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Title Financial Manager
Categories Building, Civil, Civil Engineering, Finance, Management
Salary Negotiable
Start Date 2019-04-22
Location Johannesburg
Job Information

Essential Requirements:

  • B degree with bookkeeping experience (PREFERABLY CHARTERED)
  • Impressive, demonstrable track record and skills/experience gained within a similar position(s), at a similar level.
  • Strong leadership skills and experience.
  • Credible and confident communicator (written and verbal) at all levels.
  • Innovative with entrepreneurial flair.
  • Proven strategic aptitude and ability.
  • Ability to influence at a senior level, both internally and externally.
  • Tenacious and results driven with sound business judgement.
  • Passionate about achieving high levels of excellence.
  • Highly energized and motivated with a high level of commitment.
  • Experience in African countries besides South Africa

Financial Management

  • Developing and implementing the financial strategy for the business.
  • Understanding the value drivers of the business and identifying profitable commercial opportunities to grow revenue.
  • Collating and analyzing business data pertaining to all commercial activities.
  • Implement and Maintain financial controls
  • Prepare and Manage cash in and out-flows
  • Create budgets
  • Ensuring that all commercial activities meet or improve on budget, cost, volume and efficiency targets (Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)) in line with business objectives.
  • Manage the payment of salaries and wages and associated activities.
  • Prepare the monthly management accounts.
  • Assist the company accountants in the preparation and publishing of the annual financials.
  • Present monthly financial management reports in line with agreed agendas.
  • Manage all outsourced Service companies.
  • Negotiate contract terms with customers and suppliers
  • Complete tender documents and other financial related application forms
  • Manage people
  • Manage all general accounting activities i.e. Debtors, Creditors, Vat returns etc.

Bookkeeping to balance sheet which includes:

  • Allocate all expenses to the correct account codes.
  • Cashbook reconciliations
  • Processing of Monthly Journal entries
  • Monthly Debtor Invoicing and account reconciliations and following up on outstanding payments.
  • Loading payments on the banking profile of various accounts
  • Maintain the Fixed asset file
  • Assist with Income tax workings for auditors and other year-end requirements.


  1. Demonstrate effective control of the Business finances.
  2. To ensure that debtors are timeously invoiced and payment made according to agreed terms.
  3. To ensure that creditors are paid cost effectively and that good relations are maintained.
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Title Civils Estimator
Categories Civil, Civil Engineering
Salary R100 000 pm
Location Johannesburg
Job Information

Civils Estimator

Our client is a medium sized Civils Contractor who is looking to employ an Estimator with solid experience with documentation.

  • Must have knowledge of government tender documentation.
  • Must have solid experience with water projects
  • Must have relevant tertiary education
  • Must have 10 years experience minimum
  • Must have contactable references
  • Be savvy with CCS/Candy
  • Have had proven successes with projects of R150m and up
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Title Building Estimator
Categories Building, Civil, Civil Engineering
Salary R100 000 pm
Location Johannesburg
Job Information

Building Estimator

Our client is a medium sized Building Contractor who is looking to employ an Estimator with solid experience with documentation.

  • Must have knowledge of government tender documentation.
  • Must also have experience with private client tenders
  • Must have solid experience with large building projects
  • Must have relevant tertiary education
  • Must have 10 years experience minimum
  • Must have contactable references
  • Be savvy with CCS/Candy
  • Have had proven successes with projects of R150m and up
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Title Legal Administrator
Categories Administrative, Building, Civil, Civil Engineering
Salary Negotiable
Location Centurion
Job Information

