Senior Mechanical Designer

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Job Reference 1237902

Location Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Industry Process - Mining & Metals

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added February 2, 2024

Airswift is actively looking for a Senior Mechanical Designer with a materials handling and layout background to work across multiple sustaining capital projects within the mining industry. The role will be offered on an initial 12-month contract based in the Perth CBD.

The Mining and Infrastructure team continues to deliver design expertise for an array of projects. You will play a crucial role in delivering mechanical engineering design services across a diverse range of projects from conceptual studies to commissioning new facilities within the mining and minerals sectors.

What you will do:
  • Assist in study on a materials handling expansion project as well as back modelling old drawings into 3D – Chutes, Conveyors, Bucket lifts.
  • Assist on a Rio Tinto sustaining capital project - sealed pan, apron feeders.
  • Identify and report on potential deviations – assess and track of effectiveness of designs, work scheduling, resource requirements, and review alignment with project execution plan and client expectations.
  • Contribute to the development of implementations of practical solutions.
  • Produce models and detailed technical drawings, in accordance with standards, policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate a high standard of health, safety and environmental standards, promoting a culture of safety excellence throughout all project phases.

Required skills / experience:
  • 7+ years of experience in mechanical design within an EPCM mining environment – we are looking for a true senior.
  • MicroStation 2D & 3D modelling proficiency.
  • Mining background not essential.
  • Comfortable and able to work in sustaining capital - multiple projects at once & fast-paced.
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills with a keen eye for detail.

Why you should apply:
  • Our client will be moving to QV1 in June/July 2024 - modern facilities & great amenities.
  • Exposure to different types of commodities, assets, equipment, unique design challenges.
  • Flexible start & finish times – fully supportive & open to discussion. (but to foster team collaboration - 4 days in office each week, can work 1 day from home).
  • Senior PMs / management team in Sustaining Capital are approachable and friendly, supportive of development.
Only candidates with the right to work in Australia will be considered.
(Australian 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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