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Senior Dams Engineer - Johannesburg

Job Information
LocationRecruitment Agency / Vacancy in South Africa. Johannesburg
SalaryR850k - R650k
Job TypePermanent
EducationBSc/BEng/MSc Civil
Experience15 years

Job Description

A leading consultancy in SA is currently looking for a Senior Dams Engineer to join their experienced team in Johannesburg.

The applicant will be required to provide a lead in design and constructability of dam related engineering projects and manage staff to achieve project deliverables of high quality and on time. Minimum Requirements include a BSc/BEng in Civil Engineering, preferably on MSc level; minimum 15 years dam design and project management experience; a Business Degree would be an advantage; professional registration with ECSA. Key areas of responsibilities include developing concept options, detailed design, constructability, cost estimation and construction supervision support; client liaison, liaison with authorities, internal and external project management, technical design and review of all dams types e.g. earth embankment, CFRD, RCC and submitting tenders and proposals. The successful candidate will be required to manage dam, hydropower and other water related projects internally and externally including client liaison, liaison with local authorities and contractors, management of the design and tender documentation production process for Employer designed, Design and Construct and EPC type contracts, manage the tender, negotiation and construction supervision/owner’s engineer processes for projects both within and external to South Africa. A good knowledge of FIDIC and other contract forms is essential. The candidate must be able to undertake and review dam and associated works designs and demonstrate a sound technical knowledge of contract and construction procedures. (The candidate does not have to demonstrate highly specialised design knowledge , however this would be an advantage).

The position is head office based, however the successful candidate must be prepared and free to travel extensively both within South Africa and within the African Continent to manage projects and engage in client and other meetings. Occasional travel off the African continent is also required. Identify, pursue and develop work opportunities in the dam and hydropower sector.Other ad hoc tasks assigned by seniors within team.

Interested candidates can forward their comprehensive written applications to the following e-mail:, or contact Riana on 021 551 8638.

Correspondence will only be conducted with short listed candidates. Should you not hear from us within 3 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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