Principal Process/Mechanical Engineer

Aurecon employs inspirational and energetic people. We aim to recruit and retain the best talent and we are committed to unleashing the potential of our people by challenging them with interesting work and giving them the support and autonomy they need to achieve their goals.

Aurecon’s Energy and Resources team based in Perth considers itself a key player in the future of the resources industry in Western Australia. The team is primarily responsible for the provision of design and design management services required to support the planning, scoping, estimating and delivery of a wide range of project types from inception to implementation and asset management.

An exciting opportunity exists for a Principal Mechanical Engineer to join our Energy and Resources Team in the Perth office, focusing in the areas of Tailings and Piping.

The Role:

  • Manage a team of engineers
  • Business Development, play an active role in securing work, building relationship and growing the team
  • Leading detailed design and documentation
  • Pre-feasibility studies and preliminary engineering
  • Concept reviews and acting as an independent verifier for detailed designs
  • Tailings engineering solutions
  • Pumping and piping design
  • Hydraulic modelling (including experience with hydraulic modelling software ie FluidFlow, PipeFlo, WaterGems)
  • Optimisation strategies

Key responsibilities

You will be responsible for designing and managing the delivery of wide range of project sizes with key responsibilities as follows:

  • Project scoping, site investigation, and option study;
  • Identify opportunity for innovation and facilitate Safety in Design;
  • Ensuring technical quality of the deliverables through implementation of design verification;

About You:

  • The ability to lead the technical delivery of projects and work within teams which will have both a strong local component but also connecting with professionals interstate and overseas
  • Existing client relationship and business development skills, with a desire to maintain our client experience standards
  • The ability to work alongside existing leaders and drive the performance of those around you and the engineers in your team
  • Comfort and a willingness to grow the technical capability of early career professionals

What We Provide

We believe a career is not just a job; it's a collection of experiences you gain through professional networks, working with current technologies and expanding your knowledge base. All this while working on a broad range of projects and the option of local, interstate and international exposure within a globally collaborative business.

Working within the global Aurecon team provides extensive career prospects whilst providing an environment that empowers, encourages sustainability and promotes team work. Competitive remuneration package on offer.

For an example of some of our projects, visit

How to Apply

If you are seeking an opportunity to drive and deliver project outcomes, within a creative business that encourages innovation and fresh ideas, please click the Apply Now button below.

Alignment with the Aurecon Attributes is important: Co-creative, Commercial, Sense-maker, Inquisitive, Engaging, Resourceful, Fearless and Unconventional thinking. 

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*** Aurecon is an equal opportunity employer

*** Applications are sought from direct candidates only

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