Western Cape Government: Candidate Engineer Graduate Programme 2024

Job Summary

The Western Cape Provincial Government is recruiting recent graduates for the 2024 Candidate Engineer Graduate Programme.

Closing date: 19 February 2024

Reference NumberWCG240122-5
Tracking NumberDOI 02/2024
Job TitleCandidate Engineer: Candidate Programme and Professional Development (3 positions available for a 2 year contract period), Ref No. DOI 02/2024
DepartmentDepartment of Infrastructure
Salary levelOSD
EnquiriesMs M Hofmeyr at (021) 483 2427
Job TypeContract

Location: Cape Town, CBD.


All-inclusive salary package of R 687 879 per annum (OSD as prescribed)

Note on remuneration: Cost-to-employer (CTE) remuneration packages for certain occupation-specific dispensations (OSD) are inclusive of all costs related to service benefits or obligations including basic salary, 13th cheque, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc.

Where remuneration is not indicated as CTE, employees’ service benefits or obligations are funded or co-funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements

Job Purpose

The Department of Infrastructure, Western Cape Government has opportunities for three (3) qualified Candidate Engineers (OSD) to provide technical, civil engineering, project management and administrative support to departmental engineering projects.

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The successful incumbents must have the ability to work under pressure, willingness to work irregular hours and meet tight deadlines. These contract positions are based in Cape Town.


  • Engineering Degree (B Eng/BSC (Eng)) or relevant qualification;
  • Registration with ECSA as a Candidate Engineer is compulsory upon appointment;
  • A valid code B driving licence.
RecommendationFurther post qualification studies and publications. Design and Construction (site) or Contract Management experience.
Experience in Road infrastructure Projects.
Mature candidate engineer.
Completed ECSA Group A Outcomes (Description to be provided in CV).

Key Performance Areas

Design new systems to solve practical engineering problems (challenges) and improve efficiency and safety: Planning, designing, operating and maintenance of engineering projects; Development of cost effective solutions according to standards;

Evaluation of existing technical manuals, standard drawings and procedures to incorporate new technology; Promote safety in line with statutory and regulatory requirements;

Office Administration: Prepare inputs for the facilitation of resource utilisation; Adhere to regulations and procedures for Supply Chain Management (SCM) and HR administration; Report on service delivery;

Research and development: Keep up with new technologies and procedures; Research/literature studies on engineering technology to improve expertise; Liaise with relevant bodies/councils on engineering-related matters; Follow approved programme of development for registration purposes.

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Working knowledge of the following: Legal compliance; Engineer design and analysis; Project management skills; Proven problem solving and analysis skills; Research and development skills;

Computer literacy (relevant engineering software packages); Ability to draft complex technical reports, memorandums and submissions; Written and verbal communication skills.

How to Apply

Kindly note that this is a re-advertisement, applicants who previously applied must re-apply.

Only applications submitted online at: or will be accepted.

There are 26 other job vacancies at Western Cape Provincial Government. VIEW ALL THE JOBS HERE.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department and may also be required to undergo competency assessments/proficiency test. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department.

Should you experience difficulties with your online application, kindly note that technical support (challenges with online application) is only available from Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 16.00. You may contact the helpline at 0861 370 214.

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Otherwise, all other queries relating to the position, kindly contact the enquiries person as indicated in the advert. Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.

Careers at Western Cape Provincial Government

As an employer, we provide ample opportunities for people who have a passion for serving others, to make a real difference in the quality of life of our citizens.

We will equip you fully to fulfil your service role competently and with enthusiasm. In serving others, you will be a member of an achievement driven team.

You will work in an attractive and safe work setting, located in one of the most beautiful natural settings in the world – the fairest Cape of them all – and live and work in a province that aspires to be the best run regional government in the world.

Find out how to take the first step towards your dream career in the Western Cape Government.

  • Western Cape Department of Health: 012 667 4886
  • Western Cape Education Department : 0861 819 919
  • All other departments

* Note: No payment of any kind is required when applying for any of the positions advertised by the Western Cape Government.


  • Itumeleng Tladi

    Itumeleng teaches high school Mathematics in Groote Schuur. In addition to curating career opportunities on, Itumeleng mentors a community group of youth in STEAM. At chess, he's Western Cape's best.

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