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April 2017


Swartland Municipality, with its head office in Malmesbury, services the towns of Malmesbury, Yzerfontein, Moorreesburg, Darling, Koringberg, Abbotsdale, Kalbaskraal, Chatsworth, Riverlands, Riebeek West and Riebeek Kasteel.

The hub of the Swartland offers you the best of two worlds. You work and live in a tranquil, rural environment with all the modern amenities at hand. When you want to get away from it all, Cape Town is barely 60 km away, while various resorts along the picturesque West Coast are literally just around the corner.

The Municipality currently offers the following vacancies to suitably qualified and equipped persons:

Director: Civil Engineering Services

(Stationed in Malmesbury) • (Ref no: DS1/17)
Salary Scale: R835 477 – R1 096 262 per annum – Total Cost of Employment
(Category 4 municipality)

The successful candidate will be employed permanently.
The core functions of the successful candidate will be: Solid Waste Management, Sewer and Waste Water Treatment, Water Services, Parks and Facilities, Roads and Storm Water, Buildings and Structures, Strategic Management, Engineering Innovation, Financial Management and Human Resources Management.
Minimum Requirements: • B Sc or B Eng in Civil Engineering/B Tech in Civil Engineering, or equivalent NQF 7 qualification • A minimum of five years’ relevant experience at middle management level or as programme/project manager, of which at least three to four years must be at professional / management level (engineering management) • Good knowledge and understanding of relevant policy and legislation and a good understanding of institutional governance systems and performance management • In-depth knowledge of the public office environment • Must be able to formulate engineering master planning, project management and implementation • Good knowledge of Supply Chain Management Regulations and the Framework for Preferred Procurement Policy Act (Act 5 of 2000) • Core competencies as contained in the Local Government: Regulations on Appointment and Conditions of Employment of Senior Managers, 17 January 2014 • Certificate in Municipal Finance Management (SAQA qualification ID 48965) as prescribed in Regulation 493 dated 15 June 2007 • Computer skills • Excellent facilitation and
communication skills in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape • South African citizen • A valid Code B driver’s licence • Own transport.
Recommendations: • A certificate of competency as required in terms of the General Machinery Regulations, 1988 • Registration with a recognised relevant engineering professional body.
  1. Appointment will be made according to the Council’s Employment Equity Plan, which ensures representation of designated groups including those with disabilities in the Municipality.
  2. It would be expected of candidates to be subjected to thorough evaluations. Previous and current employers and references will be contacted. Verification will be done on his/her qualifications, criminal- and credit record. The candidate will be required to disclose all financial interests. Original qualification certificates must be produced at any resultant interviews.
  3. Appointment is subject to the signing of an employment contract and performance agreement in terms of Section 57 of the Municipal Systems Act. The appointment will be done in accordance with the Regulations on Appointment and Conditions of Employment of Senior Managers.
Commencement of duties: As soon as possible.

Application form

Full details and the prescribed application forms can be requested telephonically from Mr D Carolus at 022 487 9400 or on our website at  Completed applications on which the post reference numbers are clearly indicated and including certified copies of qualifications, must be addressed to the Human Resources Division, Private Bag X52, Malmesbury, 7299.  No faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted.  Applications close at 12:00 on 28 April 2017.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.  Fraudulent qualifications or documentation will immediately disqualify an applicant.  If an applicant has not received any feedback within six weeks of the closing date, it can be assumed that the application has been unsuccessful.  Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Council reserves the right not to make an appointment.  

Swartland Municipality is committed to Employment Equity and endorses the principles of Affirmative Action.  Disabled persons are therefore encouraged to apply.