Company: Wood
Skills: Civil Engineering, Mining
Experience: 3 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Brisbane, Australia

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently seeking a Senior Civil Engineer in order to grow its Brisbane Mining & Mineral group to meet the large demand in critical metals projects.

Commencing into the Detailed Design phase of the project you will need to have a sound background in civil engineering design and coordination to ensure the detail design is executed successfully. This project promises to deliver to those looking for a challenge and inclusion within a successful team.

Wood is at the forefront of engineering solutions for a net zero future. A key component of decarbonising the world is the Mining and Minerals Industry which supplies the critical minerals required for this revolution. Wood is currently delivering critical metals projects (Battery and Magnet metals) all over the world, including Copper, Lithium, Vanadium, Rare Earths, and Base Metals projects.

As a key member of the engineering team, some duties and responsibilities may include (but will not be limited to):
  • Use technical knowledge to perform engineering assignments and produce engineering deliverables including complex problems
  • Completes almost any engineering tasks with minimal guidance and direction
  • Serve as the primary discipline engineer or discipline technical authority on projects
  • Performs engineering assignments, usually representing a significant portion of a larger project
  • Select engineering techniques to solve problems and makes design recommendations
  • Solve problems requiring development of new approaches or new uses for existing approaches; exercises mature professional judgment in evaluating and selecting technical strategic options
  • As necessary, modifies established guidelines, devises new approaches, applies existing criteria in new ways and draws conclusions from comparative situations
  • Regularly functions as a technical leader or significant contributor to a major complex problem or project
  • Produces innovative ideas and solves problems requiring development of new approaches or new uses for existing approaches
  • Consistently called on to use creativity and professional judgement to formulate results based on engineering standards, experience and constructive thinking
  • Develops unique solutions for complex technical problems
  • Anticipates potential problems and takes the initiative to solve complex problems through creative thinking and creative use of internal and external resources both inside and outside of discipline expertise
  • Exercises mature professional judgement in identifying the implications of experimental results
  • Understands customer needs and applies technical solutions to meet goals
  • Provide technical input and support to proposals as required

Skills / Qualifications

What will set you apart from other applicants will be your previous design experience on major mining projects and work history with an international engineering company. Your background, experience, and qualifications will also include:
  • 8+ years relevant experience
  • Excellent knowledge in mining projects, with exposure in critical metals preferred
  • Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognised tertiary institute
  • Ability to provide guidance and direction to project team, managing, motivating and mentoring professional engineering specialists
  • Ability to discover issues and recommend solutions to technical and commercial issues uncovered during course of performing assignments
  • Proficient user of relevant software and calculation templates
  • Professional level of ability in the application of standards, processes and procedures and how they are used in work execution
  • Professional level of knowledge of applicable codes and standards
  • Technically competent in own discipline, pursues continuous professional development of skills and knowledge according to standards
  • Maintains own knowledge of relevant regulatory framework, legislation changes, initiatives and industry technology developments and promotes to direct reports
  • Applies mature professional knowledge and experience to assignments where issues and factors to be considered may be characterized by unusual demands and require additional evaluation to establish the nature and scope of the problem
  • Demonstrated ability to apply advanced laws, principles, mathematics or industry knowledge in the improvement and development of designs
  • Demonstrated skills in persuasion, negotiation, motivation and communication
  • Demonstrated proficiency in project planning
  • Possess a working knowledge of the various Business Units, Functions, Sectors and services offered within business area, and general understanding of other Wood business offerings

Please note, only applicants holding valid working rights in Australia will be considered. We are open to hiring those local in Brisbane, based in Perth, or based in Melbourne.

So much of our success depends on feeling part of a team with people around us that we can rely on. What unites us is our values. They set the tone, help create our culture, give us one common set of principles and help us all have a great experience at work.

If you're an experienced Civil Engineer, ready for your next project, then we are keen to hear from you today.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.