Chief Mechanical Engineer – Pretoria – Defence – The DPSA

SALARY : R809 988-R926 139 per annum (depending on qualification and experience).

CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : Engineer degree [B Eng/BSC (Eng)] or relevant qualification. Six (6) post
qualification experience required as a registered professional Engineer in
mechanical engineering. Valid driver’s license. Compulsory registration with ECSA
as a Professional Engineer. A Government Certificate of Competency in
Mechanical Engineering as a Pr Eng or Pr Tech Eng will serve as an advantage.
Special requirements (skills needed): Programme and Project Management.
Engineering, legal and operational compliance. Engineering operational
communication. Process knowledge and skills. A good understanding of all relevant
legislation and construction industry contracts is needed. Maintenance skills and
knowledge. Knowledge of and experience in the implementation of the OHSA.
Mobile equipment operating skills. Engineering design and analysis knowledge.
Research and development. Computer-aided engineering applications. Creating
high performance culture. Technical consulting. Engineering and professional
judgment. Strategic capability and leadership. Problem solving and analysis.
Decision making. Team leadership. Creativity. Financial management. Customer
focus and responsiveness. Communication, Computer Skills. People management,
Planning and Organising. Conflict management. Negotiation skills. Change

DUTIES : Engineering design and analysis effectiveness. Maintain engineering operational
effectiveness. Governance. Financial Management. People management.
Technical and professional support to Works Managers on repairs and
maintenance works; this support shall include minor designs and specifications for
mechanical installations due for repairs or replacement. Perform life cycle analysis
of mechanical installations in Government buildings to inform the maintenance and
recapitalisation strategy of the assets. Work directly with Project Managers to
ensure that design options by external Consultants meet Departmental standards.
Develop and maintain policy, standard specifications for construction, maintenance
and operation of mechanical installations for DOD Works Formation. Ensure that
the standard of installations, operation, maintenance and records pertaining to the
condition of installations, equipment and systems are kept within the set standards.
Assist in the development and maintenance of operational agreements between
Clients and the DOD Works Formation. Provide an appropriate level of professional
and technical support to project implementation teams at all levels and for all
Clients. Comment on draft legislation and inform Clients of the of the impact of
such legislation, mainly focusing on the OHSA, the Engineering Professions Act,
the Environmental Management Act and any associated regulations. Provide
reports and management information. Perform administrative and line functions
pertaining to the post in compliance with the PFMA directives and in line with
Departmental strategic goals and objectives as well as Clients’ needs.

ENQUIRIES : Lieutenant Colonel T.B. Tshabane, Tel no: 012 355 6543

CLOSING DATE : 16 September 2016 (Applications received after the closing date and faxed copies
will not be considered).

APPLICATIONS : Department of Defence, Logistics Division, Defence Works Formation, Private Bag
X319, Pretoria 0001

NOTE : Applications must be submitted on the prescribed form Z83 (obtainable from any
Public Service department), which must be originally signed and dated by the
applicant and which must be accompanied by a detailed CV (with full particulars of
the applicants’ training, qualifications, competencies, knowledge & experience) and
clear certified copies of original educational qualification certificates, ID document
and Driver’s license (where applicable). Failure to comply with the above
instructions will result in applications being disqualified. Applicants applying for
more than one post must submit a separate form Z83 (as well as the documentation
mentioned above) in respect of each post being applied for. If an applicant wishes
to withdraw an application it must be done in writing. Should an application be
received where an applicant applies for more than one post on the same
applications form, the application will only be considered for the first post indicated
on the application and not for any of the other posts. Under no circumstances will
photostat copies or faxed copies of application documents be accepted. The
successful candidates will be subjected to Personnel Suitability Checks (criminal
record-, citizenship- & financial/asset record checks and qualification and
employment verification). Successful candidates will also be subjected to security
clearance processes. Potential candidates, declared in excess must indicate their
excess status on Z83, Applicants who do not receive confirmation or feedback
within 3 (three) months after the closing date, please consider your application
unsuccessful. Due to the large volume of responses anticipated, receipt of
applications will not be acknowledged and correspondence will be limited to shortlisted
candidates only. For more information on the job description(s) please
contact the person indicated in the post details. Successful candidates will be
appointed on probation for the period of twelve (12) months ito the prescribed rules.
The Department reserves the right not to make appointment(s) to the advertised
post(s). Persons not employed by the DOD/Public Service may thus not apply for
the vacancies advertised in this Circular