Chief Works Inspector (Building) – 3 posts available

Chief Works Inspector (Building) – 3 posts available

Ref No: TPW 132/2021

Closing Date: 2021/11/22
Reference Number: WCG211022-2
Tracking Number: TPW 132/2021
Job Title: Chief Works Inspector (Building) – 3 posts available,

Ref No: TPW 132/2021
Department: Transport and Public Works
Salary level: 8
Enquiries: Mr L Titus at (021) 483 5215 /
Job Type: Permanent
Location:  Western  Cape,  CBD

Job Purpose:

The Department of Transport and Public Works, Western Cape Government has opportunities for three suitably qualified and competent individuals to plan and execute inspections for new and maintenance work on project sites and ensure that work is being done in compliance with relevant regulations and legislation at education facilities in the Western Cape. These posts are stationed in Cape Town.

Minimum Requirements:

A National Diploma (T/N/S streams) or equivalent; or N3 certificate (or higher) and a passed trade test in the building environment; or Registration as an Engineering Technician; A minimum of 3 years appropriate experience; A valid code B driving license.


Experience in the following: Preparation of specifications, plans and working drawings; Interpreting of Bill of Quantities (BOQ); Technical experience of building contracts and contract administration; Technical experience of occupational health and safety act and regulations.

Key Performance Areas:

Responsible for delivery of infrastructure maintenance, upgrading and minor new works; Ensure that project management and administrative principles are applied to each project; Liaison with external service providers; Responsible for PERMIS, mentorship and development; Ensure socio-economic impact is maintained; Ensure that Facility Condition Assessments (FCAs), as per Government Immovable Assets Management Act (No.19 of 2007) are delivered consistently.


Knowledge and understanding of the following: Facets of the construction industry and National Building Regulations; Construction regulations within the Occupational Health and Safety Act; Proven computer literacy; Report writing skills; Written and verbal communication skills.
Remuneration: R 316 791 per annum (Salary level 8)

Note on remuneration:

Cost-to-employer (CTE) remuneration packages for certain occupation-specific dispensations (OSD), the middle-management service (MMS) and contract positions are inclusive of all costs related to service benefits or obligations including basic salary, 13th cheque, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc. MMS remuneration packages are flexible and may be individually structured as prescribed. Where remuneration is not indicated as CTE, employees’ service benefits or obligations are funded or co-funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements.


Note: Only applications submitted online at: or will be accepted.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department.

Kindly note that technical support is only available from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16.00. Should you experience any difficulties with your online application you may contact the helpline at 0861 370 202. Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.

The Western Cape Government is guided by the principles of Employment Equity. Disabled candidates are encouraged to apply and an indication in this regard would be appreciated.

Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for any of the positions advertised by the Western Cape Government.