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Water Engineer

Job Information
LocationRecruitment Agency / Vacancy in Durban, CBD
SalaryR750k – R700k
Job TypePermanent
EducationBSc Eng / B Eng
Experience5 - 10 years

Job Description

A leading Consulting Engineering firm is looking for a Water Engineer, to be based in Durban.

Minimum requirements:

• BSc Eng / B Eng

• Pr Eng Full Registration

• 5 - 10 years experienced within the water industry

Main responsibilities:

• Develop proficiency in relevant CAD packages

• Carry out and file regular hand checks on the output of CAD packages

• Produce preliminary designs to the required level of accuracy and develop different options for discussion with cliets/project manager.

• Carry out detailed designs strictly in accordance with the relevant codes and specifications. Take responsibility for accuracy and get checked and signed off at required level.

• When required, carry out research into technically challenging aspects of the project or consult in-house subject matter experts for advice.

• Delegate aspects of the work to more junior engineers/ technicians. Take responsibility for briefing them properly and checking their work.

• Accurately brief draughtspeople on drawing requirements and check all drawings produced for technical correctness and accuracy

• Produce accurate, concise, technically correct reports on the aspect of the work assigned to them. ensure that the reports are grammatically corrected and free of typing/ spelling errors before submitting to superior for checking/ approval.

• Produce project specifications based on the applicable standard specifications. Take responsibility for ensuring technical correctness and accuracy.

• Interface with other engineering disciplines and support functions of Hatch Goba engagement on the same project.

Developing Self and Others:

• Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior engineers and technicians working for you.

• Through proper exploration of engineering principles and concepts, effectively brief draughtspeople and junior engineering staff.

• Assist others in achieving professional registration by continued participation in the mentorship scheme and the spontaneous mentoring of others.

• Achieve continued Professional Development through regular attendance at industry seminars and workshops.

• Take post-graduate courses in line with own and company development requirements.

• Participate in Industry committees and institutions at junior level.

Tendering/ Marketing Activities;

• Develop personal relationships with, and professional respect of, the Clients you are dealing with (both internal and external)

• Submit article/ papers for publication if possible

• Attend Hatch Goba sponsored and industy functions and effective "network" on behalf of Hatch Goba.

• Assist in drawing up tenders and/or writing proposals for submission to clients.

• Align "self and personal" effort to the Hatch Goba Mission/ Vision/ Shared values and Strategic Imperatives.

Project Management :

• Assign work, check and manage work allocated to junior engineers, technicians or draughtspeople under his/ her control

• Co-ordinate and take responsibility for all aspectsof a small project or a portion of a larger project,

• Programme and ensure that deadlines are met on the project or portions of the project for which he/she is responsible'

• Ensure that all designs, reports and drawings produced by him/ her and the team are checked and signed off at the required level.

• Compile accurate project cost estimates and cash flow projections. Carry out cost/benefit analyses.

• Ensure that all drawings are signed and issued to site timeously.

• Effectively deal with queries from site staff, enlisting the help of supervisors where required.

• Chair design meetings and site meetings, as applicable.

• Take notes and produce minutes of meetings. Distribute minutes no later than one week after the meeting.

• Draft project related lettersfor signature by the relevant Project Manager.

• Receive and check contractor's payment certificates. Once verified correct, arrange for signature b the relevant project manager/ project director and submit to client timeously.

• Ensure that all aspects of the project under his/her control is handling strictly in accordance with the Hatch Goba OPS.

• Make effective use of support staff where applicable.

Personal Attributes:

• Maintain personal professional registration on an ongoing basis.

• Start developing a field of technical specialisation through post graduate study, targeted course attendance and focused in-service training.

• Carries out all his/her tasks and duties in a thoroughly professional and effecient manner.

• Is self-motivated and effectively manages own time.

• Submits all timesheets, leave applications, mileage claims etc, accurately and timeously.

Should you meet the requirements for this position, please email your CV, with project details, to You can also contact Laura, Corlia or Heather on 011 234 6868/9.

Correspondence will only be conducted with short listed candidates. Should you not hear from us within 14 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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