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  • Posted: Jun 21, 2022
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  • SMEC, a member of the Surbana Jurong Group, has a reputation for technical excellence and is ranked among the world's top engineering design firms. Joining forces with Surbana Jurong in August 2016, we have extended our service offering to provide global consultancy expertise in urban, infrastructure and management advisory. A progressive company, we have ...
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    Professional Engineer/Technologist

    The role 

    We are currently seeking a talented Professional Engineer / Technologist in our Urban Development section in our Pretoria office. The person will be responsible for providing professional services on projects within the Functional group and for providing assistance to the Finance Manager, Section Manager and Professionals/Consultants in the successful delivery of multidisciplinary projects.

    Suitable applicants will be able to:

    • Build SMEC's brand regionally & Nationally as a leading consultant with a strong reputation for innovation, technical excellence, quality, and project delivery
    • Assist the Regions to achieve sustainable growth of the group through targeted client relationship management and business development activity
    • When required, provide project governance, at project manager level, of project management in the group to achieve reliable project performance in terms of sophistication, timeliness, and quality
    • Support functional management to provide leadership to the employees in the group to ensure cohesion, optimal performance, resourcing, retention, and professional development.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Assist with budgets, resourcing and outsourcing of work within the section
    • Develop increased design ability and quality
    • Draft technical reports of acceptable technical and presentational quality
    • Provide technical solutions and develop appreciation of outcomes
    • Able to check and take responsibility for the work of others
    • Able to present / represent their technical work as well as present service offering to potential clients and present technical work at technical conferences
    • Able to draft responses to straightforward bids (assistance sought with commercial aspects)
    • Develop knowledge of the commercial aspects of project management
    • Able to assign work to others
    • Successful in identifying and following through on leads associated with additional work prospects on the projects they are involved with
    • Develop understanding of Functional Unit technologies and markets
    • Niche technical expertise, with focus on niche skill within relevant software tool or a skill within non-standard software tool
    • Supervises small team of Engineers
    • Ability to supervise Engineers or Technicians in undertaking checks and inspections of constructed works for compliance with design and specifications, including monitoring and proposing remedial actions
    • Quality assurance throughout the project life cycle
    • Support business development in selling services to client, marketing material development, identifying key partners and technologies for SMEC services
    • Assist the Contracts Engineer (C&P specific)
    • Assist management staff
    • Manage sub-consultants
    • Communicate with the client on general matters
    • Work on multiple projects/contracts at the same time
    • Draft and implement Works Authorisations/ Variation Orders
    • Asses Contractor’s claims and draft recommendations/ rulings/ determinations
    • Coordinate tasks and staff
    • Provide support for the verification of subconsultants invoices
    • Provide support in the drafting and submitting of work authorisations
    • Provide technical support to other FG’s
    • Support regional initiatives
    • Develop and maintain existing client relationships and maintain good client satisfaction
    • Assist in the financials and financial management/planning of projects
    • Do forecasting and revenue recognition
    • Assist in marketing and development approach in developing work or being aware of what projects are likely to come up from clients- generate repeat business
    • Assist in winning and delivering projects and new work for the section
    • Ensure projects are completed on time and on budget
    • Mentoring graduates
    • Work allocation to the team members and ensuring effective utilisation of team members
    • Managing all or sections of projects
    • Submission of EOIs, RFQ’s, tenders and Proposals for the section and to provide input into large infrastructure projects as required
    • Directly responsible for recognising revenue to the value of R10m
    • Indirectly responsible for controlling specific project budgets

    KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

    • Professionalism
    • Quality and timeliness of reporting
    • Planning of workload to meet deadlines
    • Knowledge and implementation of SMEC’s systems and procedures
    • Brand awareness and SMEC cultural development
    • Reporting to meet project and internal requirements
    • Business development
    • Develop and foster client relationships

    RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE 

    • Bachelor of Engineering degree/higher degree from accredited university/college
    • Minimum of at least 5 years post registration experience
    • Relevant Professional Registration
    • Ability to effectively write reports
    • Professional delivery and appearance to ensure SMEC image is maintained
    • Courteous and business orientated manners when communicating with stakeholders to foster and promote good working relations
    • Co-operative and flexible work style to work in a team environment
    • Project financial knowledge, budgeting, forecasting and invoicing
    • Excellent communication skills

    Closing Date: 22nd,June 2022

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    Graduate Engineer - Construction & Pavements

    The role 

    We are currently seeking a talented Graduate Engineer in our Construction & Pavements section in our Cape Town office. The person will be required to provide assistance to Engineers and to be responsible for the technical design of projects within the section and must have acquired a Masters Degree or higher qualification.

