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Senior Pressure Vessel Design Engineer

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Senior Pressure Vessel Design Engineer

Location: Cape Town, South Africa Closing Date: 31/08/2022
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The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, career minded individual, with a strong work ethic, solid professional track record and a commitment to teamwork. They should have a B.Eng / B.Sc / B.Tech / N.Dip in Mechanical Engineering with a minimum of 5 to 10 years in a similar role and closely related field. (Marine industry preferable). The following skills are required which must be demonstrated by submitting examples:

Not really negotiable:

  • 5 years dedicated experience in pressure vessel design with ASME VIII division 1 and 2 and EN13445 which includes design and analysis using PV Elite, CodeCALC and SolidWorks
  • 5 years dedicated experience in finite element analysis according to ASME VIII div 2, part 5
  • 5 years dedicated experience in SolidWorks modeling and simulation
  • 3 years dedicated experience in AutoCAD modeling and drafting
  • 3 years’ experience in pressure vessel fabrication in exotic materials


Key Responsibilities – amongst others and not limited to:

  • Detail design of pressure vessels and related components & interfacing mechanical components / mechanisms
  • Develop concept designs of pressure vessels to facilitate proposals and perform budget costings
  • Perform the structural analysis of a pressure vessel and prepare design reports, using pressure vessel software, analysis as well as from first principles
  • Produce SolidWorks detail designs, conceptual drawings and manufacturing drawings as required
  • Review and checking of drawings, calculations, and analysis input/output
  • Lead and guide draftsman in creating of conceptual drawings and manufacturing drawings as required
  • Manage, review, and approve sub-contractor/outsourced designs and integrate design inputs from them
  • Read and interrogate 3rd party codes and standards and apply to designs (examples: IMCA, ABS, DNV, LR, ASME, EN, SANS etc.)
  • Prepare design submissions for 3rd party appraisal (documents, drawings, design reports etc.)
  • Liaise with 3rd party and resolve technical queries and/or comments throughout the design appraisal process
  • Liaise with AIA and subcontractors (Approved inspection authority) and resolve technical queries and/or comments throughout the design appraisal and production/manufacturing phases as required
  • Produce testing and validation documentation: FAT (Factory Acceptance Testing), Inspection Reports, Quality Control Plans, painting and corrosion protection guidelines
  • Review and interrogate client specifications/requirements and formulate technical specifications/descriptions as well as produce purchasing specifications
  • Software: SolidWorks, AutoCad, MathCAD, PVElite, CodeCALC, MS Office suite, MS D365 (ERP)
  • Experience with Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) and FMECA would be advantageous


Additional Skills Required:

  • High level of technical competency in the fundamentals of mechanical engineering design and analysis
  • Hands-on experience in assembly and operation of high-pressure machines and pressure vessels would be advantageous
  • Experience in PVHO, machinery, structural design, metallurgy, and coating specifications would be advantageous
  • Must possess a demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic team environment, under pressure, manage multiple tasks, quality management, risk management, planning/schedule management and goal oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • PR registration would be advantageous
  • Ability to work overtime when required
  • Position may require international travel

A market related package is on offer. Please forward your CV to All applications must contain certified copies of relevant certificates and at least 3 contactable work references. If you have not had any response in two weeks from closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. 

All suitable applicants will be considered and preference will be given to candidates from designated groups as per the company’s Employment Equity Policy and Plan.

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