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20 January, 2021

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Branch: Chief Operations Office Eastern Cape

SALARY: R718 059 – R1 090 458 per annum (OSD) (Offer will be based on proven years of experience)

CENTRE: East London

REQUIREMENTS: An Engineering degree (B Eng/ BSc Eng) or relevant qualification in Civil engineering. Three years of post-qualification civil engineering experience required. Compulsory registration with ECSA as Professional Engineer. A valid driver’s licence (Attach certified copy). Sound knowledge of integrated water resource management and water resource protection. Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation applicable to the water sector: (NWA, CARA and NEMA) together with the related policies, regulations, principles, guidelines, tools and procedures; policy development, implementation and monitoring. Skills and experience in the management of human resources. Excellent communication skills including verbal, report writing, presentation skills. Sound interpersonal skills as well as the ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams. Willingness to work above normal working hours and under pressure as well as travel country-wide. Proven liaison and networking skills especially as they relate to corporative governance and stakeholder engagement.

DUTIES: Reviewing integrated water use license applications in terms of the law, water resource engineering, water resource management and socio-economic, environmental and ecological concerns. Studying, participating in discussions and providing comments on all reports and submissions in connection with water use license applications. Integrate legal-engineering aspects of water use regulation with water resource engineering projects, programmes, strategies, regulations, functions, policies and law amendments of the Department and with other government programmes. Enhance and uphold legal-engineering effectiveness and consistency of measures of the Department and other water management institutions to authorize the taking and storing of water and to water and to manage compliance with the authorisations. Participation in post-authorization litigation processes.

ENQUIRIES: Mr P Chilton Tel No: (041) 501 0724

APPLICATIONS: East London: Please email your applications quoting the reference number to


CLOSING DATE: 29 January 2021

NOTE: Interested applicants must submit their applications for employment to the e-mail address specified on each post. Applications must be submitted using the newly implemented Z83 form obtainable on the Department of Water and Sanitation website, under career opportunities or the DPSA website, under vacancies in the Public Service (point 4) and should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV as well as copies of qualifications and Identity document (all documents must be submitted in one email in a PDF format. The attachment/s, may not exceeding 10MB) Subject title on the email must clearly display the reference number of the post applied for. Applicants should forward applications to the correct email address of the post as wrong emailed applications will not be considered. No late, applications will be accepted. Original/certified copies must be produced by only shortlisted candidates during the interview date. A SAQA evaluation report must accompany foreign qualifications. Applications that do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements will not be considered. All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical and competency assessment. A pre-entry certificate obtained from the National School of Government (NSG) is required for all SMS applicants. Candidates will be required to complete a financial disclosure form and undergo a security clearance. Foreigners or dual citizenship holders must provide a police clearance certificate from country of origin. The Department of Water Sanitation is an equal opportunity employer. In the filling of vacant posts, the objectives of section 195 (1) (i) of the Constitution of South Africa, 1996 (Act No: 108 of 1996), the Employment Equity imperatives as defined by the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No: 55 of 1998) and relevant Human Resources policies of the Department will be taken into consideration. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you do not hear from us within two (2) months of this advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful. The department reserves the right not to fill these positions. Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to the EE Targets.

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