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Mechanical Designer

Olen, Antwerp
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17 days ago
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Joseph Dominguez
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Renewable Energy

Mechanical Designer

Location: Olen Belgium (3 days a week, 2 from home).

Duration: Until end of year initally, then 12 month extension.

Start Date: August/September.

Rotations: Monday-Friday, 8 hours a day.

Type: Freelance.

Main Scope of Work -

Conducting studies for the design of mechanical/piping installations for investment projects at the Olen site, from concept to execution, under the supervision of the engineering project manager.

Project Description -

Your primary task is to participate in a conceptual study on the recycling of cobalt and nickel from battery materials. Additionally, there are numerous other projects (replacement investments) that need to be carried out in the cobalt and nickel department.

Primary tasks & responsibilities

* Translate client requirements into a technical design for equipment, piping, and mechanical components of an installation.

* Provide input and coordinate the drawing of PFDs and P&IDs by a drafter.

* Design layout plans, mechanical structures, and components in 3D, create detailed drawings, or coordinate the drafting by a drafter.

* Prepare piping specifications (including isometrics).

* Perform basic calculations (pipe resistance, pump calculations, pipe sizing, determining PED class, heat capacity, etc.).

* Provide advice for risk analyses and ensure the implementation of measures in the design.

* Prepare specifications/requirement books for bidding and execution files.

* Participate in procurement activities related to projects (from inquiry, through ordering and delivery, to completion and invoicing).

* Prepare budgets and contribute to planning for your discipline.

* Respect agreed quality, deadlines, and budgets.

* Discuss the construction file with site managers regarding project realization and provide technical support during execution and startup of the project.

* Maintain contacts with internal clients and external partners/contractors.

* Monitor the quality of work delivered by external partners/contractors.

* Archive documents and ensure an as-built technical construction file is maintained.

Technical Profile Requirements:

* Bachelor's or Master's degree in Mechanics or Electromechanics or equivalent through experience.

* 5+ years of relevant experience in designing process installations in an industrial environment.

* Experience with AutoCAD and ACAD Plant 3D software (experience with Revit, Inventor, or other programs is a plus).

* Experience in setting up 3D layouts is a plus.

* Operational knowledge of legal regulations and guidelines (PED, ATEX, VLAREM, etc.) is a plus.

* Basic knowledge of chemistry, electricity, and automation, along with necessary material knowledge.

Non-Technical Profile Requirements:

* Skilled in analysing, reporting, organizing, and solving technical issues.

* A team player with strong communication and social skills.

* Proficient in using office software packages.


* VCA is mandatory

Language proficiencies

* Fluent in Dutch & English

* Basic knowledge of German & French

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Joseph Dominguez

Joseph Dominguez

Specialisms: Renewable Energy, Offshore Wind, Onshore Wind, Solar, Hydrogen

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