Design Manager


About this role

About this role

The Company

A global engineering and project management consultancy, renowned for delivering high quality professional engineering and project delivery services across the mining & metals, infrastructure and process industries. From small-scope studies to complex multidisciplinary engineering, construction and project management projects.

Due to a growing level of project work, Brunel have been tasked with finding a suitably qualified Design Manager to join their Perth team. Reporting to the Group Manager Engineering, you will lead design management activities in consultation with all project stakeholders to ensure that standards of technical compliance, quality, cost, safety, sustainability and environmental performance are observed and that time schedules are met.

  • Monitoring the progress and performance of the project design team, giving input and providing feedback and support where necessary.
  • Coordinating the multi-discipline design and drafting resources assigned to allocated tasks to achieve agreed deliverable dates and man-hour budgets.
  • Consistently providing engineering designs and solutions within agreed milestone dates and to a high standard of accuracy and professionalism.



  • Relevant tertiary education qualifications in Engineering (Mechanical or equivalent).
  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience in mineral processing or related industries.
  • Demonstrated credentials in mechanical engineering design for studies and detailed design.
  • Strong mechanical background and experience in Process Plant design (crushers, screener etc.)
  • Experience in gold, base metals ore or lithium preferred.
  • High attention to detail and exceptional knowledge across a broad range of disciplines.
  • Excellent written, communication and supervisory skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing high quality service to Clients within budget and time constraints.
  • Extensive understanding of mine operation challenges, expectations, requirements and risk management process
  • Ability to build and sustain positive relationships with all stakeholders, including Clients.
  • Commitment to continuously seek improvement in engineering solutions and design with a focus on new technologies and innovation.
  • Ability to work with mining operations to identify opportunities and win work for the business.
  • Intuitive leadership skills with the ability to initiate, lead and manage change in a complex environment.
  • Proven commitment to provide mentoring and identify avenues of professional development and succession planning to personnel within your team.



  • Enjoy a varied and challenging role
  • Your chance to be involved in some of WA’s most iconic resource projects
  • Access to Brunel Member benefits, discounts and exclusive offers - Take advantage of a range of amazing perks through Brunel Benefits. We've partnered with some of Australia's top health, finance and travel brands to offer our members a fantastic selection of discounts and exclusive offers. Whether you’re looking to stretch your pre-tax dollars further through salary packaging, get a great deal on a leased vehicle, review your health insurance or book a holiday, Brunel Benefits has you covered.

Join the Brunel Family

Career interview session

Join the Brunel Family

Brunel is a recruitment and flexible workforce solution provider which connects talented people with opportunities throughout Australasia and around the world. We specialise in highly skilled roles across a variety of technical, professional, trades and craft disciplines, pairing candidates with industry-leading projects and organisations on a contract, permanent or secondment basis.

Operating in Australasia since 2001, Brunel has major bases of operation in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Port Moresby, which are further backed by the strength and reach of a truly global network spanning over 40 countries, 100+ offices and 45 years of successful operation.

Brunel is proud to be equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and female candidates.

Application process


We carefully review your application and in the coming weeks, you will be notified for an interview session if you are selected. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 7 days.


After being shortlisted, you will be contacted via email or telephone to arrange for a date on your availability for the qualification interview.


During the interview, you will be assessed on your level of experience and skills, work history, availability, and the qualifications the company is seeking for the position.


After successfully making through the phone interview, a face to face interview will be scheduled between the candidate and recruiter. This session can be a more in-depth interview to review your communication and interpersonal skills.


Submission of candidates resume for client’s approval and screening.

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Start applying immediately

Sending an application is quick and easy. Just make sure you have the required documents ready to go.

  • Certifications (optional)
  • Job references (optional)
  • Motivation Letter (optional)
  • Resume
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Any questions remaining?

Your consultant, Chris Mitchell is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number:

Account manager

Chris Mitchell
Brunel Energy Australia Perth

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