Company: Amec Foster Wheeler
Skills: Mechanical Engineering
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Tech/Vocational Cert/Apprenticeship
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Status: Active

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Overview / Responsibilities

Amec Foster Wheeler is currently recruiting for a Lead Mechanical Engineer with extensive experience in the mining industry. The main purpose of the role will be to coordinate and supervise engineering and design funtions with a project / study context and to ensure that designs are in accordance with project / study requirements and company objectives and are produced in a timely and cost effective manner.

Role specific responsibilities include preparation of technical specifications, contract specifications, calculations, reports, design criteria and other documents required by the project / study. Responsibility for engineering content, discipline design drawings and technical documents within a project / study. Other responsibilities will include:  

  • Produce designs in accordance with project, discipline, statutory regulations, good practice and company procedural requirements
  • Produce project filing system which is maintained, kept up to date in a discipline or project system which all project design personnel utilise
  • Ensure design is completed within design man-hour and procurement budgets
  • Ensure designs produced are optimal in terms of maintainability, serviceability, equipment operating cost and safe operation
  • Ensure design engineering standards are maintained and adhered to on all projects
  • Provide technical design guidance to Project staff on various aspects of design
  • Review equipment and installation contract tenders and produce technical adjudications / recommendations
  • Review and comment on design documents and drawings from own discipline from own and other disciplines
  • Compare procurement costs against budget and provide feedback to estimating
  • Review and approve vendor documentation for compliance with project / study specifications
  • Estimate, control and review design scope changes.
  • Provide feedback on the quality, use and value of design systems used in design
  • Attend factory acceptance tests and provide input to vendor’s test documentation
  • Assist with plant installation and commissioning
  • Liaise with client to ensure that design is in accordance with agreed requirements
  • Liaise with Site construction staff on technical queries on resolution of engineering design issues
  • Prepare project close out reports with comparison of design and procurement budgets
  • Conduct regular design group meetings within a project / study context
  • Provide timely reports regarding all discussions held and progress made. Ensure all correspondence are recorded
  • Allocate work and provide assistance to discipline engineers and designers on projects / studies
  • Input into progress reports, including listing achievements and highlighting issues as required
  • Provide input to proposals and man-hour estimates
  • Work closely with other consultants and other disciplines and Project / Study Managers to ensure that client’s objectives are met in a timely manner
  • Ensure compliance and take initiative for safety and environmental issues

Skills / Qualifications

  • BSc, BEng, or B.Tech or National Diploma with a minimum of 10 years experience
  • ECSA registered
  • Minimum of 10 years Mechanical design experience in the mining and minerals processing are in the design office and the field
  • Site experience - construction and commissioning experience is essential
  • Slurry pump experience
  • Materials Handling experience
  • Mechanical package experience

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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