    SMEC South Africa have exciting opportunities for young engineers in their Cape Town Office Construction & Pavements division. This division, specialising in pavement and rehabilitation design, materials investigation and design, and construction supervision and administration, prides itself on technical excellence.

    With a track record of achievement in a similar role, you will have gained your experience in an engineering design consultancy and have a passion for building trusted relationships to drive positive change and win new work.

    Suitable applicants will be able to:

    • Build SMEC's brand regionally & Nationally as a leading consultant with a strong reputation for innovation, technical excellence, quality, and project delivery
    • Assist the Regions to achieve sustainable growth of the group through targeted client relationship management and business development activity
    • When required, provide project governance, at project manager level, of project management in the group to achieve reliable project performance in terms of sophistication, timeliness, and quality
    • Support functional management to provide leadership to the employees in the group to ensure cohesion, optimal performance, resourcing, retention, and professional development

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Materials/field investigations
    • Visual assessments on roads
    • Pavement analysis and design
    • Rehabilitation design
    • Site supervision where required
    • Compiling bills of quantities
    • Project specifications
    • Producing drawings if needed
    • Regular communication with immediate supervisor and
    • Draft technical reports of acceptable technical and presentational quality
    • Lead a small team of Technicians/Draughtsmen on a project
    • Able to present / represent his/ her specific technical work (presentations/ meetings)
    • Familiar with work procedures
    • Responsible for completion of specifically assigned tasks to time and cost
    • Develop understanding of local functional business technologies and markets
    • Ability to check and inspect constructed works for compliance to design and specifications with moderate supervision
    • Awareness of time and cost implications on projects
    • Assist with straightforward bids
    • Manage meeting schedule and agendas and compile minutes
    • Providing assistance to Engineers with regards to checking of technical designs
    • Completing technical duties as directed by the Engineer inclusive of design, costing and specifications

    KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

    • Quality
    • Professionalism
    • Awareness of time and deadlines
    • Awareness of company systems and procedures

    RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

    • Masters of Engineering degree/higher degree from an accredited university
    • 0- 3 years’ experience
    • Previous design experience with Civil3D will be advantageous
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively within a diverse and multi- disciplinary environment
    • Good communication skills
    • Good organisational skills
    • Attention to detail and motivation to produce high-quality work.
    • Keen interest in pavement and materials design

    Closing Date: 22nd, June 2022

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    Resident Engineer (Contractual)

    The role 

    We are currently seeking a talented Resident Engineer in our Urban Development section in our Durban office. The person will need to apply their technical expertise to generate innovative, economical, and practical solutions that will strengthen the business through project implementation and delivery, research and development and business development. This is a fixed-term contract position.

    With a track record of achievement in a similar role, you will have gained your experience in an engineering design consultancy and have a passion for building trusted relationships to drive positive change and win new work.

    Suitable applicants will be able to:

    • Build SMEC's brand regionally & Nationally as a leading consultant with a strong reputation for innovation, technical excellence, quality, and project delivery
    • Assist the Regions to achieve sustainable growth of the group through targeted client relationship management and business development activity
    • When required, provide project governance, at project manager level, of project management in the group to achieve reliable project performance in terms of sophistication, timeliness, and quality
    • Support functional management to provide leadership to the employees in the group to ensure cohesion, optimal performance, resourcing, retention, and professional development

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Acting as Resident Engineer/Engineer’s Representative Contractual).
    • Managing all contractual duties on site.
    • Liaison with Engineer and designers regarding contractual matters when necessary.
    • Liaison with the Contractor regarding contractual matters.
    • Application of the Firm’s Quality Management System, with specific focus on contractual aspects.
    • Monitoring of programme and contract budgets from a contractual perspective.
    • Assist Engineer with contractual risk mitigation.
    • Claim evaluations.
    • Preparation of variation orders.
    • Supervision of road works and associated services
    • Supervision of structural works specifically the bridges and retaining structures
    • Supervision of material aspects.
    • Management of construction estimate and preparation of month cost reports for submission to the client
    • Management of contractor’s programme
    • Supervision and coordination with junior Assistance Resident Engineers
    • Engagement and interface with commercial materials testing laboratory
    • Closing out project including compiling contractual sections of completion/close-out reports. Providing the marked up design drawings for the as-builts as well as checking and verifying the as-built drawings
    • Co-ordination with service providers

    KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

    • Compiling high quality responses to contractual queries from the Contractor.
    • Timeous responses to all contractual queries from the Contractor.
    • Proactive management of contractual matters.
    • Timeous identification and mitigation of matters which could give rise to contractual claims.
    • Compiling high quality claim evaluations.
    • Ensuring flawless second tier procurement processes are followed by the Contractor.
    • Effective management of supervision of the roadworks

    QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

    • BSc Engineering / BTech Eng
    • Registered Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa Pr.Eng/Pr.Tech.
    • 15 years cumulative appropriate experience.
    • Experience in contractual matters, including claim evaluations.
    • Experience as Contract Engineer on previous projects will be advantageous.
    • Must be conversant with modern project management techniques.
    • Must have experience in supervising the construction of National ,Provincial and high order Municipal roads and supervision of structures (bridges)
    • Must be able to fully interpret and evaluate the impact of events on complex construction programmes.
    • Must be articulate in English and have good communication skills
    • Must be able to lead , manage, develop and mentor the members of the supervisory team in particular the junior staff

    Closing Date: 28th, June 2022

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    e-Learning Content Developer

    The role 

    The e-Learning Content Developer will be responsible for the design, development and implementation of e-learning initiatives and learning management system administration across the organisation.

    The incumbent will partner with key stakeholders on the development, implementation, monitoring and recording of Learning Development (L&D) initiatives, specifically The Ideal Leader Program, and where guided other programs that are in line with The L&D Strategy.

    Suitable applicants will be able to:

    • Build SMEC's brand regionally & Nationally as a leading consultant with a strong reputation for innovation, technical excellence, quality, and project delivery
    • Assist the Regions to achieve sustainable growth of the group through targeted client relationship management and business development activity
    • When required, provide project governance, at project manager level, of project management in the group to achieve reliable project performance in terms of sophistication, timeliness, and quality
    • Support functional management to provide leadership to the employees in the group to ensure cohesion, optimal performance, resourcing, retention, and professional development

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    Design, develop and implement L&D initiatives, specifically The Ideal Leader

    • Develop a project plan for the end to end timeline for design and delivery of The Ideal Leader Initiative learning curriculum.
    • Use the ADDIE model for instructional design.
    • Co-design content with subject matter experts by providing guidance from a learning and content development perspective.
    • Arranging accreditation for training where appropriate (e.g. Project Management / ECSA)
    • Development and maintenance of e-learning training material.
    • Administration and maintenance of the Learning Management System.
    • Map out a training plan for roll out of the initiatives.
    • Market the courses to the business and provide necessary information about sessions.
    • Analyse courses with the aim of maintaining curriculum content and material for continuous improvement purposes.
    • Update training records in collaboration with HR team administration.
    • Provide reports to management to facilitate the monitoring of employees' progress toward completing training.
    • Develop training manual and voice over script of courses designed.

    Partner with and provide advice to key stakeholders to identify improvements

    • Analyse feedback from employees after completion of courses to assess effectiveness and determine the impact of training.
    • Identify and plan for improvements and updates on an annual basis in collaboration with key stakeholders.
    • Facilitate training need analysis per function group and incorporate through The Ideal Leader Initiative.

    Apply a pragmatic, practical and commercially focused approach to partnering with key stakeholders

    • Proactively build relationships with key stakeholders.
    • Acts as the first point of contact for learning management system enquiries.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of Company Values, company policies and procedures.

    Help develop and deliver of a variety of other training programs as discussed and agreed to with senior management team.

    Contribution to HR Team

    • Ideas and ‘can do’ attitude offered to the team
    • Professional ethics and standards are maintained
    • Assistance given to other team members as required
    • Demonstrate knowledge of company values, policies and procedures
    • Support talent mapping review process

    KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

    • Develops and maintains professional working relationships in a professional services environment.
    • Business acumen with a true business lens. Talk business language and apply people solutions to business problems.
    • Able to multi-task with ease.
    • Excellent administrative skills and ability to pay attention to detail.
    • Effective time management skills.
    • Ability to carry tasks to completion.
    • Microsoft Office applications – e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.

     QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

    • At least 5 years learning and development experience in the professional services environment
    • Certificate or qualification in HR/Learning and Development or Instructional Design
    • Extensive content design experience with Adobe Captivate
    • Create animations and explainer videos using online applications such as Vyond and Explaindio
    • Advanced experience in administration of the MOODLE learning management system
    • A desire to meet or exceed (internal) client expectations
    • Contributing to the success of the team and business
    • Achievement of practice excellence within time and resource constraints
    • Strong verbal and communication skills
    • Instructional design experience
    • Project management skills
    • Good organisational skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Time management
    • Influencing skills
    • Building relationships and Stakeholder management
    • Commercial acumen

    Closing Date: 28th, June 2022

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    Assistant Resident Engineer

    The role 

    We are currently seeking a talented Assistant Resident Engineer in our Construction & Pavement section in our Eastern Cape office. The person will need to apply their technical expertise to generate innovative, economical, and practical solutions that will strengthen the business through project implementation and delivery, research and development and business development. The Engineer will be working on the Msikaba River Bridge (A 540m Cable Stay bridge).

