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General Manager: Technical Services

Infrastructure Management

Ehlanzeni, Mpumalanga 3 August

Technical Placements

  • Description

  • We are looking for a Civil or Electrical Engineer with a Pr Eng.

    The position is based in Skukuza in the Kruger National Park
    Responsibilities include oversight of all park infrastructure which includes:
    • The provisioning of all essential services at all rest camps and ranger posts;
    • Approximately 4500 building structures;
    • Approx. 900km of tar roads;
    • 1700km of gravel roads;
    • 2500km of management roads;
    • The provisioning of potable water through 12 water purification plants;
    • 24 sewerage purification plants;
    • 45km of bulk water supply systems;
    • 12 solid waste management plants;
    • over 550km of fencing
    • more than 36 electrical emergency power supply systems
    • 5 off-grid and 2 grid connection solar electrical system sites.

    The Technical Services department provides planning, design, contract and project management functions and has a staff complement of approximately 400 employees.

    The responsibilities of the position include fleet management of approximately 370 vehicles.

    This is a leadership position and the candidate will need to have all the leadership skills and experience necessary to direct the Technical Services department towards achieving its goals.


    • B.Sc. Degree qualification in Civil or Electrical Engineering (other degrees in the built environment may be considered dependent on the skills and experience of the applicant).
    • Professionally registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) or registration with relevant professional body.
    • 8 - 10 years’ experience as a Professional Engineer (or registered with a relevant professional body) and experience in a Managerial position in a multi-project and diverse infrastructure delivery environment.
    • Experience in financial management and a commercial understanding of service delivery with a demonstrable track record of setting and meeting financial, productivity and infrastructure delivery targets.
    • Knowledge of the legal and legislative framework within which SANParks operates and an understanding of all legislation relevant to delivery of infrastructure within the built environment and protected areas.
    • Knowledge of infrastructure delivery management systems (IDMS).
    • An understanding of the construction procurement framework and processes.
    • Experience in infrastructure life cycle management from planning, feasibility assessments, design, procurement, construction monitoring and maintenance.
    • Experience in managing and overseeing multi-disciplinary teams and projects.
    • Project & programme management skills.
    • Contract management and experience of key contracting methodologies within the engineering and construction industry.

    The following skills and experience will be an added advantage:
    • Post graduate qualification.
    • Conflict resolution/problem-solving skills.
    • Strategic planning.
    • Stakeholder management.
    • Risk and change management skills.
    • Supply chain management skills.
    • Experience of delivering projects within protected areas.
    • A commitment to conservation management, environmental protection and a love of wildlife.


    Many professionals spend their whole lives dreaming of a future lifestyle which meets all their needs.
    Many, however, never get to fully enjoy the fruits of their labours.
    One of the key non-quantifiable benefits of this position is that it is a "lifestyle position".
    For the right type of person, with a love of wildlife and conservation, this is a position where you get to enjoy a lifestyle now, which others only dream of in their future.
    Includes Package - R930-1450k pa

    This is a senior leadership position and the incumbent will need to have all the leadership skills and experience necessary to direct the Technical Services department towards achieving its goals.

  • Number of vacancies: 1
  • Requirements

  • Minumun level of education: Diploma /Bachelor's/ N6
  • Years of experience: 8
  • Language(s): Afrikaans ,English
  • Driver's license: EC
  • Availability for travel: Yes
  • Availability for change of residence: Yes

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Ad summary

  • General Manager: Technical Services

  • Recruiter

    Technical Placements

  • Province

    Ehlanzeni, Mpumalanga

  • Work type

    Full Time

  • Type of contract

    Permanent contract

  • Salary


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