Lead Civil Engineer

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Job Reference 1239728

Location Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Industry Process - Mining & Metals

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added March 12, 2024

We're looking for a Lead Civil Engineer to support one of our biggest clients, at their Perth head office on a 12-month initial contract.

Our client can offer:

  • A knowledgeable and supportive management team.
  • Opportunities to provide feedback and challenge the status quo.
  • Generous employee referral incentives.
  • Staff or contractor, you’ll be respected – they are all one team.
  • Support to stay safe and well, so you can be your best at work and home.
  • Access to spacious & modern end of trip facilities.
  • Their values matter, looking out for each other and succeeding together.
  • 5/2 Rotation 

The project: 

Primary project for a top-tier mining client to improve the sustainability of an existing mine. The goal is to find and develop two new ore bodies to ensure the mine can keep producing at current levels in the future. The project involves two sites about 40 kilometers apart in Western Australia.

About 35 people will start on the project. It's expected to take about 18 months for the planning and purchasing part, with a possibility of more than two years for the actual work.

The first 6 months of the project will be basic design. Then transition to detailed design with an estimated 18 months minimum of work ahead. The project includes building new roads, pipelines, and other infrastructure to support the mine. 

What we hope you will bring:

  • Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering.
  • 12+ years of relevant professional experience and exceptional technical knowledge.
  • Demonstrated experience working on civil engineering projects, preferably within the mining industry.
  • Demonstrated capability as a technical leader and people mentor with the ability to lead and manage a team of engineers and designers.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, having impact and influence with the capacity to build professional relationships both internally and client-facing.
  • Proficiency in CAD design is a plus! 


  • Lead a team of engineers and designers and spearhead the development of your team.
  • Provide technical leadership and advice during all different stages of the project lifecycle.
  • Produce design documentation, specifications, and project deliverables.
  • Apply comprehensive understanding of engineering principles to create and deliver practical and economical solutions that meet client's requirements.
  • Produce and coordinate the production of documentation, specifications, and project deliverables within agreed project timeframes and budget for the given scope.

About Airswift
Airswift is an international workforce solutions provider within the energy, process and infrastructure industries. Airswift serves as a strategic partner to our clients, offering a turnkey workforce solution to capture and deliver the top talent needed to complete successful projects by aligning with the unique needs of our clients.


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