    With a track record of achievement in a similar role, you will have gained your experience in an engineering design consultancy and have a passion for building trusted relationships to drive positive change and win new work.

    Suitable applicants will be able to:

    • Build SMEC's brand regionally & Nationally as a leading consultant with a strong reputation for innovation, technical excellence, quality, and project delivery
    • Assist the Regions to achieve sustainable growth of the group through targeted client relationship management and business development activity
    • When required, provide project governance, at project manager level, of project management in the group to achieve reliable project performance in terms of sophistication, timeliness, and quality
    • Support functional management to provide leadership to the employees in the group to ensure cohesion, optimal performance, resourcing, retention, and professional development

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    Main duties may include, but not limited to, some of the following:

    • Acting as Assistant Resident Engineer / Section Engineer.
    • Managing technical aspects on site, such as erection engineering aspects, geometric control in the erection of piers and decks, technical road works aspects, etc.
    • Liaison with designers regarding site engineering queries when necessary.
    • Evaluation and approval of method statements.
    • Liaison with the Contractor regarding technical aspects.
    • Managing some resources for site supervision of technical aspects.
    • Application of the Firm’s Quality Management System.
    • Monitoring of quality of works, including supervision of production processes and any off-site and/or remote construction and/or assembly facilities.
    • Monitoring of programme and contract budgets from a technical perspective.
    • Quantities and payment certificates.
    • Preparation of variation orders.
    • Closing out project including compiling completion/close-out reports.

    KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

    • Compiling high quality responses to technical queries from the Contractor.
    • Timeous responses to all technical queries from the Contractor.
    • Proactive management of technical difficulties experienced on site.
    • Timeous identification and clarification of technical aspects and discrepancies in the contract.
    • Optimisation of safety management by the supervision team.
    • Effective implementation and management of the Quality Acceptance Control system on site
    • Handover on completion.
    • Optimum resource utilization.

    QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

    • BSc Engineering / B. Engineering Degree
    • 3 to 8 years structural design and/or supervision experience.
    • Registered Professional Engineer (or soon to be registered) with the Engineering Council of South Africa or equivalent internationally recognized registration and/or legally required qualification will be advantageous.
    • Must be articulate in English.

    Closing Date: 29th, June 2022

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    Bosch Projects – Lead Structural Engineer

    The role 

    We are currently seeking a talented Structural Engineer in our Urban Development section in our Cape Town office. The person will be responsible for providing professional services on projects within the Functional group and for providing assistance to the Finance Manager, Section Manager and Professionals/Consultants in the successful delivery of multidisciplinary projects.

    With a track record of achievement in a similar role, you will have gained your experience in an engineering design consultancy and have a passion for building trusted relationships to drive positive change and win new work.

    Suitable applicants will be able to:

    • Build SMEC's brand regionally & Nationally as a leading consultant with a strong reputation for innovation, technical excellence, quality, and project delivery
    • Assist the Regions to achieve sustainable growth of the group through targeted client relationship management and business development activity
    • When required, provide project governance, at project manager level, of project management in the group to achieve reliable project performance in terms of sophistication, timeliness, and quality
    • Support functional management to provide leadership to the employees in the group to ensure cohesion, optimal performance, resourcing, retention, and professional development

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    Technical

    • Completing technical duties as directed by the Engineer inclusive of design, costing and specifications
    • Draft technical reports of acceptable technical and presentational quality
    • Able to present / represent their technical work as well as present service offering to potential clients and present technical work at technical conferences
    • Provide technical solutions and develop appreciation of outcomes
    • Responsible for completion of specifically assigned tasks to time and cost
    • Ability to check and inspect constructed works for compliance to design and specifications with moderate supervision
    • Communicate with consultants on technical matters
    • Draft and implement Works Authorisations/ Variation Orders
    • Assess Contractor’s claims and draft recommendations/ rulings/ determinations
    • Provide support in the drafting and submitting of work authorisations
    • Provide technical support to other FG’s

