Senior Structural Mechanical and Piping Engineer

Location: Perth, Western Australia Salary: competitive
Sector: Downstream and Chemicals Type: contract


  • Supervise the structural, mechanical and piping (SMP) design activities conducted by the engineering contractor.
  • Contribute to and review SMP design activities, which includes P&ID development, equipment specifications and design, plant layout, piping design, and generation of complete mechanical construction packages.
  • Must be familiar with equipment (kilns, scrubbers, centrifuges, filter presses, pumps, pressure vessels, tanks, heat ex-changers, mixers, conveyors, dryers) used in the chemical processing industry.
  • Must have direct experience will all the required aspects of SMP design. Aspects include P&ID development, equipment specifications and design, plant layout, piping design, valve selection, and generation of complete SMP construction RFQ packages.
  • Must have experience with SMP design during all phases of a capital project - scope development, detailed design, construction, and commissioning.
  • Must have experience with applicable codes (ASME, API and equivalent Australian codes), standards, and best practices for process plant design.
  • Must be able to travel as needed to support project activities.
  • Ability to manage multiple activities with varied scope, schedule, priorities, and locations.
  • Provide inspection of construction, during various phases, to ensure compliance with design and codes.
  • Identify opportunity for improvement and develop solutions that improve the efficiency, quality, and speed of the mechanical design process.


  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in capital projects, preferably in the Chemical, Petrochemical or Oil and Gas industries
  • Proficient User of MS Office Suite.
  • Ability to participate and lead in a cross-functional, team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to interact with multiple levels of leadership internally and externally
  • Ability to ensure acceptance by other departments within the organisation (stakeholder management skills).
  • Excellent written/verbal/presentation communication skills.
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering

Full Australian working rights are required to submit an application for this position.