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Available vacancy:

Waste Department – Junior Civil / Geotechnical Engineer

  • Junior civil / geotechnical
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience
  • Gauteng (Rivonia)

Jones & Wagener is seeking to employ a self-motivated junior engineer in the Waste department, based in our head office (Rivonia). The engineer would assist middle, senior engineers and project managers with designs, monitoring, and construction supervision for waste management facilities and their associated infrastructure. The successful candidate will join a dynamic team in a junior level position.

The requirements associated with the position are as follows (mandatory):

  • 1-3 years of relevant experience
  • B Eng or BSc Eng in Civil Engineering
  • Good fundamental understanding and knowledge of soil mechanics
  • Post graduate experience in geotechnical engineering will be advantageous
  • Experience in geotechnical investigations considered advantageous
  • Candidate should be proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook and MS PowerPoint
  • Candidate should have exposure to slope stability software, such as Geostudio
  • Candidate should be proficient in AutoCad Civil 3D or ModelMaker

Preference to candidates with the following skills and attributes:

  • Good critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Good communication skills, fluent in English
  • Dynamic, self-motivated, takes responsibility and ownership of tasks
  • Able to manage time effectively
  • Attention to detail
  • Team player

The main duties associated with the position include the following:

  • Design of barrier and capping systems for waste management facilities and associated infrastructure
    • Modelling basal and final landforms
    • Global and veneer stability assessments
    • Stormwater, leakage, leachate conveyance and storage facilities
    • Designing with geosynthetics
  • Life assessments and monitoring of operational waste facilities
  • Possibility of assistant resident engineer role for site experience
  • Keep up with latest developments in the waste industry and improve knowledge base

Salary package: Market related salary including company benefits, dependent on individuals experience and qualifications.