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Principal Mechanical Engineer - Mining - $250K OTE

  • Sector: Mining
  • Location: Brisbane CBD, Queensland
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 04/12/2018
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Time left:
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The Company

As one of the world's leading consultancies in mining, project, technical and engineering, this company continues to grow through their outstanding finished products and high-performing staff.

Recognised on the world stage to offer the best service to the industry, energy, process and utility markets, they now look to expand through recruiting this Principal Mechanical Engineer in Brisbane.

The Position

Through an internal promotion and being involved in some of Queensland's leading projects over the next 18-36 months, this company is looking to recruit a Principal Mechanical Engineer - Mining & Minerals. This Principal Engineer will provide guidance and governance to the Brisbane Mechanical - Mining & Minerals team.

The Basic Functions of the role are as follows:

  • 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

The Candidate

As this position is a Principal Mechanical Engineer role within the Mining & Minerals team, experience within this space is required. EPCM experience is also a vital part of this position. Please see below for other basic skills/Qualifications.

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 B 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

If this position is of interest to you then please apply ASAP!!

Thanks a lot, I look forward to getting in touch with you!



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