CLOSING DATE: Friday, 31 May 2019 at 16:00


This position is for a three (3) year fixed term contract, which period will not exceed a period ending one year after the elections of the next Council of the Govan Mbeki Municipality.

The successful applicant will be required to sign an Employment Contract & Performance Agreement as well as undergo the required Competency Assessments as per the Local Government Regulations on Appointment and Conditions of Employment of Senior Managers

B.Sc. Degree in Engineering / B.Tech Engineering (Civil / Electrical)
Five (5) years’ engineering experience of which two (2) years’ experience can be at middle management level as Programme / Project Manager and three to four (3-4) years must be at a professional / management level
Experience within local government will be preferable
Certificate of Competency in terms of the General Machinery Regulations will be an added advantage
Extensive knowledge of the public office environment
Professional registration with ECSA will be an added advantage
Valid Code EB driver’s license
Proficiency in Engineering Codes and Standards pertaining to Municipal Infrastructure Projects
Good knowledge and understanding of relevant policy, legislation, institutional governance systems and performance management
Competency to administratively guide and manage the Technical Department with the ability to complete projects on time, within budget and according to standards
Computer Literate in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project and MS Power Point
Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
Ability to formulate engineering master plans with project management experience
Ability to strategically plan, negotiate and communicate at all spheres of government and with all stakeholders
A Certificate Programme in Municipal Development (CPMD) / Municipal Finance Management Programme (MFMP) / Executive Leadership Municipal Development Programme (ELMDP) will be an added advantage. Should the successful applicant not possess such minimum competencies or be in the process of acquiring such competencies, such must be acquired, finalized or obtained within 18 months from the date of appointment.
A relevant Postgraduate qualification would be an added advantage.

The successful applicant must possess the following Leading and Core Competencies as per Notice 21 of Government Gazette No. 37245 dated 17 January 2014:
Strategic Direction and Leadership
People Management
Program and Project Management
Financial Management
Change Leadership
Governance Leadership
Core Competencies: moral competence, planning and organizing, analysis and innovation, knowledge and information management, communication skills (written and verbal), results and quality focus driven, honesty and integrity.
Applicants must be computer literate and be in possession of a valid driver’s license.

Advanced knowledge and understanding of relevant policies and legislation
Advanced understanding of institutional governance systems and performance management
Advanced understanding of Council operations and delegation of powers
Good governance
Audit and risk management, establishment and functionality
Budget and finance management

As the Director of Technical Services, the incumbent will take responsibility for overall performance in the following areas:
Manage, develop, administer and co-ordinate functions within the following sub-sections: Water and Sanitation, Energy, Scientific Services, Roads & Stormwater, Fleet Management, Mechanical Workshop and Project Management Unit
Promote organizational development and inter-governmental relations
Ensure legal compliance in terms of Occupational Health & Safety Act
Project-manage the Labour Intensive Projects in line with the Extended Public Works Programme (EPWP) framework and related reporting requirements
Ensure compliance of all legal aspects and conditions required from the different spheres of Government
Manage other related Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG) programmes
Financial management – prepare and manage the Budget of the Directorate – manage the cash-flow and expenditure on committed projects
Provide technical support and evaluation of proposed Municipal Capital Projects in alignment with the Municipal IDP, District, Provincial and National Growth and Development Strategies
Provide strategic leadership and superior expertise in the development of Management Information systems for effective decision-making
Manage the human resources of the Directorate
Prepare and implement Infrastructure Maintenance Plans and programmes
Provide institutional support to the offices of the Executive Mayor and Municipal Manager
Co-ordinate and implement ordinances, policies and by-laws relevant to the Technical Department
Policy development and compilation of technical guidelines and procedures
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Blue Drop Certification Programme
Qualifying applicants are required to submit their applications on the official Govan Mbeki application form for Senior Managers which is available from our website: All applications must be accompanied by a detailed CV, originally certified copies of qualifications, ID, driver’s license and cover letter, which indicates the position applied for. Applications must be sent via post to: The Municipal Manager, Govan Mbeki Municipality, Private Bag X1017, Secunda, 2302 or be hand delivered to: the Office of the Municipal Manager, Municipal Offices, Horwood Street, Secunda.

R1 156 263.00 (minimum) / R1 376 505.00 (midpoint) / R1 596 747.00 (maximum)
The offer of remuneration will be determined by competencies, qualifications and experience as per the Local Government Regulations on Appointment and Conditions of Employment of Senior Managers, read together with the guidelines as set out in Notice 1224 published in Government Gazette No. 42023 dated 08 November 2018, Upper Limits of Total Remuneration Packages payable to Municipal Managers and Managers directly accountable to Municipal Managers. 

Qualification and employment verification as well as criminal record and credit record enquiries will be performed as part of the screening process for all shortlisted candidates. Competency assessments must be undertaken by candidates who are recommended for appointment. Further enquiries may be directed to Ms J Cloete at (017) 620 6024 during office hours. 

Govan Mbeki Municipality is committed to the achievement and compliance of diversity and employment equity, especially in terms of race, gender and disability.

Faxed or e-mailed applications and those without abovementioned accompanying documents will NOT be considered.
CLOSING DATE: Friday, 31 May 2019 at 16:00

Govan Mbeki Municipality reserves the right not to fill the advertised post and/or re-advertise the post. If you do not hear from us within three (3) months after the closing date, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.