Lead Civil Engineer
Date of vacancy:
15th February 2022
To be Negotiated
Work Type:
Under the direction and leadership of the Civil Engineering HOD, the Lead Civil Engineer provides civil engineering support to the Company’s core business of Engineering Consultancy, business development opportunities and construction projects.
The successful candidate’s background and training will contribute to an ever changing environment where high performance is valued and high potential individuals are recognized.
  • Defines the civil list of activities, list of deliverables and their dates of issue in accordance with contract requirements and time schedule
  • Issues the civil design philosophies and update applicable general specifications
  • Prepares and performs the civil design review
  • Attends inter-discipline design reviews and coordination meetings
  • Manages and is the technical reference for civil works engineers, designers and draftsmen
  • Controls and signs of all civil deliverables
  • Controls and manages subcontracted activities.
  • Ensures the achievement of assigned goals and the fulfillment of the project quality requirements, the contractual obligations and Company HSE commitments
  • Takes any corrective action within civil group necessary for this purpose
  • Reports to project PEM and to civil head of department whenever required
  • Controls and reports civil design activities progress
  • Calculates and monitors performance indicators
  • Co-ordinates with other discipline specialists and obtains input necessary to perform the civil design
  • Takes care of any modification of contract scope and issues trend notices when necessary
  • Issues the REX (feedback dossier) at the end of project engineering phase
  • Bsc or BEng in Civil Engineering Degree or similar is mandatory
  • Must be professionally registered with ECSA as Pr. Eng.
  • Minimum 15 years work experience, 10 of which must be as a design engineer for the for the following knowledge areas:
    o Hydraulic design of bulk pipeline transfer schemes,
    o Surge Analysis & Mitigation
    o Water & Wastewater Treatment Plant Designs
    o Water & Wastewater Pump Stations Designs
    o Bulk Earthworks Optimisation for Platforms & Geometric Road design
  • Knowledge and experience in international PMC contracts related to the development and execution EPC Contracts.
  • Knowledge and experience in international Projects related to development and execution EPC Contracts
  • Must have a sound knowledge of the civil engineering field including design of water infrastructure and Waste Water Treatment works/plant.
  • Proven track record in management and leadership within a consulting firm. Experience working elsewhere in Africa will be an advantage.
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Is able to take decisions and demonstrate accountability and integrity.
  • Is able to lead and supervise a team in order to achieve business objectives in all circumstances.
  • Is able to negotiate, influence and persuade stakeholders in projects to achieve positive solutions to any challenges which may arise.
  • Is able to troubleshoot and strategize in order to meet the long-term vision of the company.
  • Legal knowledge of Employee Equity Act, Labour Relations Act, OHS Act, Design and specification compliance standards in the SA and elsewhere. FIDIC and Colto contract documentation
  • Knowledge of software MS Office, MS Project, Civil design software and project management.


  • Ensure filing systems are maintained and up to date
  • Ensure that employees operate within ISO standards
  • Ensure correct filing and signing of documents as well as necessary approvals are obtained from clients and service providers
  • To be aware of the chain of custody of documents/drawings


  • Is able to draw up a departmental budget
  • Is able to ensure project budgets are adhered to
  • To operate efficiently and make economically sound decisions on all projects
  • Ensure fairness in procurement
Closing Date

If you are not contacted as a short listed candidate within 4 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application as being unsuccessful.

Candidates are invited to submit a CV together with copies of certificates/driver’s licence (no original certificates). Applications that are received without copies of required documentation will not be considered.

Closing Date: 17th June 2022
Advert Reference No: SZ-HOD ROADS

Completed applications can be emailed to the recruitment email address below by the indicated closing date.

To SA.recruitment@khatocivils.com.

South Zambezi Engineering Services is an equal opportunities employer. We are determined that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, pregnancy or maternity, gender re-assignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership, age, race or disability.

NB: We may not be able to respond to all individual applications, therefore if you have not received a response within sixty days from the date of submission kindly consider your application unsuccessful