Company: Wood
Skills: Process Engineer
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently seeking a Principal Process Engineer in order to grow its Brisbane Mining & Minerals group to meet the large demand in critical metals projects.

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.

We can offer you a career in the ever-expanding battery and magnet metals industry driving the decarbonisation of the globe. In this highly visible role, some tasks and responsibilities you will undertake may include (but not limited to):
  • Manage and execute the delivery of best practice process plant designs and associated services in designated studies and projects in-line with Wood's organisational objectives and client requirements
  • Ensure the team maintains a leading edge technical capability through the development of people, designs, industry contacts, new technologies and innovative practices
  • Develop innovative solutions to complex process and technical problems for a wide range of commodities
  • Provide technical guidance and advice to other functional departments and the wider organisation as required
  • Ensure process designs meet required safety standards and actively participate in HAZOP studies and design reviews
  • Assist the business development team in identifying business opportunities, preparing high calibre proposals and developing client relationships
  • Undertake site visits to support study and project work requirements as required

Skills / Qualifications

What will set you apart from other applicants will be your previous experience as a Process Engineer at a large Engineering company, working on hydrometallurgical plant design. Experience with commodities such as lithium, nickel, cobalt, copper and rare earths would be highly regarded.

Specific experience in the following unit processes will be highly regarded:
  • High pressure acid leaching
  • Atmospheric leaching
  • Pressure oxidation
  • Solution purification via solvent extraction, precipitation, ion exchange, etc.
  • Metal production via precipitation, electrowinning, etc.

You will also have:
  • A minimum of 15 years' experience in the mining or minerals processing industry
  • Relevant process plant operational experience
  • Excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong analytical, literacy and numeracy skills
  • Self -motivated with the ability to work independently or as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Well-developed computer skills and knowledge of databases, spreadsheets and engineering programs
  • Experience with metallurgical balancing and simulation software such as SysCAD and/or METSIM is essential

Please note, only applicants ho lding valid working rights in Australia will be considered. We are looking for Brisbane based candidates. If you plan on relocating, please include a Cover Letter.

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 Process 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.