Head Bulk Water Operations
*The City of Cape Town promotes and applies the principles of employment equity. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. * *WATER AND SANITATION BULK SERVICES BULK WATER* *HEAD BULK WATER OPERATIONS* *APPLICANTS WHO APPLIED UNDER WS /21 MUST NOT RE-APPLY* *TCOE SALARY COMMENCING FROM R1 TO R1 PER ANNUM REF NO: WS 39/22 * The Cape Town Water Strategy, based on learnings emanating from the recent severe drought event, envisions a new approach to water management that builds resilience and increases competitiveness of the City both now and into the future. The Bulk Water Branch of the Water & Sanitation Department is developing new diverse water resources, harnessing technology and applying innovative resource management approaches to ensure long term regional water security. We are seeking to appoint highly talented, motivated and innovative leaders to assist in implementing technically complex and challenging projects to augment and improve management of the existing water supply system on which some 4.5 million people are dependent. Our functional areas are diverse and include the management of mountain catchments, dams, aquifers, water treatment plants, large diameter pipe networks, storage reservoirs underpinned by integrated quality management systems. *Requirements: * * A BSc/BEng/BTech degree in Civil Engineering * Registration with the Engineering Council of South Africa * Up to eight years experience * Extensive water management and related construction experience at a senior level * Knowledge of the operation of water treatment works, large diameter pipelines and bulk reservoirs is essential * Able to assume control of water supply emergencies or disaster situations * A valid Code B drivers licence. *Key performance areas: * * Ensure effective management of protected mountain catchment areas, aquifer recharge zones and commercial timber plantations * Ensure effective treatment of raw water from various sources (including surface water, ground water, sea water and treated wastewater) to drinking water standards * Ensure integrated operation and management of the bulk water storage and conveyance system comprising dams, reservoirs, pump stations and large diameter pipelines * Develop and implement comprehensive asset management plans for all infrastructure under management * Responsible for staff management ( employees), financial management, contract management, relationship and communication management * Ensure achievement of safety, health, risk, environmental and quality (SHREQ)objectives for the branch. *Please apply online at ( (external applicants) or via the SAP Portal (internal applicants) unless otherwise stated. * By submitting your application for a position at the City of Cape Town, you are consenting that the personal information submitted as part of your application may be used for the purposes of the Recruitment and Selection process. *Closing date: 8 April * * Please quote the reference number of the vacancy in all communications. * Certified copies of qualifications must be available on request. * Copies of supporting documents will not be returned. * Kindly note that applications will not be acknowledged in writing. * Visit our website at ( * No late applications will be considered. * If no notification of appointment is received within three months of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.