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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
PO BOX 116
Alternatively contact the Corporate Services Directorate, tel. (041) 506-3259

NO faxed applications will be accepted.



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 positions. Persons with a disability are encouraged to apply.





TASK Grade 16 (R504 600 – R701 532 per annum)

(Basic salary only, excluding benefits) 

In compliance with the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s Employment Equity Plan, preference will be given to suitably qualified African (male/female), Coloured (male/female), White (female) and Indian (female) applicants. 


  • B. degree (Electrical Engineering).
  • Must be registered as a Candidate Professional Engineering Technologist (ECSA).
  • Four to five years’ relevant experience.
  • Valid code B driver’s licence. 



  • Must be physically fit and healthy.
  • Must be able to perform manual operations and duties on foot. Need to climb steel lattice structures of 12m when commissioning certain projects, walk long distances through virgin bushveld to find suitable powerline routes and carry out inspections during the construction stages of projects.
  • Have the ability to cope with mental stress associated with the taking of risky decisions when negotiating large contracts; making mistakes with the verification of complex technical designs and drawings can be costly and result in delays in contracts and completion of projects, stress arising from conflict facilitation and reaching compromises where more than one technical division are involved in the implementation stage of a project and different opinions are maintained about overlapping responsibilities. This stress is a constant part of the job.
  • Must be able to meet frequent and conflicting deadlines and interruptions in the job associated with project implementation and management e.g. contractual conditions normally stipulate that if drawings submitted by contractor for approval are not checked within a prescribed time limit, such drawings are deemed approved. Overtime is often worked to meet the deadlines.
  • Sight, speech and hearing ability. (Colour vision is required and required to visually inspect equipment and verify small ferrule numbering on wiring circuits.)
  • Must work in environmental conditions that are physically stressful such as varying temperatures and weather conditions and working in high risk residential areas poses potential physical threat. 

Job purpose: 


Managing and supervising the Transmission Division and relate capital projects and ensuring timeous completion in accordance with budgetary provisions, safety and quality standards.

As part of the selection process, candidates may be  tested  on any requirement, skill or competency, which will include pre-employment screening, security vetting and psychometric assessment. 

Fringe benefits will include membership of a Retirement Fund, Medical Aid Scheme, Group Life Assurance Scheme, participation in a Housing Subsidy and Car Schemes (subject to the conditions of the various Schemes), and normal leave and sick leave benefits.


Kindly note that all applications for employment should be completed on the official employment application form of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and accompanied by certified copies of academic qualifications (please do not submit original supporting documentation, as this will not be returned). Z83 applications and faxed applications are no longer accepted. A CV not accompanied by a fully completed official application form will not be accepted. 

Please complete one employment application form per vacancy, clearly stating the position code of the post for which you are applying. 

Official application forms are obtainable from the Employment Application Receiving Centres that are located on ground floor of: Lillian Diedericks Building (formerly Brister House), Govan Mbeki Avenue, Port Elizabeth OR Town Hall, Market Street, Uitenhage.  Application forms may also be downloaded from the municipal website: Telephonic  enquires may be directed to the Receptionist, Tel: 041 506 3259. 

Mail to the Executive Director: Corporate Services (Human Resources Management Services Sub-Directorate), PO Box 116, Port Elizabeth 6000 or deliver to the relevant Employment Application Receiving Centre. 

Kindly note that the Municipality contacts shortlisted applicants only. Applicants not contacted within six weeks of the closing date may safely assume that their applications were not successful. They are nevertheless thanked for their interest shown in the position/s advertised. 

CLOSING DATE: FRIDAY, 26 MAY 2017 before 12h00 noon.

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