Senior Civil Engineer Vacancies

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12 Sep, 2013

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Engineering Jobs in South Africa


The incumbent will be responsible for performing primarily project execution functions (civil, pipeline) to support a full range of varied engineering work. Work independently, involving a varied portfolio from basic projects to complex large multidisciplinary projects. May be involved in work where no clear precedents exist, and will have to go beyond the existing parameters and adapt plans to fit the situation, always bearing the initial specifications, and the underlying reason for them, in mind. With scope for individual accomplishment and coordination of more difficult assignments, the professional deals with project execution challenges for
which it is necessary to modify established guides and devise new approaches.



  • Independently evaluate plans and projects
  • Select and apply the most suitable engineering project execution and contract management techniques to solve problems of a wide-ranging and complex nature
  • Compiling contract baselines
  • Tendering, adjudication, variations
  • Progress monitoring, contract payments, quality control, keeping to the time and cost scales and Liaising effectively with all stakeholders
  • Participate in team work for projects of various sizes in order for contracts from different disciplines to be properly integrated
  • Act in the project execution role in project meetings, progress meetings, and contractor meetings and may have the sole responsibility for progress and other report writing
  • Improve existing project execution standards
  • Participate in team work for projects of various sizes in order for designs from different disciplines to be properly integrated
  • Take responsibility for junior project execution engineers and/or technical staff
  • Work within the generally provided Rand Water engineering guidelines, based on an understanding of the company and its overall goals, but understands the underlying spirit of these standards and can adapt them to fit specific needs
  • Liaise with other specialists such as design engineers, quality assurance specialists, financial specialists, socio-geographic specialists etc, to ensure an optimal end product
  • Outline and assign project execution work, reviews it for technical accuracy and adequacy, and may plan, direct, coordinate and supervise the work of other professional and technical staff



Applicable Civil Engineering qualification (B Eng degree, B Tech degree, Technical Diploma or equivalent)
Varying between 4 to 8 years applicable post qualification experience
Eligible for Pr Eng, Pr Tech Eng or Pr Techni Eng registration with ECSA


Desirable Qualifications and Experience:
o Water industry experience
o Project execution experienceCOMPETENCY PROFILE


Knowledge Skills Attitude

  • In depth technical knowledge in the applicable engineering discipline
  • Broad knowledge of all engineering activities
  • Proven project execution skills in engineering projects from basic projects to large multidisciplinary projects
  • Ability to integrate designs with those from other disciplines
  • Precise application of predefined Standards
  • Punctuality and accuracy in the execution of projects
  • Technical project execution skill
  • Report writing skill
  • Communication skill
  • Time management
  • Cost management
  • Participate effectively as a member of a team
  • Work with cultural diversity
  • Service clients and satisfy their expectations
  • Negotiate and arrive at decision
  • Exercise leadership

In evaluating prospective applicants and making the final selection, consideration will be given to Rand Water’s Employment Equity Objectives.
Should you not receive any correspondence from Rand Water within 30 days from the closing date, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful


E-MAIL: [email protected]

CLOSING DATE: 16 September 2013



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