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Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineer

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Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Mechanical Engineer with extensive experience in the Mining and Metals industry.


  • Produce designs in accordance with project, discipline, statutory regulations, good practice and company procedural requirements
  • Prepare technical specifications, calculations, reports, design criteria and other documents as required by the project / study
  • 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
  • Review and approve vendor documentation for compliance with project / study specifications.
  • 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 resolution of engineering design issues
  • Provide timely reports regarding all discussions held and progress made Ensure all correspondence are recorded
  • Input into progress reports, including listing achievements and highlighting issues as required
  • 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 2 to 5 years’ experience
  • ECSA registered or eligible for registration
  • Minimum of 2 to 5 years Mechanical design experience in the mining and minerals processing area in the design office and the field
  • Well-developed computer skills and knowledge of word, databases spreadsheets and discipline related application software 
  • Technical Competence in terms of core engineering theory from first principles and ability to extend theory to new and complex equipment
  • Experience in the following areas such as site experience in construction and commissioning, Slurry Pumping, Materials Handling and Mechanical Package

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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