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Design Engineer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Our research and development team in South Africa is busy with an innovation project in the Wind Industry.

As the design engineer, you will be sitting at the forefront of this innovation process. You will manage and control the various project related structural analyses, designs and the creation of manufacturing drawings. All of the above mentioned according to the applicable design and manufacturing codes.

Role Responsibility

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing structural calculations of new and existing equipment by means of conventional calculations and FEA
  • Designing new structures in cooperation with other engineers or disciplines, such as mechanical, hydraulics and electrical
  • Liaising with internal and external clients to ensure the requirements are met
  • Preparing Design Bases and Specifications
  • Ownership of the design process from idea to drawing
  • Contributing to pro-active and co-operative working environment within the company

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical and/or Civil Engineering
  • Experience working for Wind Turbine design houses
  • Use of AutoCAD and AutoCAD 3D & Inventor
  • Use of FEA programs

The following are desireable:

  • Use of CFD software
  • Relevant experience in  a similar position

Knowledge Required:

  • Specific knowledge of tower design (desireable)
  • Principles of design engineering (essential)
  • Knowledge of the heavylifting and transport industry

Skills and Abilities:

  • Fluent in English
  • Suitability level of competency with IT applications such as Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access)
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in a comparable position in the industry (desireable)

Personal Attributes:

  • Willingness to learn and a pro-active approach to problem solving
  • Results driven
  • Responsible
  • Accurate
  • Able to take a helicopter view and see the bigger picture
  • Calm and methodical

Other Requirements:

  • Flexibility is required and willingness to travel frequently, both local and abroad.
  • Current and valid drivers licence
  • Current and valid passport, no restrictions



About the Company

ALE is a leading provider of heavy lifting and transportation solutions to a wide variety of industry sectors worldwide, ranging from power generation to ports, from renewables to oil and gas, and from civil engineering to mining.  We work with clients both onshore and offshore, and in many other challenging environments from high altitude, to desert and even arctic conditions.  Our expertise lies in all aspects of heavy lifting and transportation, including specialised cranes, transporters, hydraulic equipment, and barges. The unique nature of our work means that we rely on highly skilled operators and engineers to work on our projects in a safety critical environment.


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