Senior Mechanical Engineer - Static

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Job Reference 1242074

Location Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Industry Process - Mining & Metals

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added April 19, 2024

Airswift is actively looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer (Static) to work alongside our client which 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 former oil refinery to 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 (Static) to join our Perth team.

The role responsibilities include:

  • Deliver discipline specific engineering services that meet the client's 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.
  • Communicate effectively within the discipline team, with clients and other project stakeholders.
  • Technically evaluate vendor equipment supply proposals.
  • Identify issues and problems; develop appropriate and innovative solutions and ask for assistance if required.
  • Work to the project schedule and manage allocated budgets flagging issues proactively. Estimate future work based on experience and norms.

What you’ll have

  • Excellent technical and practical engineering skills and able to consistently deliver quality, accurate and timely work to its clients.
  • Experience in static equipment package management, document review and consolidation. Relevant equipment includes, Shell and Tube heat exchangers, Air cooled heat exchangers, Process columns including internals, drums and separators.
  • Experience with brownfield related activities on static equipment such as repairs, upgrades and modifications and experience with pressure equipment design standards; ASME and Australian standards, including Australian requirements for verification and registration.
  • Experience with refinery equipment material requirements and selection considerations to avoid common failure mechanisms with items such as Hydrogen, H2S etc.
  • Experience in delivering more complex multi-disciplinary packages such as fired equipment, chillers, flares, etc.
  • Experience in manual handling and lifting of equipment for both installation/removal and maintenance activities. Familiarity with mechanical handling studies with ability to interpret and author. 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 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.
  • Highly effective people skills such as team, interpersonal, and mentoring skills, personal management skills including the ability to manage time and priorities.
  • Pro-active, goal oriented. Excellent attention to detail and effectively manages change to work tasks and the work environment and assists others with adapting to change.
  • A person of integrity who is trusted by others and consistently honours their commitments.
  • 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 and 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.
  • Package management experience and technical and practical experience in the Mechanical / Piping disciplines. A recognized engineering degree in the relevant discipline. Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) status.

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 and contact details.

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