Principal Mechanical Engineer

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Job Reference 1241406

Location Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Industry Renewables - Biofuels/Biomass

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added May 10, 2024

Principal Mechanical Engineer – Perth, WA

Job Overview:
We are currently seeking an extensively experienced and qualified Principal Mechanical Engineer to join our Tier 1 EPCM client for a major multi-year renewable fuels project.
As a Principal Mechanical Engineer, you will be tasked with overseeing the delivery of mechanical engineering services to our client and its customers, providing technical support within the Mechanical discipline for hydrocarbons, energy and chemicals industries. Your role will involve facilitating the construction of various types of production plants and facilities.
This position will be offered on an initial 12-month contract and will be located at our client's facilities in the Perth CBD.

Your responsibilities will include;
  • Deliver discipline specific engineering services that meet our client, its customer’s and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Perform mechanical engineering services such as: prepare and review the production of mechanical package deliverables including datasheets, specifications, scope of supply, document / data requirement lists, technical bid evaluations, drawings, specifications, calculations and reports, review, consolidate and co-ordinate interdisciplinary review of vendor data and drawings.
  • Manage and expedite vendors to deliver packages in accordance with scope of supply and the project schedule.
  • Liaise with vendors during completion of technical bid evaluation and clarification phase and then throughout package execution and delivery.
  • Ensure the project scope is clear and identify changes to scope as required in line with project change management processes; participate in relevant meetings, follow required checking procedures.
  • Communicate effectively within the discipline team, with clients and other project stakeholders.
  • Technically evaluate vendor equipment supply proposals.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proactively resolve any discrepancies between our client and its customer’s requirements.
  • Identify issues and problems; develop appropriate and innovative solutions and ask for assistance if required.

About You:
  • Excellent technical and practical engineering skills and able to consistently deliver quality, accurate and timely work.
  • Experience in rotating equipment package management, document review and consolidation. Relevant equipment includes single and multi-stage centrifugal pumps, reciprocating and centrifugal compressors, blowers, positive displacement pumps and seal less pumps and experience working with API standards for rotating all these equipment and understanding of piping and pipe supports and the interfaces with mechanical equipment.
  • An excellent knowledge of the fundamental requirements of the discipline, including:
    • Brownfields and Greenfields engineering,
    • Equipment layout,
    • Read and interpret drawings, including general mechanical, piping and P&ID drawings.
  • An understanding of the basic requirements of other disciplines and knowledge of applicable local and international standards and statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Proven history of delivering multiple mechanical packages on major projects within the hydrocarbon or renewable energy industries.
  • Capable in the use of relevant software such as MS Office Suite and discipline specific software Navisworks, Bluebeam / Adobe Suite.
  • Highly effective people skills such as team, interpersonal and mentoring skills, highly effective personal management skills including the ability to manage time and priorities,
  • Effectively manages change to work tasks and the work environment and assists others with adapting to change and able to identify issues, problems and opportunities; make timely decisions; develop appropriate and innovative solutions; and ask for assistance if required.
  • Pro-active, goal oriented and excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including the ability to convey information and ideas to individuals and groups, make presentations when required and draft high-quality documentation, and able to work effectively in small to large multi-disciplinary teams and share and transfer knowledge within teams.
  • Previous experience on mid-size – major projects, through all phases, included execution along with Package management experience, Technical and practical experience in the Mechanical / Piping disciplines.
  • A recognised engineering degree in the relevant discipline. Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) status will be preferred.
  • Demonstrate behaviour and business practices commensurate with a culture of world’s best health, safety and environmental performance, minimise the potential impact of work activities on the environment with a visible and active commitment to personal well-being; healthy and safe workplaces and activities; and continuously improve our clients health, safety and environmental performance.
  • Comply and keep up-to-date with the behaviour and business practices outlined in our clients processes, and with all applicable laws, regulations and standards and encourage a team-based work environment that leverages the expertise and knowledge of the team and nurtures a climate of care and trust.
  • Deliver quality services and demonstrate a commitment to understand, meet customer needs, and act in the best interests of our client always.
  • Travel as required for project requirements, such as to vendor facilities, perform any other duties that are reasonably required from time to time.

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. 
With over 1000 employees and 9,000+ contractors operating in over 70 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.
Only candidates located within Australia, with full Australian working rights will be considered.


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