Lead Mechanical Engineer

Western Australia
July 8, 2024
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If you’re looking for a career with a company that has a ‘Can Do’ attitude, then look no further than Primero. We’re a team of skilled and determined problem solvers, who back our projects, and each other. We’re energised by our culture, anchored by our values, and driven to deliver for our clients. Join us if you take pride in having a ‘Can Do’ attitude.

About Us 

Primero, a subsidiary of NRW Holdings, is a multi-national engineering, procurement, and construction business. Since we were founded in 2011, we’ve grown and diversified, delivering projects in over ten different countries, spanning five continents, from locations in Australia and North America. Our rapid growth is testament to our ability to deliver quality project outcomes, safely and on time.

Working with us you’ll learn from some of the brightest and smartest minds in the business, while delivering important projects throughout Australia and overseas, giving you the opportunity to gain access to unique experiences across a huge range of sectors, from gold to lithium and new energy.

Find out what a career at Primero can do for you.

Your Opportunity 

We are looking for a Lead Mechanical Engineer with strong minerals processing design experience to join our team working on a greenfield gold project. 

Your Key Responsibilities 

  • Ensure compliance of design products with the Design Procedure.
  • Produce and ensure design products comply with applicable legislation, standards, client, third party and project requirements.
  • Ensure technical compliance of design products.
  • Development (coaching and mentoring) of discipline team members.
  • Ensure design products are delivered in accordance with the project budget and schedule.
  • Ensure designs are fit for purpose and consider all aspects including, cost, constructability, operability and maintainability.
  • Proactively input into / review project schedules and budgets.
  • Provide input into design tenders.

What You ‘Can Do’

  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (recognised by IEAust).
  • 10+ years’ experience in the mining/mineral processing or oil and gas sector.
  • Thorough knowledge and practical application of relevant industry codes of practice.
  • Ability to rapidly understand and assimilate project and client specific requirements.
  • Advanced knowledge and practical application of design theories, principles and practices.
  • Advanced experience with development of technical engineering documents, drawings, schedules, and models.
  • Innovative and flexible approach to problem solving, an ability to analyse and resolve complex issues.
  • Site experience during construction and commissioning preferred.
  • Proven ability to manage a team of design professionals.

What we ‘Can Do’ for you:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Career Opportunities
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Health and Wellbeing Support
  • Benefits & Discounts
  • Employee Referral Rewards

If you’re looking for a career where you experience more ‘Can Do’, then we’re the team for you.

Find out what a Primero career Can Do for you.


If you believe you have what it takes and want to work for a company who put its people first, please apply now.

Primero is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages female and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.

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