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Quantity Surveyor (Production Level): Quantity Surveying Services in General Infrastructure

Western Cape Government

Quantity Surveyor (Production Level): Quantity Surveying Services in General Infrastructure

(2 posts available), Ref No. TPW 2019-28
Department of Transport and Public Works
Salary level OSD

Enquiries Mr J Botha at (021) 483 5320
Job Type Permanent
Location – Country South Africa
Location – Province Western Cape
Location – Town / City Cape Town

Job Purpose
The Department of Transport and Public Works , Western Cape Government aims to employ (2) two suitably qualified and competent Professional Quantity Surveyors to manage all aspects of the sub-programme for Financial Management and implementation of projects in line with the Western Cape Government’s values. These posts are stationed in Cape Town.

Minimum Requirements
An appropriate Degree in Quantity Surveying or relevant qualification; A minimum of 3 years post qualification Quantity Surveying experience; Compulsory registration with SACQSP as a Professional Quantity Surveyor; A valid code B driving licence.

Key Performance Areas
Perform quantity surveying activities on buildings, structures or facilities: Co-ordinate professional teams on all aspects regarding quantity surveying services; Ensure adherence to quantity determination standards; Provide quantity surveying advice and technical support in the evaluation of costs; Ensure the adoption of technical and quality strategies; Develop quantity surveying related policies, methods and practices; Provide solutions on non-compliance on quantity determination; Review the cost determinations of projects and estimates accomplished by building designers and/or sub-professional personnel;

Human capital development: Mentor, train and develop Candidate Quantity Surveyors and related technical and administrative personnel to promote skills/knowledge transfer and adherence to sound quantity surveying principles and code of practice; Supervise quantity surveying work and processes; Administer performance management and development;

Office administration and budget planning: Manage resources, prepare and consolidate inputs for the facilitation of resource utilisation; Ensure adherence to regulations and procedures for procurement, SCM and personnel human resource administration; Monitor and control expenditure; Report on expenditure and service delivery. Research and development: Continuous professional development according to council guidelines; Research/literature studies on quantity surveying to improve expertise; Liaise with relevant bodies/councils on quantity survey-related matters.

Knowledge of the following: Programme and Project Management; Quantity Surveying legal and operational compliance; Quantity surveying operational communication; Process knowledge and skills; Maintenance of skills and knowledge; Research and development; Computer-aided quantity surveying/cost control applications; Creating high performance culture; Technical consulting; Professional judgment; Strategic capability and leadership; Problem solving and analysis; Decision making; Team leadership; Creativity; Financial Management; Customer focus and responsiveness; Communication (written and verbal) skills in at least two of the official languages of the Western Cape; Proven computer literacy; People Management; Planning and organising; Conflict Management; Negotiation skills; Change Management; Ability to work in a team.
Grade A: R 585 366 – R 630 597 per annum; Grade B: R 669 300 – R 717 636 per annum; Grade C: R 758 241 – R 893 175 per annum (Salary will be determined based on post registration experience as per the OSD prescript)

Note on remuneration:
Cost-to-employer (CTE) remuneration packages for certain occupation-specific dispensations (OSD), the middle-management service (MMS) and contract positions are inclusive of all costs related to service benefits or obligations including basic salary, 13th cheque, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc.

MMS remuneration packages are flexible and may be individually structured as prescribed. Where remuneration is not indicated as CTE, employees’ service benefits or obligations are funded or co-funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements.
Notes Note: Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department and may also be required to undergo competency assessments/ proficiency test. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department.

Kindly note that technical support is only available from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16.00. Should you experience any difficulties with your online application you may contact the helpline at 0861 370 202. Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.