Simulation Engineer

Location: Johannesburg Posted Date: February 9, 2020
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Employer Job Id: 1299407042 Careermine Job Id: 1833374
Requisition ID: 28181

Job Category:Engineering; Metals

With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.


The Engineer will be part of a Simulation and Modelling team performing simulation studies for small and large projects. The Engineer performs simulation studies using a variety of software which includes Excel, Arena, Simio and G2.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support proposals and business development initiatives
  • Defining the study objective with the client
  • Gathering the information required for the study
  • Developing the simulation model in appropriate software
  • Verifying the model with the client
  • Conducting the simulation study
  • Assimilating and reporting findings to the client
  • Writing up the study report
  • Visits to client sites
  • Compiling and reviewing data and simulation results typically in MS Excel spreadsheets
  • Presentations within the project team, Hatch and to the client
  • Documentation

Qualifications and Experience


  • Relevant tertiary degree (Engineering, Mathematics, Information Technology)
  • Good results in mathematics and statistics
  • 3 - 5 years simulation and modelling experience
  • Strong analytical skills demonstrated
  • Experience with Arena, Simio and VBA advantageous
  • Ability to manage and delegate to individuals to attain quality, cost and schedule objectives.
  • Some background in the development of business and the pursuit of growth advantageous.
  • Experience with working on projects in a multi-disciplinary environment advantageous.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to function with minimal supervision.
  • Good safety awareness.
  • Ability to work away from home at client’s site

We are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status. If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation.

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