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PLEASE NOTE:Unless otherwise stated on the vacancy, all applications must be hand delivered to Brister House, OR ADDRESSED TO:
Executive Director
CORPORATE SERVICES
PO BOX 116
NELSON MANDELA BAY MUNICIPALITY
Alternatively contact the Corporate Services Directorate, tel. (041) 506-3259

NO faxed applications will be accepted.



EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: ELECTRICITY AND ENERGY

VACANCY

 

In terms of its Employment Equity Plan, the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is committed to employment practices that redress past imbalances in respect of race, gender, creed and disability, and as such the relevant policy will be considered during selection and placement.

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for appointment to the under-mentioned position. Persons with a disability are encouraged to apply.

 

The successful applicant will be required to sign a fixed-term employment contract and performance agreement; disclose his/her financial interests and undergo pre-employment screening and competency assessment as part of the selection process in respect of the position below.

 

Appointment to the position below will be made on a fixed-term performance-based contract in terms of Sections 54A, 56 and 57 of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act No. 32 of 2000), as amended (the MSA), read together with the Local Government: Municipal Performance Regulations, 2006, Government Gazette No 37245 dd 17/1/2014, Government Gazette No. 41173 dd 10/10/2017 and the Local Government: Municipal Finance Management Act (Act No. 56 of 2003): and the Municipal Regulations on Minimum Competency Levels, 2007. 

 

In compliance with the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s Employment Equity Plan, preference in respect of appointment in the executive position below will be given to suitably qualified African female, Colored female, White Female, White Male and Indian female applicants. 

 

ELECTRICITY AND ENERGY DIRECTORATE

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: ELECTRICITY AND ENERGY

(FIVE-YEAR FIXED TERM PERFORMANCE-BASED CONTRACT)

LOCATION: MUNELEK BUILDING, PORT ELIZABETH

POSITION CODE / REFERENCE NUMBER:  7839

ANNUAL TOTAL REMUNERATION PACKAGE PER ANNUM:

(Minimum: R1 522 577; Midpoint: R1 868 192; Maximum: R2 213 808)

(ALL INCLUSIVE)

The remuneration package offered will be commensurate to the level of qualifications, skills, competencies and experience required of the incumbent

 

THIS IS A RE-ADVERTISEMENT: PREVIOUS APPLICANTS MUST PLEASE RE-APPLY FOR THIS POSITION.

 Please CLICK HERE to download the application form for THIS position

 

Job Purpose:

 

The Electricity and Energy Directorate is responsible for implementing the delivery of electricity and energy services within the jurisdiction area of the Municipality. These services mainly entail the distribution of electricity, public lighting and renewable energy initiatives. Increasing emphasis is placed on immediate and future consideration of green business initiatives and the commercial markets associated with electricity challenges, supply and demand sides, and cost structures.

 

The successful candidate will form part of the Management Team of the municipal administration as a whole, reporting to and being accountable to the City Manager in terms of the policy and legislative framework of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.

 

Requirements:

 

  • Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering / B. Tech. (Engineering) or equivalent qualification relevant to the knowledge and skills required for the post.
  • Membership of and registration as a Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of five years’ relevant experience at middle management level or as programme/project manager and three to four years at professional/management level.
  • Certificate in Municipal Finance Management or attaining, within eighteen (18) months after employment, the number of unit standards required for Senior Managers in terms of the 2007 Municipal Regulations on Competency Levels.
  • Membership of a recognised professional body in the Electricity Distribution Industry (recommended).
  • Valid Code 8 driver’s licence and own transport.   

In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

 

  • Knowledge of the energy sector, with specific reference to clean and renewable energy technologies, the South African energy sector policies and regulations, the development and implementation of energy policies, project management, strategic planning, and the responsibilities of a senior manager in terms of the Municipal Systems Act, No. 32 of 2000, and the Municipal Finance Management Act, No. 56 of 2003.
  • Proven managerial and organisational abilities in a highly unionised environment and of inter-governmental relationships, good interpersonal relations at all levels, financial and change management skills, strategic and leadership skills, conflict management skills, advanced analytical abilities, good verbal and written communication skills, and accurate and logical thinking skills.
  • Visionary, high level of diplomacy, innovative and the ability to venture into green field projects. 

