Job title: Senior Materials and Pavement Engineer
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Cape Town
Job published: 12 Feb 2024
Job ID: 39092
Contact name: Lihana Ströh

Job Description

Redheads Engineering Solutions is currently seeking a skilled Senior Materials and Pavement Engineer to join their prestigious client in Cape Town permanently.


Salary: Competitive and commensurate with skills, experience, and qualifications.



In this role, you'll play a vital part in supporting the Roads/Highways division with various tasks, including materials investigations, pavement engineering, tender document preparation, and project contract administration. Travel within South Africa or potentially across Africa might be required.


Key Responsibilities:


Materials Investigations:

  • Coordination of small tenders for survey and soils laboratories.
  • Planning and execution of BP investigations and centreline surveys.
  • Conducting general trial pitting and collaborating with soils laboratories.
  • Preparation of detailed materials reports.


Pavement Engineering Tasks:

  • Visual inspection of gravel and surfaced roads.
  • Support in pavement and pavement rehabilitation design.
  • Analysis of materials results and performing thorough pavement analysis.
  • Assisting in traffic data collection and subsequent analysis.
  • Conducting economic analysis as required.


Tender Documents:

  • Assisting in the comprehensive preparation of tender documents.


Contract Administration:

  • Overseeing contract administration for diverse projects.



  • Minimum of a BSc or BEng degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Professional Engineer (Pr Eng) registration is mandatory.
  • A Master’s degree in Pavement Engineering would be advantageous.
  • A valid driver’s license is necessary.



  • At least 10 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Demonstrated experience in devising innovative technical solutions.
  • Proven capability in mentoring and guiding junior staff.
  • Extensive senior project management experience.
  • Strong experience in client liaison.


Skills & Competencies:

  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and MS Project is essential.
  • Strong technical skills in AutoCAD, Civil3D, Rubicon, and HDM4 are prerequisites.


Join our team and contribute to pioneering solutions in materials and pavement engineering. If you have the qualifications, experience, and a passion for driving impactful projects, we invite you to apply and become an integral part of our client's dynamic team in Cape Town.