Lead Mechanical Engineer


About this role

We’re hiring a Lead Mechanical Engineer to join our client’s team to work on mineral processing projects across Canada and globally.


  • Deliver mechanical engineering design according to required timeframes and standards by supervising the performance of mechanical engineers, reviewing deliverables and providing high level technical expertise.
  • Facilitate the purchase of appropriate equipment by specifying requirements and assisting Procurement with the purchase of equipment.
  • Contribute to the cost-efficient delivery of mechanical engineering by managing the man hour budget and reviewing and approving mechanical capital cost estimates, recommending alternative approaches where possible.
  • Evaluate tenders from a technical standpoint by applying multi-disciplinary knowledge and experience.
  • Assist the development and review of relevant mechanical contracts by providing advice and input as required.
  • Issue drawings and other relevant information for construction by working with Engineers and Designers.
  • Motivate engineers and other project team members towards superior performance by supporting daily performance and providing ongoing mentoring and training.



  • Undergraduate Degree in Mechanical Engineering and P.Eng
  • Minimum 10 years mechanical design engineering experience in a relevant industry, e.g. mining, mineral processing, materials handling, heavy industrial.
  • Ability to resolve most technical issues in an efficient manner utilizing personal knowledge, external consultants and in-house experience.
  • Knowledge of multi-discipline engineering.
  • Prior experience leading mechanical project teams.
  • Proven ability to lead teams.
  • Commitment to mentoring and coaching of personnel.
  • Ability to complete performance reviews on study and project personnel.
  • Proven ability to manage, motivate and influence employees at all levels.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Well-developed written and oral skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks for the design team and manage time effectively.


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Brunel has a reputation for working with some of the best in the business. That’s what we continually strive for. Brunel provides the global recruitment and workforce services you need to lead your industry. With 45 years of market experience in Renewable Energy, Automotive, Oil & Gas, Life Sciences, Mining and Infrastructure, we help you finish major projects safely, compliantly, on-time, within budget and at the highest quality, so you can keep growing — anywhere in the world.

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

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

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

Account manager

Rory Lyden
Brunel Canada - Toronto

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