Mechanical Engineer

Company WSP Africa
Reference # WSP/PTY/CPT/24/2021
Published 14/10/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa


WSP is one of the most diverse consulting firms in Africa. To further our strategic business expansion plan, we are seeking new 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 Consulting Services


Providing a consulting engineering service for the design, implementation and close-out of Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) systems. This role comprises of a holistic HVAC consulting spectrum from inception, detail design, documentation and procurement, construction, site monitoring sand project closeout. This role will comprise of predominantly Refrigeration but will interface and coordinate with HVAC, Wet and Fire Engineering Services


•Proficient in air conditioning, heat load and ventilation calculations.
•Thorough understanding of South African National Standards (SANS), specifically pertaining to Refrigeration (Global standard
understanding such as ASHRAE, etc. will be advantageous).
•Proficient in various HVAC design software packages (e.g. HAP, Loadest, I.E.S) and manual air psychrometric analysis and design.
•Air/fluid/heat Flow calculation software and analysis
•Design, based on client requirements and specifications
•Proficient in various mechanical modeling software and BIM conversant is essential (AutoCAD, Revit, BIM360, etc.)
•Proficient in all project stages from inception through to close-out and competent in constructing and compiling tender documentation and
management of that process.
•Formulation of Bills of Quantities (BOQ’s)
•Specialist equipment specifications understanding and approvals
•Quality control (QA/QC)
•Site supervision and construction monitoring
•Trouble shooting existing installations
•Cost control (related to mechanical only)
•Project scoping and scope monitoring
•Contractor and contract management (mechanical discipline)
•Medical gas design experience will be advantageous
•Fundamental understanding of wet services and fire engineering is required.


•Role model standards for SHEQ performance and behaviour consistent with the company’s health, safety, environmental and quality vision
and policies by influencing those around you
•Contributing to the identification of SHEQ risks and driving processes to achieve Zero Harm
•Embracing, displaying and promoting the company values and ensuring a safe working environment is maintained at all times, whether in the
office environment, on construction sites or in the general environment


•Must have a B Eng / BSc / B Tech in Mechanical or Mechatronic Engineering with relevant experience
•Must have 1-5 years post-graduation working experience.
•Must have experience related to Refrigeration design for either commercial retail or industrial projects.
•Must have experience related to HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air-conditioning) Mechanical construction monitoring on commercial,
industrial, healthcare, residential or pharmaceutical projects.
•Experience in Medical Gas, Wet Services and Fire Engineering Services will be advantageous.
•Pr Eng or Pr Tech Eng eligible for registration will be advantageous
•Candidate Registration with ECSA will be advantageous


•Computer literacy skills (e.g. MS packages)
•Experience in various Autodesk products (AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks, BIM360 suite)
•Must be self-motivated
•Team player
•Excellent communicator and good discussion and problem resolution skills
•A self-starter who can run with and manage his own projects with the guidance of a senior engineer
•Skilled in thermodynamic and pipe network design principles
•Must be responsible and have a high level of self-sufficiency and be able to apply common sense
•Must have a questioning and inquisitive mind
•Code B drivers license (preferably own car)
•Willing and able to travel abroad

Job Closing Date 28/10/2021
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