Senior Mechanical Engineer


About this role

About this role

Brunel are seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join a mining industry leader, providing technical support using initiatives and apply engineering techniques, data analysis, improvements and defect elimination for fixed plant. The successful applicant will also lead a small team of mechanical engineers, managing their day to day work and providing ad hoc supervision to the condition monitoring team and department superintendent.

In this role, you will be expected to:

  • Maintain focus on team objectives and provide technical guidance to engineers
  • Provide ad hoc engineering and reliability superintendent coverage on weekends
  • Performance manage delegates and promote good team culture
  • Liaise with internal departments to provide technical solutions
  • Manage the development and execution of operational and capital projects
  • Complete Root Cause Analysis for plant downtime events
  • Ensure correct application of Health & Safety standards including Change Management
  • Monitor quality assurance of critical processes
  • Achieve targets set for defined sections of area budgets



  • Proven fixed plant experience in an engineering / project capacity
  • Tertiary Qualification in Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining experience in hard rock applications
  • Prior experience with vibrating screens, centrifugal slurry pumps, conveyors and chutes
  • Strong conceptual thinking and analytical focus
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and continual improvement focus
  • Knowledge of mines legislations and regulations
  • Familiar with computer management systems, including SAP
  • Solid communication, planning, organisational, budgeting, scheduling and coordination skills



  • Join a mining industry leader
  • FIFO 8/6 roster
  • Hourly rate

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 an 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.

Start applying immediately

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, Julie Rice is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number:

Account manager

Julie Rice
Brunel Energy Australia Perth

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