Senior Mechanical Engineer - Data Centre Specialist

Company WSP Africa
Reference # WSP/PTY/BRY/23/2021
Published 11/10/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Bryanston, Gauteng, South Africa

WSP is one of the most diverse consulting firms in Africa. We are seeking employees who are loyal, committed, competent and proud to work for us. We are committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment.
Job Functions Mechanical Engineering
Industries Building,Consulting Services,Property Development

We are looking to reinforce our Mechanical offering in the Bryanston office with the appointment of a Mechanical Engineer who has very strong client contacts within the greater JHB Property sector. The candidate should hold a B.Sc. Engineering (Mechanical) degree or a Technicon Diploma, must be a Pr. Eng. Or Pr Tech Eng, with +5 years’ experience in the Property Sector, and have extensive Data Centre project experience.

•High level of technical expertise
•Capable of completing all types of projects from inception to close out independently
•Be able to focus on client care: client interface – gaining the clients respect and trust, capable of gaining a deeper understanding of clients’
•Marketing – which would include attendance at business related networking functions, client functions, ensuring we get repeat work from
•Having an established client base is extremely important
•Be able to effectively manage junior & senior staff on large projects – effective communication, resource management. Ability to work within
a team as well as lead a team of engineers
•Effective management of debt and professional fees on all projects
•Ability to cope in high pressure environment
•Ability to effectively convey information (written and oral)
•Good communication skills
•Good technical report writing skills
•Critical Thinking - using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to
•Sound Judgment, Decision Making and Deductive as well as Inductive Reasoning Skills
•Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems
•Ability to define, manage and coordinate inputs from other technical specialists
•Ability to work unsupervised and manage time, quality and effort in order to deliver a quality product within time and cost constraints
•Data Centre experience required – expectation regarding data centre responsibilities:
oPractical knowledge of automated controls design + installation
oWriting and understanding control philosophies
oCompleted Uptime ATD course or similar completed or able to demonstrate understanding of Uptime Tier levels
oCommissioning of large integrated plants
oQuality control
oSite inspections + meetings
oServices coordination
oChecking drawings
oReport writing
oCost control (budgets, BOQ’s, VO’s, PVC’s, etc.)
oKnowledge of Revit beneficial but not mandatory


•Generally fulfilling the functions of the Engineer on the various construction projects undertaken by WSP: Property: Commercial Civils on
behalf of our Clients as the Employer
•Function as the Engineer in terms of the general conditions of FIDIC, NEC and GCC Contracts, the principal Agent and/or Engineer in terms
Of the JBCC Contracts
•The appointed Engineer, who shall be authorized by WSP Group Africa to carry out the work in terms of general conditions of the applicable
contract for the specific project
•Overseeing and ensuring the successful approval of projects' execution with the various utility owners and or applicable National, Provincial
and Local Authorities.
•Overseeing and delivering on the Contract Management and Construction Monitoring Of construction projects which include, but not
limited to:
oPreparation of Budgets and Cost Estimates during Feasibility, Conceptual Design and Detail Design Stages;
oPreparation Of BoQs, Tender and Contract Documentation for tendering and managing the execution of the construction contracts;
oEnsuring that appropriate conditions are well defined in Construction Contracts to ensure that Clients are protected in all instances
While also ensuring that the construction works are to be constructed and handed over not only to the Engineer, but also include the
sign-off and acceptance by the applicable authority;
•Resource planning for the execution of multiple projects
•Periodic reporting on programme, financial management, etc. to ensure that the clients are properly informed on the progress and execution
of construction projects;
•Efficient and effective financial and scope management of all construction to restrict initial budget and cost over-runs to an absolute
minimum with due consideration of Clients objectives to reduce cost wherever possible;
•Ensure that all Parties, including but not limited to the Employer or Client, Engineers representatives and Contractor, including any selected
and/or nominated or domestic subcontractors are aware of the scope of the works, the requirements of the Contract and the content of all
Contract Documentation;
•Efficient and effective document control and management on all construction projects to ensure that the Contract and Construction
activities are well recorded and documented;
•At all times be aware of the importance to manage the execution of projects to achieve the goals and objectives of the Clients of WSP with
due consideration for being diligent in the execution of the duties and responsibilities of the Engineer and/or Principal Agent in terms Of the
applicable contract;
•Ensuring adherence to WSP quality and site management systems including audits and documentation compliance at all stages of
•Effectively dealing with contractual matters including contractor claims, variation Orders etc.
•Efficient and effective close-out of all Construction projects
•Close-Out as required in terms of the Normal Services per the ECSA guidelines for services, or whichever services contract entered with the
Client, and any specific services as may be required by Clients
•Efficient close out of the documentation on the construction projects, which also include "lessons learnt" and handover

Job Closing Date 14/10/2021
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