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Senior Mechanical Designer

Senior Mechanical Designer

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Work Location 
Department / Discipline 
Design Assurance
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Position Type 
On Call

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is seeking applications from experienced Senior Mechanical Designers to support the Kemerton Lithium project based in our Perth Office.

Albemarle Kemerton Plant, a greenfield world scale Lithium Hydroxide Monohydrate production plant to be located at the Kemerton Strategic Industrial Area approximately 160 km south of Perth, Western Australia, and 17 km north-east of the existing port town of Bunbury.


The Albemarle Kemerton Plant will initially comprise of three (3) trains, each producing 20,000 tonnes per annum (tpa) Lithium Hydroxide Monohydrate. First product target by 2020. Expansion to five (5) trains will take the ultimate site production to 100,000 tpa by around 2025. Wood has been appointed by Albemarle to implement the Albemarle Kemerton Plant.



  • Ensure designs are produced in accordance with project, discipline, statutory regulations, good practice and procedural requirements and ensure completion within required man hours and budget
  • Clear and timely communication regarding the design change issues
  • Liaison, support and timely transfer of information to other disciplines
  • Input to capital estimates including quantity calculations
  • Respond to technical queries
  • Act as checker for other designers
  • Contribute to site installation and commissioning
  • Analyse feedback from fabricators and construction personnel to improve performance


Skills / Qualifications

  • Diploma or equivalent in Mechanical Drafting/Engineering
  • Minimum of 15 years general design drafting experience, with at least 10 years in the mining and metals processing field. Sound knowledge in applying relevant industry design practices and key national and international standards and codes
  • Ability to deliver best practice Mechanical design, with emphasis on Safety and cost-effectiveness
  • Good written, verbal and presentation skills, particularly the ability to communicate discipline and inter-discipline requirements to other members of the project team
  • Sound understanding of 3D design principals and ability to produce high quality 2D deliverables from the 3D design.
  • Good attention to detail and sound understanding of drawing production to AS1100
  • Proficient in Microstation and 2D & 3D Software Tools

Candidates must have full work rights in Australia to be considered for this role.


Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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