Principal Structural Engineer

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Job Reference 1240641

Location Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Industry Process - Mining & Metals

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added March 26, 2024

Job Overview
Airswift is currently in search of an experienced Principal Structural Engineer to join our client on an initial 12-month contract at one of their facilities in Perth CBD.

In this role, we are looking for a highly skilled Principal Structural Engineer who will lead a team of engineers and designers within a dedicated office. Your primary responsibilities will include scoping and overseeing the technical delivery of sustaining capital projects related to a Tier 1 Iron Ore operator portfolio, while ensuring accountability for all aspects related to budget and schedule.

Our client values a flexible approach to work, understanding that individuals thrive when they can strike a balance between work and personal life. In line with this philosophy, they offer flexible and hybrid working options, providing you with the freedom to choose when, where, and how you work.

What our client can offer
  • Flexible work arrangements.
  • Take advantage of their global on-line learning platform!
  • Enjoy a varied & challenging role.
  • Career development opportunities beyond this role.

What you will be doing
  • Reporting to the engineering manager, deliver structural engineering services that meet the client’s, its customers' and applicable statutory and regulatory specifications, on time and within budget.
  • Perform supporting tasks such as:
    • Participate in relevant meetings, prepare progress reports and follow required checking procedures.
    • Clarification of project scope and identify changes to the lead structural engineer as per project change management processes.
    • Gathers data from multiple sources and prepares engineering studies, analyses, calculations, etc. Support technical development of solutions, recommendations and creates final documentation for project deliverables.
  • If required, supervise structural drafting to deliver project requirements.
  • Support the project management team on specific projects where the responsibility includes:
    • Scope management.
    • Promotion of workshare.
    • Cross disciplinary coordination to ensure successful delivery of Customer’s requirement.
  • Support effective communication with the structural engineering team and project stakeholders, including the customer.
  • Identify issues and problems, develop appropriate solutions, and ask for assistance when required.

What you will bring
  • Bachelor's degree in Structural/Civil Engineering or a related field.
  • Relevant years of experience in structural engineering design within the resource sector.
Skills and Experience:
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team of engineers and designers.
  • Previous experience in advanced analysis techniques such as dynamic analysis and nonlinear fracture mechanics.
  • Familiarity with fit-for-purpose design for non-process infrastructure facilities.
  • Proficiency in applicable local and international standards, as well as statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Advanced knowledge of Spacegass and/or StaadPro software.
  • Experience with BHP or Rio Tinto Iron design requirements.
  • Comfortable working across multiple platforms and environments, including Microsoft 365 suite and various collaboration tools.
  • Experience working in teams with diverse backgrounds and dispersed geographic locations is advantageous.
We welcome applicants who closely align with our requirements but may not meet all criteria to apply, as we value diverse perspectives and recognize the potential for growth and development within our dynamic team.

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 130 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 with the right to work in Australia will be considered. (Australia Citizen, PR Holder, or Valid Australia working VISA)

If you would like to be considered for the position, please apply directly to this advertisement or send your application via email to with your updated CV/ resume & contact details.



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