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Vacancy : Chief Architect - Western Cape Government

Tuesday, 13 June 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jacquie Cullis
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Job Title

Chief Architect: Overberg/ West Coast Education, Ref No. TPW 2017-77

Job Type


Location - Country

South Africa

Location - Province

Western Cape

Location - Town / City

Cape Town

Job Purpose

The Department of Transport and Public Work, Western Cape Government is seeking to employ an individual to manage the architectural component in the Directorate: Infrastructure delivery with regard to the implementation if Capital, maintenance, and technical sub-programme building projects for a defined functional/ geographical area in line with the Provincial Infrastructure Delivery Management System. This position is stationed in Cape Town.

Minimum Requirements

• A relevant B-Degree (or relevant qualification) in Architecture as recognised by SACAP; • A minimum of 6 years' post qualification architectural experience; • Valid driver’s licence. • Compulsory registration with SACAP as a Professional Architect (Please attach your proof of registration to your profile).


• Management experience in respect of multidisciplinary teams within an office environment or in respect of subordinate professional/ technical staff.

Key Performance Areas

• Identify and extract data and information to assist client departments with the drafting of their Infrastructure Programme Management Plan, including the construction procurement strategy; • Provide input into Infrastructure Programme Implementation plan based on the client departments approved Infrastructure Programme Management Plan; • Manage the following: procurement process of projects; professional in-house project teams and relevant committees for a particular project or package of projects; project information for Project Management Information Management; the implementation of Facility Technical Condition Assessments; • Monitor and control project implementation; • Co-ordinate professional teams on all aspects regarding quantity surveying services; • Ensure adherence to quantity determination standards; • Provide architectural advice and technical support in the evaluation of costs; • Ensure the adoption on technical and quantity strategies; • Develop architectural related policies methods and strategies; • Provide solutions on non-compliance on quantity determination; • Review cost determinations of projects and estimates accomplished by building designers.


• Knowledge of the following: Disciplinary and application thereof; Legal compliance with the built environment; Provincial Infrastructure Delivery Management System; Technical requirements to assess appropriateness of land; Presentation and organizing skills; • Leadership skills; • The ability to apply expertise and technology; • Verbal and written communication skills in at least two of the official languages of the Western Cape; • Ability to undertake risk analyses and develop risk mitigation strategies,• Excellent human resource skills, • Policy formulation skills.


Remuneration R 805 806 per annum (OSD as prescribed).

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 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.


Closing Date: 26 June 2017


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.


Applications must be submitted online via