As one of the world’s largest independent engineering and project management consultancies, Royal HaskoningDHV Southern Africa has always strived to create solutions that contribute to a better society and improve people’s lives. When you’ve been in business for as long as we have (nearly 140 years), there’s no shortage of stories to tell – specifically around how we use digital technologies to prevent flooding, eliminate rush-hour traffic, and better manage crowds in a crisis.
Execute sanitation and water related projects within the local RHDHV framework of working. Focus areas will be on treatment works.
Role as Process Engineer in projects (with the opportunity for project management functions on smaller projects (<R 500,000).
Provide ongoing support to the local water team, DAG, Project Managers.
Provide technical support on municipal project work if and when required.
Project/Business development work split: envisaged to be 75% technical and 25% commercial.
Support business development initiatives, including marketing, client site visits, client/project presentations, identifying local challenges and opportunities, etc.
Preparing and execution of proposals and tender/procurement documents.
Facilitate local knowledge transfer in the medium to long term, this may include training new/junior staff on process tasks in projects.
Develop strategy to engage and build relationships with Municipal and private clients in the area of water treatment, water management solutions.
Report on current water treatment technologies, applications, industry trends and market approach.
Promoting the use of WAT products (such as Nereda®, Crystalactor®, Biowatch) in industry.
Facilitate business development opportunities within the treatment sector.
Minimum qualifications, skills and experience:
Bachelor's degree in Chemical engineering
Professional Engineer (Pr. Eng)/ Professional Technologist (Pr Tech Eng)
Masters level in Chemical Engineering is advantageous
Minimum 10 years' experience in process engineering, consulting, design, project management environment with (hands-on) operations in water treatment, wastewater treatment and water management (including water reuse and water efficiency) in a municipal environment.
Excellent knowledge of and experience with biological and chemical (waste)water treatment technologies and their application.
Good understanding of industry practices, trends, processes and standards, as well as their impact on project activities.
Must demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills.
Have an established network within the industry.
Commercial/project management competencies/experience, comfortable with playing a central role in both project acquisition and execution, with excellent communication and influencing skills.
Practical hands on experience with:
Operation of a (waste)water treatment plant Lab tests
Start-up, commissioning, plant operation
Experience in having undertaken feasibility studies in wastewater and water treatment processes
Competent report writing skills and communication ability
Proficiency with software packages such as: MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, MS Projects, simulation packages.
Enthusiastic, go-getter attitude
Analytical and Innovative thinker
Team Player - energetic, innovative and customer centric
Able to take initiative and work independently
Able to work under pressure
Well organized - able to plan, prioritise and co-ordinate
Excellent interpersonal, communication, networking skills