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Mechanical Superintendent

Mechanical Superintendent

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Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Mechanical Superintendent with extensive experience in the mining and minerals industry to be based on site in Mauritania.


  • Review SMPP contractors QA and QMS manuals, plans and procedures for compliance with national codes and standards (for SMPP disciplines)
  • Ensure that structural, mechanical, platework and piping construction activities are conducted in accordance with procedures and set standards
  • Monitor / audit contractors to ensure prescribed quality and safety requirements are met / maintained
  • Resolve all matters associated with quality and safety which may affect the project
  • Prepare construction specific procedures and work instructions as required
  • Establish a Quality Control policy to provide documentary evidence of the quality attained on the project
  • Witness, inspect and surveillance check in accordance with the Quality Control Plan and the requirements of the Quality Manager
  • Ensure that all Quality Control checks and tests are instigated, with records maintained and available and area released in accordance with contractors Quality Control Plan
  • Attend contractor progress meetings in order to provide detailed reports and interface between client and Direct Field Labour crews
  • Co-ordinate / communicate various issues among the client / consultants that affect the structural, mechanical, platework and piping engineering design, safety, and regulatory compliance of the work
  • Evaluate / comment on work performed by the company and any sub-contractors to ensure that the work is being executed in accordance with project specifications, and regulatory requirements
  • Review structural, mechanical, platework and piping design drawings and documents
  • Generate structural, mechanical, platework and piping engineering queries from the company as well as technical information requests
  • Participate in kick off meetings and progress meetings with support sub-contractors and DFL crews
  • Ensure implementation of established procedures. Expedite with material control function material delivery, distribution and availability in accordance with planned activities

Skills / Qualifications

  • National Diploma in Mechanical and / or Structural Disciplines
  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience in construction, within the mining / minerals processing environment
  • Experience in providing construction input into projects within an EPCM environment
  • Working experience of the Mine Health and Safety Act 29 of 1996
  • Ability to travel locally and / or internationally as and when required
  • Previous experience working in a mining environment
  • Experience working on a project governed by the Mine Health and Safety Act 29 of 1996

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

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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