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Mechanical Design Engineer

Mechanical Design Engineer

Requisition ID 
Work Location 
ZA-Cape Town
Department / Discipline 
Engineering - Mechanical
Additional Work Location 
Position Type 
Staff / Permanent

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities


A diverse and challenging position for a Mechanical Design Engineer with +10 year’s experience and Project Management Experience has become available for a self-motivated and highly organised individual to join Nuclear Consultants International (Pty) Ltd, based in Cape Town.

Job Purpose


Perform engineering duties in planning and designing, of mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of such equipment.  also requires Project Management Experience.



Design Engineering

  • Mechanical design of assigned projects from conception to approval then to implementation and hand-over.
  • Compile design packages according to client requirements, local SANS Standards as well as ASME B31.1, ASME B31.3, ASME III and other design codes and standards as required.
  • Integrate various design disciplines (electrical, I&C and civil) into one complete design solution
  • Specify the installation requirements and methods, bills of materials; prepare the testing and commissioning requirements and procedures, provide installation support and sign-offs.
  • Conduct design package and implementation package reviews
  • Compile and review Design Calculations


Project implementation

  • Providing design support during various project implementation phases
  • On site problem solving and redesign during plant outages


New Business Development

  • Tender compilation requesting quotations, processing and accessing quotations, conducting manpower estimations and supplier assessments
  • Interpreting client requirements, specifications and enquiries in order to provide the best solution for the tenders
  • Technical solution compilation
  • Ensuring sub-contractor and supplier compliance with client requirements
  • General assistance to the Business Development Managers with tenders


Skills / Qualifications



  • BSc / BEng or BTech in Mechanical Engineering
  • Project Management
  • High proficiency with SolidWorks & AutoCAD
  • Computer Skills (Microsoft Word, Excel etc.)
  • Engineering Certificate of Competency (ECSA registered)
  • Nuclear Engineering Course
  • A Sound knowledge of ASME specifications.
  • Min 5-year nuclear experience in Design Engineering


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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