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Structural Lead - Headgears Specialist

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Date: Jun 8, 2021

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 39301 

Job Category: Engineering 


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.

Looking to take the next step in your career? Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Structural Lead - Mining Structures to join our Project Delivery Group (PDG) in Johannesburg.


The Lead Structural Engineer provides support to the Engineering Manager and is responsible for supervising a team of structural engineers and designers. The Lead Structural Engineer provides leadership and assists in the resolution of all technical issues related to the discipline. In addition, the Lead Structural Engineer defines and develops the plan to meet the project requirements and manages the team of structural engineers and designers to achieve the expected results in terms of quality, cost and schedule.


PDG helps clients reach their business goals through a range of strong technical capabilities. We ensure world-class project delivery through the skills of our people, methodologies, governance, and systems. Our engineering and project management and construction disciplines ensure safe, efficient, and sustainable delivery of projects globally across the metals and mining, infrastructure, and energy sectors.

We manage our clients’ entire project lifecycle from studies to building assets, operating the assets, and developing efficiencies. Join our team and become part of a community that strives for positive change–providing the best solutions for our clients’ toughest challenges!


As the successful candidate, you will have:


• A recognized degree in engineering from an accredited college or university

• Professional engineer registered with Engineering Council of South Africa

• Minimum 15 years experience

• Experience with vertical shafts and mining head frames is vital

• Ability to manage individuals to attain quality, cost and schedule objectives

• Experience with working on projects in a multidisciplinary environment

• Strong deliverable focus, ability to plan the work

• A high degree of understanding of interdisciplinary dependencies related to the discipline

• Good understanding of procurement, contracting and commissioning methodologies

• Technical exposure to the equipment technologies related to the project

• Strong leadership skills

• Well developed communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.


You bring to the role:


- Good understanding of Hatch systems and workflows as they relate to the structural practice

- Extensive knowledge of Hatch 3D data centric design systems/tools

- Extensive knowledge of Hatch engineering management systems

- Strong ability to delegate and manage successful outcomes of work performed by others

- Extensive experience in mentoring young professionals

- Extensive experience in the use of procedures and workflows in the execution of projects

- Major project experience

- Significant previous experience in engineering planning for the discipline

- Strong client focus


Why join us?

• Develop innovation partnerships

• Think locally, work globally

• Engage with people who make a difference


What we offer you?

• Flexible work environment.

• Long term career development


We are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status. If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation. 

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