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Structural Engineer Pr Eng – DT78

Multinational Engineering firm seeks a senior Structural Engineer. Design steel lattice towers for powerlines, topographical layouts, foundation designs. Role suited to a smart mid-career engineer with exceptional technical aptitude. Opportunity to be involved in some of the top engineering projects in South Africa.

Non-Negotiables (We will check)

  • Excellent Engineering Design Aptitude.
  • PR Eng – A degreed engineer who can defend an engineering argument based on facts (Expats must be able to produce evidence of registration with local engineering professional registration body)
  • Excellent structural engineering track record, with a wide variety of projects. Must include exposure to technically complex projects.
  • Excellent Technical knowledge on steel structure design with preference for free-standing tower design. Excellent knowledge on foundation design.
  • People smarts – must be able to lead a team and interact with senior executives

What the person must be able to do:

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

  • Design of Powerline Towers according to SANS, ASTM and IEC codes (Company willing to cross-train a suitably experience Pr Eng)
    • Steel Lattice Tower Design
    • Tower Foundations
    • Topographical layouts of Powerlines
  • Excellent experience in using CAD tools as well as manual verification of calculations
  • Exposure to mechanical engineering strongly advantageous
  • Manage the engineering department and be the development team leader
  • Engage in vigorous technical debate on design decisions. Must be able to hold the argument.
  • People smarts and emotional intelligence
  • Design to the level of a professional engineer and sign-off designs

Key Job Deliverables (First 6-12 Months):

  • Technical Design work on key projects
  • Reorganise the engineering database to ensure easy access to intellectual property
  • Management of Engineering department

Background work experience

  • 10+ years experience as a design engineer in a large consulting or contracting company.
  • Experience in being the technical liaison between client and company
  • Structural Engineering Degree
  • ECSA Professional Registration (Non-Negotiable must be a Pr Eng)
  • Exceptional understanding of a professional engineer’s role and responsibilities
  • Strong knowledge on design standards, codes and laws
  • At least 3 years in developing new designs from concept to calculations to drawings, testing and construction.
  • The ability to develop new designs from concept to calculations to drawing and final testing
  • Proven ability in accurately interpret technical and structural drawings
  • Proven ability in technical communication
  • Expertise in CAD packages
  • Must be capable of fault-finding and root cause analysis
  • Project Management Experience strongly advantageous
  • Fast learner
  • People Savvy
  • Energy and drive
  • Willing to travel Nationally and internationally. (Occasional)
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Personality Summary:

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

Benefits of this Role:

  • Leading Industrial Mechanical Engineering Firm
  • Opportunity to work in a cutting edge environment
  • Technical challenge and growth
  • New technical challenges to overcome
  • Great culture, great people
  • Personal growth

Job Description:

  • Engineering Design Lead of:
    • Transmission lines
    • Steel lattice structures
    • Tower Foundations
    • Components
    • Cross rope lengths and sag and tension charts
    • Topographical layouts of Towers
  • Tower spotting
  • Transmission line design optimization
  • Development and acquisition of survey data for transmission lines
  • Ensure company compliance to contractual obligations, terms and technical performance obligations
  • Design review and compliance validation to Engineering Best Practices
  • Authorisation of Drawings
  • Provide technical support to sales team
  • Development of transmission line tower schedules
  • Design Testing
  • Construction Inspection to validate compliance to specifications
  • Quality assurance and ISO compliance

Reports to: Operations Executive

Location: Johannesburg


R800K to R1 Mil per annum negotiable for a senior structural engineer.

Up to R1.3 Mil for specific Powerline Tower Design experience (Proven track record with example designs will be required).

Type: Permanent

Start: ASAP

Reference: DT 78

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

Call Dave Lucas at 011 655 7391

Email: j78 @ (Please email your CV before calling us.)