Technical Director (Team Lead) Water and Sanitation (W&S) via LinkedIn

GladAfrica Group

Midrand, South Africa 🇿🇦

About the job

Name of Role: Technical Director (Team Lead) Water and Sanitation (W&S)

Responsible for:

The purpose of this role will be to manage and direct the development and implementation of company’s goals, objectives and priorities for each assigned service area.This position is based in Midrand.

Qualifications and Experience

• BSc Civil Engineering or B-Tech degree (Civil)

• Min 10- 15 years of experience in a similar role

• Experience in managing a design department

• Professional body affiliations i.e. SAICE etc.

• ECSA registered


Strategic Management

• Manage and direct the development and implementation of Company’s goals, objectives, policies and priorities for each assigned area

• Develop strategies that support the Company’s short and long-term revenue goals

• Assess and monitor workload, administrative and support systems and internal reporting relationships, identify opportunities for improvement

• Explain, justify, and defend company programs, policies and activities, negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues

• Actively participate as a senior member of the Company and management teams

• Provide leadership and direction to the Technical/Engineering project teams and attend key client meetings

• Maintain and understanding of key industry trends and competitors and report back to the Director team

• Oversee and participate in the development, administration of the department and budget and manage it effectively

• Participate in the formulation of the Company strategy and accountable for formulation of the department strategic plan and ensure implementation thereof.

• Leads technical business development work, including key account strategies, actions and tendering

• Prepares and presents technical reports

Revenue Management

• Develop revenue strategies that support the Company’s short and long-term revenue goals

• Identify and develop new approaches to revenue generation with new business models

• Analyse project profitability, revenue, margins bill rates and utilization

• Accountable for revenue recognition and timely and accurate invoice

Staff Management

• Establish, within Group’s policy, appropriate service and staffing levels, monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods procedures, allocate resources accordingly

• Plan, direct and coordinate, through subordinate level staff, the Company’s work plan, assign projects and programmatic areas of responsibility, review and evaluate work methods and procedures, meet with key staff to identify and resolve problems

• Direct staff in providing excellent customer service to all external and internal customers, organization and general corporate news

• Keep departmental staff (include the client) well informed of changes within the organization and general corporate news

• Ensure, delegating as appropriate, that each service location is adequately managed, staffed and resourced

• Ensure effective implementation of a clear and documented career development plan of all departmental staff and

• Skills development in self and others and transfer of specialist knowledge and skills to others

• Co-ordinates and provides technical management for W&S projects

• Provides specialised technical input to studies and design for staff’s specific area of expertise

• Approves and signs off on work and ensures quality

• Lead Design Engineer on major projects

• Leads in one or more areas of technology

• Conducts assignments in the engineering field

• Plans, controls, organises and manages complex projects

• Makes recommendations on alternate solutions to engineering problems

Business Development

• Identify and pursue potential new or expanded business opportunities

• Stakeholder engagement

• Monitor various service contracts for compliance with established performance levels, follow up and ensure corrective action is taken as necessary

• Integrate data from various sources and identify potential problems, generate solutions to ensure company success

• Attend and participate in professional group meetings, stay abreast of new trends and innovations in field of environmental services

• Work closely with cross-functional leadership and about business development and content to ensure formation of a robust and sustainable • Interacts with critical decision makers to convince and influence business decisions

Key Knowledge Area and Competencies

• Endorse and review the suitability, adequacy and effectiveness of the quality management system

• Ensure legal compliance, risk assessment and fulfilment of contractual obligations in conjunction with the legal department

• Ensure effective implementation of the company’s performance management system within the department

• Ensure effective and consistent implementation and compliance with company’s quality management system

• Servicing of other departments and sister companies in terms of specialist skills as and when required

• Ensure implementation of the Company’s procurement strategy towards maintaining and improving the Company’s BBBEE rating

• Perform ad-hoc duties as required

Technical Skills

• Microsoft Office Suite

• Microsoft Project

• Internet

• Report Writing

Soft Skills

• Proactive

• Excellent communication skills

• Strong Leadership and management skills

Apply By: ASAP