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  • Posted: Sep 29, 2020
    Deadline: Oct 13, 2020
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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

    The role

    • This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and energized Professional Civil Engineer to join a leading infrastructure consultancy and contribute to the growth and development of a business with a reputation for technical excellence and strong client relationships.

    Reports To

    • Section Manager or any other person appointed to supervise him/her from time to time.

    Primary Position Purpose


    • 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

    Key Responsibilities
    With a minimum of 6 years of experience in municipal services and Civil 3D design, the key responsibilities are:

    • Assisting with budgets, resourcing and outsourcing of work within the section
    • Developing increased design ability and quality
    • Drafting technical reports of acceptable technical and presentational quality
    • Providing 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)
    • Developing 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
    • Developing 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
    • Supervising 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
    • Supporting business development in selling services to client, marketing material development, identifying key partners and technologies for SMEC services
    • Assisting the Contracts Engineer (C&P specific)
    • Assisting management staff
    • Managing sub-consultants
    • Communicating with the client on general matters
    • Working on multiple projects/contracts at the same time
    • Drafting and implement Works Authorisations/ Variation Orders
    • Assessing Contractor’s claims and drafting recommendations/ rulings/ determinations
    • Coordinating tasks and staff
    • Providing support for the verification of subconsultants invoices
    • Providing support in the drafting and submitting of work authorisations
    • Providing technical support to other FG’s
    • Supporting regional initiatives
    • Developing and maintaining existing client relationships and maintaining good client satisfaction
    • Assisting in the financials and financial management/planning of projects
    • Doing forecasting and revenue recognition
    • Assisting in marketing and development approach in developing work or being aware of what projects are likely to come up from clients- generate repeat business
    • Assisting in winning and delivering projects and new work for the section
    • Ensuring 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

    Minimum Requirements

    • Demonstrated experience in using Civil 3D/Open Roads Designer
    • Ability to design civil infrastructure for township services
    • Portfolio to show previous work completed
    • Open to be tested on engineering understanding – essential
    • Open to be tested to assess skills on Civil 3D/Open Roads Designer - essential
    • Ability to guide and mentor the engineer/technologist/technicians in the team with the focus on drafting skills and civil infrastructure design principles
    • Ability to lead, delegate and supervise a team

    Recommended Qualifications, Skills and Experience Required

    • Bachelor of Engineering degree/higher degree from an accredited university
    • Minimum 6-10 years’ experience in municipal services and Civil 3D design
    • 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: Tuesday, 13 October 2020

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to SMEC on to apply

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