WSP Graduate Engineering Internship opportunity in Midrand

Job Summary

WSP in Africa is recruiting for the Graduate Mechanical Engineer Internship 2024 opportunity.

Location:· Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa

Job Description

Providing a consulting engineering service for the design, implementation and close-out of commercial refrigeration installations.

The role consists of a holistic refrigeration spectrum from inception, detailed design, documentation and procurement, construction, site monitoring and ultimately project close out.

Key Responsibilities

  • An awareness of South African National Standards (SANS), ASHRAE etc. will be advantageous.
  • Air/fluid/heat transfer/thermodynamics etc. tertiary education subject/elective will be advantageous.
  • Must be familiar with the refrigeration cycle and primary equipment.
  • An proficiency in VBA and Dynamo will be advantageous

  • Assistance on design, based on client requirements and specifications.
  • Interest in various engineering modeling software and BIM conversant is essential (AutoCAD, Revit, BIM360, etc.)
  • Interest in all project stages from inception through to close-out and competent in constructing and compiling tender documentation and management of that process.
  • Assisting with the compilation of Bills of Quantities (BOQ’s)

  • Assisting engineers on equipment specifications understanding and approvals
  • Assisting engineers on quality control (QA/QC)
  • Site supervision and construction monitoring
  • Trouble shooting on existing installations
  • Assisting on cost control (related to mechanical installations only)
  • Project scoping and scope monitoring
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Health and Safety

  • Role model standards for SHEQ performance and behaviour consistent with the company’s health, safety, environmental and quality vision and policies by influencing those around you
  • Contributing to the identification of SHEQ risks and driving processes to achieve Zero Harm

  • Embracing, displaying and promoting the company values and ensuring a safe working environment is maintained at all times, whether in the office environment, on construction sites or in the general environment


  • Must have a B Eng / BSc / B Tech in Mechanical
  • No experience required, any experience in Consulting Engineering will be advantageous.
  • Must have interest in to become a Built Environment Professional (BEP).
  • Individual currently in employ of a consulting entity will be advantageous but not required

Key Competencies and Generic Skills

  • Code B drivers licence (preferably own car)
  • Computer literacy (programming skills will be advantageous)
  • Experience in various Autodesk products (AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks, BIM360 suite) will be advantageous.
  • Must be self-motivated
  • Team player

  • Excellent communicator and good discussion and problem resolution skills
  • A self-starter who can run with and manage his own projects with the guidance of a senior engineer.
  • Skilled in thermodynamic and pipe network design principles
  • Must be responsible and have a high level of self-sufficiency and be able to apply common sense
  • Must have a questioning and inquisitive mind
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How to Apply

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What’s in it for you?

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including first class medical cover, generous days annual leave, and paid professional subscriptions.

Be you, be happy – we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognize the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring.

Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

Careers at WSP in Africa

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Join WSP, and you’ll be at the heart of a team of international experts all dedicated to growing and sharing their expertise, and working on projects that transform society for all of us.

WSP is one of the most diverse consulting firms in Africa, and the largest environmental consulting firm globally. To further our strategic business execution plan, we are seeking leaders who share our guiding principles – we value our people and our reputation; we are locally dedicated with international scale; we are future-focused and challenge the status quo; we foster collaboration; we have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable.


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