South Africa

Senior Dams Engineer

Company GIBB Engineering & Architecture
Reference # #HR
Published 09/10/2019
Contract Type Permanent
Location Woodmead, Gauteng, South Africa
GIBB’s Dams, Hydropower and Underground Works delivery unit facilitates efficient and cost-effective solutions to complex engineering challenges in the diverse realms of heavy engineering. The team comprises of highly qualified professionals who offer their services across Africa. Here you will find an environment conducive to helping you make the most of your abilities and skills.

This Delivery Unit is looking for another talented professional to complement their team, in the form of a Senior Dams Engineer. We welcome your application if you believe you meet the requirements for this position.

The Senior Dams Engineer will be responsible for design and related studies of dams and hydropower projects. He/She will establish, mentor and lead the integrated design team, responsible for coordinating and supervising all of the inputs by the team and relevant specialists.
Job Functions Engineering
Industries Construction,Consulting Services,Engineering
Undertake conceptual and detailed design, constructability, economic and financial evaluations of all associated projects, along with ensuring compliance with relevant national and international guidelines for dams.
Close collaboration with other technical divisions to implement dams and water related projects.
To provide sound engineering advice to the Chief Dams Engineer on dam related risks and on matters relating to the performance and structural integrity of dam assets.
Must be prepared and free to travel extensively both within South Africa and within the African Continent to manage projects and engage in client and other meetings. Occasional travel off the African continent is also required.
Actively seek out and generate new ideas and improvements.
Establish rapport and build strong and trusted relationships.
Display strong interpersonal awareness and insight.
Confidently and independently take actions to progress tasks.
Anticipate risks and assess critically and develop long term plans to mitigate.
Recognise the benefits of change and agility.
Provision of detailed technical advice on the design and construction of dams and associated works.
Can prepare or interpret complex technical drawings, standards and specifications.
Apply advanced understanding of works processes, materials, products, plant and equipment, and their uses.
Demonstrate detailed knowledge of service, condition and performance standards.
Demonstrate advanced knowledge of design principles (e.g. structural, geotechnical, hydrological, mechanical and hydraulic).
Analyse detailed data and information to produce business intelligence.
Undertake and review dam and associated works designs.
Developing concept options, detailed design, constructability, cost estimation and provide construction supervision support.
Review, interpret, analysis and presentation of dams and associated works related design and monitoring data.
Keep up to date with best practice in engineering and risk management related to dams and associated works.
Provide support, guidance and mentorship to a team of dams and water engineers.
Client liaison, liaison with authorities, internal and external project management, technical design and review of all dams types.
Technical input into tender submissions and proposals.

B.Eng Civil (or similar)
Professionally Registered with ECSA
Preference will be given to Approved | Professional Persons (APP’s as per DWA’s | list)
Valid driving licence

Minimum of 20 years’ experience in the field of dam and hydroelectric projects from feasibility stage, detailed design and tender documents to construction stage, assistance to developers and supervision of works.
Preferably with understanding and experience on South African dam safety legislation.

Core Competencies:
Design and construction of dams and hydropower projects
Planning and /organizing work
Team Player
Technically astute
Problem solving
Leading and mentoring mid-level staff
Client interaction
Data analysis, problem-solving, and management skills
Good Communication skills
Preparation of a broad range of dams and associated works related reports,
Application of risk management practices appropriate for dams and associated works,
Participate on multidisciplinary teams on civil, structural, and geotechnical engineering projects in an office environment as well as in a virtual team environment,
Self Aware
Project Management
Technical lead for hydraulic, hydrologic, or structural design related to dams, reservoirs and associated structures
Strong organizational skills, multi-tasking ability
Job Closing Date 31/12/2019
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