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Principal Electrical Engineer

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Job Reference 1181090

Location Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Industry Process - Mining & Metals

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added November 17, 2022

Principal Electrical Engineer – Perth, WA


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.  With over 800 employees and 6,000 contractors operating in over 50 countries, our geographical reach and pool of talent available is unmatched in the industry and the level of experience, exposure and expertise that the organization has is unparalleled.

Our client is seeking a Principal Electrical Engineer to work within their facilities located in Perth, WA on a 12-month initial contract.


About the Client:

Our client is a top-class EPCM consultancy with an enviable reputation for maintaining their high standards in their delivery of a broad scope of services within the Australian resources market.

They have built a very successful global business off the back of consistently delivering a very high standard of work across their projects.

The business has a culture based around connecting teams of talented, high-performance people to deliver major cutting-edge projects across their chosen markets.


Job Overview:

Due to a period of Growth, our client is seeking to add Principal Electrical Engineer to join their Perth based team working on multiple Brownfield and Greenfield sustaining capital projects.

This role will manage and technically support a team of high performing Engineers and Designers in delivering electrical engineering deliverables on time and within budget. The role will also undertake design on projects and technically peer review deliverables.


  • Provide specialist technical direction and advice to the Electrical Engineering team and project teams;
  • Perform and manage Electrical specific engineering services.
  • Lead and manage project engineers for each allocated project for various clients.
  • Assist in scoping engineering requirements, methodologies and estimating engineering budget for competitive proposals in response to requests for quotations from clients.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Identify issues and problems; develop appropriate and innovative solutions; and ask for assistance if required.

What you will bring:

  • Experience in mining, resources and energy is essential.
  • Extensive technical, practical and leadership experience in Electrical Engineering in the same or similar industry, including experience managing and leading multi-disciplinary projects and teams.
  • Excellent management skills including the ability to plan, set goals; and manage time, priorities, resources, accountabilities, schedules and cost.

Required Qualifications:

  • Electrical Engineering Degree recognized by Engineers Australia.
  • Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) status, preferrable
  • Postgraduate qualifications in the Electrical Engineering; management, project management or supervisory qualifications, desirable


Only candidates located within Australia, with full Australian working rights will be considered.

For further information please contact Patrick Chick via +61 8 6146 4363 or patrick.chick@airswift.com




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