CHIEF ENGINEER (HEAD OFFICE X 1) Vacancy No. 3 of 2024

Main Purpose of the Job

To plan current and future requirements of national airports and airfields and prepares, corresponding budgetary costing for airport development and maintenance. Supervises Mechanical, Electrical, Civil and Special Systems engineering activities at airports by providing overall guidance to airports engineering and maintenance staff and other Airports divisions.

Position Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in civil, electrical, mechanical, engineering, or related field from a recognized university.
  • A relevant post graduate qualification would be an added advantage.
  • Registration with Engineers Registration Board (ERB) mandatory.


  • Membership of a recognized professional institution
  • Project management
  • Knowledge of ICAO/IATA regulations, procedures, practices, and manuals
  • Knowledge and application of legal and regulatory frameworks in Botswana.


  • A minimum of nine (9) years of relevant post qualification experience in engineering management or related fields of which six (6) years should have been served at supervisory level or role within an aviation environment.
  • Proven experience in project planning and design, technical review, contracts management and practical application of engineering science, technology and project management would be advantageous.


  • Attention to detail.
  • High level of integrity and ethical conduct
  • Conceptual and analytical ability
  • Risk management.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Team leadership.
  • Customer and results orientation.
  • Good judgment, decisiveness & problem solving.
  • Assertive, initiative, and proactive.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Report writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Aviation industry or strategy understanding
  • Team development, coaching and mentoring.
  • Organisational awareness (ability to understanding social, economic, and financial implications of decision made)
  • Creative, innovative & personal commitment to excellence

 Core Areas of Responsibilities

  • Airport Master Plan Development
  • Airport Infrastructure Planning, Design & Development
  • Infrastructure Maintenance
  • Contracts and Project Management (including implementation and monitoring)
  • Quality Assurance and Control
  • Policy and Procedure Development
  • Environmental Management & Awareness
  • Budgeting and Cost Control
  • Employee Development
  • ICAO/IATA/CAAB Standards Compliance etc.

Suitably qualified candidates are invited to submit application letters, with detailed curriculum vitae and certified copies of certificates on or before 15 March 2024 to:


Telephone: 3688200
We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.