Design & Built Lead Engineer | Based in Modderfontein | Permanent Position

Job Overview

DEPARTMENT:                          DESIGN AND BUILD

POSITION:                             LEAD ENGINEER


Responsible To/Supervision:                                            Manager: D&B Engineering


Responsible For/Supervision Exercised:                      Multi-disciplinary Engineering deliverables on Projects


Status:                                      PERMANENT


Job Summary:                     

To utilise a sound technical knowledge of multi-disciplinary project engineering to execute and coordinate the design, procurement support, plant installation support, commissioning, performance testing and after sales service of a project within agreed constraints of time, cost and quality. To assist the Project Manager and lead and coordinate a team of engineers, technicians and/or draughtsmen to accomplish the above.




1.                    Responsibilities


  1. a) Leading an engineering team on a project, interacting with mechanical, draughting, civil, electrical and control systems engineering disciplines
  2. b) Responsibility for all engineering deliverables and support functions on a project, including all process, mechanical, EC&I and draughting output, within the constraints of time, cost and quality
  3. c) Responsibility for engineering manhour forecast and budget management on a project
  4. d) Represent the company during meetings with potential customers, vendors and subcontractors
  5. e) Interpretation and implementation of Client Requirements and Specifications
  6. f) Engineering design development based on the company’s design guidelines and good engineering practice, providing cost-effective solutions whilst ensuring technical compliance with client requirements
  7. g) Responsible for technical clarifications with client, including Concession Requests,

Technical Proposals and Variation Order technical preparation

  1. h) Preparation of a basic engineering design package
  2. i) Participating in, and/or facilitating HAZOP/HAZAN studies, value engineering exercises and design
  3. j) Preparation of a detail engineering design package
  4. k) Preparation of subcontractor works information for RFQ and order placement
  5. l) Preparation of technical specifications for equipment procurement
  6. m) Technical evaluation of vendor proposals on equipment and subcontracts
  7. n) Approval of the engineering deliverables on a project
  8. o) To  arrange   and   co-ordinate   any  supplementary   requirements   from   external consultants, vendors or subcontractors
  9. p) Planning of engineering activities and milestones during design, construction and commissioning
  10. q) Preparation of Performance Test Procedure, Commissioning Plan and Operating Manuals
  11. r) On site construction verification, punching and sign-off
  12. s) Commissioning (part of team or Commissioning Manager), including documentation preparation, pre-commissioning, cold- and hot commissioning activities and trouble shooting
  13. t) Performance testing and reporting
  14. u) Operator training and compilation of training manuals (if required)
  15. v) Keep up to date with latest technologies, design tools & guidelines and developments inside the Company Group, in the water treatment field and from local / international suppliers
  16. w) To check and support, upon request, the work of other engineering colleagues in the department
  17. x) To mentor junior engineers via guidance and knowledge transfer in a team work environment
  18. y) Writing of technical reports
  19. z) Compilation and  submission  of  Return  of  Experience  on  a  project,  to  the  GM: Engineering


2.                    Quality, Health & Safety


  1. a) Ensure health and safety legislation and contractual obligations pertaining to health & safety are adhered to throughout the
  2. b) Read and understand the ISO9001:2008 manual for the procedures pertaining to the Engineering and Projects
  3. c) Provide project-specific technical input to Safety Officer and Construction Manager to compile Health and Safety Plan for site work


3.                    External Relations


  1. a) Liaise with clients, suppliers, consultants and contractors on technical aspects
  2. b) Interacts with partners and other companies in the group
  3. c) Produce presentations and/or represent the company at trade fairs and seminars



4.                    Other


  1. a) Attend all training seminars pertaining to this
  2. b) Perform any  other  duties  required  by  the  Manager:  D&B  Engineering  or  your designated Project





  1. a) Perform all duties to ISO 9001:2008 Quality Standard Requirements
  2. b) Function as part of a Team
  3. c) Ensure total confidentiality of all information, internal and external, pertaining to the business of the company, all its Employees and Management
  4. d) Perform all necessary computer functions
  5. e) Communicate with clients in a professional manner





  1. a) Degree or Diploma in engineering, or similar relevant
  2. b) ECSA Registration as a Professional Engineer would be an advantage
  3. c) Eight years’ experience as an engineer in water treatment, turnkey projects or a similar field
  4. d) General working knowledge of process, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and control systems disciplines in a projects environment
  5. e) Proven leadership skills
  6. f) Communication and Organizational skills
  7. g) Verbal and written communication skills
  8. h) Computer Literacy (MS Office, MS Projects)





You will be required to perform your duties at Modderfontein offices of the company, and their clients as required.

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