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Civil Technologist

Job Information
LocationEngineering Jobs in Pretoria
SalaryR350 – R400k
Job TypePermanent
EducationBTech in Civil Engineering
Experience5-10 years

Job Description

Our Client, an Established Consulting Engineering firm, are looking for a Technologist to be based in their office in either Pretoria or Durban.

Type of Position: Fixed Term-3 years

Location: Office based, Pretoria or Durban

Salary: R350 – R400k

About the Position:

Full project management from Initiation to Close-out.

Control professional and technical processes associated with provision of Engineering services to internal/external clients through:

• Guidance and advice on the formulation of proposals and design concepts

• Contract and project management of basic and average complexity type of broadly defined engineering works with moderate levels of impact in order to ensure objectives and established outcomes are accomplished in accordance with the agreed terms, specifications, costs and standards of quality.

Minimum Requirements:

 5-10 years of relevant experience

 Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering (Desired: BTech in Civil Engineering)

 Code 08 Driver’s License

 Registered as a Professional Engineering Technologist at ECSA/Registered as candidate for a Professional Engineering Technologist at ECSA

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

 Highly Computer Literate

 Contractual knowledge of the JBCC, GCC, Fidic and NEC forms of Contract

 Understanding of Construction Industry

 Basic Routine Road Maintenance and/or Road Rehabilitation knowledge

 Willingness to travel long distances and work in different locations when required

 Ability to work in a dynamic environment and adapt to frequent project changes.

 Ability to work effectively as part of a team or independently with minimal oversight.

 Self-disciplined

 Leadership ability

 Relationship-building Skills

 Negotiation Skills (internal and external)

 Detail oriented

 Time Management

 Planning and Organising Skills

 Strong Numerical Skills

 Communication Skills in English (Verbal, Non-verbal & Written)

Job Roles and Responsibilities:

• Tendering

• Assessments and Design

Receive survey from surveyor

Create a module using Civil software

Conduct detailed visual surveys and report on them

Detailed design of relative engineering services

Generate relative engineering services drawings

Develop engineering designs and drawings from preliminary concepts and sketches

Generate a plan for the CAD operator’s layout drawing which shows the detail

Generate detail drawings

Keep up to date with the latest technologies and software to aid in the design aspects associated with transportation engineering

Prepare and present technical reports

Finalize the design

• Documentation

Prepare a schedule of quantities

Prepare and review of tender documentation

Prepare Final Contract Documentation

Develop detailed designs, compilation and revision of drawings, documents, letters and reports

Evaluate of tender proposals and reporting on the findings

Calculate quantities

Do a cost estimate

Assist in developing engineering specifications and drawings

• Production

Complete projects on time, within budget and achieve Client Satisfaction

Chargeability: Secured projects 80%

Project implementation including construction monitoring and supervision, contract administration and quality assurance, to ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget

Conduct or supervise inspection and test construction materials

Supervise, monitor, and inspect construction projects

• Quality Management and Cost Control

Follow and maintain project filing structure

Store and keep record of project data

Time management

Project income budget

Ensure that all design information is filed correctly both electronically and hard copies

Ensure data security and proper management of company assets

Ensure that work is booked correctly on timesheets

Detailed cost estimate

• Internal Processes

Complete timesheets, claims and administration correctly and on time

• Administration

Provide all admin input as required

Compile and price tenders for the purpose of acquiring new work

• Learning and Development

Mentoring junior personnel (if required)

Maintain Professional Registration

Provide internal training to junior personnel

Attend at least one CPD accredited seminar/ course/ workshop (minimum 1 CPD points) per year

• Communication

Communicating and liaising effectively with Clients, colleagues and other professionals involved on the project

Ensure effective and professional communication throughout the project life cycle

• General


Contribute to the ongoing development of the Management Services department

Perform duties commensurate with the responsibilities of the roles and ad hoc projects as required from time to time

Cooperate and comply with internal and external regulations

Comply with data protection guidelines

Understand and support the aims and objectives of the department to ensure these are reflected in the delivery of the role

Contribute to the identification of Departmental objectives for the short-, medium- and long-term in developing and implementing the company’s Business Strategy

To attend training as required for your role

To attend regular team meetings and briefing sessions for staff

To attend regular 1 to 1’s and annual appraisal meetings with your manager

Provide cover for other members in the department during holidays, sickness or other absences and in emergencies

Comply with company policies and procedures as well as all applicable legislation i.e. BMS, ISO Standards, Disciplinary Code, etc.

Personal Attributes:

 A passion for doing high quality work.

 The ability to think critically, innovate, and solve challenging technical problems.

 Effective time management and logical decision-making ability.

 Being able to self-start and self-motivate when there is no one available to provide instruction.

 Capacity to handle pressure.

 Strong work ethic, and the ability to handle peak work times.

 Willingness to travel

 Emotional Resilience

 Accuracy and Detail oriented

 Initiative & Innovation oriented

 Loyalty & Enthusiasm

 Maintaining High Performance Standards

 Conscientiousness

 Trustworthy (handling confidential information)

Should you meet the above requirements, please send a detailed CV to or call Kyra on 021 551 8638

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