Executive Director Engineering ServicesMarius Wüst
Drakenstein’s new Executive Director Engineering Services: Integrator, inspirer and organisational resilience builder.
Mr. Marius Wüst, the newly appointed Executive Director Engineering Services, has gained a great deal of experience in various capacities in the private and public sectors, which includes financial management, accounting, development, engineering and project management.
He is uniquely qualified for the position, in that he holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Stellenbosch (1994), as well as a B Comm Honours degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (2000). Mr. Wüst also completed the Municipal Minimum Competence Course at the Stellenbosch University School of Public Leadership (2014), and he holds the professional registration CS(SA) at the SA Institute of Chartered Accountants.
His previous experience includes Chief Financial Officer at Bergrivier Municipality (January to September 2019) and Stellenbosch Municipality (September 2013 to November 2018), Director of Infrastructure at the Western Cape Provincial Treasury (March to September 2013), Director of Municipal Infrastructure in the Western Cape Department of Local Government (January 2011 to February 2013), as well as various other engineering project management and financial management positions.
He has a clear grasp of budget planning and implementation and the intricacies of running a multidisciplinary engineering directorate, to ensure efficient and effective service delivery.
Mr Wüst takes a reasoned, purpose-driven approach to his work, constantly seeking ways to build organisational resilience. He holds people in high regard and works to create an upbeat, cohesive work environment. He believes in dedication to task, and takes a cooperative approach to team management, with a relentless focus on excellence in service delivery.
Under Mr. Wüst’s strategic leadership, the Engineering Services Directorate plays a crucial role in the achievement of the Drakenstein Municipality’s Vision 2032 goals, by managing civil engineering services, including water, sewerage, streets, storm water and traffic engineering; electrical engineering services; and all building and construction projects undertaken by the Municipality.
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