Professional Town and Regional Planner at the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure

Professional Town and Regional Planner at the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure

DEADLINE: 15 September 2023

Professional Town and Regional Planner at the Department of Public Works and Infrastructure

  • REF NO: 2023/361
  • (Re-advertising previously applied applicants are previously encouraged to reapply)
  • SALARY:  R687 879 (all-inclusive package in accordance with OSD rules)
  • CENTRE: Head Office (Pretoria)

REQUIREMENTS: An appropriate degree in Town and Regional Planning supplemented with a minimum of three (3) years post- Professional Registration with South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN) and extensive relevant experience in the field of Town Planning and/ or related built environment. Experience in various facets of Town & Regional Planning and related built environment legislations / policies and plans. Valid SACPLAN Professional Planner registration certificate and valid driver’s licence. Knowledge And Skills: Familiar with Built Environment related legislations / policies and plans. In-depth understanding of all Town and Regional Planning processes. Well-developed Project Management skills. Knowledge of Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), Government Immovable Asset Management Act (GIAMA), Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act (SPLUMA), National Environmental Management Act (NEMA), treasury regulations and other related government prescripts. Understanding of property development and project management. Stakeholder management skills, problem solving, decision making, communication, interpersonal, report writing, presentation skills, negotiation skills and computer literacy. Personal Attributes: Willing to adapt on work schedule in accordance with office requirements. Ability to work under pressure, willing to travel extensively and ability to communicate at all levels. People orientated, innovative, flexibility and ability to adapt to change. Analytical thinking, hardworking and highly motivated.

DUTIES: Leading a team of professionals from different fields from the Department of Public Works & Infrastructure and private sector to marshal and implement property development. Provide professional Town and Regional Planning advice in terms of professional qualifications and experience. Facilitate rapid and punctual delivery of land for the construction of new accommodation for national departments in line with Site Delivery Programme linked to land acquisition and disposal. Conduct research with regards to international best practice process and guidelines. Verify and interpret client department needs, preferences and space norms. Facilitate community involvement / participation and stakeholder support. Prepare site identification audit/ report. Analysis, approval and preparation and site clearance certificates for the proposed development. Apply quality control and verify appropriate site delivery and proactively remove constraints that restrain site clearance progress. Review and formulate Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with other state organs/ parastatals and other SOSs. Provide professional and technical support to implementing teams at Head Office or regional level. Facilitate financial management process which contains allocation of budget, payment of consultants, expenditure and human resources. Facilitate and co-ordinate projects for site delivery best practice. Managing private consultants, SOSs/NGOs and officials regarding governmental processes and legislative framework. Develop, implement and maintain the Strategic development plans. Implement relevant Government policies, legislations, Acts and Regulatory Laws in property development. Retrospectively evaluate projects and verify compliance with legal and development conditions. Timely facilitate progress reporting and effective briefing of client. Understand the needs of the clients, prepare terms of reference, brief consultants and scrutinise development conditions. Execute land availability negotiations and entering into service-level agreements with various relevant institutions service providers such as Ingonyama Trust Board, Communal and Traditional land owners, parastatal etc. Resolve environmental impact issues, traffic engineering, heritage impact, land use issues, site demarcation and site development plans etc. Resolve economic development and planning related matters that affect the South African Provinces. Prepare comprehensive reports and conduct public participation processes with all affected stakeholders. Participate in the formulation and updating of the District and Municipalities Integrated Development Planning (IDPs) meetings.

ENQUIRIES : Mr M Ganiso, tel. (012) 406 1035

APPLICATIONS: Head Office Applications: The Director-General, Department of Public Works, Private Bag x65, Pretoria, 0001 or CGO Building, Corner Bosman and Madiba Street, Pretoria. For attention: Ms NP Mudau

Directions to candidates

  • Applications on form Z83 with full particulars of the applicants’ training, qualifications, competencies, knowledge and experience (on a separate sheet if necessary or a CV) must be forwarded to the department in which the vacancy/vacancies exist(s). NB: PROSPECTIVE APPLICANTS MUST PLEASE USE THE NEW Z83 WHICH IS EFFECTIVE AS AT 01 JANUARY 2021.
  • Applicants must indicate the reference number of the vacancy in their applications.
  • Applicants requiring additional information regarding an advertised post must direct their enquiries to the department where the vacancy exists. The Department of Public Service and Administration must not be approached for such information.
  • It must be ensured that applications reach the relevant advertising departments on or before the applicable closing dates.



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