Mechanical Engineer: (production Level): Programme/ Project Infrastructure Delivery: Health

PROVINCIAL ADMINISTRATION: WESTERN CAPE DEPARTMENT
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
REF NO: TPW 2019-161
SALARY : Grade A: R718 059 – R766 278 per annum (Salary will be determined based on post registration experience as per OSD prescript) Grade B: R809 631 – R872 220 per annum (Salary will be determined based on post registration experience as per OSD prescript) Grade C: R925 734 – R1 090 458 per annum (Salary will be determined based on post registration experience as per OSD prescript)
CENTRE : Department of Transport and Public Works, Western Cape Government
CLOSING DATE : 23 September 2019

REQUIREMENTS :
An appropriate Engineering Degree [B Eng/BSc (Eng)] or relevant qualification.
Three years post qualification engineering experience required.
Compulsory registration with ECSA as a professional engineer or candidates must have applied for Professional registration with ECSA and be registered within 6 months of appointment (proof of payment must be submitted with application).
A valid code B driving licence.
Recommendation: Experience of contract documentation and administration, act/regulations of Occupation Health & Safety (OHS-Act), National Building Regulations and all relevant built environment legislation.
Competencies: Technical knowledge as follows: Programme and Project Management.
Engineering design and analysis.
Research and development.
Computer-aided engineering applications.
Knowledge of legal compliance and formulation of policies in a multi-disciplinary professional environment.
Knowledge of public sector procurement.
Technical report writing.
Creating high performance culture.
Professional judgement.
Networking.
Decision making.
Team leadership.
Analytical skills.
Creativity.
Self-management.
Financial Management.
Customer focus and responsiveness.
Communication (written and verbal) in at least two of the official languages of the Western Cape.
Proven computer literacy (MS Office).
Planning and organising.
Conflict Management.
Problem solving and analysis.
People Management.
Change Management.
Innovation.
Willingness to travel on a regular basis.
Ability to work under pressure.
Willingness to undergo a security clearance.

DUTIES :
Design new systems to solve practical engineering challenges and improve efficiency and enhance safety: Plan, design, operate and maintain engineering projects.
Develop cost effective solutions according to standards.
Evaluate existing technical manuals, standard drawings and procedures to incorporate new technology.
Develop tender specifications.
Ensure through evaluation that planning and design by others is done according to sound engineering principles and according to norms and standards and code of practice.
Approve engineering works according to prescribed norms and standards.
Human capital development: Ensure training and development of technicians, technologists and candidate engineers to promote skills/knowledge transfer and adherence to sound engineering principles and code of practice.
Supervise the engineering work and processes.
Administer performance management and development.
Office administration and budget planning: Manage resources and prepare and consolidate inputs for the facilitation of resource utilisation.
Ensure adherence to regulations and procedures for procurement and personnel administration.
Monitor and control expenditure.
Report on expenditure and service delivery.
Research and development: Continuous professional development to keep up with new technologies and procedures.
Research/literature studies on engineering technology to improve expertise.
Liaise with relevant bodies/councils on engineering-related matters.

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