Electrical Engineer – Mining & Metals – Brisbane

Brisbane, QLD
July 5, 2024
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Requisition ID: 277321 

  • Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Brisbane, QLD 

Extraordinary teams building inspiring projects:

Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world’s infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place. 

Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact. We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals, and the Manufacturing and Technology markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. 

Core to Bechtel is our Vision, Values and Commitments. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver. Learn more about our extraordinary teams building inspiring projects in our Impact Report

Job Summary:

In this role, you will report to the project Lead Electrical Engineer and be accountable for assigned activities in electrical engineering discipline. Applies broad and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices to design, develop, modify, and evaluate deliverables in accordance with project scope. Your recommendations will resolve technical issues and ensure uniquely complex requirements of a project’s electrical engineering aspects are met.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates, selects, and applies standard electrical engineering methods, techniques, procedures, and criteria, using independent judgment in making adaptations and modifications
  • Participates in the design, development and modification of components and processes used in the generation, manipulation, transmission, distribution and use of electricity utilizing relevant procedures, design standards and guides. 
  • Coordinates work and collaborates with other engineering disciplines
  • Coordinates electrical engineering efforts in assigned areas with specialty groups, engineering disciplines, the client, vendor, contractors, construction and other functional groups
  • Prepares conceptual studies, designs, reports or proposals
  • Provides technical assistance to other electrical personnel and will interact with project functions, the customer, and regulatory agency personnel in the resolution of complex regulatory issues and industry codes and standards
  • Provides assistance to project and construction management in identifying and complying with project electrical requirements and in addressing issues as they arise during project execution

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • A recognized degree in electrical engineering discipline, from an accredited college or university. 
  • Relevant work experience of 5 to 8 years

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Relevant work experience in FEED, proposal & detailed engineering preferably in an EPC industry for large industrial plants, power projects, utilities, oil and gas plants. 
  • Have demonstrated experience in the Australian Mining and Metals industry.
  • Knowledge of electrical system studies using ETAP/DIgSilent Power factory software to produce short circuit, load flow, motor starting & voltage drop , relay setting & protection coordination, arc flash and earthing studies.
  • Previous experience in preparation of single line diagrams, schematics, load lists, MV and LV cable calculations, cable schedules, equipment lists, and material take offs.
  • Should have worked on equipment sizing, specifications, MR preparation, technical bid evaluation and vendor print reviews of various electrical equipment like MV & LV switchgear, MCCs, power & distribution transformers, DC systems / UPS, Cables, generator circuit breaker, bus duct, lighting fixtures.  
  • Review of 3D Models and be a stakeholder in 30%, 50% and 90% Model Reviews with Client, Vendor and Sub Contractors.
  • Ability to participate and contribute to project risk assessments including HSECiD, HSECiC, HAZiD and HAZOP’s.
  • Should be conversant with electrical layouts such as routing, equipment, lighting, grounding & lightning protection, substation layouts etc. 

Working Rights in Australia without employer sponsorship are required. We are a 2024 Circle Back Initiative Employer & commit to respond to every applicant.

Total Rewards/Benefits

There are many reasons why choosing to join Bechtel is one of the best career decisions you will ever make. In addition to working with talented, dedicated people and having the opportunity to play an integral role in stimulating and challenging local and international projects, Bechtel is committed to offering you the benefits and resources to live a healthy life.

With a market aligned salary package and annual discretionary performance bonus scheme in place, employee wellbeing is also at the centre of our business – promoted through our strong health and safety focus and private health cover including access to a leading employee assistance program.

Diverse teams build the extraordinary:

As a global company, Bechtel has long been home to a vibrant multitude of nationalities, cultures, ethnicities, and life experiences. This diversity has made us a more trusted partner, more effective problem solvers and innovators, and a more attractive destination for leading talent.

We are committed to being a company where every colleague feels that they belong-where colleagues feel part of “One Team,” respected and rewarded for what they bring, supported in pursuing their goals, invested in our values and purpose, and treated equitably. Click here to learn more about the people who power our legacy.


Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.