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Design Consultant

Job Location

Cape Town, South Africa



Job Description


To provide strategic/technical security design service to the Group, acting as project manager responsible for the technical and commercial delivery of projects. .

Project Delivery

  • Provide a professional security strategy design service to clients on projects as directed by Senior Management.
  • Act as project manager to ensure service and project work are carried out within agreed deadlines and within budget
  • Work competently on an independent basis
  • Work collaboratively in a multidiscipline design team
  • Communicate directly with clients and be able to lead meetings and present when required.
  • Prepare technical and financial proposals for new work
  • Assist with the managing of the workload of junior engineers and technicians (including verification of quality)
  • Prepare and take responsibility for concept and preliminary strategy solutions for detail design
  • Set up and manage job/project administrative systems, including planning and monitoring job resourcing/expenditure (adjusting these as necessary)
  • Ensure the senior management team are kept informed of important and relevant service/design decisions and the objectives of the client and the company are achieved
  • Represent QCIC during meetings with the client, other professionals and suppliers
  • Continually ensuring that practices, policies, strategy and services represent the client’s and QCIC’s best interests and that QCIC policy is in keeping with current legislation, British Standards and Codes of Practice etc.


Business Development

  • Participate in marketing QCIC design internally and externally to showcase services on offer
  • Complete single page CV for marketing/submissions and update regularly
  • Produce related articles for industrial journals and social media
  • Participate in team marketing activities and attend networking events



  • Prepare fee proposals, terms and conditions for approval
  • Scope new projects putting together delivery methodology as directed
  • Manage project finances on a monthly basis


Personal Development

  • Coach and assist graduates and consultants
  • Commitment to CPD and self-learning / development
  • Maintain membership of relevant professional body


The ideal candidate will have the following skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Formalised Security design qualification 
  • Understanding of blast mitigation design principles
  • Experience of implementation for security management procedures
  • Experienced in Counter Terrorist design
  • Experienced in Secure by Design practice
  • Experienced in design risk management methodology
  • 3+ years’ experience in a security consultancy (desirable)
  • Ability to identify and meet project deadlines and deliverables to support other disciplines
  • Experience with producing technical reports
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must




Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • Security strategy design for large projects
  • Counter terrorist design experience
  • Good consultancy skills
  • Secure by design experience
  • Very strong organisational skills
  • Good analytical and presentation skills
  • Knowledge and skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Ability to identify critical path during project delivery
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Commercial understanding in design task management
  • Flexibility with working hours due to the nature of the role
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must


It would be preferable for applicants to also demonstrate:

  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Experience of working in multidiscipline project teams
  • Design Project Management
  • Blast mitigation design