Resident Engineer – Mechanical

Posted 5 months ago


Mechanical Resident Engineer requirement for the Rhino Project – Malawi


As a Mechanical, Resident Engineer on the WTW plant, you will be responsible for:

  • All mechanical engineering works and associated equipment throughout the construction phase, ensuring compliance with design/specifications and standards.
  • Providing mechanical engineering specific insight at the conceptual stage of projects to allow for accurate budgeting and project planning.
  • Inspection and assessment of work streams on the plant and ensuring that construction is done according to specifications.
  • Providing feedback to the design office on any design problems and assisting the contractor to resolve problems on site.
  • Full capability in understanding Mechanical/Piping design of infrastructure related primarily to water and wastewater treatment plants (process plants) – 3D process plant modelling
  • Full capability in understanding and interpretation of process and instrumentation diagrams.
  • Working collaboratively with other engineering disciplines in resolving coordination issues on site.
  • Compiling method statements for construction activities
  • Attend site meetings.
  • To be aware of the chain of custody of documents/drawings.
  • Do any ad-hoc office or site duties as assigned by the HOD/ Project Manager.
  • Keeping up to date with environmental matters and being aware of policy and developments in this area.
  • Presenting technical data or project results to both technical and non-technical Clients and Colleagues.
  • Monitoring the progress of project from start to commissioning.
  • Ensuring compliance with project programme and all knowledge areas
  • Execution of Site Instructions (SI)
  • Submitting Requests for Information (RFIs)


  • B Tech (Mechanical engineering), Professionally registered with recognized professional bodies as Professional Engineer.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience with min of 5 years in Water Treatment Works.
  • Knowledge of Design standards
  • Extremely proficient with Ms. Office and Ms. Projects.
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • A valid Driver’s License.


  • Redlining of drawings on site.
  • Ability be an active and participating team member, able to transfer skills to others to achieve business objectives in all circumstances
  • Be diligent, punctual and have a strong sense of detailing
  • Ability to troubleshoot construction issues and propose solutions.
  • Problem solver and target driven individual.
  • Ability to deliver required results while working in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to take decisions and demonstrate accountability and integrity.


If you are not contacted as a short-listed candidate within 4 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application as being unsuccessful.

Candidates are requested to submit a CV together with copies of certificates/driver’s license (no original certificates). Applications that are received without copies of required documentation will not be considered.

Closing Date: 1 March  2024

Advert Reference No: SZ-RE-ME

Completed applications can be e-mailed to the recruitment email address below by the indicated closing date.

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South Zambezi Engineering Services is an equal opportunity employer. We are determined that no job applicant or employee receives less favorable treatment on the grounds of sex, pregnancy or maternity, gender re-assignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage or partnership, age, race or disability.

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Occupational levelSkilled
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Work TypePermanent

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