Head of Security (Re-Advertisement) Job at Transnet – in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga

Job Description

This advert is open for application by external applicants.

Equity Statement :Preference will be given to suitably qualified Applicants who are members of the

designated groups in line with the Employment Equity Plan and Targets of the Organisation/Operating


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before the closing date of the advertisement.

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Operating Division : Transnet Freight Rail

Position Title : Head of Security

Employee Group : Permanent

Department : Security

Location : Nelspruit

Reporting To : Head: Ops, Compliance & Vetting

Grade Level : D

Reference Number : 50018044

Position Purpose:

  • To assist in the total management of the security function within the TFR defined security corridors.
  • To define, drive, and continuously improve the security operations center technology strategies.
  • Evaluate, coordinate, and oversee the daily corridor security operations, and liaison
  • Co-ordinate regular security assessments within the corridor for weakness identification.
  • Assist in the development, review, and implementation of security policy, procedures at respective depots within the


Position outputs:

  • To assist in the management of the total security function (personnel, physical, communication, information, and surveillance


  • Initiates short and long-term security strategies for respective security functions to continuously enhance operational


  • Consult with Depot Managers to develop and implement operational procedures, policies, and best practice security models
  • Manage and direct the effective implementation of new technologies and the utilization of existing systems
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with internal departments to coordinate the implementations of all

security-related functions across the entire corridor

  • Perform security operations, security threat assessment, and provide advisory services
  • Assess and remediate incidents including driving root cause analysis and correction
  • Conduct monitoring of security events and escalate to appropriate parties
  • Ensure all security capabilities owned and operated by the Security Department are operating effectively. Responsible for

identifying continuous security capability improvements that will help protect the rail infrastructure.

  • Establish and maintain operational plans with clear tasks and delivery dates to ensure successful joint execution of

security-related operations

  • Maintain security operations and administrative procedures to ensure daily operations are documented in a clear and

concise fashion

  • Provide awareness activities about the security operations capabilities and practices
  • Provide leadership and support of security operations activities, including but not limited to security architecture, physical

security, and service desk operations

  • Provide coaching and mentoring to depots security operational staff
  • Serves as a key point of contact to ensure the delivery of high-quality services for assigned account; evaluates service

quality and initiates any necessary communication and/or corrective action on time

  • Implements key performance measures, and tracking tools in cooperation with stakeholders to enhance security team

effectiveness and performance

  • Coordinates and performs security threat reviews using industry best practices and specific assessment tools
  • Meet weekly with Depots Managers for performance reviews; addresses any actual or potential problems and provide

support in security planning

  • Coordinate with the Training Manager to define and update the training needs for the staff
  • Assist to review, develop and implement all operational procedures to ensure that they are effective, represent best practice,

and are properly adhered to across the corridor

  • To ensure proper and adequate coordination of the security function at the corridor
  • To ensure correct and timeous availability of information for decision making and ensure data integrity for security databases
  • To ensure effective management and efficient deployment of security resources
  • To implement security operational business plan to ensure alignment with the security strategic objectives.
  • To ensure efficient and effective functioning of security resources, processes, and procedures

Qualifications & Experience:

  • NQF Leve 7 Qualification in security management or the criminal justice cluster and/or extensive relevant training in

management of large-scale in Security Operations and Stakeholder Liaison.

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience within the Security industry in managing security operations, of which at least 4 years in a

management role

  • Seasoned professional with advanced knowledge and experience in crime prevention, including organised crime and

implementation of security programs within large, complex operations environments

  • Advanced experience and knowledge of the use and leveraging of intelligence in crime prevention and in support of security


  • Sound knowledge about all relevant legislation, governance and management of risk and compliance
  • Leadership training will be an advantage
  • Requirement of trust and honesty in the handling of finances as per the National Credit Act Amendment 19

