Water Security Driven by IR4.0

25 - 27 OCT 2022
10H00 - 13H00
Register now, it's free to attend!

The 3-day virtual symposium on Water Security Driven by IR4.0, is a collaboration between the University of Johannesburg, the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE), and the Water Research Commission.

CLICK on this Link which will take you to the 3 virtual sessions . Click on each registration link if you want to attend all three sessions.

We are looking forward to hosting you!

University of Johannesburg
Water Research Commission

ECSA E-Bulletin 2022 September

2nd edition of the Engineering Council of South Africa`s E-Bulletin:

The Voluntary Associations Presidents Forum aims at strengthening relations between ECSA and its VAs. In this session members deliberated on the key matters geared towards ensuring a cohesive engineering sector. https://www.ecsa.co.za/news/SitePages/Bulletins.aspx E-Bulletin 2022 September

SAQA Approves the Re-Recognition of ECSA as a Professional Body and the Re-Registration of Its Professional Designations
Approval granted by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) of ECSA`s re-recognition as a Professional Body and re-registration of its professional designations. https://www.ecsa.co.za/news/SitePages/Bulletins.aspx E-Bulletin 2022 September

The trends for professional registration and the contribution of the engineering industry to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  https://www.ecsa.co.za/news/News%20Articles/REFLECTION%20ON%20THE%20PROFESSIONAL%20REGISTRATION%20STATISTICS.pdf

ECSA Partners with Investec to host a Women in Leadership Breakfast
The ECSA President, Refilwe Buthelezi Pr Eng, and other females in the Built Environment Profession gathered to share their experiences as well as lessons learnt in the careers.  https://www.ecsa.co.za/news/News%20Articles/ECSA%20Partners%20with%20Investec%20to%20host%20Women%20in%20Leadership%20Breakfast.pdf

INDIA CHEM 2022 (2-3 Nov 2022)

The Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals is organizing the 12th edition of INDIA CHEM in association with the Federation of India Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

The events will be organized during 2nd -3rd November 2022 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India with the theme “Vision 2030: Chemicals and Petrochemicals Build India”. India Chem is India’s largest composite event of Chemicals, Petrochemicals, and Technologies, Process Plant Machinery, Controls & Automation System Industry.

For more information go to www.indiachem.in

Dss+ is Recruiting

  1. About dss+


At dss+ we are driven by our purpose: we are actively making the world a better place by saving lives and creating a sustainable future for our clients and generations to come. Through our work with clients, we are transforming industries and reshaping markets, with sustainability as the cornerstone. We work with a broad range of companies and partners – from investors and governments to mining and food companies. In doing so, we are able to influence and advocate for bold transformations, and work with clients on-the-ground, leveraging expertise and data-based approaches to make these transformations happen.

Our company is growing rapidly and expanding our capabilities to better deliver on our purpose. Working at dss+ means that you would be able to have a direct impact at clients, but also to build the future of a firm with strong ambitions to drive positive change in this world. 

What is unique about dss+ is our culture, which is underpinned by our core values, mission critical behaviours and our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We are purpose-driven, client-focused, committed to transparency and feedback, teamwork and collaboration, flexibility and work-life balance, and growth and development.

  1. Typical Projects dss+ Delivers (sample)
  • Safety assessment
    • Assessing the gaps to safety excellence at a client site/s
  • Process safety transformations
    • Identifying process risks and then driving closure of these recommendations
  • Operational Risk Management Transformation
    • Implementation of the recommendations of from safety assessments
  • Operational Excellence Transformation
    • Cost reduction projects
    • Transforming clients maintenance culture and improving performance
  • Coaching
    • Capacity building through intensive on-site coaching and training
  1. Career Opportunities

We are seeking consultants (various levels) to fill full-time and/or semi-permanent employment(ICDR’s). 

ICDR’s (or contract workers) are typically given two year contracts  during which period DSS may offer work as and when the need arises. This provides professionals the flexibility to select projects meeting his specific needs and interests.  ICDR’s also have the freedom to pursue opportunities outside of dss+.

Our projects may be in Southern Africa or could be anywhere across the globe . It all depends on your skills and the quality of the services your offer. The stronger you are the more likely you’ll have “semi-permanent” status.

ICDR’s are typically technical specialists with many years of experience. These contracts are renewed every two years pending satisfactory performance.

Full time employees are either generalists with strong consulting skills or specialists. With our roots in operational risk management, the majority of our specialist full time employees have a process safety / risk management or asset integrity/reliability background. All our full time employees have good consulting skills (problem solving, data analysis, project management, report writing, PowerPoint slide developing, etc).

  1. Experience Sought (deep experience in at least one of these categories)
  • O&G, Chemicals, Mining & Metals, Utilities, Steel, or any heavy industry
  • Root cause analysis and problem-solving
  • Lean six sigma
  • Cost Reduction/optimisation
  • Process Safety (PHA, HAZOP, LOPA, SIL, PSSR, RTO, etc)
  • Operational Risk management
  • Behaviour-based coaching
  • Visible felt Leadership
  • More than 10 years of experience (Retired or semi-retired will be considered).

If you are fit to work and have the skills we’ll consider you.

  1. Locations

In Southern Africa, we do work across the country (Northern Cape, Mpumalanga, Secunda, KZN)

  1. Next Steps

If you are interested and meet these broad criteria, please email your CV to:

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Subject: Job Opportunities

  1. Disclaimer

This notice is posted by Sathie Pillay and is not the official publication of dss+. Sathie Pillay is reaching out to gather applications for vacancies at dss+.