    Managerial

    • Work allocation to the team members and ensuring effective utilisation of team members
    • Able to Lead a small team of Technicians/Draughtsmen on a project
    • Provide support for the verification of subconsultants invoices
    • Ensure projects are completed on time and on budget
    • Indirectly responsible for controlling specific project budgets
    • Able to draft responses to straightforward bids (assistance sought with commercial aspects)
    • Work on multiple projects/contracts at the same time

    Developmental

    • Develop understanding of Functional Unit technologies and markets
    • Quality assurance throughout the project life cycle
    • Train Technicians/Draughtsmen in relevant software tools
    • Support regional initiatives
    • Develop and maintain existing client relationships and maintain good client satisfaction

    KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

    • Professionalism
    • Quality and timeliness of reporting
    • Planning of workload to meet deadlines
    • Reporting to meet project and internal requirements
    • Knowledge and implementation of SMEC’s systems and procedures
    • Brand awareness and SMEC cultural development

    RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE 

    • Bachelor of Engineering degree/higher degree from accredited university/college
    • Registration as Candidate with ECSA
    • 3 - 5 years of professional experience
    • Knowledge of structural draughting/modelling packages (Autocad, Revit, Tekla Structures)
    • Knowledge of structural design packages (Prokon, Etabs, Frame, Safe, Tekla Structure Designer, etc) will be advantageous.
    • Previous experience with construction supervision and/or structural due diligence inspections
    • Ability to effectively write reports
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively within a diverse and multi-disciplinary environment
    • Professional delivery and appearance to ensure SMEC image is maintained
    • Courteous and business orientated manners when communicating with stakeholders to foster and promote good working relations

    Closing Date: 30th, June 2022

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    Graduate Engineer/Technologist

    The role 

    We are currently seeking a talented Graduate Engineer/Technologist in our Urban Development section in our Cape Town office. The person will be responsible for the technical design of projects within the section and will be required to provide assistance to Engineers.

    With a track record of achievement in a similar role, you will have gained your experience in an engineering design consultancy and have a passion for building trusted relationships to drive positive change and win new work.

    Suitable applicants will be able to:

    • Build SMEC's brand regionally & Nationally as a leading consultant with a strong reputation for innovation, technical excellence, quality, and project delivery
    • Assist the Regions to achieve sustainable growth of the group through targeted client relationship management and business development activity
    • When required, provide project governance, at project manager level, of project management in the group to achieve reliable project performance in terms of sophistication, timeliness, and quality
    • Support functional management to provide leadership to the employees in the group to ensure cohesion, optimal performance, resourcing, retention, and professional development

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Draft technical reports of acceptable technical and presentational quality
    • Lead a small team of Technicians/Draughtsmen on a project
    • Query details suggesting more acceptable solutions
    • Able to present / represent his/ her specific technical work (presentations/ meetings)
    • Familiar with work procedures
    • Responsible for completion of specifically assigned tasks to time and cost
    • Develop understanding of local functional business technologies and markets
    • Ability to check and inspect constructed works for compliance to design and specifications with moderate supervision
    • Awareness of time and cost implications on projects
    • Assist with straightforward bids
    • Train Technicians/Draughtsmen in relevant software tools
    • Manage meeting schedule and agendas and compile minutes
    • Providing assistance to Engineers with regards to checking of technical designs
    • Completing technical duties as directed by the Engineer inclusive of design, costing and specifications

    KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

    • Quality  
    • Professionalism
    • Awareness of time and deadlines
    • Awareness of company systems and procedures

    RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

    • Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Technology degree/higher degree from an accredited university
    • 0- 3 years’ experience
    • Previous experience of structural draughting/modelling packages (Autocad, Revit, Tekla Structures)
    • Previous design experience with Prokon will be advantageous
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively within a diverse and multi-disciplinary environment

    Closing Date: 30th, June 2022

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    Professional Building Structural Engineer

    The role 
    We are currently seeking a talented Professional Building Structural Engineer for our Urban Development section in our Cape Town office. This person will be responsible for providing professional services on projects within the Functional group and for providing assistance to the Finance Manager, Section Manager and Professionals/Consultants in the successful delivery of multidisciplinary projects.

    With a track record of achievement in a similar role, you will have gained your experience in an engineering design consultancy and have a passion for building trusted relationships to drive positive change and win new work.