The incumbent will be responsible for the following core functions:

 

  • Managing the electricity distribution function within the area of jurisdiction of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, including maintaining and enhancing bulk transmission and distribution infrastructure, continuing expansion of the supply of electricity to all residents of the Municipality and continuing supply to approximately 295 000 residential and approximately 25 000 commercial and industrial customers.
  • Providing strategic direction, guidance and oversight on climate change and environmental issues as far as they pertain to the distribution and use of energy, and promoting the generation and use of clean and renewable energy.
  • Liaising and interacting with stakeholders in the energy sector on matters related to clean and renewable energy, climate change, environmental issues, energy efficiency and demand side management.
  • Providing public lighting within the municipal area.
  • Developing the electricity network and the operation of the electricity services within the Coega Industrial Development Zone in accordance with supply agreements with the Coega Development Corporation.
  • Developing and implementing by-laws regulating electricity use and supply, implementing national legislation relating to electricity supply, and developing policies and procedures, in particular relating to tariffs and assistance to the poor.
  • Establishing and maintaining a comprehensive set of management and financial systems and controls within the Directorate and implementing a regular reporting regime in terms of the requirements of the MFMA and municipal accounting standards.
  • Procuring the services of professionals and civil, building and electrical contractors, and other goods and services in terms of the regulatory framework of the Municipality''s Supply Chain Management Policy.
  • Implementing the retail business core activities that need to be performed in the furtherance of retail planning, new connections, revenue management and customer interactions.
  • Maintaining links with Provincial Government and key sector bodies, such as Eskom Holdings, the Department of Energy, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), the Department of Public Enterprises, the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) and the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA), and representing the best interests of the Municipality in relation to bulk electricity supply and the regulation of the industry.
  • Managing the human resources of the Directorate ''s staff in a highly unionised environment, so as to ensure labour stability and to minimise disputes.
  • Managing and ensuring the integration of the Directorate ''s functions with those of the other service delivery directorates so as to advance the developmental responsibility of the Municipality, implementing its Integrated Development Plan (IDP) and Service Delivery and Budget Implementation Plan (SDBIP) and contributing to the establishment of sustainable communities. 

 

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION FORM AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION IN RESPECT OF THE ABOVE POSITION

 

Please note that in terms of the Local Government: Regulations on the appointment and conditions of employment of Senior Managers Government Gazette No. 37245 of 17 January 2014, a special form is utilised to assist the Municipality in recruiting, selecting and appointing suitable candidates in senior management positions in Municipalities.

 

The relevant official application form is obtainable from the eighth floor, Lillian Diedericks Building (formerly Brister House), Govan Mbeki Avenue, Port Elizabeth. Application forms may also be downloaded from the municipal website: www.nelsonmandelabay.gov.za. Alternatively, requests for the official application form must be emailed to recruitment@mandelametro.gov.za(contact person: Ms Vuyiseka Gula – tel. 041 506-3259). No application forms other than the abovementioned will be accepted.

 

Completed application forms, CVs and certified copies of supporting documentation must be mailed to Reception, eighth floor, Lillian Diedericks Building, Govan Mbeki Avenue, Port Elizabeth 6000 or delivered to the eighth floor, Lillian Diedericks Building, Govan Mbeki Avenue, Port Elizabeth or emailed to recruitment@mandelametro.gov.za.

 

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality reserves the right to fill or not to fill the position.

 

Enquiries: Ms Ayanda Mokuena: tel. 041 506 7323.

 

CLOSING DATE: FRIDAY, 15 MARCH 2019 BEFORE 12H00 NOON.   

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