Construction Engineer

Location: Johannesburg
Work Type: Fixed Term
Closing date: 28 May 2019
Applications must be sent to: careers@southzambezi.com

Purpose of the Role

Reporting directly to the Project Director, this position will require visit to all sites. Responsibilities include direct contact and overview of Construction works to ensure a high level of quality and safety is maintained as required by the client. Office work would include involvement with the creation and review of both Requests for Information and Requests for Proposal and Change Orders. This at times is a client facing position.

Job Duties

    One of South African based design and construction company involved in bulk earthworks & Pipelines, roads, infrastructure projects seeks to employ a Construction Engineer on a three year contract to be renewed based on performance.

     

    Reporting directly to the Project Director, this position will require visit to all sites. Responsibilities include direct contact and overview of Construction works to ensure a high level of quality and safety is maintained as required by the client. Office work would include involvement with the creation and review of both Requests for Information and Requests for Proposal and Change Orders. This at times is a client facing position.

Responsibilities / Duties

  • Oversee that all work is performed in accordance with approved manuals and procedures.
  • Oversee that the project is constructed and documented in accordance with the contract documents and good engineering practices.
  • Provide technical support to Project Director and be responsible for developing and maintaining project cost/change controls, and project budget and accounting records.
  • Performs change order estimating and assists the Project Manager in change order negotiations.
  • Coordinates and monitors schedule and in compliance with codes, within time, cost, quality assurance, safety and environmental conformance to contribute to the efficiency of projects in the execution phase.
  • Managing and reviewing the progress of contractors’ construction schedules.
  • Review weekly and monthly reports on the status and progress of the contracts, including project costs and potential changes.
  • Report the status of projects to Management.
  • Attend all progress and quality client meetings as and when required.
  • A safety leader through example, words, and compliance.
  • Oversee construction quality assurance.
  • Capable for making sound and accurate judgments based on available information;
  • Oversee and supervise on-site construction and installation of civil works.
  • Supervise and monitor civil subcontractors in order to meet technical, quality and compliance requirements as set forth in civil drawings, specifications and schedule.
  • Secure the civil works implementation of contractual obligation from the contractor.
  • Detect possible civil works quality problems prior or during the works and proceed in problem solving by coordinating with Site Manager.
  • Create reports to monitor, and track civil activities relating to project schedule through daily and weekly plans, logs and reports.
  • Assist on-site construction team in resolving technical or engineering issues with vendors and contractors relating to civil disciplines.
  • Assess and determine the actual progress on site based on approved schedule.
  • Responsible for all safety related construction activities; follows approved safety specifications formally records non-conformance and attends all relevant safety meetings.
  • Able to have a conscientious attitude toward controlling job costs.

Qualifications & Experience / Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors or Masters of Engineering in Civil.
  • Additional degree or diploma in Construction Management is preferable.
  • 12-15 years of project construction and engineering experience required.
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer at ECSA.
  • Registered with The South African Council for the Project and Construction Management Professions (SACPMP) as a Professional Contracts Manager.
  • Working knowledge of Buildsmart and CCS.
  • Working knowledge of JBCC, GCC, FIDIC and NEC forms of contract.
  • Experience with large infrastructure construction sites and mega multi-year projects.
  • Knowledge of construction and engineering related processes, as well as industry practices.
  • Knowledge of the roles and interdependence between the contractor, designer, owner and construction manager.
  • Effective computer skills including proficient use of Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint software required, and project management.

Competencies

  • Tact and diplomacy;
  • Excellent communicator both written and oral.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective interpersonal relationships.
  • Ability to read and comprehend technical drawings and blueprints.
  • Ability to demonstrate the competencies of achieving results, initiative,
  • Able to work as independently as well as part of a team;
  • Approach every query / task with an open mind.
  • Diligent with great attention to detail.
  • Numerical orientation.
  • Analytical ability.

Salary: To be negotiated

Reports to: Project Director

Travel: Occasional travel to site, intercontinental and internationally

NB: We may not be able to respond to all individual applications, therefore if you have not received a response within sixty days from the date of submission kindly consider your application unsuccessful.

At South Zambezi Engineering Services, people matter. The firm has a genuine interest in the well-being of its employees and continually strives to provide a pleasant work environment. South Zambezi offers an inspiring environment where dynamic, ambitious people can develop their full potential, led by a team of professionals and highly-skilled managers committed to the continuous evolution and success of South Zambezi and its people. We seek motivated people who are eager to seize every opportunity for professional advancement through continuous learning. In all that we do, we are guided by our common goal – to be an employer of choice and provider of equal opportunity, career development.