Skills training opportunity for Level 1 and 2 CIDB contractors

The Department of Transport and Public Works will soon be providing accredited training at no cost to a limited number of emerging Western Cape contractors on how to run their construction businesses more effectively. Those who are keen to make use of this opportunity have until 8 July 2016 to apply.

Course participants will spend five days a month over ten months, starting in July or August 2016 (dates to be confirmed). The part-time design of the course enables participants to spend one week a month in training, so that they can spend the remaining three weeks of the month actively managing their businesses.

Those who successfully complete the training will receive a certificate of competence from the Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA).

The programme is open to contractors who have a Level 1 or 2 Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) rating, and preference is given to CIDB-rated contractors who have registered construction businesses and who have been active in the industry for at least two years.

The training components are:

  1. enterprise development,
  2. building the construction business,
  3. applying innovative safety principles to the construction site, and
  4. managing the construction site.

The Department will cover the costs of the training including transport and accommodation. Possible training venues are Paarl, Bredasdorp, Stellenbosch or Worcester.

Applicants must complete the required application form and all the required documentation in order to be considered.

The Department will advise successful applicants of the training details in good time. Application forms are available on the Department’s Website. Click Here to download your Application Form.

For more information on the training course, call Keith Rass on: 021 483 2412 or email him at

Please Note: Employers and Recruiters may expire a job post at any time. This post expires on Friday July 8th, 2016 5:00pm.



Tracking Number: TPW 2016-223
Job Title: State Accountant – Budget Revenue and Expenditure, Ref No. TPW 2016-223
Department: Transport and Public Works
Salary level: 8
Reporting To: Ms G Rinquest at (021) 483 3426
Job Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 27 June 2016
Location: Cape Town

Job Purpose:
The Department of Transport and Public Works, Western Cape Government is looking for an individual to render professional functions and duties in a service delivery environment. The successful candidate must be able to do budget planning and monitoring for a programme. The position is available immediately and the appointment is scheduled for 1 October 2016. This position is based in Cape Town.

Minimum Requirements:
• 3-year tertiary qualification (B-Degree or National Diploma) as recognised by SAQA with a minimum of 1 year relevant experience in the management accounting field/ financial accounting field.

• Experience in the following:
• Management Accounting field;
• Database Management and administration;
• Project Management.

Key Performance Areas:
• Budget planning and preparation for a Programme;
• Budget monitoring, analysing and reporting on expenditure for a Programme;
• Adjustments Estimate for the programme;
• Annual Financial Statements.

• Knowledge of the following:
• National, Provincial and Departmental policies, prescripts and practices regarding financial matters, especially the PFMA;
• Budget Management, compilation and reporting procedures;
• Ability to interpret applicable policies, legislation, guidelines, standards, procedures and best practices;
• Working knowledge and experience in the Basic Accounting System and Persal;
• Proven advanced computer skills, especially Excel;
• Policy formulation and ability to interpret and apply policy;
• Report writing and formulation skills;
• Problem solving and analytical skills;
• Communication skills (written and verbal) in at least two official languages of the Western Cape Province.

Remuneration: R 262 272 – R 308 943 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.
Notes Note: Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. 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 and may also be required to undergo competency assessments/proficiency tests.

Please regard your application as unsuccessful if you do not get a response within 3 months after the closing date.


Please Note: Employers and Recruiters may expire a job post at any time. This post expires on Monday June 27th, 2016 5:00pm.



Closing Date: 29 April 2016
Tracking Number: TPW 2016-222
Job Title: Director:Road Design
Department: Transport and Public Works
Salary level: 13
Reporting To: Mr LG Fourie (021 4835400)
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Cape Town – CBD

Job Purpose:
Ensure the appropriate management of road infrastructure design, both through outsourcing and internal practices, is undertaken to appropriate and safe standards and conventions, and to ensure optimum utilisation of funds within the Western Cape Provincial Road Network.

Minimum Requirements:
– Postgraduate Degree in Civil Engeneering (NQF Level 8 as recognised by SAQA).
– Compulsory registration with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) as a professional Engineer.
– A minimum of 5 years middle management experience.
– Valid code B Drivers license

Recommendation: None

Key Performance Areas:
– Develop and maintain design strategies, manuals and standards.
– Manage the design of all aspects of road infrastructure, including, but not limited to:
– Structures
– Geometrics
– Pavements
– Geotechnical
– Traffic Engineering
– Manage all aspects relating to material sourcing and quality control.

Manage operational traffic engineering aspects including:
– Overload control
– Traffic signs
– Abnormal loads
– Safety
– Develop and maintain data management systems including GISc, survey and mapping.

– Knowledge and proven ability and experience in the field of road design.
– Knowledge of Programme and Project Planning.
– Knowledge of existing national, provincial and local policies in a multi-disciplinary professional environment.
– Willingness to travel away from the headquarters on a regular basis.
– Computer literacy.
– Sound engineering and professional judgement.
– Strategic capability and leadership.
– Decision making.
– Financial Management.
– Communication and people management skills.
– Technical report writing.

Remuneration: All-inclusive salary package of R 864 177 – R 1 017 972 per annum (Salary level 13).

Note: The remuneration package consists of a basic salary (70%) and the employer’s contribution to the Pension Fund. The remainder of the package may be structured according to your personal needs.

Only applications submitted online will be accepted. All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the Department. Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA directive on the implementation of competency based assessments). The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS Competency Assessment tools.


Please Note: Employers and Recruiters may expire a job post at any time. This post expires on Friday April 29th, 2016 5:00pm.