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversee and manage the day-to-day office legal matters.
  • Develop and optimise processes and procedures across all departments as part of supervisory responsibility in line with operational requirements.
  • Working with finance to manage the end-to-end procurement process including preparing requests for proposals, shortlisting service providers, negotiating prices etc.
  • Maintains relationships with service providers and manages adherence to services level agreements.
  • Analyses and reviews joint venture structures.
  • Develops, analyses, and implements the legal framework for the organisation in relation to partnership agreements.
  • Manages and oversee organisational wide record keeping and storage of agreements, contracts, and other critical documentation.
  • Ensure storage is safe.
  • Maintains relationships with service providers and manages adherence to services level agreements.
  • Analyses and reviews joint venture structures.
  • Develops, analyses, and implements the legal framework for the organisation in relation to partnership agreements.
  • Updates shared drive index and ensure documentation is valid and easily accessible.
  • Meets with individuals involved in legal processes to provide information and clarify issues. Prepare documentation of legal proceedings.
  • Prepares and liaises with external service providers on matters relating to litigation. Analyse and review drafts.
  • Provides organisation wide legal counsel.
  • Assists in coordinating and implementing disciplinary procedures and actions.
  • Is responsible for the efficient administration of the company, particularly with regard to ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and for ensuring that decisions of the board of directors are implemented.

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • Grade 12
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in legal environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree – Law or related qualification
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Computer Skills- proficiency in Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently when preparing legal documents.
  • Punctual and presentable
  • Must be able to work under pressure and adapt to a multifunctioning work environment
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Title Quantity Surveyor
Categories Building, Civil, Civil Engineering
Salary R50 000 pm TCTC
Location Durban
Job Information
  • Compile monthly cost reports in conjunction with senior QS’s on projects
  • Responsible for day to day running of QS department for your projects
  • Monitor actual vs. budget of cash flow/ budget
  • Check monthly management accounts supplied by accounts department
  • Responsible for daily, monthly cash flows, creditors, suppliers and sub-contractors payments management on your site
  • Authorize of payments loaded by accounts department.
  • Check orders from site against contract allowable and authorise orders loaded by buying department onto Buildsmart procurement system.
  • Liaise with suppliers, subcontractors and manufactures for all contracts.
  • Responsible for all contract relating commercial and contractual issues on site
  • When needed do tender finalization meeting with procurement department to check allowable and final preliminaries before submission of all tenders.
  • Implement and apply cost control methods.
  • Overall supervision and leadership of Junior QSing staff on site.
  • Liaise with clients and professionals on contractual matters.
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Title Financial Manager
Categories Building, Civil, Civil Engineering, Finance
Salary R55,000 – R70,000 monthly
Location Johannesburg
Job Information



  • Qualified Chartered Accountant CA(SA)


  • A minimum of 5 years experience in a similar role with a medium to large construction contracting comapny with experience in business strategy; financial analysis and business processes reporting and documenting .
  • Exposure to Commercial, Manufacturing and Financial background.
  • Experience in managing the accounting function and delivering timely and accurate financial management information in a challenging and dynamic commercial environment.
  • Broad understanding of business process and controls relating to optimal working capital management.
  • Experience with project management methodologies.


  • To adhere to Company Policy and comply with financial policies and procedures.
  • Ensure monthly reporting deadlines are met.
  • Responsible for financial reporting; forecasting; budgeting; cashflow management; facilitating annual audits and managing foreign exchange cover.
  • Working Capital Management.


  • Development and review of internal controls through audits to ensure compliance to procedures.
  • Management accounting, branch consolidation, preparation, analysis and review, ensuring deadlines are adhered to.
  • Ensure compliance to statutory reporting.
  • Review of capital management.
  • BEE monitoring and optimisation.
  • Development of financial systems and formulating accounting system specifications.
  • Review company insurances, policies and costing thereof.

Legal and Governance Requirements

  • Company Policies and Procedures
  • Companies Act
  • Corporate Governance
  • International financial reporting standards


  1. 1.       Annual Planning Strategy
  • Co-ordinate the budgeting process across the business ensuring budgets are finalised within agreed deadlines.
  • Set finance budgets in line with business strategy annually, and revising as and when necessary.
  • Monitor performance against set budgets Divisions, Regions, Cost Centres, Rep and Client level and report findings to executive team.
  • Ensure the budget workbook is completed by the Accountant and that Regions/Cost Centre managers receive relevant instructions.
  • Ensure budget once authorised is loaded into General Ledger.
  1. 2.       Monthly Planning and Reporting
  • Management of cashflow based on budgets and actual expectations.
  • Cashflow statements, working capital optimisation and forecasts
  • Provider of a general ledger (from which management accounts are extracted by the Accountant) with data integrity.
  • The business processes feeding the General Ledger are understood and major variances are investigated and corrected (All factory operations and interfaces are to be investigated together with the accountant.)
  • Ensuring that detailed analyses for major variances in the monthly management pack are investigated.

