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Position: Office Manager
Location: Durban, KZN
Salary: R1.2mil pa CTC
Perm/Contract: Permanent
Sector: Built Environment / Consulting
Position in Firm: Managerial
Division: Management Services



Responsible to present the company in KZN region and assisting the Divisional Director. This is a secondary function in addition to the employee’s primary responsibilities in the technical environment as an Engineer or Project Management professional. Building and managing project teams, building relationships with clients, business development initiatives and ensuring quality control throughout project life cycles are central to this.

Civil Engineer / Office Manager (DBN) (R1,2mil pa CTC)

in Durban
Start date: 01.01.1994
Reference: Civil Engineer/Office Manager (KZN)

Consulting Engineering firm operating for over 20 years in the Built Environment with branches Nationwide 


Min Requirements, Duties & Experience

Min Requirements
1) Minimum 10 years as a Structural Engineer
2) 10 - 15 years relevant experience in Consulting Engineering, of which 5 to 7 years were in a senior managerial role
3) Private and public sector stakeholder management
4) Strong track record of achieving results in a high-pressure environment

1) Assisting Divisional Director providing policy advice, co-ordinating policy advice inputs and overseeing the management of the office including long-term planning, day-to-day operations, and adherence to corporate standards and compliance obligations as part of the Business Management System        Procedures
2) Driving profitability targets for the office
3) Managing the optimization of resources
4) Understanding the business management policy and procedures
5) Managing Division Risk and Quality Improvement Programme
6) Efficient people and financial management
7) Maintaining discipline standards
8) Developing and applying professional expertise in project, portfolio, programme & facilities management
9) Strategic planning: Adapting and innovating
10) Taking accountability for the effective running of the regional office
11) Communication and managing diversity
12) Policy co-ordination and advisory support
13) Representation and administration

Relevant Experience
1) Ability to grasp a range of complex issues, to prioritise, plan and exercise initiative
2) Working knowledge of various forms of contracts, viz. JBCC, NEC, FIDIC, etc.
3) Ability to operate with minimal technical and management supervision
4) Statutory and industry standards in project management
5) business management
6) implementing strategic decisions
7) ISO 9001:2015 quality management standards
8) Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
9) Manage teams and external consultants
10) Good working knowledge of WIP reports
11) Highly Computer Literate – Proficiency in Microsoft Office and MS Projects
12) Basic knowledge of Financial, Human Resources and Office Management

Technical Skills
1) Civil Engineering
2) Structural Engineering
3) Quality Management
4) Resource Planning/Optimization
5) Managerial skills
6) Operational skills
7) Strong leadership & relationship-building skills
8) Problem-solving skills (proactive)
9) Negotiation skills (internal and external)
10) Mentoring and coaching skills
11) Planning and organising skills
12) Conflict management skills
13) Communication skills in English (verbal, non-verbal & written)
14) Ability to work under pressure in a changing environment
15) Negotiation skills (internal and external)
16) Ability to develop and interpret financial reports and business/strategic plans
17) Communication skills in English (verbal, non-verbal & written)


Min Qualification(s)
1) PrEng (non-negotiable)
2) Relevant Built-Environment Bachelor's degree augmented by a post-graduate qualification
3) PrCPM (would be advantageous)

Carmin Law - - 0677505224

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