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Senior Piping Designer

Senior Piping Designer

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Department / Discipline 
Design Assurance
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Position Type 
On Call

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is seeking applications from experienced Senior Piping 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.



  • Participate in engineering projects in developing project design deliverables as required
  • Ensure that design activities are performed within allocated project budgets and time constraints to ensure tasks are delivered on time and in a cost effective manner
  • Maintain and apply a working knowledge of design standards and codes as they apply to projects
  • Ensure that all design deliverables have been prepared, checked and approved in accordance with the Company Quality Assurance system and Company drafting manual
  • Work with other engineers, designers and supervisors as required to support engineering project delivery 

Skills / Qualifications

  • Diploma or equivalent in Mechanical Drafting/Engineering
  • 3 - 6 yrs + experience in engineering or approved equivalent
  • Competent in 2D & 3D design systems
  • Experience in Hydrometallurgical Project desirable
  • Sound knowledge in applying relevant industry design practices and key national and international standards and codes

  • Good written, verbal and presentation skills, particularly the ability to communicate discipline requirements to other members of the project team

  • Ability to deliver best practice Piping design, with emphasis on cost-effective design

  • Good attention to detail

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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