Senior Mechanical Engineer - Rotating

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Job Reference 1242080

Location Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Industry Renewables - Biofuels/Biomass

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added April 22, 2024

Airswift is actively looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer with a strong background in rotating equipment to work alongside our client on a major renewable fuel project. You will be responsible for providing discipline specific engineering encompassing technical support within the Mechanical discipline for the hydrocarbons, energy and chemicals industries to enable construction of various types of production plants and facilities.

Our client is transforming their former oil refinery location into an integrated energy hub, where it plans to produce Biofuels and Renewable Hydrogen. This is with an aim to contribute to a more sustainable world for a new era of renewable fuels by producing around 100,000 barrels of biofuels per day by 2030. Here’s your opportunity to join a purpose-driven project.

What you’ll do
We’re looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer (Rotating) to join our clients team located in the Perth CBD and offered on a 12-month initial contract with potential extensions.

The role responsibilities include:
  • Deliver discipline specific engineering services that meet our client, its customers and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Perform discipline specific 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.
  • Technically evaluate vendor equipment supply proposals.
  • Work to the project schedule and manage allocated budgets flagging issues proactively. Estimate future work based on experience and norms.
  • Excellent technical and practical engineering skills and able to consistently deliver quality, accurate and timely work to our client and its customers.
  • Experience in rotating equipment package management, document review and consolidation. Relevant equipment includes single and multi-stage centrifugal pumps, reciprocating and centrifugal compressors.
  • Experience working with API standards for rotating equipment listed above.
  • Experience in rotating equipment overhauls, maintenance, upgrades, and damage mechanisms.
  • Understanding of piping and pipe supports and the interfaces with mechanical equipment.
  • An excellent knowledge of the fundamental requirements of the discipline, including:
    • Brownfields Engineering
    • 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 interdisciplinary interactions during both design phases and package delivery.
  • 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.
  • Competent in the use of relevant software such as MS Office Suite and discipline specific software including:
    • Navisworks
    • Bluebeam / Adobe Suite
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including the ability to convey information and ideas to individuals and groups, and make presentations when required.
  • Able to identify issues, problems and opportunities; make timely decisions; develop appropriate and innovative solutions; and ask for assistance if required.

What you’ll have
  • A recognised engineering degree in mechanical engineering.
  • Relevant years of experience, including previous experience on mid-size – major projects, through all phases, including execution.
  • Package management experience.
  • Technical and practical experience in the Mechanical / Piping disciplines.
  • Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) status is 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.
  • Demonstrate a visible and active commitment to:
    • Personal well-being.
    • Healthy and safe workplaces and activities.
    • Continuously improve health, safety and environmental performance.
  • Travel as required for project requirements, such as to vendor facilities.
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.
If you would like to be considered for the position, please apply direct to this advertisement with your CV & contact details or contact Patrick Chick directly via

AS Reference: 1242080

Don’t see a job for you? Register for our candidate portal

Sign in or register for Airswift Digital to stay updated with recommended jobs.

Visit our candidate portal