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Design Appraisal Specialist

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Date: 17-Jul-2021

Location: Cape Town, ZA, 7441

Company: Lloyds Register

Job ID:32845
Position Category:Design Appraisal



We have recently announced that Business Assurance and Inspection Services + Nettitude will be leaving the LR Group and will become a standalone business (LRQA) under the ownership of Goldman Sachs Asset Management.  It’s an exciting time to join our business as we have ambitious growth plans.  We are looking for talented people to join our business to help build on our strengths and transform our business to be the best partner for our customers.



Role purpose:


To assess the design, manufacture and in-service aspects of engineering assets, against agreed Codes, Standards, specifications, procedures, using experience and knowledge appropriate for routine situations.


Key Responsibilities:

  • To perform assessments, provide specialist advice/solution and training to internal/external clients; undertake research or development work within agreed parameters including budget and contractual requirements.
  • To produce the deliverable within the agreed parameters in a defined format including contract terms and conditions.
  • To pursue Continuing Professional Development and maintain a high degree of discipline knowledge and awareness.
  • To assess/recommend scope, cost, time, resources of the work to be undertaken for an internal/external client meeting  contractual/project  requirements.
  • To discuss/present the deliverable with internal/external client and be able to suggest alternative solutions where appropriate.
  • Undertake administration as required in line with the current processes and procedures.
  • To assist improvement in service delivery by communicating internal/external client feedback as appropriate.
  • To give technical guidance to other employees, as appropriate and disseminate information to achieve effective knowledge transfer and application.
  • To conduct activities in line with internal procedures, accreditation schemes, legislation and industry standards.
  • To contribute to internal/external client management as appropriate by acting as point of contact to effectively manage client and LR relationships.
  • To make suggestions to improve service delivery effectiveness through changes to processes or work scope such that it leads to a reduction in appraisal effort (where applicable).
  • To maintain demonstrable technical competence by ensuring that competency codes remain valid by taking ownership of the activity monitoring and revalidation.



Technical / Professional Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Shall possess a relevant Professional Engineering degree from a recognized university or equivalent, and be registered with ECSA and must meet the requirements of Table 1 in SANS 10227.
  • Shall possess sufficient relevant previous working experience to demonstrate good awareness of the relevant specialist requirements, knowledge and application. Likely to have 4-5 years relevant working experience.
  • Experience in design /appraisal of pressure vessels, heat exchangers, boilers, piping and tanks, composite pressure vessels.
  • Essential to have knowledge of application of appropriate national/international standards like ASME, EN13445, PD5500, EN12952, EN12953
  • Proficiency in the use of calculation software like PVELITE, COMPRESS, ANSYS etc
  • Proficiency in use of FEA software and knowledge of design by analysis requirements.
  • Knowledge in piping flexibility analysis and CAESAR software is preferred.
  • Knowledge of  PER, SANS 10227, SANS 347 2019
  • Experience in inspection of pressure equipment will be an advantage
  • Effective Interpersonal skills including communication and reporting in English at all levels.
  • Proficiency in MS office is essential.


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