    Suitable applicants will be able to:

    • Build SMEC's brand regionally & Nationally as a leading consultant with a strong reputation for innovation, technical excellence, quality, and project delivery
    • Assist the Regions to achieve sustainable growth of the group through targeted client relationship management and business development activity
    • When required, provide project governance, at project manager level, of project management in the group to achieve reliable project performance in terms of sophistication, timeliness, and quality
    • Support functional management to provide leadership to the employees in the group to ensure cohesion, optimal performance, resourcing, retention, and professional development

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Draft technical reports of acceptable technical and presentational quality
    • Provide technical solutions and develop appreciation of outcomes
    • Able to check and take responsibility for the work of others
    • Able to present / represent their technical work as well as present service offering to potential clients and present technical work at technical conferences
    • Able to draft responses to straightforward bids (assistance sought with commercial aspects)
    • Develop knowledge of the commercial aspects of project management
    • Able to assign work to others
    • Develop understanding of Functional Unit technologies and markets
    • Niche technical expertise, with focus on niche skill within relevant software tool or a skill within non-standard software tool
    • Quality assurance throughout the project life cycle
    • Support business development in selling services to client, marketing material development, identifying key partners and technologies for SMEC services
    • Assist the Contracts Engineer (C&P specific)
    • Assist management staff
    • Manage sub-consultants
    • Communicate with the client on general matters
    • Work on multiple projects/contracts at the same time
    • Draft and implement Works Authorisations/ Variation Orders
    • Asses Contractor’s claims and draft recommendations/ rulings/ determinations
    • Coordinate tasks and staff
    • Provide support for the verification of subconsultants invoices
    • Provide support in the drafting and submitting of work authorisations
    • Provide technical support to other FG’s
    • Support regional initiatives
    • Develop and maintain existing client relationships and maintain good client satisfaction
    • Assist in winning and delivering projects and new work for the section
    • Ensure projects are completed on time and on budget
    • Work allocation to the team members and ensuring effective utilisation of team members
    • Managing all or sections of projects
    • Submission of EOIs, RFQ’s, tenders and Proposals for the section and to provide input into large infrastructure projects as required
    • Indirectly responsible for controlling specific project budgets

    KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

    • Professionalism
    • Quality and timeliness of reporting
    • Planning of workload to meet deadlines
    • Knowledge and implementation of SMEC’s systems and procedures
    • Brand awareness and SMEC cultural development
    • Reporting to meet project and internal requirements
    • Business development
    • Develop and foster client relationships

    RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

    • Bachelor of Engineering degree/higher degree from accredited university/college
    • Relevant Professional Registration
    • Minimum 6 years of professional experience
    • Minimum 1 years post professional registration
    • Knowledge of Etabs, Frame or Safe design packages
    • Experience in large water retaining structures, reservoirs
    • Ability to effectively write reports
    • Professional delivery and appearance to ensure SMEC image is maintained
    • Courteous and business orientated manners when communicating with stakeholders to foster and promote good working relations
    • Co-operative and flexible work style to work in a team environment
    • Project financial knowledge, budgeting, forecasting and invoicing
    • Excellent communication skills

    Closing Date: 30th, June 2022

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    Professional Engineer - Water Infrastructure

    The role 

    We are currently seeking a talented Professional Engineer to join the Water Infrastructure section in our Pretoria office. The person will be responsible for providing professional services on projects within the Functional group and for providing assistance to the Finance Manager, Section Manager and Professionals/Consultants in the successful delivery of multidisciplinary projects.

    With a track record of achievement in a similar role, you will have gained your experience in an engineering design consultancy and have a passion for building trusted relationships to drive positive change and win new work.

    Suitable applicants will be able to:

    • Build SMEC's brand regionally & Nationally as a leading consultant with a strong reputation for innovation, technical excellence, quality, and project delivery
    • Assist the Regions to achieve sustainable growth of the group through targeted client relationship management and business development activity
    • When required, provide project governance, at project manager level, of project management in the group to achieve reliable project performance in terms of sophistication, timeliness, and quality
    • Support functional management to provide leadership to the employees in the group to ensure cohesion, optimal performance, resourcing, retention, and professional development

