South Africa

Senior Water Design Engineer

Company WSP Africa
Reference # WSP/T&I/BRY/06/2021
Published 07/06/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Bryanston, Gauteng, South Africa


WSP is one of the most diverse consulting firms in Africa. To further our strategic business expansion plan, we are seeking new employees who are loyal, committed, competent and proud to work for us. We are committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment.

Job Functions Civil Engineering
Industries Consulting Services,Engineering


WSP South Africa is looking for an experienced and passionate Professionally registered Senior Civil Engineer with leadership aspirations. This requires specialisation in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure with the key role of fulfilling a leadership position in the management and delivery of design and advisory projects in Africa, and supporting the international business where required.


Technical (Approximately 70%):

•Managing and performing high quality technical advisory works;
•Engineering Management of water and wastewater projects including interfacing between engineering disciplines (structural, mechanical, electrical and control & instrumentation);
•Design and engineering analysis of water and wastewater projects like pipelines, pump stations, reservoirs, water treatment works and wastewater treatment works etc.;
•Keep up to date with environmental policies and developments relating to water;
•Conduct project design reviews and suggest technical and design improvements;
•Preparation and management of technical specifications, bills of quantities, tender documentation and evaluations;
•Risk management, including construction, operational, and financial risk as well as internal WSP risk management;
•Monitoring project construction and acceptance including site visits and commissioning supervision;
•Project Financial Management, including monthly financial reviews to track project revenue and resource planning;
•Mentor and supervise junior engineers including reviewing, checking and approving work output of junior engineers.

Work-winning (Approximately 30%):

•Drive and participate in work-winning in defining and deploying our engagement strategy, selecting target markets and clients, and in scoping and pricing of services;
•Prepare and manage proposals for client’s projects such as Due Diligence, Technical Advisory services, Owner’s Engineering, Lenders Technical Advisor and other service offerings, and provide inputs for the WSP internal governance process;
•Manage existing and new customer relationships through efficient client and account management; and
•Attend internal and external meetings and represent WSP in a suitable fashion according to the company principles at all times.
•Maintaining relationships with internal divisions, external contractors and clients.


•Role model standards for SHEQ performance and behaviour consistent with the company’s health, safety, environmental and quality vision and policies by influencing those around you
•Contributing to the identification of SHEQ risks and driving processes to achieve Zero Harm
•Embracing, displaying and promoting the company values and ensuring a safe working environment is maintained at all times


•BSc / BEng (Civil Engineering);
•Minimum 7 years’ experience in the water and wastewater engineering;
•Professional Registration (PrEng) with ECSA mandatory for a minimum of two years
•Technical advisory experience;
•Experience working with mine water;
•Knowledge of the relevant standards, regulations and legislation in the water and wastewater field;
•Experience working with the following will be an advantage: Mechanical plant related to pump stations and water & wastewater treatment works, process design of water and wastewater treatment works, asset management, water conservation and demand management; and
•Demonstrated experience with Resources clients and water authorities
•Experience with AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Revit and similar water related design tools will be an advantage.


•Ability to work within technical teams
•Good communication skills
•Good technical report writing skills
•Ability to manage time, quality and effort in order to deliver a quality product within time and cost constraints
•Ability to coordinate and manage projects
•Ability to work under pressure
•Must be able to function independently
Job Closing Date 21/06/2021
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