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Contract Engineer

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Date: Nov 25, 2020

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 34423 

Job Category: Infrastructure 


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.


Looking to take the next step in your career? Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Contract Engineer to join the Infrastructure group in our Highways & Bridges team in  Cape Town.


New infrastructure and revitalizing assets are a key part of growth for any economy. We work with our clients to imagine and build cities of the future through a constant commitment to innovation and cutting-edge technology. 


Our knowledge of infrastructure includes aviation, highways and bridges, planning and advisory services, ports, rail and transit, tunnels, and water. Want to be part of the creation and construction of our cities? Then the infrastructure team is for you! 


As the successful candidate, you will:

  • Assist with preparation of tender documents, tender stage and adjudication report for procurement of contractors;
  • Assist with finalization of contract(s) between the employer and contractor;
  • Arrange and attend site handover meetings;
  • Issue construction documentation;
  • Chair regular site, technical and progress meetings;
  • Review contractor’s progress and quality control programme;
  • Adjudicate and resolve financial claims by contractor(s);
  • Assist in the resolution of contractual claims by the contractor;
  • Establish and maintain quality management control system (QMS);
  • Prepare pro-active estimates of proposed variations for client decision making;
  • Review and process payment certificates for submission to the client;
  • Clarify details and descriptions during construction as required;
  • Issue contract instructions as and when required;
  • Inspect the works and issue practical completion and defects lists;
  • Prepare close-out report and arrange delivery of all test certificates, materials as-builts report, and as-built drawings.
  • Inspect and verify the rectification of defects and conclude final accounts.


You bring to the role:

  • A BSc, BEng or BTech in Civil Engineering with a minimum of 8 - 10 years’ experience as a Contract Engineer on roads and bridges projects
  • Registered with ECSA as a Pr Eng or Pr Tech Eng.
  • Registration with SACPCMP as a Pr CPM will be advantageous
  • Demonstrate experience of working with different forms of contracts especially GCC and FIDIC on large scale road projects involving freeway interchanges, bridges, drainage and road rehabilitation
  • Must have been involved in adjudication of claims and dispute adjudication process
  • Good understanding of specifications and design guidelines for Roads & Bridges projects at National, Provincial and Municipal level
  • Proficient in Microsoft Project or any other programming software e.g. Primavera


Why join us?

  • Develop innovation partnerships
  • Think locally, work globally
  • Engage with people who make a difference


What we offer you?

  • Flexible work environment.
  • Long term career development


We are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status. If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation. 

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