There is an opportunity for a senior Mechanical Engineer to join the Buildings Advisory Group in the Johannesburg office of Royal HaskoningDHV.

Main Responsibilities:
Mechanical engineering and design during all project phases according to client, national and international standards.
Assess client/ project mechanical engineering requirements.
Prepare concept design and objectively evaluate, both technically and commercially, different options based upon project objectives/requirements.
Review and check designs and sign off drawings generated for Buildings, cleanrooms and Industrial type projects as and when required.
Provide professional construction monitoring services related to mechanical systems including HVAC, fire, wet services, drainage, lifts, steam, medical gas and Oxygen.
Provide guidance to the mechanical teams as and when required with respect to Buildings projects.
Mentor junior engineers.
Management of multi-disciplinary projects from inception to close out.
Liaison with and within a multi-disciplinary project team setting and with external stakeholders.
Cost estimation of mechanical engineering scope of work, including equipment and construction costs.
Preparation and management of specifications, schedules, estimates, progress reports, meeting agenda's and minutes, and procurement issues.
Budgetary and financial responsibility for projects.
Maintain project records in accordance with internal quality system.
Manage quality assurance by ensuring that contractors meet client requirements.
Ensure that the works by the contractor adhere to the project design and specifications.
Ensure that work is done in accordance with acceptable standards of both RHDHV and that of clients.
Delivering quality for repeat work.
Business Development and Client Liaison, targeting sales with key targets/outputs, i.e. private sector and good networks.
Assist with proposals, expressions of interest and tendering.
Drive the Digital Way of Working (DWoW) in line with international practices.
Collaborate with local and international teams.

Minimum qualifications, skills and experience:
Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Professional registration (Pr Eng) with ECSA essential
Project Management qualification and professional registration advantageous (SACPCMP, PMP, PMI)
Minimum of 15 years’ experience in cleanrooms and mechanical design
Extensive experience in cleanrooms mechanical design and Industrial mechanical design.
Extensive experience on buildings, industrial and cleanrooms type projects.
Experience working within a team environment – particularly closely with BIM resources
Solid fundamental knowledge and experience in the application of the methodologies and processes as described in PMBOK.
Previous track record in successfully generating new business would be advantageous.
An intimate knowledge of local standards and codes.
Be able to develop engineering documentation from first principles.
Be able to work within a disciplined engineering environment.
An intimate working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, Access and Microsoft Project. (Advantage will be knowledge of BIM & Auto CAD)
Experience with local Municipalities & DPW processes and systems would be advantageous
Experience with Private Clients in terms of understating the Client’s SOW and deliverables
Be well acquainted with local equipment, manufacturers, suppliers and installation contractors.
A thorough knowledge of the OHS Act, pertinent SANS and IEC codes and standards and industry practices.
An awareness and appreciation for health, safety and environmental issues.
Experience with and supports Digital Way and Working, e.g. BIM22, Revit, CDE, and other platforms.

Behavioural competencies:
Ability to liaise with relevant stakeholders at all levels.
Mature, client centric, deadline driven.
Be well organized, systematic, logical, meticulous and target driven.
Ability to handle pressure and delivery of targets; using own initiative.
Excellent communication skills – verbal and written at various levels.
Excellent interpersonal skills and Team Player.
Leadership skills, motivated and disciplined (track record of leading teams)
Dynamic, flexible approach and multi-tasking abilities.
Problem solver.
Strategic and innovative thinker.
Ability to work independently and with limited supervision.
Commercially astute with a strong marketing, growth and profit orientation.
Results orientated and target driven.

In line with our Employment Equity policy, preference will be given to applicants from designated groups and suitable internal candidates.


  • Johannesburg
  • Engineers Specialists
  • Mechanical Engineering
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