Senior Engineer

at Transnet
Location East London, South Africa
Date Posted July 18, 2019
Category Engineering
Job Type Full-time


East London, Eastern Cape

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Operating Division : Transnet NPA

Position Title : Senior Engineer

Employee Group : Permanent

Department : Infrastructure

Location : East London

Reporting To : Port Engineer

Grade Level : E

Reference Number : 10157369

Position Purpose:

Position outputs:

Provision of port infrastructure to create capacity ahead of demand

Provide engineering inputs in support of delivery of capital projects

Provide technical inputs for business development projects in the port of East London

Conduct asset condition inspections for the port of East London

Improve Human Capital – arrange monthly port engineering training sessions, and mentor sub-ordinates to ensure skills

Undertake design works for small and medium sized projects in the port of East London.

Provide technical support for port specific research and development projects.

Optimise project processes as Business Unit Representative – Actively participate in projects (being managed on an EPCM
basis by Transnet Group Capital) to protect port’s interests and to ensure compliance with project deliverables.
Provide human resource capacity to the department to ensure that there is appropriate capacity and skills.

Improve corporate governance and risk management - Ensure safe working environment, and quality assurance per NOSA

and ISO 9001 requirements.

Compliance with Ports Act – asset maintenance in accordance with the approved Maintenance Manual.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • BSc (Eng) Civil or B Tech Civil Engineering
  • Registered as a professional Engineer/Technologist with ECSA
  • Minimum 9 years’ experience in projects related and design environment either as a project engineer or project manager or


Knowledge required:

  • Maintenance Manual
  • Civil and Structural Design
  • Civil Engineering Construction & maintenance
  • Latest maintenance procedures
  • Contract/Project management
  • Financial management
  • Procurement procedures
  • Environmental requirements
  • Basic organisational and business understanding

Skills Required:

  • Civil and Structural design and related software
  • Analytical and problem solving
  • Mentoring of staff towards registration with ECSA
  • Communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Change management
  • Report writing
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Motivation skills
  • Negotiation
  • Computer skills
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