Block A, Riviera Office Park, 6-10 Riviera Road, Killarney, Johannesburg, 2193


Assistant Engineer

Entry Date: 27 Oct 2018
Expiry Date: 03 Nov 2018

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The HDA has the following fixed-term contract position:

Job Title: Assistant Engineer
Location: Region C – Free State
Reference: YHC001636

Main Purpose: To inspect and certify the HDA construction projects at the defined progress points to ensure that the buildings and units are fully compliant and meet all HDA quality standards, prior to and until handovers.

Key Responsibility Areas:

Building inspection:
• Complete inspections according to schedule and plan
• Check building is being constructed on correct ERF
• Check layout of unit/ house is according to the approved plan and is orientated correctly
• Ensure foundation is laid out correctly
• Ensure foundation is cast according to specification and that contractors engineer signs off the foundation
• Inspect house/ building to ensure it has been constructed according to the required specification e.g. Brick force used correctly, roofs tied down correctly, two coast of specified paint applied correctly
• Check all walls, windows and doors are installed straight and meet specifications
• Check all plumbing and electrical work is installed as per approved plan, works and is compliant
• Ensure houses/ units meet all quality standards as agreed by Project Managers and National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC)

Civil works:
• Performs inspections of road works, storm drains, water and sewer mains and other services
• Ensure that work complies with standard specifications, detailed plans and standard practices

Service provider liaison:
• Identify issues and proactively resolve these with relevant contractors and service providers
• Coordinate with NHBRC regarding non-compliance of issues identified
• Resolve non-compliance and quality issues with contractors in a proactive and effective manner
• Monitor and ensure service provider integrity in all issues and matters

• Schedule and plan inspections in conjunction with project managers
• Conduct inspections according to schedule
• Input information from inspections accurately and completely
• Complete comprehensive checklists for each house/ unit inspected
• Prepare and keep accurate records for preparation of regular weekly and monthly reports
• Draft reports as required
• Plan and participate in meetings
• Develop and maintain an appropriate filling system of all inspection documentation
• Investigate and report on complaints and enquiries as required
• Recommend for works to be signed off by Project Manager as complete

• Establish and monitor deadlines for completion of work
• Complete final snagging of units prior to sign- off
• Complete de-snagging of units
• Sign off completion of handover documents once all snags and issues are resolved

• Matric or equivalent qualification
• Civil engineering diploma or equivalent
• Ability to read, interpret, understand and manage building plans to ensure construction is aligned and compliant
• Knowledge and ability to ensure compliance of plumbing and electrical requirements in building
• Construction/ inspection related qualification is recommended
• Having a working knowledge of health and safety legislation
• Five to ten years’ experience in large-scale low-cost housing construction environment. A minimum of three years of this experience must be in a quality construction management capacity
• A valid driver’s license
• Computer literacy in Micro Outlook, Excel and Word

Please forward relevant CV (Clearly marked with the reference number of the position) in a Microsoft Word format to:

Should you not comply with the above requirements your application will NOT be considered.

Closing date for applications: 3 November 2018

CVs received after the closing date will NOT be considered. Kindly take note if you have not been contacted within fourteen (14) days of the closing date; please consider your application unsuccessful.

Enquiries: Thumeka Mtwentwe 012 663 2087
Conditions of service: The HDA is an equal opportunity employer ● Appointments will be made in accordance with the HDA Employment Equity policy ● The HDA reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Please do not send certificates, diplomas or testimonials. We thank all applicants for their interest. Communication will be conducted with short-listed applicants only.