Mechanical Engineer

April 23, 2024
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Job Description

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Fortescue is both a proud West Australian company and a global green solutions business. We are recognised for our culture, innovation and industry-leading development of infrastructure, mining assets and green energy initiatives.

Our Opportunity

Work location: Perth based (525 Great Eastern Highway)

Roster: Monday to Friday

In support of Fortescue’s strong focus on green energy and our carbon neutrality targets, one of our key initiatives will be in our Green Fleet projects whereby we will develop and test a range of technologies to power our mining fleet

Key Responsibilities

  • Applying discipline-specific engineering knowledge.
  • Identifying, assessing and managing engineering risks.
  • Maintaining clear communication with key stakeholders.
  • Understanding and ensuring facilities comply with technical, regulatory and governance requirements.
  • Designing and developing products, specifications and plans without supervision.
  • Interpreting engineering drawings, documents, specifications, and scopes.
  • Ensuring project owners comply with project management processes.
  • Resolving technical and design issues.
  • Collaborating with the broader engineering team, project manager and workshop execution teams.
  • Designing reviews and calculations.
  • Prioritising and delivering work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Adapting to change and to new requirements quickly.
  • Proactively delivering on the company’s stretch targets.
  • Providing regular updates to the Principal and Project Manager.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Engineering degree
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Flexibility to travel to site when required.
  • Solid understanding with engineering design tools (programming tools, CAD, CAE, etc.).
  • Proven ability to work with diverse stakeholders and in multidisciplinary teams
  • High commitment to safety.
  • Experience with ERP work management.
  • Excellent interpersonal awareness with ability to work well in a team.
  • Proactive and self-motivated, with a drive for excellence.
  • Results driven, responsible and accountable.
  • Skilled in rapid problem solving.
  • Understanding of safety in design.
  • Experience in preparing detailed scope of works.
  • Experience participating and coordinating a purchasing process.
  • Experience in contractor engagement and contractor management process.
  • Clear and calculated decision-making.
  • Ability to work across multiple fronts in a high-pressure environment.

Preferred experience:

  • Experience specifying, designing, or testing Rolling Stock Mechanical systems such as bogies, structures, noise, vibrations, mechanical sub-systems, and dynamics.
  • Working knowledge of industry standards from AS/RISSB and EN series.
  • Awareness of mechanical design, manufacture and test obligations relating to environmental performance, dynamics, RAMS, SIL, and the demonstration of safety SFAIRP.

Our Commitment

Fortescue is deeply committed to providing a safe culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, and values diversity. We celebrate individual strengths and team members from all backgrounds are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. Our global workforce drives and promotes an inclusive culture, both within our organisation and throughout the communities we interact with across the world. Diverse backgrounds include First Nations Peoples, people with differing abilities, LGBTIQ+ community, gender, neurodiverse, cultural diversity, all age groups, and those with an intersectional or multiple diverse characteristics. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Internal Candidates / Current Contractors please apply via Success Factors Careers Portal. For further information on how to apply please visit the Fortescue Hub. 

Fortescue reserves the right to close applications early should a suitable pool of candidates be identified. Fortescue will never contact you to ask for payment of any kind, whether directly or through a third party.