CAD Capable Process Engineer

Jun 2, 2021Jobs0 comments

CAD Capable Process Engineer


Maelgwyn is looking for a Computer Aided Design (SolidWorks) capable Process Engineer to join our growing Project Execution Team and our Innovation division.

This role has traditionally been outsourced but with increasing project workload we want to bring this role inside the organization.

Two thirds of the job will be modifying existing product piping and steelwork models to fit the requirements of a client’s existing infrastructure and generate fabrication drawings; one third of the job is working with the Product Development Engineer to develop SolidWorks models of our prototypes.

About you

You will be a positive and energetic process engineer with a keen interest in developing the next generation of mineral processing and environmental treatment technologies.

You will have at least 5 years industrial experience and be proficient in SolidWorks design.

You will be able to understand and generate:

  • P&ID – including piping, Instrument, Motor, and valve lists.
  • 2D and 3D models.

You will be a strong communicator and able to make decisions based on engineering knowledge.

You will be encouraged to make suggestions to improve the design and layout of the systems under development in the following areas:

  • Fluid flow, hopper design, pump selection
  • Instrument placement
  • Piping design and valve selection


This role will be based in either Europe or South Africa.

The ideal location would be in the Helmholtz Institute Frieberg (Germany) or Cardiff (Wales).

Maelgwyn have always worked remotely but the ability to travel to meet with engineers in Europe at least quarterly will be required.

Role and Tasks

Project Execution Team support

  • Updating of existing product SolidWorks files to integrate with client 3D / survey models to generate a design suitable for generation of fabrication drawings.
  • Layout design of piping, valves, and instruments
  • Generation of the fabrication pack
  • To then work with the client / supplier to ensure the parts and design are correct as drawn.
  • Generation of P&ID, motor lists, and 2D technical drawings.
  • Technical specification of parts requirements.
  • To then work with the technical buying team / suppliers to order the parts.
  • Completion of appropriate paperwork and maintenance of correct file structure.
  • Communication with client and suppliers
  • At peak workloads, the Project Execution Team may require additional support with Project Management tasks.

 Product Development Team support

  • Early design stage support to generate 3D models for review and fabrication drawings for prototypes.
  • Provide input to innovation design to improve the practicality, operability, and safety of the new Product.


  • Engineering Degree or equivalent
  • Ideally process or chemical engineering but mechanical will be considered with relevant industrial experience.
  • 5+ years industrial experience.
  • Experience within the mining, gravel, water, or process industries would be highly advantageous but not essential.
  • Knowledge of fluid mechanics, pump sizing and instruments.
  • Knowledge of design and fabrication of vessels, pump sumps, hoppers, and chutes.
  • Proficient with CAD 2D and 3D, preferably SolidWorks.
  • Project Management experience would be advantageous.
  • Good spoken and written English is essential.
  • Additional languages are highly valued.
  • Especially: German, Spanish, French, Russian, Portuguese.
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team.
  • Able to deliver high quality technical products quickly and accurately with minimal direction.
  • Driver’s license

For the position we offer a competitive salary package. More importantly the position offers unique challenges, job satisfaction and future opportunity to the right applicant.

MMS is unfortunately unable to assist with any visa applications for persons who do not have the right to work in Europe or South Africa.

If you have what it takes, please submit your CV and salary expectations in confidence to Germany-contact(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)


NOTE:   No Agencies please.