Senior Structural Engineer

AMCE has an urgent vacancy for an experienced, professionally registered Senior Structural Engineer to commence duties as soon as possible in Head Office (Midrand). The incumbent will act as a technical lead (Civils & Structural Division) in the delivery of all pertinent projects, and also play a key leadership role in ensuring projects’ compliance with relevant statutes and regulatory bodies. The position will report directly to the Manager: Civils & Structures.

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

The role is responsible for the technical delivery/output on projects in the Civils & Structures department and will also be involved in major relationship-building activities that will be necessary for AMCE to survive and prosper in rapidly changing, competitive, business environments.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Conduct various structural steel, reinforced concrete and timber structural designs of intermediate to advanced complexity
• Prepare or oversee the preparation of technical drawings.
• Prepare or oversee the preparation of reports relevant to design projects.
• Preparing or reviewing of construction tender documents.
• Undertaking site supervision and administration.
• Developing and fostering on-going relationships with clients.
• Providing project management skills and support in the structural project environment, including budgeting for design services and schedules.
• Ensure that all project deadlines are achieved on time.
• Compile bills of quantities, schedules and specifications.
• Monitoring and proactive coordination and of project progress and staff deliverables.
• Compile inception preliminary and detailed design report for Client approval.
• Compile fully populated project schedule (e.g., resources, task, dates, etc.).
• Conduct comprehensive construction stage monitoring, admin and financial functions.
• Set-up project budget baseline (revenue, cost of sales and gross profit margin)
• Responsible for budgeting and system improvement establishment.
• Ensure that project costs are constantly monitored and controlled so as to maximize profit potential.

• Ensure communication on regular basis to relevant staff on the status of the project/s.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

QUALIFICATIONS

• BSc Degree/equivalent in Civil/Structural Engineering (4 years)
• Professional Registration with ECSA (Non-negotiable)
• Project Management qualification or Pr CPM accreditation will be an added advantage.

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

• At least 5 years relevant post registration experience.
• Must have occupied a senior role in the past.
• Must have worked in multidisciplinary projects.
• Must have been involved in the preparations of Tenders in a Consulting Engineering Industry.

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS REQUIRED

• Professionalism
• Strong Analytical & Critical thinking skills
• Innovative and constructive thinker
• Supervisory/leadership Skills
• Achievement Orientation (results orientated)
• Strong business acumen/Understanding of business risk drivers
• Excellent communication & negotiation skills
• High Client Service standards
• Conflict Resolution skills
• Problem Solving Skills

WORKING CONDITIONS

• Will be required to travel
• May deal with difficult clients & service providers
• May be required to work extra time

Job Category: Senior Engineer
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Midrand Johannesburg
Salary: Market related
Department: Structural Engineering

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