Chief Engineer (Mechanical/ Mechatronic/ Industrial Mechanical): Road Design

Reference Number :WCG200303-2
Tracking Number :TPW 43/2020
Job Title :Chief Engineer (Mechanical/ Mechatronic/ Industrial Mechanical): Road Design, Ref No.TPW 43/2020
Department :Transport and Public Works
Salary level :OSD
Enquiries :Ms MK Hofmeyr at (021) 483 3999
Job Type :Permanent
Location – Country :South Africa
Location – Province :Western Cape
Location – Town / City :Cape Town
Job Purpose
The Department of Transport and Public Works, Western Cape Government has an exciting employment opportunity for a suitably qualified and competent individual to render technical services and support in engineering research, design, manufacturing, operations and maintenance for the Sub-directorate: Mechanical services. This post is stationed in Cape Town.
Minimum Requirements
Engineering degree (B Eng/ BSC (Eng) or relevant qualification; A minimum of six years post qualification experience required; Compulsory registration with ECSA as a Professional Engineer; A valid code B driving licence.

(Note: Applicants in process of registration may also apply on condition that proof of registration fee payment is attached and subsequent registration in 6 months)
Recommendation
Further post graduate studies in the field of Fleet Management or Asset Management Experience or exposure; Appropriate Health and Safety Exposure.
Key Performance Areas
Engineering design and analysis effectiveness: Perform final review and approvals or audits on new engineering designs according to design principles or theory; Co-ordinate design efforts and integration across disciplines to ensure seamless integration with current technology; Pioneering of new engineering services and management methods.

Maintain engineering operational effectiveness: Manage the execution of maintenance strategy through the provision of appropriate -111- structures, systems and resources; Set engineering maintenance standards, specifications and service levels according to organizational objectives to ensure optimum operational availability; Monitor maintenance efficiencies according to organizational goals to direct or redirect engineering services for the attainment of organizational objectives.

Governance: Allocate, control, monitor and report on all resources; Compile risk logs and manages significant risk according to sound risk management practice and organizational requirements; Provide technical consulting services for the operation on engineering related matters to minimize possible engineering risks; Manage and implement knowledge sharing initiatives e.g. short-term assignments and secondments within and across operations, in support of individual development plans, operational requirements and return on investment; Continuously monitor the exchange and protection of information between operations and individuals to ensure effective knowledge management according to departmental objectives.

Financial Management: Ensure the availability and management of funds to meet the MTEF objectives within the engineering environment/services; Manage the operational capital project portfolio for the operation to ensure effective resourcing according to organizational needs and objectives; Manage the commercial value add of the discipline-related programmes and projects; Facilitate the compilation of innovation proposals to ensure validity and adherence to organizational principles; Allocate, control and monitor expenditure according to budget to ensure efficient cash flow management.

People management: Manage the development, motivation and utilization of human resources for the discipline to ensure competent knowledge base for the continued success of engineering services according to organizational needs and requirements; Manage subordinates’ key performance areas by setting and monitoring performance standards and taking actions to correct deviations to achieve departmental objectives.
Competencies
Knowledge of the following: Programme and Project Management; Engineering, legal and operational compliance; Engineering operational communication; Process knowledge and skills; Maintenance skills and knowledge; Mobile equipment operating skills; Engineering design and analysis knowledge; Research and development; Computer-aided engineering applications; Creating high performance culture; Technical consulting; Communication (written and verbal) skills in at least two of the official languages of the Western Cape Province; People Management, Planning and organizing; Engineering and professional judgment; Strategic capability and leadership. Behavioural competencies: Problem solving and analysis; Decision making; Team leadership; Creativity; Financial management; Customer focus and responsiveness; Conflict management, negotiation and Change Management skills
Remuneration
All-inclusive salary package of R 1 042 827 – Grade A (OSD as prescribed).

Note on remuneration:
Cost-to-employer (CTE) remuneration packages for certain occupation-specific dispensations (OSD), the middle-management service (MMS) and contract positions are inclusive of all costs related to service benefits or obligations including basic salary, 13th cheque, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc. MMS remuneration packages are flexible and may be individually structured as prescribed. Where remuneration is not indicated as CTE, employees’ service benefits or obligations are funded or co-funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements.
Notes
Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department.

Kindly note that technical support is only available from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16.00. Should you experience any difficulties with your online application you may contact the helpline at 0861 370 202. Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.

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Updated: June 22, 2020 — 7:48 am

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