Engineering Mentors - Pretoria

Engineering Mentors x 4 (3>5 year contract), Pretoria, R neg.

Our client in the Defence environment is looking for four (4) retired engineers who are passionate about the development of future engineers, who will act as Electronic/Mechanical Engineering mentors to a pipeline of science, engineering and technology candidates. You will be responsible to support and grow the development of pipeline... candidates and initiatives for future engineers within the group.


• A Bachelor’s degree in electronic or mechanical engineering.

• Extensive engineering experience.

• Extensive knowledge of engineering design, system engineering tools and engineering projects.

• Registered as a Professional Engineer with ECSA.

• A valid driver’s license.

• Ability to mentor and guide junior engineers.

• Ability to delegate projects to junior engineers.

• Good communication skills.

• Good presentation skills.

• Ability to travel nationally.

• Flexible working hours can be arranged.

• SA Citizenship is required for this position.


• Attract and support the development of high calibre engineering bursars.

• Participate in outreach initiatives for SET pipeline students and school visits.

• Act as a mentor to junior engineers and students.

• Develop and coordinate a structured vacation training programme in partnership with group’s engineers.

• Support the development and skills in the following:

o Digital and analogue design including:

In complex, high-speed digital design.

Programmable logic design using VHDL.

Simulations to verify design functions.

Schematic capture.

o Exposure to debugging and verification, which entails:

Use of state-of-the-art equipment to debug designs.

Formal functional verification.

Formal acceptance testing.

System and sub-system integration.

Complete acceptance test reports.

o Configuration and quality management;

o Technical report writing and presentation skills; and

o Induction into the engineering career in the defence industry.

• Provide junior engineers with opportunities to work on real projects.

• Assist with career development of candidate engineers.


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