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Senior Piping Engineer – DT124

Top engineering firm seeks piping engineer. Design pipes for watertube boilers.

Non-Negotiables (We will check)

  • Must have 3 -5 years experience either with BS806, BSEN13480, ASME B31.1 including stress analysis using Caesar II. Or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with class III piping systems in accordance with the PER and SANS 347. Or equivalent experience.
  • Power plant piping or industrial steam piping experience required.
  • The candidate must preferably be ECSA registered (Pr Eng or Pr Tech Eng). If not they must be working towards Professional registration.

What the person must be able to do:

This role is in the South African power generation industry. All duties would take place in this context.

Design, maintenance engineering and rehabilitation engineering of the following typical systems:

  • Water piping systems that feed Watertube boilers
  • Water piping systems inside the Watertube boiler. These are high intensity steam pipes. High pressure and high heat.
  • PF Piping
  • Miscellaneous air, oil and water piping
  • Boiler vessels and tanks

Key Job Deliverables (First 6-12 Months):

  • Take a leading role in the piping design side of significant power station projects. this includes:
    • Accurate and error-free calculations. Approval of calculations
    • Creating functional and practical designs. Includes execution issues such as procurement, manufacture, construction, commissioning and operation.
    • Guiding and mentoring juniors. Management of the Design team.

Background work experience

  • Strong preference for Professional Engineer or Professional Technologist. If not must be about to register with ECSA.
  • 3-5 years piping design experience in high pressure/heat environments (Class III). More experience is strongly advantageous.
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering (BSc, BEng or BTech)
  • Proven track record in piping design (we will check references)
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Type of Person

Qualify In

  • Action orientated
  • Analytical thinker
  • Detail driven
  • Innovator
  • Meticulous
  • Strong leadership skills – Leads as a member of the team
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Natural coach and mentor
  • Strong project management and facilitation skills
  • Success orientated

Qualify Out

  • Abrasive
  • Emotionally cold
  • Focuses on numbers and forgets about people
  • Introverted – Not a people person
  • Wants to be spoon fed
  • Lethargic
  • Confined to Analysis-Paralysis

Personality Summary:

  • Moderate Driver – Results Orientated Go-getter. Strategic thinker.
  • Moderate to High Analytical – Strong with analysis, metrics, data and fact based decision making.
  • Moderate Expressive – People person, natural leader.
  • Advantageous – Moderate Administrative – Good with procedures, processes and best practices.

Benefits of this Role:

  • Leading multinational engineering firm
  • Make a difference – help us build a better electricity supply for South Africa
  • Lead, mentor and build a strong design team

Reports to: Lead Engineer

Direct Reports: Design engineers, Junior Design Engineers, Technicians, Drawing Office and Trainees as assigned per project requirements.

Location: Johannesburg East Rand

Salary: Market Related. In the Range of R40K to R60K per month. More senior candidates can also apply. Negotiable for exceptional candidates.

Type: Permanent

Start: ASAP

Reference: DT 124

Jobs like this don’t come around that often, so make sure you apply now.

Call Dave Lucas at 011 655 7391

Email: j124 @  (Please email your CV before calling us.)