• Title
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Mining & Minerals
    Position Type
    Agency / Contract
  • Overview / Responsibilities

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


    Main purpose of the role; 

    • To deliver mechanical engineering and design functions for Pulp and Paper projects.
    • Ensure that designs are in accordance with project / study requirements and company objectives and are produced in a timely and cost-effective manner
    • To work in a safe manner, complying with and actively contributing to the Wood Health, Safety and Environmental HSE policies, manuals and procedures. At all times considering the health, safety and welfare of fellow workers, visitors, clients, community and the environment

    Skills / Qualifications


    • BSc, BEng, B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering
    • Professional registration with ECSA

     Competencies, Skills, Experience

    • Minimum of 10 to 15 years’ mechanical engineering experience with at least 5 to 8 years in the Pulp and Paper and / or Raw Material Processing industry or Petro - chemical industry with experience in the design office and the field
    • Lead Mechanical engineer experience and Mechanical package management experience
    • Ability to interpret and analyze site conditions
    • Plant layout knowledge of mechanical equipment
    • Bulk materials handling knowledge
    • Vessel, tank and plate work design experience
    • Boiler and Steam system experience
    • Piping engineering and piping materials selection experience
    • Pump systems design experience
    • Experience working within or interfacing with a 3D modelling environment
    • Understanding of South African and common International standards and regulatory authority requirements in the Pulp and Paper sector
    • Site experience – construction and commissioning
    • Good commercial awareness / risk management skills
    • Project planning skills

    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.


    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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