Technical Principal at SMEC South Africa - Gauteng Johannesburg Region

Technical Principal at SMEC South Africa - Gauteng Johannesburg 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 General Manager



PRIMARY POSITION PURPOSE



The position will involve professional input to a range of projects including large multidisciplinary projects. Duties include leading the functional group's aspects of SMEC projects to ensure that these are technically sound. Provide specialist professional services to clients of the functional group. This includes bidding for work, participation in multi-disciplinary design/project teams and management of projects. Take stewardship of special group wide tasks assigned.









KEY RESPONSIBILITIES



- Conceptual and detailed design development on multiple complex projects

- Ability to provide efficient structural engineering solutions to meet project requirements

- Strong emphasis on structural engineering detailed design with a firm grasp on the latest and most relevant structural engineering design software, and using first principle hand calculations to check results

- Assist with budgets, resourcing and outsourcing of work within the section

- Develop increased design ability and quality

- Draft technical reports of acceptable technical and presentational quality

- Provide technical solutions and develop appreciation of outcomes

- Able to check and take responsibility for the work of others

- Able to present / represent their technical work as well as present service offering to potential clients and present technical work at technical conferences

- Able to draft responses to straightforward bids (assistance sought with commercial aspects)







- Develop knowledge of the commercial aspects of project management

- Able to assign work to others

- Successful in identifying and following through on leads associated with additional work prospects on the projects they are involved with

- Develop understanding of Functional Unit technologies and markets

- Niche technical building design expertise,

- Supervises the national Urban Development team of Engineers and draftsmen

- Ability to supervise Engineers or Technicians in undertaking checks and inspections of constructed works for compliance with design and specifications, including monitoring and proposing remedial actions

- Quality assurance throughout the project life cycle

- Support business development in selling services to client, marketing material development, identifying key partners and technologies for SMEC services







- Assist the Contracts Engineer (C&P; specific)

- Assist management staff

- Manage sub-consultants

- Communicate with the client on general matters

- Work on multiple projects/contracts at the same time

- Draft and implement Works Authorisations/ Variation Orders with the approval of line manager

- Asses Contractor's claims and draft recommendations/ rulings/ determinations

- Coordinate tasks and staff

- Provide support for the verification of subconsultants invoices

- Provide support in the drafting and submitting of work authorisations

- Provide technical support to other FG's

- Support regional initiatives

- Develop and maintain existing client relationships and maintain good client satisfaction







- Assist in the financials and financial management/planning of projects

- Do forecasting for projects.

- Assist in marketing and development approach in developing work or being aware of what projects are likely to come up from clients- generate repeat business

- Assist in winning and delivering projects and new work for the section

- Ensure projects are completed on time and on budget

- Mentoring graduates

- Work allocation to the team members and ensuring effective utilisation of team members

- Managing all or sections of projects

- Submission of EOIs, RFQ's, tenders and Proposals for the section and to provide input into large infrastructure projects as required

- Indirectly responsible for controlling specific project budgets



KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS



- Quality and timeliness of reporting







- Performance in meeting project deadlines

- Provide expert guidance of engineering design issues and analysis methods

- Client satisfaction

- Successful project delivery

- Be flexible and cooperative in approach to work and project teams

- Participating in successful tenders



RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE



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

- Minimum 20 years of practical experience in the relevant discipline

- Relevant Professional Registration

- Experience in Etabs, SAP2000, and SAFE will be greatly advantageous

- Post graduate qualification in Structures will be advantageous

- 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

- 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)



Closing date: Thursday, 01 December 2022



Desired Skills:



- Project Management

- Leadership/Management Skills

- Civil Engineering

- Construction Management

- Quality Assurance

- Structural Engineering



Desired Work Experience:



- More than 10 years



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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