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  • Posted: Jul 30, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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    MECS delivers an integrated HR management solution to a domestic and international client base, with in-house expertise that enables the management of a workforce around six key services: contractual manpower, recruitment, HR & IR management, payroll bureau services, project logistics, and employee benefits programs.

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    Civil Engineer

    Civil Engineer - Water infrastructure Development Specialist - 2 x positions

    • R 1000000 - R 1400000 Annually max
    • My client is seeking an Employment Equity FEMALE candidate to fill the role of Infrastructure Development Specialist - Water supply and sanitation for the OR Tambo district in the Eastern Cape and one for the Limpopo area.

    Minimum Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree/NQF 7 in Built Environment or Civil Engineering.
    • Registered with the relevant professional council/board as a Built Environment / Engineering professional (PrEng or PRTechEng)
    • Public sector management and/or related experience in the delivery and oversight of water and sanitation infrastructure projects/programmes at a senior level (10 - 15 years).
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the Engineering Profession Act, Architectural Profession Act, Quantity Surveying Profession Act, Expanded Public Works Programme, Local Government Building Regulations (where applicable), Occupational Health & Safety Act, Provincial Land Administration Legislation, Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations Act, Intergovernmental Framework and the PFMA.
    • Extensive work experience-across multiple areas of local government (approximately 5 -8 years) (Past experience operating at a senior specialist level).
    • Demonstrated ability to manage large scale water and sanitation infrastructure projects / programmes.
    • Fully computer literate with sound knowledge of MS office.
    • Demonstrated ability to interact confidently with diverse stakeholders and clients.

    Desirable Requirements

    •  Project Management Qualification - MS Project


    • Lead the formulation and engagement in dialogue with municipalities and stakeholders concerning water supply and sanitation, and provision of municipal services.
    • Appraise water and sanitation master plans and regional bulk master plans submissions from municipalities and stakeholders and provide inputs to the District ‘one plan’.
    • Develop / review and obtain approval of the water and sanitation services development plan for the District.
    • Lead the development of feasibility studies, technical reports and designs of water and sanitation infrastructure with special emphasis on regional water and sanitation schemes.
    • Facilitate the development of innovative solutions for water and sanitation treatment processes and usage for the district. These amongst others would include:
    • System models, yield analysis and planning systems
    • Optimisation of water infrastructure; e.g. pumping systems, storage and pipeline network including appropriate technologies.
    • Appropriate treatment technologies and infrastructure. Assessment and optimisation of wastewater treatment facilities. Feasibility for effluent reuse.
    • Effective delivery of water to municipalities / communities.
    • Coagulants locally produced.
    • Operations and maintenance of pressure systems
    • Billing software.
    • Sewer modeling, network analysis and planning
    • Reviewing of technical reports guidelines and sanitation guidelines
    • Updating of water and sanitation costing guidelines
    • Draft business case/s for water and sanitation infrastructure projects / programmes.
    • Prioritise the water and sanitation infrastructure delivery needs of the District including capital and maintenance projects and also look at reduction of non-revenue water losses and water reuse strategies
    • Facilitate sign-off on inputs provided to the preparation of the Water & Sanitation Infrastructure Programme Implementation Plan by Implementing Agents.
    • Facilitate sign-off of water and sanitation project / programme execution plans as well as any scope and / or cost variations.
    • Prepare, manage and monitor short, medium- and long-term water and sanitation infrastructure delivery for assigned projects / programmes.
    • Oversee project management of water and sanitation infrastructure projects for the District in line with the approved
    • ‘one plan’.
    • Develop and implement the physical resources infrastructure planning framework and prioritisation model(s).
    • Develop and implement policies, criteria and procedures for all water and sanitation infrastructure plans, programmes and projects.
    • Develop and obtain approval of the Procurement Strategy providing value for money to inform the Water & Sanitation Infrastructure Management Plan.
    • Review and recommend signing of Service Delivery Agreement/s.
    • Consult Municipalities and identified stakeholders during initiation and commissioning phases.
    • Finalise and approve all water and sanitisation infrastructure monitoring reports (performance and financial reports) 
    • Lead in conducting capacity building activities in water supply and sanitation sector policies and practices of Executing Agencies (EAs), including urban development. Manage social facilitation.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to MECS (Pty) Ltd on to apply
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