Lead Electrical / Mechatronics Design Engineer – Automotive (Durbanville)

My client, an established engineering firm in Durbanville is seeking to employ a Lead Design Engineer to be responsible for the technical management of a design team specialising in the design of automotive chassis electrical systems.  The candidate will report to the Director of Engineering.

Minimum Requirements

  • Four year B. Eng or B.Sc degree in Electrical or Mechatronics Engineering
  • Approximately five years post-graduate engineering design experience, preferably in the Automotive environment.
  • Be willing to travel to overseas from time to time.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

Team management:

  • Interface with management to help establish and prioritize the utilization of design resources.
  • Delegate work to assigned resources.
  • Directs and guides design engineers on technical related issues.
  • Manage project / task time lines to ensure that agreed milestones are reached and to communicate and plan for non-compliance in a timely manner.


  • Take responsibility for the technical soundness and compliance of designs to the customer’s, and general engineering practices and standards.
  • Organize and lead “internal” design reviews to ensure that designs that are reviewed with the customer are properly checked for soundness and compliance.
  • Lead design reviews with the customer and suppliers
  • Perform CAD Design (3D Modelling, Create 2D Drawings, Maintain Bill of materials)


  • Assist with general personnel management activities to ensure the wellbeing of all and the creation and maintaining of a trusted and highly regarded engineering organization.
  • Integral part of performance review process
  • On the job training of team members
  • Ensure accuracy of project management software (resource loading, dates, task status)
  • Review new project/task scope of work and assist with quotation process
  • Scheduling and hosting of internal and external design reviews
  • Ensure technical and CAD data integrity of designs
  • Facilitate training of new employees

Please include your salary expectations, availability as well as a detailed CV, relevant certificates, ID in your application and forward to am@helderbergpersonnel.co.za

Unfortunately only short listed candidates will be contacted.