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Assist with budgets, resourcing and outsourcing of work within the section
    • Develop increased design ability and quality
    • Draft technical reports of acceptable technical and presentational quality
    • Provide technical solutions and develop appreciation of outcomes
    • Able to check and take responsibility for the work of others
    • Able to present / represent their technical work as well as present service offering to potential clients and present technical work at technical conferences
    • Able to draft responses to straightforward bids (assistance sought with commercial aspects)
    • Develop knowledge of the commercial aspects of project management
    • Able to assign work to others
    • Successful in identifying and following through on leads associated with additional work prospects on the projects they are involved with
    • Develop understanding of Functional Unit technologies and markets
    • Niche technical expertise, with focus on niche skill within relevant software tool or a skill within non-standard software tool
    • Supervises small team of Engineers
    • Ability to supervise Engineers or Technicians in undertaking checks and inspections of constructed works for compliance with design and specifications, including monitoring and proposing remedial actions
    • Quality assurance throughout the project life cycle
    • Support business development in selling services to client, marketing material development, identifying key partners and technologies for SMEC services
    • Assist the Contracts Engineer (C&P specific)
    • Assist management staff
    • Manage sub-consultants
    • Communicate with the client on general matters
    • Work on multiple projects/contracts at the same time
    • Draft and implement Works Authorisations/ Variation Orders
    • Asses Contractor’s claims and draft recommendations/ rulings/ determinations
    • Coordinate tasks and staff
    • Provide support for the verification of subconsultants invoices
    • Provide support in the drafting and submitting of work authorisations
    • Provide technical support to other FG’s
    • Support regional initiatives
    • Develop and maintain existing client relationships and maintain good client satisfaction
    • Assist in the financials and financial management/planning of projects
    • Do forecasting and revenue recognition
    • Assist in marketing and development approach in developing work or being aware of what projects are likely to come up from clients- generate repeat business
    • Assist in winning and delivering projects and new work for the section
    • Ensure projects are completed on time and on budget
    • Mentoring graduates
    • Work allocation to the team members and ensuring effective utilisation of team members
    • Managing all or sections of projects
    • Submission of EOIs, RFQ’s, tenders and Proposals for the section and to provide input into large infrastructure projects as required
    • Directly responsible for recognising revenue to the value of R10m
    • Indirectly responsible for controlling specific project budgets

    RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

    • Bachelor of Engineering degree/higher degree from accredited university/college
    • Minimum 6 years of professional experience
    • Relevant Professional Registration
    • Ability to effectively write reports
    • Professional delivery and appearance to ensure SMEC image is maintained
    • Courteous and business orientated manners when communicating with stakeholders to foster and promote good working relations
    • Co-operative and flexible work style to work in a team environment
    • Project financial knowledge, budgeting, forecasting and invoicing
    • Excellent communication skills

    Closing Date: 4th, July 2022

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    Electrical Engineer / Technologist

    The role 

    We are currently seeking a talented Electrical Engineer/Technologist in our Power & Energy section in our Cape Town office. The person will be responsible for project acquisition, project management, financial management, delivery and technical design of all projects within the Section, including the management of staff within the group to ensure full utilisation and achievement of project milestones. The team is looking for an individual with Building Electrical Services and/or Transmission and Distribution experience.

    With a track record of achievement in a similar role, you will have gained your experience in an engineering design consultancy and have a passion for building trusted relationships to drive positive change and win new work.

    Suitable applicants will be able to:

    • Build SMEC's brand regionally & Nationally as a leading consultant with a strong reputation for innovation, technical excellence, quality, and project delivery
    • Assist the Regions to achieve sustainable growth of the group through targeted client relationship management and business development activity
    • When required, provide project governance, at project manager level, of project management in the group to achieve reliable project performance in terms of sophistication, timeliness, and quality
    • Support functional management to provide leadership to the employees in the group to ensure cohesion, optimal performance, resourcing, retention, and professional development

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    Business Development

    • Market development and proactive approach in developing work both in private and public sectors
    • Generate repeat business
    • Develop and maintain existing key client relationships (internal and external)
    • Maintain client satisfaction
    • Submit EOIs and Proposals for the section
    • Provide input into other project proposals as required including multi-disciplinary projects
    • Knowledge of BST financial management and commercial aspects of project management
    • Clear understanding of local functional business technologies and markets
    • Win and deliver projects for the section
    • Market the technical capability of team

    Project Execution

    • Ensure appropriate technical standards, and Quality Management System requirements are maintained on projects
    • Ensure projects within the section are completed on time and on budget
    • Ensure documentation, reporting and communication is to the required quality
    • Manage or be part of a multidisciplinary team to deliver project milestones
    • Ensure projects are adequately resourced in terms of numbers and capabilities
    • Clear knowledge of work procedures and ability to brief project team on them
    • Establish and maintain internal contacts within SMEC South Africa to source the appropriate skills
    • Offer clients technical innovative solutions
    • Able to check work of all those in the project team and take responsibility for their work
    • Able to author competent technical reports of acceptable technical and presentational quality, present / represent their technical work
    • Ability to supervise engineers or technicians in undertaking checks and inspections of constructed works for compliance with design and specifications, including monitoring and proposing remedial actions.

