Carnarvon, Northern Cape, Western Cape
Posted 8 months ago

Type of employment: Fixed Term Contract Closing date: 01 March 2021

About the Position

Our Civil & Structures team has a vacancy for an NEC 4 Supervisor – Structures reporting to the NEC4 Project Manager and Functional Manager: Civil & Structures.

The key purpose of this roles is as follows:

  • Responsible for design verification, supervising, monitoring, planning and controlling the development and implementation of the Civil and Structures divisional objectives
  • Assist in technical planning, overseeing and reviewing the work of the contractors’ design and construction team during the design phase and thereafter on site during the construction of the project
  • Support organisational activities through the provision of specialist civil engineering support
  • Assume responsibility for, and ensuring compliance to, the accepted design, by the Contractors Design team. Ensuring that the design and on-site activities comply with all of SARAO and SKAO’s L3 requirements, specifications and Compliance & Verification matrices. Ensuring that the Contractor complies with the Clients SOW
  • May be assigned technical supervisory responsibility for a smaller team of engineering/ technician staff for a development delivery

Desirable additional educational, work experience, and personal qualities:

  • Pro-activeness
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Organised and systematic way of working
  • Experience with NEC contracts
  • Documentation rigor, quality and maintaining configuration
  • Adherence to development processes and quality systems
  • Planning and time management
  • Display problem-solving skills
  • Display excellent interpersonal skills
  • Work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to work in remote locations (outside South Africa) when required
  • Coordinating an integration task
  • Project management of lower level deliverables
  • Professional Registration would be an added advantage

Role of the Supervisor in terms of NEC4:

  • Checks that work is provided in accordance with the Scope and the applicable law
  • Notification of Defects
  • Witnesses tests and inspections
  • Instruction to search
  • Completion
  • Defects date
  • Defects Certificate
  • Marking Equipment, plant and materials outside of the Working Areas
  • Equipment on-site
  • Quality assurance
The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:
  • Communicate effectively in English (both written and verbally)
  • Work in a team within SARAO and within the Civil and Structures Functional Group to deliver professional technical engineering design reviews and SOW implementation at the Karoo site as agreed with the NEC4 Project Manager and the Functional Manager: Civil and Structures.
  • Derive development requirements for Infrastructure Projects and conceptualise Civil Engineering solutions based on higher level inputs.
  • Develop solutions for review to meet user and project requirements and present concepts for internal and external design reviews.
  • Create design drawings using AutoCAD Civil 3D or similar drafting and Civil Design Software (Civil Designer).
  • Read and understand Civil Infrastructure Design drawings.
  • Construction Monitoring of medium to large road projects
  • Design and implementation of Civil Infrastructure Projects (roads, water and sanitation)
  • Development and implementation of operational plans and production processes relevant to the functional area
  • Compilation of Procurement documents (Contract, tender, specifications and scope of work, schedules of quantities and drawings)
  • Project management and writing technical proposals/documents
  • Developing and implementation of revised or new work methods, designs, policies and processes and use of design tools relevant to the functional area
  • Government procurement processes and supplier management
  • Knowledge of ISO9001 Quality System and other national and International standards where applicable
  • Work methods, design tools, policies and processes related to the functional discipline
  • Proven competence in the use of AutoCAD Civil 3D or similar, Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe, Google Drive and other database software

Minimum requirements

Minimum Education and Work Experience Required:
  • The successful incumbent must have gained recognised technical expertise and experience gained in civil engineering infrastructure development projects (building infrastructure and specialised foundations)
  • More than 2 years’ experience in the planning, feasibility studies, design, supervising, monitoring, and controlling the development and implementation of Civil Infrastructure Projects such as structural (specialised foundations), reinforced concrete and building projects
  • Must have spent a minimum of five (5) years on-site monitoring construction activities at a senior supervisory level
WITH either,
  1. National Diploma in Civil Engineering, (NQF Level 6) with a minimum of 10 years’ experience OR,
  2. B.Tech (Civil or relevant) or B.Eng with 6 – 8 years’ experience
As a business unit of the NRF, SARAO is committed to employment equity and redress.
Type of employment: Fixed Term Contract
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