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Lead Mechanical Engineer

  • 596823
  • Brisbane, QLD, Australia
  • Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
  • Adelaide, SA, Australia
  • Perth, WA, Australia

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  • Full Time - Permanent

Mineral Technologies (MT), a subsidiary of Downer, delivers engineering and process solutions for Iron Ore, Mineral Sands, Silica Sands, Coal, Chromite, Gold, Tin, Tungsten, Tantalum and a wide range of other fine minerals worldwide. 

MT is seeking a Lead Mechanical Engineer to lead the mechanical design functions across multiple phases of mining and minerals processing project.  The Lead Mechanical Engineer will plan, schedule, engineer and manage assigned work packages to deliver quality, budget and schedule targets. The role is open to our Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide and Perth office locations.  


To manage all facets of mechanical engineering for projects including:

  • performing mechanical engineering calculations for various design elements within a project,
  • developing engineering documentation/deliverables as part of design projects to an agreed standard and a thorough level of completeness.
  • Developing and tracking progress to schedule
  • Overseeing, reviewing and contributing to the production of deliverables of the mechanical engineering team
  • Planning and ensuring the compliance to the safety in design process


  • Degree qualification in Mechanical Engineering
  • 7-10 years post-graduate engineering experience. At least 3 years of experience in an engineering design team (Desirable)
  • Demonstrate high level communication skills and problem-solving skills in a design context. - Essential
  • Experience in wet process plant design (pumping, piping, slurry handling etc) and mining and minerals processing projects – Essential
  • Relevant site experience either in construction, commissioning or operations – Desirable
  • Familiarity with Statutory and Regulatory requirements in the mining industry – Essential
  • RPEQ registration (or working towards) – Essential

What We Offer

  • The opportunity to work within an energetic, highly skilled team, with a focus on producing logical smart designs through innovation and collaboration.
  • The ability to work on a diverse range of designs, taking on new and exciting challenges with projects across the world.
  • A workplace that focuses on Zero Harm, making safety a core part of everything we do.
  • Flexible working arrangements 
  • Opportunities to work closely with customers to develop end-to-end technical design solutions 
  • Access to long term career and professional development opportunities within Downer’s broader business 


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