Construction Engineer

Reference: 4959 CDS
Consultant: Carina de Swardt

Job Description:

  • Reporting to the Lead Engineer – Construction, the Construction Engineer will be responsible for designing & detailing various elements (e.g. Joinery and installation), serving several production lines within specific time frames.
  • Design aspects include (but are not limited to) manufacturing process design, weight and cost optimisation, design for manufacture, BOM creation and management of associated assemblies and other hardware design.
  • Detailed design of joinery components and assemblies.
  • Communication of relevant information regarding the rolling out of new designs to the various departments (including feedback to the Project Manager) to ensure successful implementation.
  • Planning and creating installation drawings for interior components.
  • Communication is required in the forms of detailed construction/installation drawings, as well as on-site implementation.
  • Applicant will be responsible for investigating new techniques/products to improve both the design and manufacturing process.
  • Introducing design changes through the change management processes
  • Assisting with the prototype builds on new projects.


  • Minimum: Engineering Degree / Diploma or 3 years design experience in the composite boat building industry.
  • Practical understanding of GRP manufacturing processes (Hand laminating, Infusion, RTM)
  • Practical understanding of Joinery construction.
  • Thorough understanding of tooling design, linked with relevant manufacturing process.
  • Working knowledge of Solidworks (2013 upwards), and a Basic knowledge of AutoCAD / Draftsight (2010 upwards). Speed / Accuracy tests to be conducted in both programs.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office package (especially Excel)

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