Chief Mechanical Engineer – Public Works – The DPSA

SALARY : All-inclusive OSD salary package of R 871, 548 per annum

CENTRE : Bloemfontein Regional Office Ref No: 2016/130 A
Johannesburg Regional Office Ref no: 2016/130 B

REQUIREMENTS : Degree in Mechanical Engineering (B Eng / BSc Eng) with 6 years’ applied
postgraduate experience in various facets of Mechanical Engineering, Professional
registration in the Mechanical engineering discipline as Pr.Eng with the ECSA.
Personal Attributes: Analytical thinking, Innovative, Creative, Solution orientated,
Ability to work under stressful situations, Ability to communicate at all levels,
People oriented, Trustworthy, Assertive, Hardworking, Ability to work
independently. Skills: Ability to undertake critical review / analysis and provide
technical advice, Ability to maintain integrity of confidential information , Financial
administration, Effective verbal communication, Advanced technical report writing,
Numeracy, Computer literacy, Planning and organizing, Relationship
management, Programme and project management, Interpersonal and diplomacy
skills, Problem solving, Decision making, Motivational skills, Conflict resolution,
Negotiation skills, Knowledge: Mechanical Engineering best practice, Project
Management, Extensive knowledge of all mechanical engineering aspects of the
building and construction environment, Public Finance Management Act,
Occupational Health and Safety Act, Supply Chain Management, Contract
Management. A valid driver’s license, Prepared to travel, willing to adapt to a
working schedule in accordance with office requirements.

DUTIES : Implementation and maintenance of mechanical engineering related policies,
guidelines and professional standards, Undertake research on the latest
development of policies, professional guidelines and standards, Ensure that all
policies, guidelines and standards implemented are aligned to the Department’s
strategic objectives, Undertake effective training of Project Managers on
professional standards, Monitor and ensure the implementation and continuous
adherence to professional guidelines and standards, Develop and maintain
professional best practice parameters and quality standards, Develop and maintain
manuals and guidelines on professional standards, Provide effective professional
advice on mechanical engineering related projects, Advise on the designing of cost
effective modification of projects, Advise on the development of projects
specification and outlining of designs, Draft and manage Service Level
Agreements, Brief consultants and service providers, Undertake the effective
auditing of change in project costs , Effective management of the Directorate,
Provide management support to the bid committee on bid processes, Provide
tender specifications for development of tender documents, Undertake, as
applicable or appropriate, design, documentation and implementation for identified
projects . Ensure skills transfer and human development. Ensure effective
implementation of good corporate governance. Manage all human resources
allocated to the Directorate.

ENQUIRIES : Mr. D Manus, Tel (051) 408 7397 (Bloemfontein)
Mr I Molosi, Tel (011) 713 6020 (Johannesburg)

APPLICATIONS : All Bloemfontein Applications: The Regional Manager, Department of Public
Works, P/Bag X 20605, Bloemfontein, 9300 or hand delivered to 18 President
Brandt Street Bloemfontein 9300, For Attention: Mr. D Manus.
All Johannesburg Applications: The Regional Manager, Department of Public
Works, Private Bag X3, Braamfontein, 2017. For Attention: Ms N Djaje.

CLOSING DATE : 12 August 2016

NOTE : An indication by candidates in this regard will facilitate the processing of
applications. If no suitable candidates from the unrepresented groups can be
recruited, candidates from the represented groups will be considered. People with
disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted on a signed
Form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service department and must be
accompanied by a comprehensive CV, recently certified copies of qualifications
and an Identification Document. Applications not complying with the above will be
disqualified. Should you not have heard from us within the next months, please
regard your application as unsuccessful. Note: It is the responsibility of all
applicants to ensure that foreign and other qualifications are evaluated by SAQA.
Recognition of prior learning will only be considered on submission of proof by
candidates. Kindly note that appointment will be subject to verification of
qualifications and a security clearance. Faxed, e-mailed or late applications will
NOT be accepted. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply