Mechanical Engineer

Job Description

Mechanical Engineer


Want to bring ideas to life?

As an engineer you're no doubt aware of Aurecon - we've been a leading design, engineering and advisory company for decades. But why should you choose to join us?

Every project Aurecon delivers leaves a legacy. Every project has sustainability embedded in decision making. And every project is at the leading-edge of technical eminence.

But it really comes down to one, crucial question: what kind of world do you want to create for the next generation? Truth is, the decisions being made right now will determine the future of everything - from the local community to the entire planet. One of those decisions is: who do you decide to work for?

How will your ideas contribute to shaping what's next?

As our new Mechanical Engineer, you'll be a vital part of the Gladstone team and have the support of the QLD Industrial team, who are changing the way we design and deliver major works to be carbon neutral and sustainable.

Your role will include:

  • Have the ability to compare, select, justify and specify materials of construction compatible to given service considering the operating conditions
  • Understanding of equipment types and their application ranges
  • Understanding of reliability and maintainability requirements
  • Have good awareness of applicable Australian (AS) and International (API, NFPA, ASME, BS) codes and standards relating to pressure vessels, heat exchangers, tanks, process piping, transport pipelines, material handling equipment and rotating machinery (pumps and compressors)
  • Experience in developing equipment specifications and mechanical data sheets for procurement
  • Awareness of Process Safety requirements, maintenance requirements, ergonomics and constructability to develop and provide guidance on equipment and plant machinery layouts / general arrangement
  • Ability to perform basic process plant economics calculations and life cycle cost estimation
  • Experience in reviewing vendor drawings and data

How will your future be shaped by us?

Joining Aurecon means you'll be at the award-winning edge of innovation and sustainability. AFR ranked us Top 5 among sustainability leaders and Top 3 of all innovative companies in professional services. One Consult awarded us an innovative design award. Plus, we were Consult Australia's large firm of the year.

You really can bring your whole self to work and be confident your voice will be heard.

We don't just claim we're inclusive and innovative, as proven by the independent awards and accreditations we've gained.

We've been recognised for our innovation culture, gender equality and our LGBTI+ inclusion. Plus, we have a robust Reconciliation Action Plan - our fourth edition since 2014.

On a personal level you'll have access to flexible work hours, remote work, working holidays, part-time and job share options. You'll also have - a learning programme 100% personalised to you and the option to build your technical mastery in the Aurecon Design Academy which earns you a Graduate Certificate in Design Management from the prestigious RMIT University.

Plus, you'll be supported on every step of your career journey with mentoring, learning and our Careers Hub. Outside of work, you'll be further supported with competitive paid parental leave, cultural public holiday swaps, plus wellbeing support programmes.

What are we looking for from you?

You'll have a genuine passion for re-imagining problems and continuous learning to help shape the future.

We value that each of our team members brings something different to Aurecon. We look for people who have had a broad range of experiences throughout their career and can demonstrate how they have worked as part of a team to bring ideas to life.

As well as experience in a similar Mechanical engineering role.


  • Have the required Mechanical Engineering qualifications
  • Be working towards RPEQ
  • Be a good communicator and team player
  • Strong in written communication to articulate technical decisions with due justification
  • Report writing skills

Think you know Aurecon? You may be surprised.

Aurecon's strength has always been our people. It's our people who build our shared purpose and bring ideas to life. It's our people who imagine and co-create with our clients a better future for people and the planet.

Of course, you'll probably know lots of our award-winning projects. The new Allianz Stadium in Sydney? That was us. Tāmaki Regeneration in Auckland? That was us too. And the Tseung Kwan O Interchange in Hong Kong? You guessed it, us.

So, when you join us, you'll not only be joining an international design, engineering and advisory company but also a community working together to tackle some of the world's most complex challenges.

Ready to bring ideas to life?

Then please apply. Remember, it's you and how you bring ideas to life which are important. Your background, unique needs and individuality will be valued.

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