Principal Discipline Engineer - Process

  • Circa $130 - $160 per hour + super
  • Australia Western Australia Perth
  • Contract
  • Mining

Job Description:

NES Fircroft are partnering with a global resources client who are looking for a PRINCIPAL DISCIPLINE ENGINEER – PROCESS to join the Perth based team on a 12 month contract

The Role:
Perth based role Monday to Friday 8 hours per day (occasional on site travel)

As the Principal Discipline Engineer you will provide subject matter expert leadership and direction to all the functions and study lead/manager throughout all design phases.
You will be expected to add value in all project areas including developing concepts, technical compliance, risk evaluation and mitigation, value optimisation, safety, and continuous improvement.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Provides SME input into the Basis of Design (BoD), Process Design Criteria (PDC) and Scopes of Work (SoW)
  • Provides technical governance by reviewing Engineering Service Provider (ESP) design deliverables to ensure compliance with statutory requirements and Australian Standards
  • Proactively identifies the following and suggest solutions & improvements (within their respective discipline):
    • Design performance & quality issues
    • Constructability, operability and maintainability issues
    • Value add opportunities
    • Works closely and directly with ESP counterparts from concept through to detailed design
  • Ensures that the review of project design deliverables are prioritised to be consistent with overall project priorities
  • Supports tender submission reviews
  • Provide SME expertise in the Sustainability in Design process e.g. HSECCOMS – Health Safety Environment Community Constructability, Operability and Maintainability reviews, HAZIDs and HAZOP
  • Collaborates with Commissioning and Construction to ensure that engineering is developed to be able to support commissioning and construction methodologies, strategies and systems.
  • Support Ops readiness by providing engineering related data in order to enable the effective handover and transition to Operations.

The Requirements:

Ideally, the Principal Discipline Engineer has
  • Tertiary qualification within fields such as Engineering Science, Metallurgical, Chemical or Mineral Processing Engineering.
  • Project design experience within the consulting, mining or heavy industry working for owners/operators and/or engineering consultancies.
  • Significant technical proficiency across process engineering discipline across life-cycle (study, design, installation, commissioning, operation).
  • Proven experience in Iron Ore processing plants including design, interpretation of test work results, plant layouts, process design criteria, trade-off studies and developing process flow diagrams.
  • Experience in planning, developing and managing metallurgical test work programs of significant scale.
  • Demonstrated commercial acumen as well as managing technical risk and governance for successful delivery of projects safely, on time and on budget.  


The Benefits:

  • Opportunity to work for a leading Owner Miner on a 12 month contract
  • Perth Based and home every night.
  • Highly competitive pay rate  - dependent on experience circa $125 - $160 per hour + super
Please apply now!

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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