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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Durban, South Africa

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The Senior Mechanical Engineer will report to the Senior Manager: Multi-Discipline located in the Durban

office. Technical guidance will be provided by the Senior Manager: Mechanical Design Engineering located

in the Secunda office. The Senior Mechanical Engineer will be required to support in the scoping of new

projects, mechanical design, compiling technical specifications for procurement of tagged equipment and

support the implementation of designs independently in a multidisciplinary team to execute the Mechanical

engineering & design deliverables during various design stages of projects.

The candidate will need to generate and review technical work accurately and drive internal processes to

meet the client's needs/deadlines. 


• To generate and execute technical deliverables including:

o scoping.

o work breakdown and

o allocation as well as generation of mechanical designs on Greenfields and Brownfields


• Ensure that discipline deliverables have been executed in accordance with the necessary technical

standards, specifications, client requirements, applicable internal quality systems, and interface

requirements with other work/disciplines.

• Interfacing and liaising with clients during proposal, design, and construction phases of projects.

• Interfacing and liaising with supply, fabrication and construction subcontractors during proposal,

design and construction phases of projects.

• To perform discipline inputs in MFD (P&ID) reviews, HAZOP study, Model and constructability

reviews, Mechanical /design philosophy review meetings internally and with clients. 


• B Eng. / BSc (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering

• Minimum five years of experience in industrial mechanical and piping engineeringprojects.

• Registered as a candidate with ECSA, (Pr Eng would be advantageous).

• Experience in the application of ASME codes, API Standards, Pressure Equipment Regulations,

SANS 347, and other international standards for vessels and piping.

• Exposure to piping and mechanical fabrication and construction projects and processes.

• Experience in projects that involve multi-discipline teams.

• Exposure to and experience within the petrochemical sector and API standards would be


• Vessel and/or structural design experience would be advantageous.

• Familiarity with the following software packages: 

o PVElite

o Compress

o Inventor 

Personal attributes

• Ability to work under pressure.

• Ability to prioritize with good time management.

• Affinity for detail engineering and a passion for mechanical engineering.

• Assertive with a strong internal locus of control.

• Conceptual and analytic problem-solving.

• Self-starter and able to work independently.

• Self-disciplined and motivated. 

• Strong team player (good interpersonal skills).

• Strong written and oral communication skills (internally and toclients).

• Quality and detail driven. 

Closing date

17 July 2024

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