Director Mechanical Engineer, Department of Public Works, Pretoria

REF NO: 2015/62

SALARY : All inclusive salary package of R819 126 per annum (total package to be
structured in accordance with the rules of the Senior Management Service)

CENTRE : Head Office

REQUIREMENTS : A three year tertiary qualification in Mechanical Engineering or Equivalent
Extensive relevant experience of which five (5) years of experience at a
middle/senior managerial level. Registered with engineering council South Africa.
Personal Attributes: Analytical thinking; Innovative; Creative; Solution orientated;
Ability to work under stressful situations; Ability to communicate at all levels;
People oriented; Trustworthy; Assertive; Hard-working; 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 Organising; 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. Registered with Engineering Council South Africa; Drivers’ license;
Prepared to travel; Willing to adapt to working schedule in accordance with office

DUTIES : implementation and maintenance of mechanical engineering related policies,
guideline and professional standards-Undertake researches on the latest
development of policies, professional guideline and standards; Ensure that all
policies, guidelines and standards implemented are aligned to the Departments
strategic objective; Undertake effective training of project managers on
professional standards; Monitor and ensure the implementation and continuous
adherence to professional guideline and standards. Develop and maintain
professional best practice parameters and quality standards; Develop and
maintain manuals and guideline on professional standards. The provision of
effective professional advice on mechanical engineering related projects-Advice
on the designing of cost effective modification of projects; Advice 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 The effective management of the
directorate-Provide management support to the bid committee on bid processes;
Provide tender specification for development of tender documents; Ensure skill
transfer and human development; Ensure effective implementation of good
corporate governance; Manage all human resources allocated to the directorate.

ENQUIRIES : Mr O Molotsi Tel No: 012 406 1524/1984

APPLICATIONS : The Director-General, Department of Public Works Private Bag X65, Pretoria,
0001 or Hand delivered at, Corner Madiba (Vermeulen) and Bosman Street,
Central Government Offices Building, Pretoria,


NOTE : All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a compulsory competency-based
assessment as part of the interview process. It will be expected of the successful
candidate to undergo a competency assessment and sign a performance

CLOSING DATE : 14 August 2015

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