Chief Engineer Electrical, Mechanical, Department of Environmental Affairs, Western Cape

CHIEF ENGINEER: ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL AND CONTRACTOR SUPPORT

REF NO: OC18/2015

SALARY : Appropriate salary will be determined according to the regulatory framework)
(based on OSD)

CENTRE : Western Cape

REQUIREMENTS : An Engineering Degree, B Eng/ BSC (Eng) or relevant qualification. Six years
post qualification experience required as a registered professional Engineer. Valid
driver’s license. Knowledge of Electrical Installations and principles.
Understanding of Mechanical systems and automation including PLC’s.
Experience in technical management of infrastructure and facilities including
HVAC. Experience in Maintenance Planning/ scheduling, Project management
and Personnel management. Proven strategic management & leadership skills
as well as analysis and reporting. Experience in financial management and
related legislation within the public sector ٠Valid driver’s license and willingness
to travel and work long hours with limited supervision.

DUTIES : Ensure optimal maintenance planning and scheduling in accordance with
maintenance policy. Collaboration with contractors on maintenance related
matters to ensure compliance with contractual obligations. Research and adopt
new technologies to improve performance and efficiencies. Define standard
operating procedures for the safe and consistent operations of infrastructure.
Technical management of the mechanical and electrical equipment and facilities
including HVAC and Building Management Systems. Ensure the certification of all
lifting and handling equipment. Ensure the proper and timely maintenance of
Caterpillar vehicle fleet and snow mobiles. Develop and implement the necessary
recapitalization projects to ensure the adoption of new technologies to manage
infrastructure on the ship and bases. Ensure the availability of drivers and dozers
for Antarctic operations. Analyse and vet the maintenance work performed on the
ship. Provide support on the recruitment process for technical personnel for
SANAP. Perform recruitment of the Electrical and mechanical support posts for
the Islands. Develop and Implement energy efficiency management plans and
ensure sufficient redundancy in systems. Manage the operations of waste water
treatment and provide advice on improvements. Ensure all fire management
systems are functioning correctly and regularly tested. Ensure the serviceability of
UPS’s and Power Generators. Analyse reports from bases and make
recommendations for improving infrastructure performance. Ensure financial
management of the technical budget.

ENQUIRIES : Mr Nish Devanunthan (Tel: 021 405 9482)

APPLICATIONS : Director-General, Department of Environmental Affairs, Private Bag x 4390, Cape
Town, 8000 or hand-delivered to 14 Loop Street, Cape Town. No faxed, e-mailed
and late applications will be considered.

FOR ATTENTION : Human Resources

NOTE : The successful candidate will be required to undergo a competency test and full
medical screening. The successful candidate will have to participate in relief
voyages that can last up to 3 months at a time.

CLOSING DATE : 06 July 2015

NOTE : Must be submitted on a Z83 form with a copy of a comprehensive CV, certified
copies of qualifications and ID document in order to be considered, for all the
applications send through an email, kindly remember to attach all the necessary
documentation including a signed Z83 form. It is the applicant’s responsibility to
have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority
(SAQA). Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only. Shortlisted
candidates will be subjected to screening and security vetting to determine
their suitability for employment, including but not limited to: Criminal records;
Citizen status; Credit worthiness; Previous employment (reference checks); and
Qualification verification. Relaxation of qualification requirements may be
considered for non-OSD posts. The persons appointed to this position will be
subjected to a security clearance. SMS candidates will be subjected to a
competency assessment test and the signing of a performance agreement and an
employment contract (once appointed) the department reserves the right not to
make an appointment. No faxed, e-mailed and late applications will be
considered. If you have not been contacted within three 3 months after the
closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application was
unsuccessful.

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