Chief Operations Officer- Ref: COO/JW2024 at Johannesburg Water

  • Full Time
  • Johannesburg

Johannesburg Water

The Company provides services to an area stretching from Orange Farm in the south to Midrand in the north, Roodepoort in the west and Alexandra in the east, It supplies 1.6 billion litres of potable water per day, procured from Rand Water through : 12 369 km water distribution network 128 reservoirs and water towers 37 water pump stations Wastewater is th…

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Chief Operations Officer- Ref: COO/JW2024

Job Type Full Time
Qualification Bachelors , Higher National Certificate
Experience 10 years
Location Gauteng
City Johannesburg
Job Field Administration / Secretarial&nbsp

Salary Range Above R1,000,000/month


Drive the core mandate of supplying water and sanitation services through proactive and reactive implementation, maintenance, and rehabilitation of infrastructure. Leverage business support by working across the organisation in terms of key processes, projects and in relation to stakeholders. Oversee the operation and maintenance of Wastewater Treatment Works and drive the development and implementation of infrastructure projects.


Assist in the development of a business plan and corporate strategy and execute the core technical deliverables as outlined.
Make use of technological development to operationalise and augment effective and efficient service delivery.
Ensure quality control and adherence to health and safety standards.
Manage employees by setting terms of reference and managerial processes, efficient performance management, employee development, coaching and mentoring to ensure succession planning.
Manage operational compliance with company policies and procedures.
Ensure effective running of the Operations Support department which includes the Scientific Services and business innovation functions to ensure strategic technical support to the operations departments.
Ensure operations and compliance of the wastewater treatment with the relevant legislations.
Compile and manage annual budget.
Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders which include City of Johannesburg, national and local government and other local municipalities to maximize service delivery.

Essential qualifications and experience:

 A minimum requirement of an Engineering qualification at NQF level 7.
 A post graduate degree in Business Management or Engineering at NQF level 8 will be an
added advantage.
 Minimum 10 Years’ experience of which 5 years should be at a senior management level
 Expert knowledge and experience of the implementation of water services policies,
strategies, norms and standards, bylaw programmes and procedures
 Expertise and experience in infrastructure development
 Expertise in water resources and water services planning as well as water demand
 Extensive knowledge in monitoring and evaluation of delivery of water services
 Ability to think independently and drive the strategic direction of the Company
 Experience in preparation of budgets
 Must meet all National Treasury competency requirements for Senior Managers e.g.
Certificate in Management Development for Municipal Finance (CPMD) / Municipal
Finance Management Programme (/MFMP) / Executive Leadership Municipal
Development Programme (ELMDP) OR be eligible to obtain the National Treasury
competency requirements within 18 months upon appointment into the position
 Valid Driver’s licence.

Method of Application

An application form will be deemed valid if the water marked Johannesburg Water application form is completed in full (forms written “refer” to CV are considered incomplete). Application forms completed incorrectly will be disqualified. You are welcome to make more copies of the last page of the application form to allow all your work experience to fit. To apply for the below position please forward your completed application form and qualifications to Email: [email protected] quoting the relevant reference number and job title in the subject line of your correspondence

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