Mechanical Project Engineer

Location: Melbourne
Job Type: Permanent / Full Time
Contact: Emma O'Donnell

About the Company

This business is the sole manufacturer of plastic (polyethylene & polymers) in Australia. This is a large-scale major hazard business located in the western suburbs of Melbourne. This business is seeking a Mechanical Project Engineer to join their business.

About the Role

Reporting to Engineering & Business improvement Team Manager, this Mechanical Project Engineer is responsible for providing engineering support in mechanical, machinery & hardware engineering. Your role is to develop and implement safe, operable, and cost-effective projects that meet the engineering standards and business needs.

Skills & Experience

This is an exciting and integral role within the business for future growth and your experience and skill set will include the following:

  • Driving a continuous improvement approach including networking with other sites designed to ensure that the best SHE practices are adopted and implemented.
  • Lead/Participate in Safety reviews, HAZOPS and audits to drive continuous improvement of sites safety.
  • Progresses ideas from the OFI stage through the various investigation stages of OFI investigations, scoping studies, Design Basis Memorandums
  • Project manage approved projects, ensuring safety, cost and schedule are met
  • Uses lean project management skills
  • Provides monthly project updates to project sponsors and project owners
  • Completes detailed design
  • Ensures necessary training is delivered before project commissioning
  • Gains a good working knowledge of machinery
  • Maintains external links to equipment vendors and other technical networks
  • Provide reviews in areas of structures and piping and apply sound principles in project design

Key attributes required:

  • Bachelor level Mechanical Engineering qualification which is acceptable to the Washington Accord University List
  • Ideally 5+ years' experience, with experience in:
    • Chemical, oil & gas or petrochemical industry
    • rotating equipment, compounders desirable
    • plant equipment and implementing improvements on brownfield projects
    • hydrocarbons, polymer, or plant engineering projects
  • Designing, executing complex projects on time and on budget
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organisation from engineers to trades employees

How to Apply

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