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Job Description

  Knight Piésold’s growth has resulted in the need for us to hire a talented Engineering Geologist, to be based in Pretoria. The professional will report directly to the Section Manager: Geotechnical. The ideal candidate will be experienced in geotechnical investigations, identification of laboratory testing methods, technical report writing and client liaison whilst conducting fieldwork.Professionals should have at least a BSc. Honours in Engineering Geology for this position coupled with more than 3 years’ experience in the field of geotechnical investigations or similar geotechnical projects. Registration as a Professional (Pr. Sci. Nat.) with SACNASP (or equivalent registration) would be advantageous. Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Earth, GIS software (Mapsource etc.), geotechnical logging software and Rocscience suite software.Duties and responsibilities

  • Exemplify KP’s quality control and OHS procedures.
  • Assist with/ compile with proposals, tenders, expressions of interest and/or quotations.
  • Assist with/ compile procurement documentation and direct procurement processes.
  • Undertake projects towards company and client objectives.
  • Undertake project administration duties.
  • Undertake site investigation and sampling logistical support.
  • Coordinate all geotechnical investigation activities, including but not limited to appointment of subcontractors, health and safety activities, investigation programmes and sampling programmes.
  • Log core from drilling according to applicable guidelines and best practice.
  • Map exposed rock outcrop according to applicable guidelines and best practice.
  • Profiling of test pits according to applicable guidelines and best practice.
  • Sampling of test pits and boreholes for geotechnical laboratory testing, according to applicable guidelines and best practice.
  • Undertake, specify and supervise geotechnical testing, including laboratory and insitu tests.
  • Strive to complete works within time and budget requirements.
  • Assist with/ compile site investigation and project reports.
  • Perform desk top studies.
  • Undertake all works according to KPs ISO 9001 quality system, as well as KP’s internal quality systems.

Our employee value propositionWhen recruiting talented professionals, we want to ensure that we align to your personal values and needs through our employee value proposition. As such we offer:

  • Interesting and challenging project work
  • Mentorship and coaching
  • A hybrid working model which supports flexibility and autonomy
  • Attractive remuneration package aligned to experience
  • A high-performance work culture – high effort leads to high reward
  • A contribution towards home office data expenses
  • A hands-on approach to employee wellbeing and mental health, with paid benefits
  • Continuing professional development and training and development opportunities
  • Latest use of technology and software programmes
  • A 101-year-old employer brand that makes you proud to be a part of the team

Please email your detailed cv as well as a letter of motivation to [email protected] for the attention of Lungile Sibisi by 31 January 2023. We treat all applications with the strictest levels of confidentiality and will correspond with shortlisted candidates.