Professional Engineer (Production Level): Regional Roads Management (Region 1), Ref no. TPW 143/2022

Professional Engineer (Production Level): Regional Roads Management (Region 1), Ref no. TPW 143/2022

Job Purpose
The Department of Transport and Public Works, Western Cape Government has an opportunity for a suitably qualified and competent Engineer to manage, plan and coordinate the execution of road construction, maintenance and all ancillary activities. The successful incumbent will be required to assist the District Roads Engineer with the management and protection of the proclaimed provincial road network. This post is based in Paarl.

Minimum Requirements
Civil Engineering Degree (B Eng/ BSC (Eng)) or relevant qualification; A minimum of 3 years post qualification engineering experience required; Compulsory registration with ECSA as a Professional Engineer.

Experience and working knowledge of the following: Road-built environment; Management of road construction and maintenance projects; Road planning, design and financial management; Project management; Construction equipment and effective implementation thereof; Supply chain and procurement processes, Environmental legislation and Occupational Health and Safety regulations.
Key Performance Areas
Provide comment and recommendations on development applications affecting the proclaimed road network; Develop mechanisms and procedures to counteract illegal activity effecting the proclaimed road network; Identify road safety problems, develop and implement remedial measures; Coordinate and manage in-house road construction, reseal, regravel and specialised routine road maintenance activities conducted at the Regional Office and District Municipalities; Develop procedures and methods to improve on productivity and quality of inhouse projects; Manage acceptance and quality control procedures and compile design standard specifications for inhouse projects; Compile tender documentation and technical specifications for the acquisition of road building and maintenance material as well as other road services; Undertake other duties in support of the District Road Engineer.
Knowledge of the following: Land use planning, economics, relevant legislation, regulations, policies and acts; Road design and construction; Project management; Strategic capability and leadership; Professional judgement; Networking; Skills needed: Financial management; Written and verbal communication; Analytical; Computer-aided engineering applications; Research and development; Technical report writing; Problem solving.
Grade A: R 728 829 – R 777 771 per annum; Grade B: R 821 775 – R 885 303 per annum; Grade C: R 939 621 – R 1 106 814 per annum (OSD as prescribed).

Note on remuneration: Cost-to-employer (CTE) remuneration packages for certain occupation-specific dispensations (OSD) are inclusive of all costs related to service benefits or obligations including basic salary, 13th cheque, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc. Where remuneration is not indicated as CTE, employees’ service benefits or obligations are funded or co-funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements.

Note: Only applications submitted online at: or will be accepted.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department and may also be required to undergo competency assessments/ proficiency test. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department.

Should you experience difficulties with your online application, kindly note that technical support (challenges with online application) is only available from Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 16.00. You may contact the helpline at 0861 370 214. Otherwise, all other queries relating to the position, kindly contact the enquiries person as indicated in the advert. Please ensure that you submit your application on or before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.

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