Internal management reporting.

  • Oversee the month end process
  • Provide information to Management as required
  1. 3.       Statutory Compliance
  • Meet statutory Deadlines & Requirements
  • Management of VAT return
  1. 4.       Treasury Management
  • Manage the foreign exchange of the company in conjunction with the director.
  • Manage the foreign exchange exposure of the company, by interacting with the bank to cover forward where necessary.
  • Ensure online banking profiles and access are up to date.
  1. 5.       Facilitation of Annual Audit
  • Facilitates annual audit, ensuring that all information provided to the auditors is done ins such a way so as to avoid any duplication of effort.
  • Set audit timetable, planning to minimise the impact on the business, but to meet all legal and statutory deadlines.
  1. 6.       Business Process in Finance
  • Responsible for ensuring that business procedures for the Finance functions are fully defined, meet basic business practice and that the department conforms to agreed practices.
  • All Finance business procedures to be documented and issued to staff.
  • All documented issues to have agreed action plans with person allocated and date by which solution to be implemented.
  • Facilitating the generation of continual improvement processes within Finance Department.
  • Ensure quality standards are met with regard to the performance of work within Finance Department.
  • Perform random audits on business processes.
  • Ensure that the authorisation of expenditure and compliance with business policies is enforced.
  • Use the approval of purchase orders and the approval of payments to detect if staff are complying with the processes.
  • Initiate changes in business policies where it enhances cashflow management, supplier management, customer management, or stock management and amend where problems are identified.
  1. 7.       Working Capital
    1. Debtors
  • Oversee Credit Control function ensuring defined processes are carried.
  • Ensure customers pay within agreed terms and assist with resolution of queries.
  • Provisions of doubtful debts
  1. Creditors
  • Management of creditors reconciliations.
  • Negotiation of supplier credit terms.
  1. Stock
  • Management of stock levels and procurement in relation to working capital.
  • Raw material and finished goods costings.
  • Stock provisions and management of slow moving and obsolete stock
  1. 8.       Insurance
  • Manage the annual insurance renewal process.
  • Oversee all insurance claims.
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Title Engineering Surveyor
Categories Building, Civil, Civil Engineering
Salary R50k to R70k pm
Location Gauteng
Job Information

Permanent position with benefits.

Reports to: Senior Surveyor

  • The applicants must have 10 years surveying experience
  • Qualification (minimum diploma), own vehicle as they would be required to travel, and aged between 35 and 45. This position is urgent.
  • Our client uses model maker programming, and supplies the equipment.
  • Must be able to work with Trimble and Leica instruments.
  • Must have own vehicle
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Title Pr Eng Water Engineer
Categories Civil, Civil Engineering
Salary Market Related
Location Pietermaritzburg
Job Information

Our is looking for a technically experienced and professionally registered Senior Water Engineer with a passion for mentorship, skills transfer and development to head up the water division design office based in our Pietermaritzburg office.


  • BSc or MSc
  • PR-Eng
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in water engineering
  • Technical experience in water pipelines, pump stations and other water-based projects
  • Knowledge in relevant standards, regulations, and legislation in water
  • Sound experience with AutoCAD, Civil Designer or Civils3D

Technical experience with the following will be advantageous:

  • Large Diameter pipelines and Reticulation Networks
  • Civil and Mechanical to Pump Stations & Water Treatment Works
  • Process design of Water Treatment Works
  • Water conservation demand management
  • Asset management
  • Technical competence in Civil 3D Solid Works-Plant

Key Competencies and Skills

  • Ability to work within technical teams and individually
  • Good communication skills, specifically with the guidance and mentorship of younger Engineers and technologist
  • Good technical report writing skills
  • Ability to manage time, quality and effort in order to deliver a quality product with time & cost constraints
  • Ability to coordinate and mange projects
  • Ability to work under pressure


