Construction Field Engineer (Mechanical)

Tanami, Northern Territory, Australia

Job Reference 1190896

Location Tanami, Northern Territory, Australia

Industry Process - Mining & Metals

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added July 7, 2023

Our client seeks a Construction Field Engineer – Mechanical for a FIFO role from Perth, Brisbane or Darwin on 2 weeks on 2 weeks off rotation. On offer is an initial 12-month contract with a real potential of an extension. This role is working on an iconic Gold Mine in the Tanami Desert.

They are looking for a Field Engineer to inspect Construction infrastructure and conduct research on site in order to solve problems quickly. The Tanami Expansion 2 project, aims to extend the mine life beyond 2040, investing in a hoisting shaft which will increase the production of the underground mine from 2.6 Mtpa to 3.2 Mtpa.

For this role, you need to have a Mechanical Engineering degree and be familiar with the technical aspects of construction machines, equipment, and technology used in different field projects. You should be an excellent problem-solver and be able to manage crises when they arise.

  • Communicate with clients to determine needs and explain complex issues.
  • Conduct inspections, investigations, research and studies on site.
  • Manage field activities and implement on-site engineering solutions.
  • Diagnose construction or machinery problems.
  • Resolve malfunctions or other crises when they arise.
  • Oversee construction and technical improvements.
  • Install relevant control systems and technologies to manage construction.
  • Inspect and test material and machinery for safety.
  • Ensure proper maintenance of onsite equipment.
  • Supervise and direct onsite crews (e.g., technicians)
  • Draft and submit reports.
About you
  • Underground mine construction experience i.e., workshops, pumpstations, conveyors and crushing stations, etc.
  • Shaft Sinking, equipping and hoisting/winder experience is an added advantage.
  • Knowledgeable in the establishment and application of engineering management systems, processes and tools
  • Excellent technical and practical skills and able to consistently deliver quality, accurate and timely reports to Worley and its clients.
  • Competent in the use of relevant software such as MS Office Suite and a sound knowledge in relevant software.
You must have current unrestricted working rights for Australia to be considered for this role.

To register your interest please apply now with your current CV.  

If you have any queries, please contact Viktor Balasko via email at 

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