WSP Group Africa Latest Job Vacancy – Apply Now!

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22 Dec, 2020

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Engineering Jobs in South Africa

WSP is one of the most diverse consulting firms in Africa. To further our strategic business execution plan, we are seeking leaders that share our guiding principles – we value our people and our reputation; we are locally dedicated with international scale; we are future focused and challenge the status quo; we foster collaboration in everything we do and we have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable.

We are committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment.



Job Title: Principal Associate (Head of Divison: Mechanical Services)
Location: Bryanston, Gauteng, South Africa
Reference: # WSP/PTY/BRY/06/2020
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Market Related



The items detailed herein are guidelines for the SENIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEER position; they are to include the items detailed below but are not limited to these. These items are indicators of eligibility / capability for the position. The suitability of applicants for the position remains at the discretion of management and subject to an Engineering position being available. We are looking to reinforce our Mechanical offering in the Bryanston office with the appointment of a Senior Mechanical Engineer who has very strong client contacts within the greater JHB Property sector. The candidate should hold a B.Sc. Engineering (Mechanical) degree and must be a Pr. Eng. or Pr Tech Eng, with +15 years’ experience in the Property Sector.


•High level of technical expertise
•Capable of completing all types of projects from inception to close out independently
•Be able to focus on client care: client interface – gaining the clients respect and trust, capable of gaining a deeper understanding of clients’ needs
•Marketing – which would include attendance at business related networking functions, client functions, ensuring we get repeat work from clients
•Having an established client base is extremely important
•Be able to effectively manage junior & senior staff on large projects – effective communication, resource management. Ability to work within a team as well as lead a team of engineers
•Effective management of debt and professional fees on all projects
•Ability to cope in high pressure environment
•Ability to effectively convey information (written and oral)
•Good communication skills
•Good technical report writing skills
•Critical Thinking – using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
•Sound Judgment, Decision Making and Deductive as well as Inductive Reasoning Skills
•Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems
•Ability to define, manage and coordinate inputs from other technical specialists
•Ability to work unsupervised and manage time, quality and effort in order to deliver a quality product within time and cost constraints
•Experience all in sectors is essential (Data Centres, Commercial, Retail, Hospitality and Leisure, Healthcare and Industrial).


•Role model standards for SHEQ performance and behaviour consistent with the company’s health, safety, environmental and quality vision and policies by influencing those around you
•Contributing to the identification of SHEQ risks and driving processes to achieve Zero Harm
•Embracing, displaying and promoting the company values and ensuring a safe working environment is maintained at all times



•BSc Engineering (Mechanical) Degree or Technicon Diploma
•Appointed as Engineer Level in the Property Industry before
•Professional Engineer (Pr. Eng.) or Professional Technologist (Pr. Tech. Eng)
•Minimum +15 years Consulting Engineering experience in the Property Sector
•Extensive experience in all in sectors such as Data Centres, Commercial, Retail, Hospitality and Leisure, Healthcare and Industrial.
•Experience on Projects in Africa
•Project Management experience will be beneficial


•Generally fulfilling the functions of the Engineer on the various construction projects undertaken by WSP
•Function as the Engineer in terms of the general conditions of PROCSA, FIDIC, NEC and GCC Contracts, the Principal Agent and/or Engineer in terms of JBCC Contracts
•The appointed Engineer, who shall be authorized by WSP to carry out the work of general conditions of the applicable contract for the specific project
•Overseeing and ensuring the successful approval of projects’ execution with the various utility owners and or applicable National, Provincial and Local Authorities
•Overseeing and delivering on the Contract Management and Construction Monitoring of construction projects which include, but not limited to:
oPreparation of Budgets and Cost Estimates during Feasibility during, Conceptual Design and Detail Design Stages;
oPreparation of BoQ’s, Tender and Contract Documentation for tendering and managing the execution of the construction contracts:
oEnsuring that appropriate conditions are well defined in Construction Contracts to ensure that Clients are protected in all instances while also ensuring that the construction works are to be constructed and handed over not only to the Engineering, but also include the sign-off and acceptance by the applicable authority;
•Resource planning for the execution of multiple projects;
•Periodic reporting on programme, financial management, etc. to ensure that the clients are properly informed on the progress and execution of construction projects;
•Efficient and effective financial and scope management of all construction to restrict initial budget and cost over-runs to an absolute minimum with due consideration of Clients objective to reduce cost wherever possible;
•Ensure that all Parties, including but not limited to the Employer or Client, Engineers and Contractor, including any selected and/or nominated or domestic sub-contractors are aware of the scope of the works, the requirements of the Contract and the content of all Contract Documentation;
•Efficient and effective document control and management on all construction projects to ensure that the Contract and Construction activities are well recorded and documented;
•Ensuring adherence to WSP quality and site management systems including audits and documentation compliance at all stages of construction.
•Effectively dealing with contractual matters including contractor claims, variation orders etc.
•Efficient and effective close-out of all Construction Projects
•Close-out as required in terms of the Normal Services per the ECSA guidelines for services, or whichever service contract entered with the Client, and any specific services as maybe required by Clients
•Efficient close out of the documentation on the construction projects, which also include “lessons learnt” and handover.

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Application Deadline:  31/01/2021

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