Principal Process Engineer (Minerals & Metals)

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

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently seeking a Principal Process Engineer in order to grow its Brisbane Minerals & Metals 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

This opportunity will see you will join a cohesive and collaborative team of likeminded, agile industry peers who are highly qualified, experienced, and recognised industry innovators. Your opportunity is to create new possibilities and develop solutions to complex processing challenges or guide new processing methodologies, as this global industry progress's forward into a new era.  


As a highly qualified engineer with technical expertise in the field of Hydrometallurgy your passion and knowledge will also see you have the following skills/attributes.

  • 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

If you are looking for an opprtunity where your can drive your technical skills in Hydrometallury, playing an intergal part in signficaint projects we wish to connect with you. Support for sponsorship and relocation is available.

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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