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Civil (Water) Engineer - Director Designate

Job Information
LocationCivil Engineering Jobs in Pietermaritzburg
SalaryR650k - R450k
Job TypePermanent
EducationBSc Civil, PrEng
Experience8 - 10 years

Job Description

A small firm of consulting engineers is looking to appoint a Civil (Water) Engineer in their Pietermaritzberg offices

Education and Experience:

The ideal candidate must be in possession of a Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering degree and be a Registered Professional Engineer.

A minimum of 8 – 10 years’ experience in the industrial engineering environment with particular emphasis on water and wastewater projects is essential

Main areas of responsibility will include, but are not limited to:

As lead engineer oversee and coordinate the execution of civil and structural designs with a strong emphasis on water and wastewater

Provide input into development of plant layout and general arrangements

Liaison with other engineering disciplines and main clients

Preparation of Design Criteria and Specifications

Preparation of technical reports and project close-out reports

Compile relevant portions of the contract schedule/assist to evaluate the contract schedule

Attend and participate in technical and/or contract related meetings, chair meetings and oversee contract administration

During the course of the contract assist with monitoring the contract schedule and budget and take appropriate action as and when required

As and when required, work with specialist consultants. This also involves managing their contracts

Compile and assist with the technical portions proposal (e.g. earthworks, piling, concrete and building works, structuring steel etc.). This will include liaising with a QS and the designer to compile the relevant BOQ as well as Scope of Work document

Assist with the technical adjudication of submitted enquiries

Design/manage of design by others, of the civil and structural works in accordance with the requirements of client

Supervise/monitor the Drawing office during the construction drawings, in accordance with the contract

Review, approval and issue of construction drawings

Manage and monitor changes, follow design change procedure

Compile Project Close-Out documentation as per the client’s requirements

Manage the contractor in collaboration with the project manager and the contract.


Conduct site investigations and site inspections during construction and issue the necessary certificate

Provide technical assistance to site personnel as and when required

Keep up to date with technological developments and participate in the necessary CPD programmes to maintain professional registration status

Scope of Work

The scope of this role will require the incumbent to assist in the Civil Engineering Department as a leader on projects as well as be part of a team on a project from start to completion.

The incumbent will be responsible for good employer relationship, junior staff (including design team recruitment) and the maintenance of good public relations.

Skills required:

Good communication skills – written and verbal

Good organization and planning skills

Strong customer liaison skills

Good negotiation skills

Business acumen with a cost control mindset is essential

Critical attributes


Deadline and quality oriented (QMS exposure essential)


Good interpersonal skills

Ability to work under pressure

Team player

Attention to detail

Firm and exemplary

Travel will be a requirement

Should you meet the above requirements, please send a detailed CV to Roxanne on; or call Roxanne/Jotham on 021 555 0432

or email us:

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