Posted time 8th July 2024 Location Cape Town Job type Full-time
  • Experience: 8 years experience as an Engineer in building civils
  • Salary: R900 000 negotiable

SENIOR ENGINEER โ€“ Building Civils


The Senior Engineer delivers discipline involvement in projects and ensures effective delivery input of others. Works on detailed or routine engineering assignments involving calculations, drawings, and reports, etc. The role includes design development, design review, supervision, coordination, and design documentation. Guides junior engineers and independently performs all the tasks necessary to complete design works. Shares technical expertise and experience with others in the company via internal technical communication and presentations. Responsible for the development of high-quality design outputs. Able to do hands-on design. The Senior Engineer will have superb interpersonal and leadership skills, a growth mindset, attention to detail and an excellent work ethic. The Senior Engineer will serve as lead engineer on small to medium size projects, providing specialised technical input to studies, engage with the client and other disciplines to develop solutions and design for specific areas of expertise.


Job Duties


Team Responsibilities:

  • Lead a design team of junior and mid-level Building Civils staff and provide daily mentorship, direction, and motivation in a strategic manner to ensure the company remains an employer of choice for Building Civils skills.
  • Ensure assigned teams effectively coordinate with other disciplines to ensure there are no design gaps providing fully coordinated design deliverables. This includes support to the construction supervision teams.
  • Effectively bring project teams together to work toward a shared goal ensuring the teamโ€™s results exceed the total achievements of the individuals within.
  • Hold themselves and others to high standards.
  • Provide coaching and guidance to less experienced staff, engineers, and designers to increase technical competence, as well as knowledge of systems and procedures.

Business Development:

  • Begins to build and maintain client relationships.
  • Participate in preparing major bids and proposals on the technical aspect whilst supporting business development initiatives through their technical expertise.


  • Responsible for technically leading aspects of projects, supporting Project Managers and technical teams to deliver within scope, budget, timeframe, and high-quality standards.
  • Have a working knowledge of Navisworks, ACC360, Revit, Civil3D, SWMM, EPANET, Dynamo and other associated design programmes.
  • Have experience in design of stormwater (hydrology), water (hydraulics), sewerage, bulk earthworks, roads, and pavement design.
  • Have a working knowledge of running a building civil engineering team in a multi-disciplinary team environment where all project drawings are generated using BIM tools (Autodesk Revit, Navisworks and ACC360).
  • Interface with clients on schedules, meetings, and issues (manage client expectations and perceptions).
  • Anticipate potential schedule or priority delays and initiate plans for alternative actions.
  • Apply diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments and related fields.
  • Support digital transformation strategy and implementation and embrace change within the discipline.
  • Follows existing or develops design procedures to facilitate high-quality, cost-effective work by self and team members.
  • Take responsibility for civil designs and drawings.
  • Attend planning, design and site meetings, and ad-hoc site inspections.
  • Undertake technical reviews / audits to ensure that designs are in accordance with project / study requirements and company objectives and are produced in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • To work in a safe manner, complying with and actively contributing to the company Health, Safety and Environmental HSE policies, manuals, and procedures.
  • Work to ensure the implementation of safety and integrity principles in civil engineering risk documentation.
  • Promote compliance with all relevant engineering standards and internal procedures for all design activities


Minimum Qualification

  • 4-year degree in Civil Engineering (Civil), preferably M. Eng or MSc. Eng.
  • At least 8 yearsโ€™ post qualification experience.
  • Professionally registered with ECSA as Pr.Eng/Pr TechEng. (Civil) for at least 3 years.


Specific Skills Required

  • Ability to develop key and trusted client relationships that can lead to new business.
  • Demonstrated collaborative skills, both internally and externally.
  • Ability to advise on complex matters to non-specialists.
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and understand the importance of delivery and client satisfaction.
  • Strong analytical, literacy and numerical skills.
  • Ability to function with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to delegate tasks and effectively supervise others.
  • Attention to detail.

If you meet the requirements please submit your application to before 15 July 2024