Senior Civil Engineer/Technical Specialist at SMEC South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal Durban Region

Senior Civil Engineer/Technical Specialist at SMEC South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal Durban Region

01 Nov
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SMEC South Africa
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South Africa

01 Nov

SMEC South Africa

South Africa

This position is responsible for providing professional services on Projects within four Provinces in South Africa, Namely (Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape & Free State)



REPORTS TO

Function Manager or any other person appointed to supervise him/her from time to time.



PRIMARY POSITION PURPOSE

This position is a technical role, within the Roads and Highways Functional Group, that is responsible for leading and working with teams of Engineers, Designers and Draughtspersons across a portfolio of projects and clients. The role involves technical leadership and the ability to lift the overall technical performance of the engineering professional team.



KEY RESPONSIBILITIES









- Provide technical support and guidance to peers and other functional groups within the level of your expertise

- Provide technical leadership in a multi-disciplinary team

- Identify and provide solutions to challenging engineering problems

- Develop and maintain relationships with clients from all spheres of government and the private sector

- Ensure that appropriate technical standards and Quality Assurance (QA) requirements are adhered to

- Apply a deeper understanding of engineering principles to devise and deliver practical and economical solutions to problems

- Plan and resource projects

- Prepare client reports and designs

- Assist in the management and training of staff including mentoring

- Contribute to the overall management and profitability of the discipline

- Supervision of drawing, project specifications and contract documentation production for assigned tasks in accordance with SMEC procedures and appropriate technical standards

- Be a member of multi-disciplinary team in project delivery







- Prepare expressions of interest and tender submissions

- Strictly adhere to SMEC's Management System (MS), quality standards and HSE procedures

- Keeping abreast of latest techniques

- Maintaining contact with wide local and international network of persons with similar interests

- Publish papers or articles on projects or developments in the field of expertise

- Be involved in relevant initiatives to promote innovation.

- Share knowledge with (junior) colleagues, clients, students through the facilitation of workshops, lectures etc.

- Mentoring and coaching, both informal (e.g. project based), and formal (e.g. ECSA registration, supervising students)

- Assist with the management of project finances, invoicing, etc



KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS



- Quality, technical innovation and excellence







- Reporting to meet project and internal requirements

- Development of networks and contribution to team goals

- Technical support and mentoring

- Systems development



RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE



- Bachelor of Engineering degree/higher degree from accredited university/college

- Relevant professional registration with ECSA

- Minimum 10 years (recommended 15 years) of practical experience in Road Design, Tender Documentation, Contract Administration and Project Management

- Must provide references from previous employers, peers and clients

- Extensive knowledge of highway engineering design issues and analysis methods

- Ability to identify and provide solutions to challenging engineering problems

- Excellent written and oral communication skills







- Project management and leadership skills

- Ability to use analytical tools including commercial software:

o Bentley OpenRoads / Autodesk Civil 3D

o Bentley Microstation / Autocad

o BIM360, Navisworks, etc

o MS Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc

o MS Project

o Civilsoft Bill

o QGIS

- Competency with preparing visualisations of design models

- Good interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively within a culturally diverse and multi-disciplinary environment

- Knowledge of obligations under the current SMEC MS

- Sound knowledge of Quality Assurance (QA)

- Knowledge of contractual matters pertaining to construction

- Sound knowledge of OHS and environmental regulations

- Experience on SANRAL projects would be beneficial



Closing date: Thursday,





01 December 2022



Desired Skills:



- Geometric Design

- Pavements

- BIM360

- Bentley OpenRoads

- Road Design

- Project Management

- Engineering



Desired Qualification Level & Accreditations:



- Degree

- Engineering Council of South Africa



About The Employer:



SMEC South Africa is part of the SMEC Group joined forces with Surbana Jurong to provide global engineering and consultancy expertise in urban, infrastructure and management advisory services. Our new partnership has created a talent pool of 16,500 dedicated people working across a network of 120 offices in 40 countries.



SMEC employs passionate and innovative people who are driven to deliver exceptional outcomes and who want to feel valued in a diverse and inclusive workplace.









We are committed to developing our people. We encourage them to see things differently, to be creative, to push boundaries and to work on a broad range of projects that help build a better future.



Consistently recognized for technical excellence and design innovation, SMEC continues to receive industry awards and accolades from around the world. Engineering News Record (ENR) currently ranks SMEC in the top 24 of the '2021 Top 225 International Design Firms'.

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