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Project Engineer - E&I

Tanami, Northern Territory, Australia

Job Reference 1181515

Location Tanami, Northern Territory, Australia

Industry Process - Mining & Metals

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added November 21, 2022

Project Engineer – E&I – FIFO, NT


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 Project Engineer to work within their facilities located in Regional Northern Territory 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 expansion, our client is seeking to add a Project Engineer to join their site-based team working on a construction expansion project within an underground gold mine located in regional Northern Territory. This role will be FIFO and will be offered on a 14:7 roster.

Acting as the primary technical co-ordination interface, the role will manage and coordinate electrical and instrumentation related engineering deliverables to ensure key project milestones are achieved on time and within budget.

Ideally the client is looking for a seasoned project engineer with experience within Brownfield projects in the Mining and Minerals sector. Previous underground mining experience will be highly regarded.



  • Manage and coordinate engineering activities to ensure projects are executed in a safe, efficient, cost effective and timely manner.
  • Act as primary technical co-ordination interface with client to ensure that expectations are satisfied.
  • Ensure the project conforms to the client's approved Basis of Design and all applicable regulatory and code requirements.
  • Maintain HSE focus within the team to ensure OHSE requirements included in design and procurement.
  • Establish, maintain and build healthy relationships with all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proactively resolve performance, scope and schedule issues with the Client as they arise and ensure compliance with requirements of the contract.
  • Monitor cost aspects of the project within direct control and forecast final costs, identify trends and take action to avoid cost overruns.
  • Focus team members on achievement of milestones and other key project objectives.
  • Accurate, timely and effective reporting to the Project Manager.
  • Monitor the closure of all identified risks in the risk register and proactively search for other areas in the project which may be a risk in the future.
  • Set clear objectives to the design team and manage inter-discipline interfaces effectively.
  • Ensure the design team aware of, and complies with, client's requirements and applicable regulations and codes.
  • Assist as required the procurement processes throughout the project to ensure goods meet specification, are delivered on time and are within budget.

What you will bring:

  • Substantial Electrical and Instrumentation design and drafting experience in the Mining Industry, or similar.
  • Previous underground mining experience highly regarded.
  • Previous technical, practical and leadership experience in Project Engineering within Electrical and Instrumentation deliverables and proven experience in leading a discipline design group.


Required Qualifications:

  • A recognized bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.


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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