Senior Mechanical/civil Design Engineer – Pumping And Pipeline Systems, Durban South

Last update 2024-04-16
Expires 2024-05-16
ID #1822555435
Senior Mechanical/civil Design Engineer – Pumping And Pipeline Systems, Durban South
South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, Durban South,
Modified August 31, 2023


Job Purpose To supplement the skillset and offering of the pump station and pipeline systems engineering team at the Knight Piésold office in Durban/Umhlanga (or possibly the Johannesburg/Sandton office). To provide assistance with the mechanical and civil engineering design, costing, tender documentation, installation and commissioning of various pump station and pipeline systems across the world for mining and general infrastructure projects. Project work may typically involve systems for bulk water supply, potable and waste water distribution, long distance pipelines, boreholes, open pit and mine underground dewatering, tailings slurry pipelines, return water systems, tailings paste and backfill distribution within mines, in-plant piping, acid mine drainage and other. Minimum Requirements Pr.Eng (Mechanical/Civil). Registered professional engineer. At least 6 to 10 years of experience post B.Eng qualification. At least 4 to 5 years of specialized experience in pumping and pipeline system engineering designs. Previous knowledge (or aspirations to develop knowledge) in the specialized field of slurry pipeline design for tailings projects. Proficient in Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and AutoCAD. Proficiency in using hydraulic surge analysis software (such as Bentley Hammer) will be of value. Experience in INVENTOR software will be an advantage. Experience developing cost estimates for projects. Estimates must have taken into account construction sequencing, material sourcing and installation for large scale projects. High consideration will be given to academic background. Valid driver’s license. Must be willing to travel locally and abroad when required. Key Responsibilities Plan and schedule project development, define the scope of work and prepare proposals to clients. Conduct site visit investigations when required by the project. Coordinate topographical survey work and slurry and pipeline testing work where required as input for the design. Review and evaluate existing terrain and infrastructure information to identify preferred and alternative pipeline routes as well as to identify installation configuration options. Develop mechanical and civil design criteria, equipment and flow diagrams, operating and control philosophies. Perform pipeline system hydraulic designs, 3D modelling and surge analysis. Perform pipeline stress analysis calculations. Perform pump selections and engineering design calculations to specify and size pumps, motors, control valves, regulators, relief valves, pipework and other associated mechanical equipment. Design and detailing of pump stations, valve stations and tank assemblies. Good drafting capabilities and experience in using 3D AutoCAD software (such as AutoCAD Inventor) for detailing mechanical assemblies is of key importance. Preparation of mechanical and civil technical tender documentation such as bill of quantities, technical/particular specifications and equipment datasheets. Preparation of engineering cost estimates and requesting price estimates from mechanical equipment suppliers. Technical report writing. Perform mechanical and civil commissioning of pump station and pipeline systems. Manage and coordinate small projects. Skills/Attributes Sound writing and communication skills. Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritise work. Passion for engineering design. High attention to technical engineering detail and good technical problem-solving skills. Strong organisational and planning skills. High level of personal integrity with a strong work ethic. Should be assertive and have the ability to network with clients. Strong focus and appreciation for health and safety and environmental best practices. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Good project management skills. Good interpersonal skills, the ability to liaise across all levels, enthusiasm for new challenges and enjoy working in a team as well as on your own. Our Employee Value Proposition When recruiting talented professionals, we want to ensure that we align to your personal values and career aspirations through our employer brand. We offer you: A 101-year-old global company which speaks to the values we have upheld for over a century and our hunger for continued success. A hands-on leadership team with a strong vision and a big focus on execution. A team of about 160 people – large enough to beat our competition yet small enough to know each other’s names. Team members in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, DRC, Madagascar and Lesotho. Sponsorship for suitable candidates residing outside of the countries we operate in, and we welcome international applications. Continuing professional development through training and development and conference opportunities. Merit-based promotional structure. Fully paid bursaries for postgraduate studies. Opportunities to learn and lead on engineering projects in Africa and internationally. Access to and mentorship from technical industry experts. Latest use of technology and software programmes. Interesting and challenging project work to align with your career aspirations. Mentorship and coaching at every stage of your career. A hybrid working model in most operating countries, which supports flexibility and autonomy. Attractive remuneration packages aligned to experience and the industry. A high-performance work culture – high effort leads to high reward. A highly lucrative performance bonus system. A fun and meaningful rewards and recognition system to suit your lifestyle. A hands-on approach to corporate wellness focussing on employee wellbeing and mental health. Healthy brunches and lunches coupled with sports and socials so you can work hard and play hard. Annual leave coupled with an annual shutdown period in December to fully recharge. Modern and professional, fully equipped offices that allow for quiet time or teamwork. Please email your detailed CV as well as a letter of motivation to for the attention of Mevashnee Naidoo by 31 March 2023. We treat all applications with the strictest levels of confidentiality and will correspond with shortlisted candidates.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Senior mechanical/civil design engineer – pumping and pipeline systems

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