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  • Job reference: RMS0202875

Principal Electrical Engineer

  • Sector: Mining
  • Location: Perth, Western Australia
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 23/11/2018
  • Duration: 12 months
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The Role:
Our Client is seeking a motivated candidate for a Principal Electrical Engineer to join their Engineering and Projects team. Reporting to the Superintendent, Engineering & Capital Works, this leadership role develops and maintains the governance systems and processes to control engineering standards across the operation. The role is responsible for electrical engineering, automation, drafting and instrumentation standards, specifications and procedures.

This role is an 8 days on, 6 days off roster from Cairns or Darwin, or on Groote Eylandt on a residential basis.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
* Works safely within the company Care Strategy including establishing and maintaining an interdependent safety culture within the team including the delivery of improvements in safety performance
* Provides core electrical and instrumentation design expertise for electrical equipment, systems and processes - existing plant, infrastructure and new projects.
* Ensuring deployment of the Change Control process throughout the operation for works on any electrical plant, systems and processes.
* Ownership and management of the engineering request management process for projects, drafting and technical support.
* Assisting the Superintendent Engineering as required to meet regulatory and legislative requirements.
* Promoting operational discipline, work execution and enhancing the technical knowledge of team members.
* Provides expert working knowledge in areas of electrical design, calculations, and software design packages. Can undertake and check calculation work from first principals.
* Provides expert understanding and working knowledge of current Australian Standards that may impact or govern the Operation.
* Ensure compliance with operational budgetary targets.
* Provides electrical engineering governance across Operations.
* Provide expertise in risk assessments and HAZOPs.

The Company:
Our client, a global mining operator, has an emphasis on strong cultural values with an overriding commitment to health, safety, environmental responsibility and sustainable development with a reputation for embracing diversity and developing people's long term potential and careers.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* An Electrical Engineering Degree and/or Project Management qualification is essential for this role.
* A strong background at Principal level in an operating asset within a similar industry / organisation
* Eligible for RPEQ or CPEng qualification
* Knowledge of problem solving strategies i.e. RCA FMEA
* Expert knowledge of AS/NZS Standards, whilst responsible for producing complex and detailed engineering design and drawings.
* A sound understanding of Quality Systems (ISO 9001:2000), the fundamentals of project management and strong SAP / MS project knowledge.
* Can demonstrate strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

Fircroft is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner as required under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Fircroft will only process your personal data for the specific purposes of managing your application.

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