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Structural Engineer



Structural Engineer

Closing Date:

10 October 2023

Contract Type:



60 Months

Job Purpose

The Infrastructure Project Delivery programme is aimed at ensuring that Infrastructure South Africa (ISA) provides requisite Technical Support to Project Sponsors and Implementing Agents (IA’s) on the priority and catalytic social and infrastructure projects and programmes. The focus of the programme is to accelerate priority infrastructure focusing on local government infrastructure projects (municipal water and sanitation) and national programmes such as rural bridges, schools, provincial roads and state buildings/precinct. This role focuses provision of required structural engineering support to ISA clients and stakeholders including technical advice in respect of planning and reporting on construction and infrastructure activities related to design, management, oversight, and construction risk mitigation.

Main Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the development of feasibility studies, designs and drawings of priority infrastructure such as bridges and municipal roads.
  • Conduct on site investigations and analyse data
  • Assist with the preparation of feasibility studies, designs and drawings of bridges
  • Assist in the preparation of procurement related documents and contracting strategies
  • Assess potential design and construction risks on site
  • Ensure compliance with quality and safety
  • Monitor construction progress and compile progress reports
  • Conduct on-site inspections and ensuring that structures and constructed according to design specifications
  • Sign off completed structures as sound and reliable


  • BEng or BSc qualification in Structural Engineering
  • Registration with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) as a Professional Engineer (Pr. Eng.)


  • Minimum 5 – 7 years working experience as a structural engineer.
  • Knowledge and understanding of different suites of contracts (e.g. FIDC, GCC, NEC etc).
  • Knowledge and understanding of SANS 10162
  • Knowledge and understanding of ISO 9001 and 14001
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience working with structural design software
  • Knowledge and experience of computer skills (e.g. MS Office)

Job Requirements

  • Excellent communication and report writing skills
  • Self-starter who solves problems with little to no guidance
  • Strong business and financial acumen
  • Strong Project Management Skills
  • Strong Analytical Skills
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Attention to detail


  • Self-motivated and self-driven skills
  • Coping with pressures and Setbacks
  • Negotiating and influencing
  • Interpersonal skills