  • Engineering and management of water projects including interfacing between engineering disciplines (structural, mechanical, environmental, electrical and control & instrumentation)
  • Design and engineering analysis of water projects: pipelines, pump stations, reservoirs, water treatment works etc
  • Conduct project design reviews and suggest technical and design developments
  • Preparation and management of technical specifications, bills of quantities, tender documentation and evaluations.
  • Monitoring project construction and acceptance including site visits, supervision and contract administration
  • Project management – track progress and resource planning
  • Mentor and supervise junior engineers including reviewing, checking and approving work output.
  • Contractor liaison
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Title Wastewater / Water Engineer
Categories Civil, Civil Engineering
Salary Negotiable
Location Cape Town
Job Information


  • Dip (Civ Eng) or B.Tech (Civ Eng)
  • Professional registration is required
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in wastewater and water treatment engineering
  • Proficient in Civils 3D, Revit and Autocad
  • Sound knowledge of GCC and FIDIC general conditions of contract


  • Civil, hydraulic and layout design of wastewater and water treatment infrastructure
  • Civil and hydraulic design of sewer and water pump stations
  • Gravity and pressure pipe design
  • Contract administration (GCC and FIDIC)
  • SANS 1200 bills of quantities

Job Profile / Skills

  • Ability to work within technical teams and individually
  • Would suite a technically strong and loyal person with a solid work ethic
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to manage time, quality and effort in order to deliver a quality product with time & cost constraints
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • A valid driver’s license is essential
  • Must be computer literate
  • Must have traceable and contactable references
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Title Financial Manager
Categories Building, Civil, Civil Engineering, Finance
Salary To be discussed
Location Upper Highway – Ethikweni
Job Information


*   Taking responsibility for all the financial systems and financial team (direct report = 3 {1 x cashbook & ledger clerk + 2x creditor clerks} and indirect report {depending on circumstances} = 3;

*   Contract schedule reporting to the directors including contract provisions;

*   Banking and treasury including facility review;

*   Reviewing payments and releasing – attending to the management of the online banking system together with the administrator;

*   Ensuring accuracy and integrity of the general ledger;

*   Ensuring tax compliance as regards PAYE, VAT and income tax;

*   All tax – monthly VAT and EMP return submissions plus annual and bi-annual tax calculations (**) as well as dealing with SARS for verifications, objections (**), IT14SDs (**) etc;

*   Salary payroll – while not processing the payroll, this is an element that requires close oversight including monthly reviews, issuing IRP5s, EMP501s, tax directives etc (Wage payroll is not included);

*   Other payroll related – medical aid and provident fund management;

*   Attending to the annual WCA/FEMA declarations;

*   Maintaining staff records for leave etc and dealing with ad hoc staff issues;

*   Liaising with auditors and attending to the annual audits and other statutory requirements for example CIPC, Stats SA and the like;

*   Attending to the annual insurance review as regards extent of cover and risks;

*   Assisting with the BEE annual audit – financial matters – and liaising with these auditors as required;

*   Overseeing the drafting of the financial statements (**);

*   Legal matters – credit applications, credit bureaus and giving ad hoc advice when required plus drafting/input of/on contracts and MoUs (**) including Companies Act;

*   IT support and input where required;

*   Support to the directors on legal, business, valuation and other related matters as they arise.

Items succeeded with (**) are those areas that I have experience in and ability to perform which negates the need for outside consulting. Previously these functions were paid for.

The role does not necessarily exclude any person who is not a chartered accountant; a person with suitable experience (coupled with sound business knowledge) could also do this role. Such a person may not have the in depth knowledge to do the items marked with a (**) but they should be able to do the rest. Effectively our client want the right person regardless of qualifications and titles.

If a person has exposure to the bullet points above then they should be suitable for the role. Construction experience would be advantageous but is not an absolute necessity in.

Reporting structure is flat and quite informal. Head office head count is lean and numbers approximately ten staff (excluding directors and contracts managers who have offices in the building).

Salary structure – gross package includes (after probation period) medical aid subsidy, provident fund, risk benefits (dread disease, death & disability) plus annual bonus (at director’s discretion). Package would depend on experience and abilities.

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