Mechanical Superintendent

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Overview / Responsibilities

Amec Foster Wheeler is currently recruiting for a Mechanical Superintendent with extensive experience in the mining and minerals industry to be based on site in Mauritania.


  • Review SMPP contractors QA and QMS manuals, plans and procedures for compliance with national codes and standards (for SMPP disciplines)
  • Ensure that structural, mechanical, platework and piping construction activities are conducted in accordance with procedures and set standards
  • Monitor / audit contractors to ensure prescribed quality and safety requirements are met / maintained
  • Resolve all matters associated with quality and safety which may affect the project
  • Prepare construction specific procedures and work instructions as required
  • Establish a Quality Control policy to provide documentary evidence of the quality attained on the project
  • Witness, inspect and surveillance check in accordance with the Quality Control Plan and the requirements of the Quality Manager
  • Ensure that all Quality Control checks and tests are instigated, with records maintained and available and area released in accordance with contractors Quality Control Plan
  • Attend contractor progress meetings in order to provide detailed reports and interface between client and Direct Field Labour crews
  • Co-ordinate / communicate various issues among the client / consultants that affect the structural, mechanical, platework and piping engineering design, safety, and regulatory compliance of the work
  • Evaluate / comment on work performed by the company and any sub-contractors to ensure that the work is being executed in accordance with project specifications, and regulatory requirements
  • Review structural, mechanical, platework and piping design drawings and documents
  • Generate structural, mechanical, platework and piping engineering queries from the company as well as technical information requests
  • Participate in kick off meetings and progress meetings with support sub-contractors and DFL crews
  • Ensure implementation of established procedures. Expedite with material control function material delivery, distribution and availability in accordance with planned activities

Skills / Qualifications

  • National Diploma in Mechanical and / or Structural Disciplines
  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience in construction, within the mining / minerals processing environment
  • Experience in providing construction input into projects within an EPCM environment
  • Working experience of the Mine Health and Safety Act 29 of 1996
  • Ability to travel locally and / or internationally as and when required
  • Previous experience working in a mining environment
  • Experience working on a project governed by the Mine Health and Safety Act 29 of 1996

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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