• Title
    Lead Designer
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Design Assurance
    Position Type
    Fixed Term
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood is looking for a Lead Designer who aspires to be part of a team, delivering powerful results. We look for innovative ideas and an agile approach to deliver the best possible outcomes and offer you an opportunity to progress and thrive by working collectively and making an active contribution.


    Join our collaborative team, working side by side with a global specialist chemicals company on a new and innovative project in the growing Lithium resources market to design, engineer and construct a world class processing facility.   We have a diverse range of opportunities within our Perth office and further positions in the South West.


    The greenfield project targeted to go into production in 2020 will produce Lithium Hydroxide Monohydrate from a 3 train processing plant with a forecasted 60,000 per annum (Tpa) output. Further expansion plans into 2025 will see a total production of 100,000 tonnes per annum. The plant is to be constructed at the Kemerton Strategic Industrial Area approximately 160 km south of Perth, Western Australia and 17 km north-east of the thriving regional centre of Bunbury.


    Position Specifics & Deliverables

    • Ensure that the quality of output of the design section is in line with the needs of the customer and regulatory authorities.
    • Provide technical and commercial direction to engineers, overview design quality, design schedules, design budgets and perform detailed review of critical aspects of projects.
    • Set man-hour budgets for engineering and drafting on projects and recommend engagement of consultants as required.
    • Assess the suitability of staff and identify the key resources for specific projects/studies.
    • Motivate and obtain commitment of design personnel to project QA/QC requirements, i.e. provide a fit for purpose design, on time and within budget.

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Minimum of 10 years design experience in the resource industry
    • Well-developed computer skills with a good knowledge of at least one CAD system (preferably MicroStation or alternatively AutoCAD, 3D modelling software) as well as a working knowledge of relational databases and spreadsheets
    • Broad knowledge of construction techniques and plant operations
    • Experience with Process Plant design and layout
    • Possess teamwork skills as well as an understanding of other discipline requirements and expectations
    • Quick and accurate with methodical approach to allocated work areas
    • Good understanding of the scope of work and project development process
    • Proficient checking skills with ability to work unsupervised, focus on task completion, initiative
    • Quick and accurate with methodical approach to allocated work areas
    • Good verbal, written, interpersonal and organisational skills
    • Capacity to delegate appropriately
    • Managerial – leadership ability

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


    If you’re an experienced Lead Designer, ready for your next project, then we are keen to hear from you today.

    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 60,000 people, with revenues of over $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.  www.woodplc.com  

    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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