Superintendent Design (Ref: YRSD)

Position in the Engineering sector in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal - Kwa- Zulu Natal
Posted On Friday 11 March 2022
Job Description:

Our client is a global industry leading manufacturing company, specializing in high quality products for energy transmission and distribution networks. They are based in our great capital, Pietermaritzburg, KZN. They are seeking a skilled mechanical engineer with supervisory design experience to join their team.


Main job function: 

The purpose of the role is to manage the Design team responsible for ensuring the availability of tooling designs for all products produced by the Company.

The position reports directly to the Product Development Engineering (PDE) Manager.


Diploma/Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent


3 years supervisory design experience in a manufacturing industry;

Experience in the electrical power transmission and distribution industry a distinct advantage.


Key Skills and Knowledge Required:


Skills and abilities: 

Customer-centric approach

Project management

Communication i.e. both written and verbal

Attention to detail

Budget input and controls

Resilient and ability to withstand high levels of pressure and deadlines

Ability to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders

Leadership skills necessary to manage and develop a team


Professional Ethics: 

Personal credibility – display high ethical standards and competence in design



  • Mechanical design
  • Legal knowledge required (as amended):

             Engineering Profession Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act

Basic understanding of South African Labour Laws

  • Personnel Management
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management Standard and related systems


Work Systems: 

  • Microsoft Office: PowerPoint, Word, Excel & Projects– Intermediate to advanced level
  • CADD (Computer Aided Design and Draughting) – Intermediate to Advanced Level
  • Mastercam or CATIA programming - Intermediate to Advanced Level  
  • Solidworks - Intermediate to Advanced Level


A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position.  Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks.  We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.


Please contact Yael Ralfe