    Staff

    • Maintain professional development and remain abreast of advances in chosen technical field
    • Development and training of staff. This includes keeping them informed, providing suitable training, suitable opportunities, planning career paths, maintaining professional ethics and professional standards of behaviour
    • Mentor and challenge graduates. Develop career path specifically leading to Professional Registration for staff.

    RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

    • Bachelor of Engineering degree/higher degree (BSc Eng or BTech) from accredited university/college
    • Relevant Professional Registration
    • Minimum 2 years of professional and practical experience in Building Electrical Services and/or Transmission and Distribution
    • Professional delivery and appearance to ensure SMEC image is maintained
    • Courteous and business orientated manners when communicating with stakeholders to foster and promote good working relations
    • Experience in developing and maintaining key client relationships (including both public and private sector clients)
    • Co-operative and flexible work style to work in a team environment
    • Ensuring all projects are adequately resourced in terms of capabilities and specialists
    • Knowledge of QMS and OHS requirements in SMEC
    • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
    • Meeting budgetary and time constraints of various projects whilst maintaining appropriate technical standards, and quality requirements
    • Experience in design using appropriate software, documentation and delivery of major projects including multi-disciplinary projects
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to write reports effectively
    • Knowledge of web-based project cost control and financial systems (BST)

    Closing Date: 5th, July 2022

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    Moodle Software Developer

    The role 
    We are currently seeking a talented Moodle Software Developer to be based in our Durban office. The Moodle Software Developer (e-Learning Content Developer) will be responsible for the design, development and implementation of e-learning initiatives and learning management system administration across the organisation.

    The incumbent will partner with key stakeholders on the development, implementation, monitoring and recording of Learning Development (L&D) initiatives, specifically The Ideal Leader Program, and where guided other programs that are in line with The L&D Strategy.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Design, develop and implement L&D initiatives, specifically The Ideal Leader
    • Develop a project plan for the end to end timeline for design and delivery of The Ideal Leader Initiative learning curriculum.
    • Use the ADDIE model for instructional design.
    • Co-design content with subject matter experts by providing guidance from a learning and content development perspective.
    • Arranging accreditation for training where appropriate (e.g. Project Management / ECSA)
    • Development and maintenance of e-learning training material.
    • Administration and maintenance of the Learning Management System.
    • Map out a training plan for roll out of the initiatives.
    • Market the courses to the business and provide necessary information about sessions.
    • Analyse courses with the aim of maintaining curriculum content and material for continuous improvement purposes.
    • Update training records in collaboration with HR team administration.
    • Provide reports to management to facilitate the monitoring of employees' progress toward completing training.
    • Develop training manual and voice over script of courses designed.

    Partner with and provide advice to key stakeholders to identify improvements

    • Analyse feedback from employees after completion of courses to assess effectiveness and determine the impact of training.
    • Identify and plan for improvements and updates on an annual basis in collaboration with key stakeholders.
    • Facilitate training need analysis per function group and incorporate through The Ideal Leader Initiative.
    • Apply a pragmatic, practical and commercially focused approach to partnering with key stakeholders
    • Proactively build relationships with key stakeholders.
    • Acts as the first point of contact for learning management system enquiries.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of Company Values, company policies and procedures.
    • Help develop and deliver of a variety of other training programs as discussed and agreed to with senior management team.

    Contribution to HR Team

    • Ideas and ‘can do’ attitude offered to the team
    • Professional ethics and standards are maintained
    • Assistance given to other team members as required
    • Demonstrate knowledge of company values, policies and procedures
    • Support talent mapping review process

    KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

    • Develops and maintains professional working relationships in a professional services environment.
    • Business acumen with a true business lens. Talk business language and apply people solutions to business problems.
    • Able to multi-task with ease.
    • Excellent administrative skills and ability to pay attention to detail.
    • Effective time management skills.
    • Ability to carry tasks to completion.
    • Microsoft Office applications – e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.

    QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

    • At least 5 years learning and development experience in the professional services environment
    • Certificate or qualification in HR/Learning and Development or Instructional Design
    • Extensive content design experience with Adobe Captivate
    • Create animations and explainer videos using online applications such as Vyond and Explaindio
    • Advanced experience in administration of the MOODLE learning management system
    • A desire to meet or exceed (internal) client expectations
    • Contributing to the success of the team and business
    • Achievement of practice excellence within time and resource constraints
    • Strong verbal and communication skills
    • Instructional design experience
    • Project management skills
    • Good organisational skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Time management
    • Influencing skills
    • Building relationships and Stakeholder management
    • Commercial acumen

    Closing Date: 5th, July 2022

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