Standard Job Requirements

  • Driver’s license code 08
  • Willing to travel as required by the business


  • Sound knowledge of Security best practices
  • Knowledge of business processes, policies, procedures and standards.
  • Capital budget process
  • Financial management, PFMA and accounting systems
  • Operating (risk) business plan
  • Operational understanding of incident handling procedures
  • Knowledge of relevant Security legislation
  • Labour legislation and BCEA
  • Project management principles
  • Contract management principle’s
  • Change management principles
  • Asset Management
  • Crime prevention/ operations management
  • Legal and criminal laws
  • Business practise
  • Crime trends/analysis
  • Security Risk assessment
  • Disciplinary and Grievance procedures

a) Inspirational Leadership

b) Holistic thinking

c) Time management

d) Stress handling

e) Analytical

f) Networking

g) Leadership

h) Collaboration

i) Communication

j) Delegation

k) Problem solving

l) Budgetary/financial

m) Interpersonal

n) Verbal and written communication

o) Decision making and pro-active thinking

p) Conflict management

q) Negotiation

r) Planning and organizing

s) Diversity management

t) People Management

u) Facilitation

v) Judgement

w) Decision making

x) Computer skills

y) Relevant functional skills related to licences (plan, execute and control

a) Integrity

b) Trustworthy and Honest

c) Results oriented

d) Pro-Active

e) Team Work

f) Diversity

g) Open Minded

h) Assertiveness

i) Resilience

j) Decisiveness

k) Attention to detail

l) Empathy

m) Dynamic

n) Ethical

o) Agile

Behavioural competencies:Strategy & Sustainability:

  • Strategic Thinking -Translates strategies into measurable goals and objectives to achieve the organisations vision.
  • Commercial Awareness-Keeps abreast of internal and external factors that can impact the business; is aware of

developments in organisational structures, economics and politics where relevant.

  • Innovating-Generates new ideas or solutions by thinking “outside of the box”; reviews current processes or systems and

identifies ways to optimise them.

Inspirational Leadership:

  • Inspiring People-Inspires, motivates and empowers team members to do their best.
  • Managing Talent-Provides clear direction and sets performance standards/requirements for the team.
  • Leading Change-Manages and directs change initiatives.
  • Embracing Diversity-Manages and promotes equal opportunity and has an appreciation for diversity in the workplace.

Business Performance and Delivery:

  • Lead Business Performance-Manages the business to be more efficient and effective.
  • Strategic Decision Making-Is decisive and takes full accountability for decisions.
  • Business Acumen-Understands and deals with various business situations using obtained knowledge and a broad spectrum

of expertise.

  • Analysing-Thinks systemically and is open to new approaches.

Relationship Management:

  • Communicating Effectively-Communicates the business strategy and objectives in a clear and manner.
  • Collaborating and Networking-Build wide and effective relationships with people inside and outside of the organisation to

help achieve the organisations goals and objectives.

  • Service Orientated-Leads by example; strive for a customer-centric culture where everyone acts with the customer in mind.
  • Persuading and Influencing-Identifies and influences key decision-makers using strong persuasive techniques and creates

a strong personal impression that leads to buy in from others.

Corporate Governance & Compliance:

  • Leading Governance-Always work in the best interest of the organisation and aligns business practices to the ethical

obligations and good corporate governance.

  • Leading Safety Practice-Takes full responsibility for adherence to safety practices within the department.
  • Leading Risk Management-Drives and embeds sound risk management practices.

Personal Mastery:

  • Learning and Applying Expertise-Shows an openness to undertake activities to enrich and improve self
  • Resilience-Perseveres and overcomes obstacles; faces challenges with confidence and bravely.
  • Emotional Intelligence-Is aware of own emotions and can keep emotions under control during difficult situations.
  • Vigour & Personal Drive-Accepts and tackles demanding goals with enthusiasm.

“NB: The candidate must meet the minimum inherent health requirements of the job”.

Please apply online via our website www.transnet.net

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Company Location:  Nelspruit, Mpumalanga

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