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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Vanderbijlpark, South Africa

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As Senior Mechanical Engineer you will be required to support with scoping of new projects, perform

basic mechanical and detailed designs, compiling technical specifications for procurement of tagged

equipment and support the implementation of designs in a multidisciplinary team. The candidate will

need to assist with the upskilling of team members, provide guidance, and set an example. Generate

and review technical work accurately and drive internal processes to meet the client’s needs and



• Involvement with the following phases and associated deliverables: Concept, Basic, Detailed, and

Construction Support.

To generate and execute technical deliverables including:


Support with Work Breakdown

Support with generation of Mechanical Designs on Greenfields and Brownfields projects

Pr.Eng approval and sign-off of piping design isometrics

Pr.Eng approval and sign-off of static equipment design drawings will be advantageous

Ensure that discipline deliverables are in accordance with the necessary technical standards,

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

requirements with other work/disciplines

Technical interfacing and liaising with clients during proposal, design, and construction phases of


Technical interfacing and liaising with supply, fabrication and construction subcontractors during

proposal, design and construction phases of projects

Technical support with MFD (P&ID) development, 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’ experience in industrial, mechanical and piping engineeringprojects

• Professionally Registered with ECSA, (Pr Eng)

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

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

Experience in Piping-Stress Analysis

Experience in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) will be beneficial

• 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:

• PVElite, Ceasar II, AutoCAD, Cadworx, Compress and Inventor. 

Personal attributes

• Affinity for detail engineering and a passion for mechanical engineering with a specific focus

on piping engineering

• Ability to work under pressure

• Conceptual and analytic problem-solving

• Strong team player (good interpersonal skills)

• Strong written and oral communication skills (internally and to clients)

• Self-starter and able to work independently.

• Ability to prioritize with good time management.

• Self-disciplined and motivated.

• Quality and detail driven. 

• Assertive with a strong internal focus of control.

Closing date

29 February 2024

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