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Lead Engineer: Bridges

Job Information
SalaryR1.5mil – R1.2mil
Job TypePermanent
EducationBSc / BTech Civil engineering with Professional registration as a Pr Eng or Pr Tech
Experience10 years’ experience in the consulting engineering industry

Job Description

A large consulting company with offices across South Africa is looking for a Lead Engineer: Bridges to join their offices in Johannesburg. This is a fantastic growth opportunity for the right candidate.

Minimum requirements:

• BSc / BTech Civil engineering with Professional registration as a Pr Eng or Pr Tech. Master’s degree in Civil Engineering would be advantageous.

• COTO Certified Bridge inspector.

• At least 10 years’ experience in the consulting engineering industry.

• Post Graduate experience of at least 5-10 years in the design of large Bridges, Freeway interchanges and related transportation structures.

• Has independently designed bridges and independently assumed a bridge engineer’s role.

• Familiar with Bridge Design Standards of SANRAL and Local Government Departments.

• Sound knowledge of both Structural Steel and Reinforced Concrete Bridge Design.

• Proficient in MS Office Suite, MS Projects, AutoCAD, CADS RC, Revit, Prokon ,Midas and other relevant design software.

• Extensive experience in the use of NEC, FIDIC, JBCC and GCC contracts advantageous.

• Administrative and human resource management experience.

• Experience in business development activities within the industry.

• Willingness and the ability to travel locally and in the continent for extended periods of time as and when required.

Your responsibilities will include:

• Provide support and involved with all marketing, business development and management of this specific area of Bridges and Transportation Structures for the business unit in support to the Executive Manager.

• Participate in professional organizations for marketing, industry recognition and networking.

• Carry out research, compile relevant data, evaluation of the technical and financial aspects, complete with cost estimates and budget quotations for structural engineering proposals.

• Manage Engineers, Technologists, Technicians and site staff throughout the Planning, Design, Tender, Implementation and Close Out stages of various Bridges and Transportation Structures projects.

• Conduct research and carry out Feasibility Studies.

• Responsible for leading a specific area of the business unit in Bridges and Transportation Structures.

• Responsible for all technical aspects, for Bridges and Transportation Structures, including investigation and design, field assessments, preparation of tender documentation and cost estimates.

• Preparation of technical reports and design reports.

• Keeping abreast with technology development and research in the field of Bridges and Transportation Structures.

• Co-ordinate and supervise the production of technical drawings, designs and reporting inputs by supporting staff.

• Client liaison, including meetings and reporting.

• Regular liaison and reporting to Executive Manager: Structures.

• Manage the technical outputs of direct reports.

• Management and supervision of direct reports.

• Compliance with and managing direct report’s compliance with the company’s Quality Management System (ISO9001:2015) Business Management System (BMS) and the Project Management Online Guide (PMOG).

• Preparation of requests for proposals, expressions of interests, panel applications and tenders and generate work for the Company.

• Procure and manage specialist sub-service providers on projects.

• Management of projects and monitoring of performance and profitability.

• Construction monitoring and implementation of site construction work as and when required, on a part-time or full-time basis.

• Prepare tender documentation and manage procurement of contractors on projects.

• Contract administration on projects as and when required.

• Mentor graduate engineers, technologists, and technicians.

• Maintain regular and continued professional development through on the job training, in-house courses, seminars, or outsourced specialist training as required and as agreed with the designated Executive Manager or other Responsible Person.

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

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