Mechanical Designer – Mining & Metals

Brisbane, QLD
July 5, 2024
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Requisition ID: 277251 

  • 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 plan, develop, and review mechanical design work, produce technical drawings, 3D models and design documentation including material take-offs, and prepare design estimates for a project. You will coordinate with clients, facilitate technical discussions and design reviews, review vendor information, project and client design specifications and collaborating discipline design inputs. You will solve complex technical issues and ensure mechanical designs comply with all regulations and standards.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Plans, develops, coordinates and reviews design work within a small-size Mechanical design work group on projects of medium size or assignments in support of global business unit
  • Produces drawings and documentation in accordance with established design and scope including design of tanks, conveyors, chutes and platework, mechanical equipment supports, foundations, and steel detailing
  • Coordinates and interfaces as directed with the day-to-day technical work of Mechanical engineers, scientists, specialists, designers and drafters
  • Communicates complex technical issues and recommends solutions to upper management
  • Prepares or oversees the preparation of Mechanical design estimates and work plan in accordance with project scope, schedule and budget, and manages implementation and performance accordingly
  • Develops Engineering Department Procedures (EDPs), Bechtel design guides, appropriate Bechtel Standard Computer Applications (BSAPs) and administrative practices
  • Coordinates with client representatives as delegated to obtain approval on phases of work
  • Reviews key Mechanical engineering drawings and calculations and bid summaries
  • Mentors Mechanical designers and drafters by providing appropriate on-the-job training for their professional development
  • Ensures Mechanical systems designs comply with all applicable installation codes, regulations, and standards

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualifications in computer assisted design (preferred, not mandatory)
  • 10 years of relevant experience minerals processing plant mechanical design drafting and 3D modelling

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Bulk materials handling experience essential.
  • Experience in the design of conveyors and layout development of transfer stations is essential.
  • Proven experience in engineering design tools such as Autodesk Inventor, Bentley MicroStation and Navisworks.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work well with other team members.
  • Work with Senior designers in other disciplines to coordinate overall design and technical requirements.

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.