Chief Directorate: Municipal Infrastructure

Directorate: Infrastructure Development

Re-advertised. All applicants who applied previously must re-apply if they wish their applications to be considered.

SALARY: R718 059 – R1 090 458 per annum (OSD)

CENTRE : Pietermaritzburg

REQUIREMENTS: The ideal candidate must be in possession of an undergraduate (NQF level 7) qualification as recognised by SAQA in Engineering or a related qualification coupled with 3 years post qualification engineering experience and a valid code 8 driving licenses. Registration with ECSA as a Professional Engineer is a prerequisite. Essential Knowledge, Skills And Competencies Required: The successful candidate must have:- A sound knowledge and understanding of policy analysis, Knowledge of legislation (MPRA, MFMA, Municipal Systems Act), Knowledge of engineering design and analysis, Knowledge of research and development, Knowledge of computer-aided engineering applications, Knowledge of legal compliance, Knowledge of technical report writing, Ability to create a high-performance culture, Good professional judgement, Decision making and team leadership skills, Conflict management, problem solving and analysis skills, Planning, organising and presentation skills, Innovation, analytical and creativity skills, Self-management and financial management skills, customer focus and responsiveness skills, People and change management skills, Programme and project management skills, Information management and reporting skills, Good communication skills (verbal & written), Computer literacy in MS Office.

DUTIES: Key Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be required to perform all aspects of varied innovative and complex engineering and facilitate municipal infrastructure development programmes and projects with the following key responsibilities:- Design new systems to solve practical engineering challenges, improve efficiency and enhance safety, Conduct research and development, Perform office administration and budget planning, Manage the effective utilization of resources.

ENQUIRIES: Ms B Mgutshini at Tel No: (033) 8975672


APPLICATIONS: To Be Posted To The Chief Director, Human Resource Management and Development, Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Private Bag X9078, Pietermaritzburg, 3200 or Hand Delivered To The Chief Registry Clerk, 14th Floor North Tower, Natalia 330 Langalibalele Street, Pietermaritzburg.


CLOSING DATE: 12 March 2021 (Applications received after this date will not be accepted).

NOTE: To Applicants: Applications must be submitted on the Application for Employment Form (Z83) available from any Public Service Department and should be accompanied by a comprehensive CV together with originally certified copies of qualifications, driver’s licence and ID. Applicants who possess a qualification that was obtained from a non-South African University must produce SAQA evaluations when submitting their applications. Failure to comply with any instruction will disqualify applicants. The appointment is subject to a positive outcome obtained from the NIA on the following checks (Security Clearance, Qualification verification, criminal records, credit records and previous employment). Faxed or late applications will not be accepted. Should applicants not receive any response from the Department within three months of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. All shortlisted candidates for SMS post will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the department. Following the interview and the technical exercise, the selection committee will recommend the candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency-based assessments). The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools.

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