Senior Mechanical Designer

  • Competitive
  • Australia Queensland
  • Contract
  • Mining
Senior Mechanical Designer – Brisbane Based Role – 12 month contract with view to transition to permanent

NES Fircroft have partnered with a leading global engineering consultancy focused on designing and delivering transformative projects across the globe. We are looking for an experienced Senior Mechanical Designer to commence on a long-term contract opportunity, working on ground-breaking projects that will shape the future of mining.

As a Senior Mechanical Designer, you will be collaborating with seasoned team of design and engineering experts to provide technical design support on a range of the largest mining projects within Australia. The successful candidate will work closely with designers and engineers to provide technical design support on a range of mining projects in the early stages of development, with a focus on gold and/or copper operations/projects.

  • Collaborate with project teams to develop mechanical designs and provide technical support for early-stage mining projects, including feasibility studies, pre-feasibility studies, and preliminary design.
  • Prepare mechanical drawings, schematics, and layouts using AutoCAD and other software tools as required.
  • Work with other disciplines to ensure overall design coherence, including civil, electrical, and process engineers.
  • Assist with preparing mechanical design and equipment specifications for tender documents.
  • Provide technical input to proposals and client presentations.
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in mechanical design, with a focus on the mining industry and gold and/or copper operations/projects.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD essential.
  • Proficiency in MicroStation would be advantageous.
  • Experience with early-stage concept and design work, including feasibility studies, pre-feasibility studies, and preliminary design.
  • Ability to undertake, manage, and produce appropriate 2D and/or 3D CAD models, documentation, and other deliverables, while demonstrating the ability to work independently to organize and prioritize demands.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Ability to liaise with the engineers and drafters to ensure timely delivery of design drawings, whilst maintain, develop, and retain the highest standard of technical design skills.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
Our client offers a competitive salary, as well as opportunities for career advancement within the global organization. If you are a highly motivated individual with a passion for mechanical design and a desire to work in the mining industry, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.
Please send through your CV by clicking APPLY! If you want to have a confidential discussion, contact Cameron Anderson at NES Fircroft at

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, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 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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