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Senior Mechanical Engineer

KCB Australia Pty Ltd., Level 1, 154 Melbourne St, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Req #134
March 10, 2023

KCB Australia Pty Ltd (KCB) is a team of professionals whose passion is to provide solutions to our clients while reducing potential risks to the wider community and environment. Our clients are predominantly from the resource sector and we have an opportunity for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our integrated and multi-disciplinary team. If you share our passion, please apply. This role can be Brisbane or Perth based.


As a Senior Mechanical Engineer at KCB you will have the opportunity to work on large-scale, world-class projects. KCB’s continued growth will allow you to challenge and grow your mechanical engineering skills while working with an experienced multi-disciplinary team. This senior technical role will provide you with the opportunity to work closely with other talented professionals committed to delivering high quality engineering and geoscience services.


This role will give you the opportunity to:

  • Contribute to and lead multi-discipline projects by planning, designing, executing and interpreting mechanical work for domestic and international mine tailings transport systems, pump stations, heating ventilation and air conditioning systems pump stations
  • Coordinate equipment layout with electrical and civil disciplines
  • Undertake site investigations, construction monitoring, and inspection and safety certifications for existing large valves and gates
  • Develop technical specifications, design basis memoranda and design reports.
  • Carry out conceptual to detailed designs for mine infrastructure.
  • Review vendor design documents
  • Work in a wonderful company culture.
  • Travel to interesting project sites.


The ideal candidate(s) should have the following attributes:

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, a post-graduate degree in mechanical engineering welcomed
  • A minimum of 5 years post graduate experience
  • Working experience in mine tailings transport systems
  • Preliminary and detailed engineering experience of process plants including the development of P&IDs
  • Working knowledge of pump and piping system design, ASME piping codes
  • Experience in stress analysis of pipe systems
  • Knowledge of water treatment system design
  • Basic knowledge of design of supports for pipes and ducts including seismic considerations
  • Ability to understand and interface with electrical and civil structural design aspects
  • Good computer skills, ideally including MSWord, Excel, Mathcad, and CAD software
  • Ability to prepare detailed technical specifications
  • Ability to effectively work with a team of multidisciplinary professionals
  • Strong analytical skills, an understanding of project management and competent report writing skills
  • CPEng, RPEQ would also be welcomed
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; other languages are an asset
  • Willing and able to travel both domestically and internationally.


We are seeking motivated individuals to apply for the position of senior mechanical engineer based in our Perth office. This is a hands-on technical role intended to add value to our international engineering practice and as part of a well-established engineering consulting team.


What we offer in addition to an exciting technical role:

  • Working for an Australian Business Awards Employer of Choice recipient (2015-2022)
  • Competitive remuneration package commensurate with your qualifications and experience
  • 2.5% Additional superannuation
  • Income Protection Insurance
  • Professional registration support
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Novated leasing (vehicle)
  • Parental leave
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Additional incentives may be available dependent on performance of the company, business unit and individual.


About Us:

We are a global organisation committed to employment equity. We respect the uniqueness that makes you, you. We encourage applications from all qualified career seekers, regardless of gender, sex, religion, or nationality.

To learn more about projects you could be a part of check out Projects - KCB (www.klohn.com) and our Careers page for more details.

We thank all candidates for applying, however only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


Other details

  • Job Family Engineers
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • KCB Australia Pty Ltd., Level 1, 154 Melbourne St, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia