The Dept of Public Works and Infrastructure is seeking skilled individuals to join various dynamic units within the department in senior management capacity. These pivotal role offers the opportunity to contribute to national infrastructure development, ensuring a sustainable and prosperous future for South Africa. Closing Date: 01 March 2024.

    About the Dept of Public Works and Infrastructure

    The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (DPWI) is a key government department responsible for providing infrastructure and property management services to the South African government. Its main focus is on ensuring the efficient management of government buildings and real estate, the implementation of infrastructure projects, and the promotion of public works programs that contribute to job creation and economic development. The DPWI plays a critical role in facilitating the delivery of public services through the maintenance and construction of public facilities, aiming to enhance the socio-economic development of the country.

    Dept of Public Works and Infrastructure Available Vacancies

    1. Chief Engineer: Mechanical (Grade A)

    • Salary: R 1 146 540 per annum (all-inclusive salary package), structured in accordance with the rules of the OS
    • Locations:
      Pretoria Head Office (Ref No: 2024/01)
      Cape Town Regional Office (Ref No: 2024/04)
      Johannesburg Regional Office (Ref No: 2024/07)

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Engineering degree (B.Eng/B.Sc Eng) or relevant qualification
    • 6+ years post-qualification Mechanical Engineering experience in Building Services
    • ECSA registration as a Professional Engineer
    • Comprehensive knowledge of Mechanical Engineering in building/construction
    • Familiarity with Public Finance Management Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Supply Chain Management, and Contract Management
    • Critical analysis and technical advisory skills
    • Integrity in handling confidential information
    • Financial administration capabilities
    • Effective verbal communication and advanced technical report writing
    • Numeracy and computer literacy
    • Planning, organizing, and relationship management
    • Program and project management skills
    • Interpersonal, diplomacy, problem-solving, decision-making abilities
    • Motivational, conflict resolution, and negotiation skills
    • Analytical thinking, innovation, creativity, and solution-oriented approach
    • Capacity to work under stress and communicate at all levels
    • People-oriented, trustworthy, assertive, and hard-working
    • Independence in work
    • Valid driver’s license, willingness to travel and adapt to varying work schedules

    Duties:

    • Ensure engineering design and analysis effectiveness
    • Perform final reviews and approvals or audits on new engineering designs
    • Coordinate design efforts across disciplines for seamless integration with current technology
    • Pioneer new engineering practices and management methods
    • Maintain engineering operational effectiveness
    • Manage execution of maintenance strategy with appropriate structures, systems, and resources
    • Set engineering maintenance standards and monitor maintenance efficiencies
    • Manage significant project risks and provide technical consulting to minimize engineering risks
    • Implement knowledge sharing initiatives and ensure effective knowledge management
    • Manage financial aspects of operational maintenance and capital projects
    • Facilitate compilation of innovation proposals
    • Manage human resources development, motivation, and utilization within the discipline
    • Conduct quality control over consultants and contractors’ work during project execution
    • Assist project managers in technical disputes and review final consultant payments
    • Develop, implement, and update standardized mechanical engineering practice manuals
    • Undertake detailed design, documentation, and implementation of minor in-house projects
    • Engage with client departments and stakeholders on technical matters
    • Provide mentorship and supervision to candidate engineers, technologists, and technicians
    • Comply with Engineering Services requirements for uniform best practices across the department.

    How to Apply:

    2. Chief Engineer: Electrical (Grade A)

    • Reference Number: 2024/02
    • Salary: R1,146,540 per annum (all-inclusive package), structured according to OSD rules
    • Location: Head Office, Pretoria

    Requirements:

    • BSc/BEng in Electrical Engineering; postgraduate qualification advantageous
    • 6+ years relevant experience
    • Compulsory ECSA registration as Professional Engineer
    • Valid driver’s license; willingness to travel and adapt work schedule
    • Knowledge and skills in electrical engineering best practices, project management, supply chain management, and various relevant laws and standards

    Duties:

    • Update and implement electrical engineering policies, guidelines, and standards
    • Conduct technical evaluations, reviews, and quality control
    • Assist in tender documentation and project management
    • Mentor and supervise junior engineers, technologists, and technicians

    Applications: Submit to the Director-General, Department of Public Works, at the provided Pretoria address, attention Ms NP Mudau.

    Enquiries: Mr M Tladi at (012) 492 3247

    3. Chief Engineer Civil: Professional Services (Grade A)

    • Reference Number: 2024/03
    • Salary: R1,146,540 per annum (all-inclusive package), structured according to OSD rules
    • Locations: Pretoria Head Office

    Requirements:

    • BSc/BEng in Civil Engineering; postgraduate qualification advantageous
    • Compulsory ECSA registration as Professional Engineer
    • 6+ years of experience
    • Extensive experience in civil engineering, including geotechnical, water engineering, and construction materials
    • Knowledge of civil engineering contracts, CIDB standards, IDMS
    • Strong communication, technical writing, and innovative problem-solving skills
    • Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel

    Duties:

    • Evaluate bids, review designs, compile tender documentation
    • Conduct inspections, compile technical justifications for new projects
    • Quality control, assist project managers, review final accounts
    • Develop, implement, and update civil engineering practice manuals
    • Undertake design and implementation of minor projects, engage with stakeholders

    Applications: Submit to the Pretoria Head Office with attention to Ms NP Mudau

    4. Chief Construction Project Manager (Grade A)

    • Salary: R1 146 540 per annum, (all-inclusive salary package structured in accordance with the rules of the OSD)
    • Location:
      Cape Town Regional Office (Ref No: 2024/05) (X2 Posts)
      Durban Regional Office (Ref No: 2024/08)

    Minimum Requirements:

    • National Higher Diploma/B-Tech/Honours Degree in a Built Environment field
    • Minimum of 6 years post-qualification experience
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Compulsory SACPCMP registration as a Professional Construction Project Manager
    • Knowledge in program and project management, project design and analysis
    • Understanding of legal and operational compliance
    • Skills in creating a high-performance culture
    • Competence in communication, problem-solving, analytical thinking, decision-making, and conflict management.

    Duties:

    • Monitor and mentor project managers for enhanced performance
    • Independently manage a range of construction projects, from capital to maintenance
    • Translate client needs into actionable project scopes
    • Procure built environment professional services via supply chain management
    • Coordinate professionals for quality design, documentation, and timely delivery
    • Oversee bidding and contractor appointment processes
    • Manage consultant quality assurance and ensure contractors receive necessary project details
    • Handle variation orders, extensions of time, and make departmental recommendations
    • Process interim payments in alignment with government policies
    • Prepare project documentation for Directorate submission and audit purposes
    • Secure project funding through internal processes
    • Foster positive working relationships within the department.

    Applications:

    Cape Town: Submit to the Cape Town Regional Office with attention to Ms C Rossouw
    Durban: Submit to the Durban Regional Office with attention to Ms NS Nxumalo

    Enquires: Ms T Kolele at Tel No: (021) 402 2063

    5. Chief Structural Engineer: Professional Services (Grade A)

    • Reference Number: 2024/06
    • Salary: R1,146,540 per annum (all-inclusive salary package), structured according to OSD rules
    • Location: Pretoria, Regional Office

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Engineering Degree (B.Eng/B.Sc Eng) or relevant qualification in Structural Engineering
    • Six years post-qualification experience as a Registered Professional Structural Engineer
    • Valid Driver’s License
    • Compulsory registration with ECSA as a Professional Structural Engineer
    • Extensive structural engineering experience, including design and construction of various structures (concrete, steel, masonry)
    • Expertise in interpreting geological information for building foundation design
    • Familiarity with civil engineering contracts, CIDB standards, and SIPDM
    • Strong communication, technical report writing, and presentation skills
    • Innovative problem-solving ability; capable of working independently at all levels
    • Knowledge of relevant legislation, standards (ISO/SANS), Water Act, Water Services Act, OHS Act
    • Ability and willingness to travel
    • Experience in managing and leading junior staff.

    Duties:

    • Technical evaluation of bids from professional service providers and contractors
    • Review and accept concept and detailed designs from professional service providers
    • Assist in compiling tender documentation
    • Conduct technical inspections and integrity surveys on civil engineering assets
    • Ensure quality control over consultants and contractors during project execution
    • Assist project managers in resolving technical disputes
    • Review and audit final accounts for civil engineering works and construction contracts
    • Develop, implement, review, and update standard civil engineering practice manuals
    • Undertake detailed design, documentation, and implementation of minor projects
    • Provide mentorship and supervision to candidate engineers, technologists, and technicians

    Applications: Submit to the Pretoria Head Office with attention to Ms NP Mudau

    Enquiries: Mr D Sewada at Tel No: (012) 310 50

    6. Chief Quantity Surveyor (Grade A)

    • Reference Number:
    • Salary: R990,747 per annum (all-inclusive salary package), structured according to OSD rules
    • Location
      Pretoria Head Office (Ref No: 2024/09) (X2 Post)
      Pretoria Regional Office (Ref No: 2024/11)
      Mthatha, Eastern Cape Regional Office (Ref No: 2024/12)

    Requirements:

    • B-degree in Quantity Surveying (Postgraduate qualification is an advantage)
    • Minimum of 6 years relevant post-qualification experience
    • Compulsory registration with SACQSP as a Professional Quantity Surveyor
    • Valid driver’s license and extensive experience in quantity surveying
    • Good understanding of CIDB standards and professional services contract
    • Excellent communication, technical report writing, and presentation skills
    • Innovative problem-solving ability; able to work independently
    • Knowledge of relevant Built Environment legislation and standards
    • Willingness to travel and experience in managing junior staff

    Duties:

    • Technical and cost evaluation of bids
    • Review and acceptance of cost estimates
    • Evaluate and verify claims during project execution
    • Attend on-site technical meetings and assist in resolving technical disputes
    • Verify and approve Contract Price Adjustment Provisions
    • Render Quantity Surveying Services on in-house designs
    • Verify final account on consultant’s and contractor’s fee accounts
    • Update quantity surveying manuals, norms, and standards
    • Provide solutions on quantity determination non-compliance
    • Supervise and mentor junior quantity surveyors

    Applications:

    Pretoria Head Office:
    Send to The Director-General, Department of Public Works, Private Bag X65, Pretoria, 0001, or hand deliver to CGO Building, Pretoria. Attention: Ms NP Mudau

    Pretoria Regional Office:
    Pretoria Regional Office Applications: The Regional Manager, Department of
    Public Works, Private Bag X229, Pretoria, 0001 or Hand Deliver to AVN Building
    corner Andries and Skinner Street, Pretoria.

    Mthatha Regional Office:
    Mthatha Regional Office Applications: The Regional Manager, Department of
    Public Works, Private Bag X5007, Sutherland Street, Mthatha, 5099 or Hand
    Deliver at 29 Sutherland Street, PRD II Building, 5th Floor, Mthatha.

    Enquiries: Mr M Tladi, Tel: (012) 492 3247

    7. Chief Architect (Grade A)

    • Reference Number: 2024/10
    • Salary: R990,747 per annum (all-inclusive salary package), structured according to OSD rules
    • Location: Head Office, Pretoria

    Requirements:

    • B-degree in Architecture/Architectural Studies (Postgraduate qualification is an advantage)
    • Minimum of 6 years relevant post-qualification experience in Architecture
    • Compulsory SACAP registration as a Professional Architect (Architectural Technologist not considered)
    • Valid driver’s license and extensive experience in Architectural services for building projects
    • Experience as a Principal Agent across project lifecycle, with a good understanding of CIDB standards and contracts
    • Strong communication, technical report writing, presentation skills, and innovative problem-solving ability
    • Knowledge of relevant Built Environment legislation and standards
    • Willingness to travel and experience in managing junior staff

    Duties:

    • Technical evaluation of bids, review and acceptance of designs
    • Assist in tender documentation, conduct technical inspections and integrity surveys
    • Compile technical justifications and business cases for new projects
    • Coordinate design efforts for seamless integration with current technology
    • Conduct quality control during project execution, attend technical meetings, and assist in resolving technical disputes
    • Undertake detailed design, documentation, and implementation of projects
    • Engage with stakeholders on technical matters, review and audit final professional fees
    • Develop, implement, and update Architectural practice manuals, supervise and mentor junior Architects

    Applications: Send to The Director-General, Department of Public Works, Private Bag X65, Pretoria, 0001, or hand deliver to CGO Building, Pretoria. Attention: Ms NP Mudau.

    Enquiries: Mr M Tladi, Tel: (012) 492 3247

    8. Control Geographic Information Science (GISc) Technologist (EPWP) (Grade A)

    • Reference Number: 2024/13
    • Salary: R831,309 per annum (all-inclusive package), structured according to OSD rules
    • Location: Head Office, Pretoria

    Requirements:

    • Grade 12 Certificate and a 3 to 4-year GISc or related Bachelor’s Degree
    • Minimum of 6 years post-qualification GISc Technologist experience
    • Compulsory registration with SAGC/PLATO as a GISc Technologist
    • Valid driver’s license, willingness to travel and adapt to work schedules
    • Extensive knowledge and skills in GISc, program/project management, spatial modeling, and analysis

    Duties:

    • Advanced GISc analysis, spatial modeling, and data collection
    • Develop and manage geospatial databases and GIS applications
    • Ensure data publishing and access, manage GIS unit effectiveness
    • Stakeholder management and knowledge sharing
    • Support GIS implementation, system audits, and research new GIS technologies

    Applications: Send to The Director-General, Department of Public Works, Private Bag X65, Pretoria, 0001, or hand deliver to CGO Building, Pretoria. Attention: Ms NP Mudau.

    Enquiries: Mr GR Brijman, Tel: (012) 492 3092

    9. Production Engineer: Structural (Grade A)

    • Reference Number: 2024/14
    • Salary: R795,147 per annum (all-inclusive salary package), structured according to OSD rules
    • Location: Head Office, Pretoria

    Requirements:

    • BSc or BEng in Civil Engineering
    • Minimum of 3 years relevant post-qualification civil engineering experience
    • Compulsory ECSA registration as a Professional Engineer
    • Experience in structural engineering, particularly in building structures
    • Understanding of civil engineering contracts and CIDB standards
    • Strong communication, technical report writing, and presentation skills
    • Innovative problem-solving ability; able to work independently
    • Knowledge of relevant legislation and standards
    • Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel

    Duties:

    • Evaluate bids from service providers and contractors
    • Review and accept design concepts and details
    • Assist in tender documentation
    • Conduct technical inspections and quality control during project execution
    • Assist in resolving technical disputes and in traffic studies under supervision
    • Review and audit final accounts for engineering projects
    • Develop, implement, and update structural engineering practice manuals
    • Undertake in-house design and implementation of minor projects

    Applications: Send to The Director-General, Department of Public Works, Private Bag X65, Pretoria, 0001, or hand deliver to CGO Building, Pretoria. Attention: Ms NP Mudau.

    Enquiries: Mr T Mathabatha, Tel: (012) 406 1596

    10. Production Engineer: Civil (Grade A)

    • Reference Number: 2024/15
    • Salary: R795,147 per annum (all-inclusive package), structured according to OSD rules
    • Location: Head Office, Pretoria

    Requirements:

    • BSc/BEng in Civil Engineering
    • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in civil engineering
    • Compulsory registration with ECSA as a Professional Engineer
    • Experience in geotechnical investigations, water engineering, construction materials, and potentially traffic/transportation engineering
    • Familiarity with industry contracts and CIDB standards
    • Excellent communication, technical report writing, and presentation skills
    • Innovative problem-solving ability; ability to work independently
    • Knowledge of relevant legislation and standards
    • Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel
    • Duties:
      • Evaluate bids and review designs from service providers and contractors.
      • Assist in tender documentation and perform technical inspections and surveys.
      • Oversee quality control during project execution and conduct minor traffic studies.
      • Help resolve technical disputes and review final accounts for engineering and construction contracts.
      • Develop and update civil engineering practice manuals and undertake in-house project designs.

    Applications: Submit to The Director-General, Department of Public Works, at the provided Pretoria address, attention Ms NP Mudau.

    Enquiries: Mr M Ramushu at (012) 406 2109

    13. Construction Project Manager Production (Grade A)

    • Reference Number: 2024/16 (X2 Posts)
    • Salary: R795,147 per annum (all-inclusive package), structured according to OSD rules
    • Location:
      Pretoria Regional Office (Ref No: 2024/16) (x2 Posts)
      Bloemfontein Regional Office (Ref No: 2024/17) (x3 Posts)
      Johannesburg Regional Office (Ref No: 2024/18) (x3 Posts)
      Mmabatho Regional Office (Ref No: 2024/19)
      Cape Town Regional Office (Ref No: 2024/20) (x2 Posts)

    Requirements:

    • National Higher Diploma/B-Tech in Built Environment or Honours Degree with specified years of experience.
    • Compulsory SACPCMP registration as a Professional Construction Manager.
    • Valid driver’s license and computer literacy.
    • Knowledge of PFMA, OHS Act, Building Regulations, Environmental Conservation Act.
    • Understanding of Government Procurement System.
    • Skills in planning, financial management, budgeting, analysis, and communication.
    • Familiarity with JBCC and GCC contracts.
    • Duties:
      • Manage project initiation, scope definition, and changes.
      • Perform full project management functions including cost, quality, and time control.
      • Estimate and manage project costs within budget.
      • Plan and attend project meetings and compile project documentation.
      • Implement project administration and procurement activities according to government policies.
      • Ensure project execution aligns with approved norms and schedules.
      • Manage multi-disciplinary construction teams to ensure high-quality project delivery within the defined framework.

    Applications:

    Submit to the Bloemfontein Regional Office with attention to Mr D Manus, via mail or hand delivery at the specified address. Enquiries: Ms P Zweni at (051) 408 7348
    Submit to the Mmabatho Regional Office with attention to Mr T Oagile. Enquiries: Mr K Nel at (018) 386 5291

    14. Machinal Engineer (Grade A)

    • Reference Number: 2024/21
    • Salary: R795,147 per annum (all-inclusive package), structured according to OSD rules
    • Location: Kimberley, Regional Office

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
    • 3 years post-qualification engineering experience
    • ECSA registration as Professional Engineer
    • Valid driving license
    • Knowledge in mechanical engineering practices, design codes, standards
    • Skills in engineering design and analysis, project management
    • Familiarity with PFMA, OHS Act, Supply Chain and Contract Management
    • Proficient in computer-aided engineering, technical report writing, communication
    • Abilities in critical analysis, technical advice, research, financial administration
    • Skills in problem-solving, decision-making, negotiation, stress management
    • Willingness to travel and adapt to work schedule

    Duties:

    • Design and improve engineering systems for efficiency and safety
    • Plan, operate, and maintain engineering projects
    • Develop tender specifications and evaluate designs
    • Human capital development and training of junior staff
    • Supervise engineering work, manage performance, and office administration
    • Keep up with new technologies and conduct research
    • Enquiries: Contact Mr S Cosa at Tel No: (053) 838 5356 for any questions.
    • Applications: Submit applications to the Kimberley Regional Office. Address for mail: The Regional Manager, Department of Public Works and Infrastructure, Private Bag X5002, Kimberley, 8301. For hand delivery: 21-23 Market Square, Old Magistrate Building, Kimberley. Attention to Ms N Hlongwane.

