor mentorship and training policies and frameworks towards SMME support. *Expand opportunities for SMME’s in the distribution industry and upscale support initiatives: Identify opportunities for SMME development. Research, develop Departmental long term conceptual frameworks for SMME development strategy. Forging Public Private Partnerships to access SMME’s opportunities. Conduct situational analysis on automotive industry. Develop proposal Incubator document on automotive repair and maintenance. *Promote stakeholder management to ensure effective service delivery: Consult with emerging contractors through the Vukuzakhe Association structures. Co-ordinate and facilitate internal and external stakeholder forums for promotion of sector SMME development. Assist in facilitating technical training workshops through Vukuzakhe Association structures. *Provide mentorship support to emerging contractors: Assist in developing strategies relating to the appointment of technical consultants. Assist in monitoring the implementation of mentorship support. Assist with analysis of pre and post assessment evaluations for the Vukuzakhe Emerging contractors and SMME’s. Assist in analyzing statistical reports and process information on monthly basis. Assist in compilation and control of budget for Technical Intervention Sub-Directorate.

ENQUIRIES : Mr SS Magwaxaza 033 – 355 8030
NOTE : It is the intention of this Department to consider equity targets when filling these positions. Successful candidates will be required to enter into a Performance Agreement.


APPLICATIONS : Forward your application, quoting the relevant reference number to: Head: Transport, Human Resource Management Directorate, Private Bag X 9043, Pietermaritzburg, 3200
CLOSING DATE : 19 September 2014

NOTE : Applications must be submitted on the prescribed application form Z83 (which must be originally signed and dated) and must be accompanied by a detailed CV and originally certified copies (not copies of certified copies) of required educational qualifications set out in the advertisement (certificates are required, however, if a certificate is only to be issued at a graduation in the future, the statement of results, together with a letter from the educational institution, indicating the date of the graduation, will be accepted), identity document as well as valid driver’s licence (where a driver’s licence is a requirement). Failure to comply with these instructions will lead to applications being disqualified. Should an applicant wish to apply for more than one post, separate applications i.e. all the documentation must be submitted for each post applied for. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Under no circumstances will faxed or e-mailed applications be accepted. Receipt of applications will not be acknowledged and applicants who have not received an invitation to attend an interview within three (3) months of the closing date should assume that their application was unsuccessful. Please note that where experience is a requirement for the post, the successful candidate will be required to submit documentary proof of such work experience prior to assuming duty. A personnel suitability check (criminal record, citizenship, credit record checks, qualification verification and employment verification) will be conducted prior to employment. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by the Department. The Department of Transport reserves the right not to fill the post(s).

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