Precast Concrete Technician (Civil / Structural Enginering)

Portland Hollowcore is in need of a full time STRUCTURAL TECHNICIAN and with your experience in AutoCAD (and FloorCAD if possible) you can apply for this position at our concrete precast factory outside Durbanville. You will report to the Hollowcore Manager who is also the Design Engineer. We expect the possible candidate to be able to:

  • Manage communication around designs and technical details of assigned projects
  • Compile measurement layouts and preliminary layouts when requested
  • Compile construction drawings for production
  • Design beam and staircase layouts
  • Compile bending schedules and assist with other design needs
  • Order steel for stairs, beams and other custom items for assigned projects
  • Ensure accurate, efficient and cost-saving final layouts for casting
  • Obtain written approval of designs from clients and engineers
  • Ensure approved designs are received by the engineer timeously
  • Timeously ensure quotations are revised for final order and ensure all is accepted before sending to factory for production
  • Monitor installation schedule to prioritise projects and communicate possible delays and issues 
  • Notify clients as to why changes have been made
  • Ensure all work is saved in the correct formats and folders
  • Capture and check slabs and designs on FloorCAD
  • Correspond with all relevant parties to obtain information
  • Ensure ALL designs, schedules, approvals and correspondence is kept on file
  • Assist with draughting needs instructed by management
  • Assist and improve processes between departments
  • Attend technical meetings and liaise with clients when needed


  • Matric Certificate
  • NDip in Civil Engineering
  • Fast learner
  • Good communication skills
  • High level of numeracy and literacy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Accuracy
  • Own transport
  • Work references

Portland is a dynamic and vibrant company supplying the building industry. We are situated outside Durbanville. Own transport is a requirement. 


In return you will receive: 

  • Market related salary
  • Provident fund (after probation period)
  • Annual close down in December during builders holiday

Working hours :

  • Monday – Thursday: 7:00 to 17:30
  • Friday: 07:00 – 15:00

With your work ethic and sober habits, you will fit our team. You must be a RSA citizen with no criminal record. If you think you fit this profile, please send your CV to Please indicate expected salary required. Only candidates who meet the requirements will be considered. Should you not hear back from our offices within 5 working days please do accept that your application was unsuccessful.