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Design Engineer: Mechanical Building Services (5-year contract) – Reference HMDEMBS


Proudly South African multi-awarded group for over 50 years.


The core purpose of the job focuses on the design and development of construction projects, for building services such as HVAC and fire compliance and general mechanical building and plant design requirements. The job requires close liaison with multi-disciplinary project team members such as with architects, project managers and contractors to ensure that construction projects are designed according to specifications and that they meet building safety, reliability, and sustainability standards.



  • Develop Mechanical Building Services construction project specifications and designs based on customer requirements and building design standards.
  • Collaborate with architects, contractors and other construction professionals to ensure that designs are feasible and meet all client project requirements.
  • Working knowledge of computer-aided design (CAD) software and other engineering tools to create and refine construction project designs. Creating 3D models and animations using CAD, Revit and BIM software.
  • Conduct feasibility studies and cost-benefit analyses to determine the viability of new designs and construction techniques.
  • Develop and maintain project and contract documentation, including design reports and drawings and specifications.
  • Ensure that construction projects meet statutory and regulatory requirements and adhere to building safety, reliability, and sustainability standards.
  • Collaborate with members of the multi-disciplinary project team to ensure that construction projects are completed on time, within budget and in compliance with defined quality standards.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and cost savings and make recommendations to senior project management team members.
  • Conduct regular project team meetings and provide guidance and support to the multi-disciplinary team members.
  • Ensure that all project stakeholders are kept informed of project progress and project planning and milestone changes.



  • BSc/BEng Degree or BTech (Mechanical). Must provide Certificate with transcript.
  • Registered with ECSA as a Professional Engineer. Must provide Certificate with registration number.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in engineering.
  • Five (5) of the ten (10) years post professional registration (Pr.Eng) should be in mechanical design experience including Construction Management.
  • Strong technical background in engineering design and construction, as well as excellent design and problem-solving skills.
  • Have a good working knowledge of construction implementation processes and standards as well as project management principles.



R1.2 mil pa (max)


  • Excellent leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Must be able to guide and lead supporting staff.

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