Mechanical Designer

Requisition ID
Work Location
Department / Discipline
Mechanical - Engineering
Position Type
Staff / Permanent

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently seeking Mechanical Designers / Draftspersons in order to grow its Perth 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. Working in our newly fitted offices in the Perth CBD, we have an onsite gym with five-star end of trip facilities.   


Working alongside the industry's sharpest minds with a proven track record of successfully delivering technically challenging projects, you will be responsible for duties such as, but not limited to:

  • Creating models (in both 2D and 3D) and technical drawings of mechanical wet and dry plant layouts
  • Taking concepts through to completion
  • Turning initial sketches into detailed and complete design models and drawings
  • Providing input into design and layout issues
  • Ensuring designs are produced in accordance with client, discipline, statutory regulations, good practice and procedural requirements
  • Liaison, support and timely transfer of information to other disciplines
  • Responding to technical queries
  • Acting as checker for other designers as required

Skills / Qualifications

What will set you apart from other applicants will be an understanding of Mining and Minerals processing, with a minimum of four years of experience - we are looking for Designers at all levels. You will have previous experience working in an international engineering company with a excellent handle on MicroStation. You will also have:

  • Diploma or equivalent in design / drafting from a recognised institution, preferable
  • Mechanical design drafting experience in the mining and minerals processing field
  • Understanding of discipline technology and other discipline requirements
  • Ability to problem-solve effectively
  • Effective analytical and numerical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Competency in MicroStation / Aecosim 2D and 3D Design tools
  • Ability to work to a time frame and deliver on budget
  • A commitment to HSE
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • A desire to learn and develop

Please note, only applicants holding valid working rights in Australia will be considered. 


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 Mechanical Designer, ready for your next project, then we are keen to hear from you today.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 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.

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