• Title
    Senior Project Engineer (EPCM) – Earthworks
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Position Type
    Fixed Term
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood is seeking applications from experienced  Senior Project Engineers  to support the Kemerton Lithium project based initially in our Perth Office and later onsite.

    The Albemarle Kemerton Plant is a world scale, greenfield 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.



    We are looking for  an enthusiastic Senior Project Engineer - Earthworks to join our innovative and client focused construction management team. Reporting to the Package Manager (Early Works), these roles will oversee the early works package as part of the onsite construction team. The successful applicant will require experience delivering / managing large scale bulk earthworks contracts with values in excess of $30m and the candidate can come from a client or head contractor background. Managing the outcome safely to the required quality, schedule and cost are critical as is enforcing the Contract Administration, Project Engineering and Project Management controls.

    As an SPE you will be responsible for delivering profitable outcomes from scope development through construction to hand over, providing a high-quality service that will ensure client expectations are exceeded.

    The Ideal Candidate will have experience of:

    • Managing infrastructure/civil projects from scope development to hand over
    • Managing a team of project engineers
    • Civil, infrastructure, industrial new build projects from $30m+
    • Working for a client-side PM firm or a tier 1 main contractor
    • Developing documentation for the appointment of contractors through competitive tendering
    • Identifying and managing construction risk through all project phases, escalating issues when required
    • Managing project expenditure and cash flow
    • Managing defect identification and rectification

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Tertiary qualification in Engineering, Construction Management or similar
    • Minimum 10 years’ experience in the successful delivery of similar projects from start to finish
    • A strong, demonstrable commitment to driving HSSE culture
    • Strong progress and financial reporting skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Well-developed interpersonal skills
    • A positive, "can do" attitude
    • Extremely high client serving standards are essential


    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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