Deputy Director: Technical Services

Gauteng, Full Time Deadline: Not specified

We are looking to appoint an astute visionary leader with passion for driving innovation and excellence across multiple engineering disciplines. The role is about management of a portfolio of responsibilities for someone with a proven track record in infrastructure management, maintenance, and overseeing diverse engineering operations and to contribute to departmental management. The portfolio includes being in the forefront of our engineering endeavours, spearheading a dynamic team of talented professionals, and shaping the future of our engineering projects. Your expertise will be instrumental in coordinating and optimizing engineering processes, ensuring seamless operations and peak performance of our infrastructure including management of various engineering workshops, the Occupational Health and Safety division and; the maintenance of contracts with various external service providers. These responsibilities will be achieved through:

Management Support for the Director
Leading and management of skilled multi-disciplinary engineers
Operational Management
Occupational Health and Safety Management and taking responsibility as a GMR2.1 appointee.
Development and implementation of cutting-edge engineering practices to enhance operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness
Project Management
Utilities Management
Human Resource Management
Financial Management
Staying abreast of emerging technologies and industry trends, utilizing them to elevate our engineering capabilities


Relevant 4 year/Hons degree
Professional registration with ECSA
Valid Driver’s licence

The envisaged candidate shall have 8 years’ experience (of which 3 years in management) in the following areas:

Engineering management in a maintenance environment
Project management
Financial management
Human resources management
Utilities management


Government Certificate of Competency – Factories


Knowledge of relevant legislation
Knowledge of infrastructure services
Impeccable knowledge of Electrical engineering
Excellent knowledge of Mechanical engineering
Seasoned knowledge of Civil engineering
Computer literacy
Ability to develop plans to accomplish work operations and objectives.
Ability to use appropriate interpersonal skills and methods to reduce tension and resolve conflict.
Ability to explore alternatives and positions to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties.
Skill and ability in coordinating, facilitating, and participating in a collaborative approach to the completion of tasks or assignments.
Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with others to encourage and support communication and teamwork.
Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with clients.
Ability to convey information clearly and concisely.


Familiarity with the Higher Education environment
Relevant Masters’ degree