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SMEC Vacancies 2022 Apply for Technical Principal (Construction and Pavements) Jobs in Pretoria

SMEC has released a Technical Principal (Construction and Pavements) job notification at Careers website. SMEC has displayed vacant seats for the post of Technical Principal (Construction and Pavements) vacancies. Candidates satisfying the desired eligibility conditions as mentioned in the SMEC official notification can submit their application in the prescribed format on before last date with the help of details given below-
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Name of Available Job Post ⇒ Technical Principal (Construction and Pavements)
Name of Vacancies ⇒ SMEC Vacancies 2022
Job Location ⇒ Jobs in Pretoria
Salary ⇒ R 16,14,982.00 Yearly
Last Date ⇒ 28 January 2022

SMEC Job Description

About SMEC

SMEC South Africa is part of the SMEC Group who joined forces with Surbana Jurong to provide global engineering and consultancy expertise in urban, infrastructure and management advisory services. Our new partnership has created a talent pool of 16,500 dedicated people working across a network of 120 offices in 40 countries.

SMEC employs passionate and innovative people who are driven to deliver exceptional outcomes and who want to feel valued in a diverse and inclusive workplace.

We are committed to developing our people. We encourage them to see things differently, to be creative, to push boundaries and to work on a broad range of projects that help build a better future.

Consistently recognized for technical excellence and design innovation, SMEC continues to receive industry awards and accolades from around the world. Engineering News Record (ENR) currently ranks SMEC in the top 24 of the ‘2021 Top 225 International Design Firms’.

The role

We are currently seeking a Technical Principal in our Construction and Pavement Section in our Pretoria office. The person will need to apply their technical expertise to generate innovative, economical, and practical solutions that will strengthen the business through project implementation and delivery, research and development and business development.

With a track record of achievement in a similar role, you will have gained your experience in an engineering design consultancy and have a passion for building trusted relationships to drive positive change and win new work.

Suitable applicants will be able to:

• Build SMEC’s brand regionally & Nationally as a leading consultant with a strong reputation for innovation, technical excellence, quality, and project delivery
• Assist the Regions to achieve sustainable growth of the group through targeted client relationship management and business development activity
• When required, provide project governance, at project manager level, of project management in the group to achieve reliable project performance in terms of sophistication, timeliness, and quality
• Support functional management to provide leadership to the employees in the group to ensure cohesion, optimal performance, resourcing, retention, and professional development


Function General Manager / Function Manager or any other person appointed to supervise him/her from time to time.


This position involves professional input to a range of projects including large multidisciplinary projects. Duties include leading the functional group’s aspects of SMEC projects to ensure that these are technically sound. Provide specialist professional services to clients of the functional group. This includes bidding for work, participation in multi-disciplinary design/project teams and management of projects. Take stewardship of special group wide tasks assigned.


• Provide high quality professional advice
• Identify and provide solutions to challenging engineering problems
• Act as a technical resource as well as Project Manager as and when required
• Ensure that projects are completed on time and on budget
• Train and supervise the development of staff
• Manage clients and maintain client satisfaction
• Prepare tender proposals
• Maintain corporate knowledge of financial and management requirements
• Develop alternative professional solutions to be competitive in the market and be at the forefront of cutting edge technology
• Technical and financial management of projects
• Assist the Functional Group with obtaining and maintaining the required resources and the technical know-how to undertake relevant projects
• Undertake assessments, analysis and design
• Take an active interest in continuously enhancing self and group knowledge and to be familiar with the majority of relevant software that SMEC utilises
• Strictly adhere to SMEC’s Management System (MS), quality standards and HSE procedures
• Perform monthly financial reporting tasks as required by line manager
• Input into the project budgets and project finance


• Bachelor of Engineering degree/higher degree from accredited university/college
• Minimum 15 years of practical experience in Pavement Design, Tender Documentation, Contract Administration and Project Management
• Relevant professional memberships
• Must provide references from previous employers, peers and clients.
• Extensive knowledge of pavement engineering design issues and analysis methods
• Ability to identify and provide solutions to challenging engineering problems
• Ability to use analytical tools including commercial software:
o Ms Project
o Rubicon
o Bentley MicroStation/ AutoCAD / Autodesk Civil 3D
o Ms Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Project management and leadership skills
• Good interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively within a culturally diverse and multi-disciplinary environment
• Knowledge of obligations under the current SMEC MS
• Sound knowledge of Quality Assurance (QA)

Closing Date: Friday, 28 January 2022

Details of the package on offer will be shared with shortlisted candidates.

SMEC is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity is a source of strength for our people, our clients, our partners and our communities.

How to apply

All applications must be submitted online. To apply, click on the “Apply Now” link below and follow the prompts.

Only candidates who meet the above minimum requirements will be considered. Correspondence will only be conducted with shortlisted candidates. Should you not hear from us within 4 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.

To find out more about SMEC, please visit our careers page at

Preference will be given, but not limited to, candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act.

SMEC is committed to an organizational culture that recognizes, appreciates, and values diversity & inclusion.

All recruitment activities go through our Resourcing function and currently, this role doesn’t require agency input. Please do not forward resumes directly to SMEC employees/managers; we do not accept unsolicited resumes and are not responsible for any associated fees.

Advertised: 14 December 2021 5:10pm – South Africa Standard Time
Applications Close: 28 January 2022 11:55pm – South Africa Standard Time

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