    15. Engineer Production Structural (Grade A)

    • Reference Number: 2024/22
    • Salary: R795,147 per annum (all-inclusive package), structured according to OSD rules
    • Location: Kimberley, Regional Office

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering (BSc / BEng)
    • 3 years post-qualification experience in civil engineering
    • ECSA registration as a Professional Engineer
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Knowledge in civil/structural engineering, PFMA, OHS Act, SCM, contract management
    • Skills in critical review, technical advice, financial administration, communication, and negotiation

    Duties:

    • Design and improve engineering systems
    • Plan, design, operate, and maintain engineering projects
    • Develop tender specifications, ensure design standards
    • Human capital development, supervise engineering work
    • Conduct office administration, resource management
    • Research and development in engineering technology

    Enquiries: Mr S Cosa at (053) 838 5356

    Applications: Submit to Kimberley Regional Office, attention Ms N Hlongwane

    16. Quantity Surveyor Production (Grade A)

    • Reference Number: 2024/23
    • Salary: R687,879 per annum (all-inclusive package), structured according to OSD rules
    • Location: Cape Town, Regional Office

    Requirements:

    • B-Tech Degree in Quantity Surveying or equivalent
    • Registration as a Professional Quantity Surveyor with SACQSP
    • Three years post-qualification experience
    • Skills in financial management, communication, computer literacy, and more
    • Knowledge of legislation, construction contracts, and quantity survey principles
    • Valid driver’s license, willingness to travel

    Duties:

    • Coordinate professional teams on quantity survey aspects
    • Ensure adherence to standards, provide advice, and develop policies
    • Manage office administration and budget planning
    • Research and continuous professional development
    • Supervise and mentor staff

    Applications: Send to the Cape Town Regional Office, attention Ms C Rossouw.

    Enquiries: Ms T Kolele, Tel: (021) 402 2063

    17. Production Architect (Grade A)

    • Reference Number: 2024/24
    • Salary: R687,879 per annum (all-inclusive package), structured according to OSD rules
    • Location: Kimberley, Regional Office

    Requirements:

    • B degree in Architecture or equivalent
    • 3 years post-qualification experience
    • SACAP registration as a Professional Architect
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Comprehensive knowledge and skills in architectural design, project management, legal compliance, and technical consulting

    Duties:

    • Coordinate architectural projects, ensuring compliance and quality
    • Provide technical support and advice
    • Develop architectural policies and practices
    • Mentor and train junior staff
    • Manage office administration and resource utilization
    • Engage in continuous professional development and research

    Enquiries: Mr S Cosa, Tel: (053) 838 5356

    Applications: Submit to Kimberley Regional Office, attention Ms N Hlongwane, via mail or hand delivery at the specified addresses.

    18. Professional Quantity Surveyor (Grade A)

    • Reference Number: 2024/25 (X2 Posts)
    • Salary: R687,879 per annum (all-inclusive package), structured according to OSD rules
    • Location: Head Office, Pretoria

    Requirements:

    • B-degree in Quantity Surveying
    • 3+ years post-qualification experience
    • SACQSP registration as a Professional Quantity Surveyor
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Experience in both building and engineering projects
    • Understanding of CIDB standards and professional services contracts
    • Excellent communication, technical writing, and innovative problem-solving skills

    Duties:

    • Evaluate technical and cost aspects of bids and proposals
    • Review cost estimates and verify contractor claims
    • Attend technical meetings and assist in dispute resolution
    • Approve Contract Price Adjustment Provisions
    • Render Quantity Surveying Services for in-house designs
    • Verify final accounts for consultants and contractors

    Enquiries: Mr M Tladi at (012) 492 3247

    Applications: Submit to the Director-General at the provided Pretoria address, attention Ms NP Mudau.

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    The Dept of Public Works and Infrastructure is actively seeking dedicated and passionate professionals to contribute their skills towards the development and enhancement of South Africa’s public infrastructure. This is an invitation for skilled individuals who are driven by a desire to positively impact the community and are ready to take on the challenge of improving the nation’s infrastructure. By joining the team, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of South Africa, ensuring that the built environment not only meets the current needs but also anticipates and adapts to the demands of the future. This is an opportunity to be part of a committed workforce dedicated to making a lasting difference in the country’s landscape.

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