• Title
    Principal Mechanical Engineer - Mining & Minerals
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Mining & Minerals
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood is currently seeking a Principal Mechanical Engineer to join our Mining and Minerals group based centrally in Brisbane CBD.  In this role you will undertake the management of discipline design for specific projects to ensure designs are in accordance with project time, budget and technical requirements.  Additionally, as the senior person for the Mechanical discipline you will able to coach and guide less experienced staff working to increase technical competence of the group and assist in knowledge of systems and procedures where necessary.


    We are looking for a professional who communicates effectively, building rapport with workmates and the wider team; someone who has a positive attitude coupled with personal integrity and the ability to work with flexibility and adapt to change.   


    At Wood we aim to provide solutions which exceed our clients’ expectations, delivering on time and on budget and in line with agreed technical requirements.  The position reports to the Manager – Mining & Minerals Brisbane and is offered on a permanent staff basis.


    Please note, that currently we will only consider applications from Australian citizens or those with the required permit / VISA in place.

    • Accountable for the quality of deliverables of the discipline design section in line with the needs of the customer and regulatory authorities
    • Responsible for production and/or review of engineering deliverables including models, drawings, calculations, specifications, reports and evaluations
    • Develop man-hour estimates and provide input into proposals and provide input to capital estimates including quantity calculations.
    • Allocate tasks and assist other engineers to balance demands of time and budget, acting as the link between project teams and the mechanical discipline group
    • Set man-hour budgets for engineering and drafting and recommend engagement of additional manning as required and monitor the progress and performance of project discipline teams, providing feedback and support where necessary.
    • Oversee design scope changes and provide solutions to engineering problems
    • Provide feedback to the Project Engineering Manager on design progress budget and schedule, review and approve vendor data
    • Provide technical support to the onsite construction teams, projects department and estimating department
    • Analyse feedback from fabricators and construction personnel to improve performance, provide technical and commercial direction to engineers in relation to design quality, design schedules and design budgets
    • Advise Management of the requirements for overhead expenditure within discipline area, work to identify / manage continuous improvement activities within the department including the maintenance of company standards and procedures.
    • Assist engineering management to assess the suitability of staff and identify the key resources for specific projects/studies and drive professional development of direct reports
    • Ability to coach and mentor less experienced engineers through empowerment
    • Participate in professional development activities through the relevant engineering institute

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, with at least 15 years mechanical design experience in the mining and minerals processing industry
    • Member of (or eligibility for membership) of the Institution of Engineers Australia
    • Existing RPEQ registration and Chartered Engineer qualification preferred (or working toward this qualification)
    • Recent relevant experience in a leading Mechanical Engineering capacity, able to work across concept, development, front end engineering and detailed design
    • Experienced in brownfields engineering and/or plant construction, commissioning and operational environments
    • Effective team leadership and general management skills with the ability to delegate effectively
    • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal and organisational skills
    • Ability to problem-solve effectively, with strong analytical, literacy and numerical skills
    • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to all aspects of safety
    • Understanding of Australian and common International standards and regulatory authority requirements in the mining and minerals processing sector

    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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