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Golder Associates Civil Engineer in WATERFALL, South Africa

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Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people

collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture

of ownership.

Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?

Job description

Golder Associates is seeking a Civil Engineer to join the Water Engineering Design Team within the Water Business Unit. This person will be responsible for assisting with the design, drawing and construction monitoring of infrastructure projects.


  • Assist in the design, drawing and construction monitoring of infrastructure projects including:

  • Pipelines and pipework for Newtonian fluids

  • Pipelines and pipework for Non Newtonian fluids

  • Open Chanel Flow hydraulics

  • Storm Water Designs

  • Alignment of roads and terraces

  • Earthworks modelling

  • Pipeline modelling for water hammer, pump selecting etc.

  • Undertake planning, engineering design work and supervision of construction as required and as directed by Project Leaders or Engineers

  • Prepare cost estimates

  • Ensure all designs and drawings are properly documented and checked

  • Construction administration skills

  • Attend site and other meetings, to action times timeously and effectively

  • Achieve minimum financial productivity on all projects

  • Ensure effective systems are implemented for good record keeping – files, reports, drawings, construction date etc.

  • Liaise with other staff working on projects at all levels

  • Assist with contract administration including preparation of certificates and “as built” drawings, construction dates etc.

  • Ensure suitability of technical proposals

  • Compile letters, reports and prepare tender documentation for approval by the Project Leader

  • Provide service excellence

  • Compliance with Quality Management System

  • Contribution to efficiency and effectiveness of sector

  • The candidate must be able to undertake and review associated works designs and demonstrate a sound technical knowledge of contract and construction procedures. (The candidate must demonstrate highly specialised design)

  • The position is head office based; however the successful candidate must be prepared and free to travel extensively both within South Africa and within the African Continent to manage projects and engage in client and other meetings.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • BEng/BSc/BTech – Civil Engineer Degree

  • Minimum 6-8– years’ experience

  • Professionally Registered will be an advantage

  • Civil 3D and Civil Designer

  • AutoCAD and Mates experience (surfmates, pipemate etc.)

  • At least 6 years’ experience with pipeline ,pump station and storm water design

  • KY-Pipe, PC SWWM, Fluid Flow, HEC RAS, or Bentley simulation software will be an advantage

  • MS Word, MS Excel (Advanced), MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook , MS Projects


  • The employee has well developed general technical skills.

  • Takes direction from and supports intermediate and senior staff to achieve project and business goals

  • Displays personal leadership in completion of work tasks

  • Makes basic decisions with input from intermediate and senior staff

  • Contributes to projects with a major focus on data collection and processing with an increasing role in analysis and interpretation

  • Contributes to sections of reports including description of investigations, results and analysis

  • Client focus is mainly internal

  • Employees focus on setting a positive example by identifying and reporting hazards, near misses and incidents.

  • Displays a ‘safety first’ focus.

  • Employees actively raise safety issues to the attention of peers, contractors and visitors and assist in seeking resolution to the issues identified.

  • Communicates clearly and consistently the importance of health and safety and recognizes those who show the right behaviours.

  • Standards / Processes / Procedures


Technical excellence: understands how to apply technical skills, understands data and findings, consistently deliver high quality results

Organisation: excellent planner and organiser, can effectively share/delegate tasks

Understands project context: wants to understand how they fit in, the bigger picture and their role, financial and time implications of project

Ownership attitude: accountable for completing tasks on time and on budget, willing to shoulder more responsibility, ensures work product meets expectations

Resourcefulness: constantly thinking and troubleshooting, knows the tools available to them and uses them appropriately, able to propose solutions to problems

Good communication skills: can effectively communicate with clients, peers’ suppliers and contractors

Detail and quality focus: known for their high standard of care, takes pride in their work, pays attention to detail

Learning and growth: takes responsibility for their career, actively seeks feedback, takes feedback well

Demonstrates leadership qualities: willing and able to show Level 1s the Golder way to do things

Additional Requirements

  • Own Vehicle

  • Valid Driver's Licence

  • Valid Passport

Title: *Civil Engineer *


Requisition ID: 21001274