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POSITION: DIRECTOR ENGINEERING SERVICES

Closing Date: 07 December 2020
Salary: The total remuneration package applicable to a Category 3 Municipality per annum is offered. (Determined by the Upper Limits of total remuneration packages payable to Municipal Managers and Managers directly accountable to Municipal Managers)

TERM 5 Year Fixed Term Contract
NOTICE NO: 277 of 2020
STATION: Engineering Services Main Administrative Building, 17 Marine Drive, Plettenberg Bay

The total remuneration package applicable to a Category 3 Municipality per annum is offered. (Determined by the Upper Limits of total remuneration packages payable to Municipal Managers and Managers directly accountable to Municipal Managers) 

Minimum Midpoint Maximum
R 894 447.00 R 1 022 226.00 R 1 133 463.00

In order to meet the needs of Bitou Municipality, the successful applicant must conform to the following requirements:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering / B Tech: Engineering; or equivalent; ● Registered or eligible to be registered as a Professional Engineer/Technologist; ● Minimum of five (5) years’ experience at senior and middle management level of which 2 years must be at senior management level and 3 years must be at professional / management level engineering management experience; ● Have proven successful institutional experience in public and / or private sector on infrastructure delivery; ● Competencies as set out in the Local Government: Regulations on Appointment and Conditions of Employment of Senior Managers, GNR 21, GG 37245 dated 17 January 2014 ● Compliance in terms of the Financial and Supply Chain Management competency areas in terms of Government Notice R493, as published in Government Gazette no 29967 of 15 June 2007. (Municipalities were granted exemption from regulation 15 and 18 of Government Gazette 29967 under Notice No. 40593 of 3 February 2017, subject to conditions of compliance with minimum competency levels within 18 months of date of employment) ● Code B Drivers’ License ● Own transport ● Computer literacy (MS Office applications) ● Excellent facilitation and communication skills in at least 2 of the official languages of the Western Cape (read, write and speak).

KNOWLEDGE ● Good knowledge and understanding of relevant policy and legislation. ● Good knowledge and understanding of institutional governance systems and performance management. ● Must have extensive knowledge of the public office environment ● Must be able to formulate engineering master planning, project management and implementation ● Understanding of Municipal Council operations and delegation of powers, ● Good knowledge of Supply Chain Management regulations and the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, 2000 (Act No. 5 of 2000) ●  Excellent communication, negotiating, problem solving and conflict resolution skills ● Strategic leadership and management skills

ADDED ADVANTAGE: ● Certificate of competency as required in terms of the General Machinery Regulations, 1998; or ● Registration with a recognized relevant engineering professional body.

CORE FUNCTIONS: ● Roads, Transport and Storm Water Services Management  (road construction & maintenance and infrastructure asset maintenance) ● Water Services Management (water and waste water purification, water and waste water reticulation, water loss control and demand) ● Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Management  (Pump stations, Electrical Planning and Maintenance) ● Fleet Management ● Project Management (Infrastructure and Development projects, Grant Funding ) ● Executive Support.

Candidates will be subjected to an interview and evaluation process and must be aware that previous employers and references will be contacted and their qualifications, credit and criminal records will be verified.  The candidates will be required to disclose all financial interests.

An official application form applicable to Senior Managers (available on the municipal website) must be completed and must be accompanied with a covering letter, comprehensive CV, original certified copies of qualifications and ID document and driver’s license and the names of three contactable references from current and previous employers must be provided.

Applications must be posted / couriered to Bitou Municipality, Private Bag X1002, Plettenberg Bay 6600 or hand delivered to the Human Resources Section, 4 Sewell Street, Plettenberg Bay 6600, for attention of the Office of the Municipal Manager.

Applications forms are available on the Bitou website (www.bitou.gov.za);

For enquiries can contact the Manager: Human Resources Administration Mrs. Venus Cunningham on 044 501 3000 during office hours.

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. Appointments will be made according to the Council’s Employment Equity Plan, which ensures representation of designated groups in the Municipality, including those with disabilities.
  2. ONLY hard-copy applications will be considered. No electronic or faxed applications will be accepted.
  3. No late applications will be considered.  Canvassing of Councilors with the purpose of being appointed is not permitted and proof of such canvassing shall lead to disqualification.
  4. Please quote notice number as reference.
  5. Appointment is subjected to the signing of an employment contract and performance agreement in terms of Section 57 of the Municipal Systems Act. The appointment will be done in accordance with the Regulations on Appointment and Conditions of Employment of Senior Managers.

Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only, if you do not receive a response within 3 months from closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

No late applications will be accepted or considered. Bitou reserves the right not to make any appointments.

Adv. LMR NGOQO

MUNICIPAL MANAGER

CLOSING DATE: 07 December 2020 at 14h00

Notice 277 of 2020_Director Engineering Services (Closing 07 December 2020) (137.35KB) Application Form For Senior Managers (323.34KB) Reference Checking Consent Form (310.53KB) Last published 13 November 2020