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Principal Electrical Engineer - Materials Handling Centre of Excellence

Requisition ID: 260932 

  • Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Brisbane, QLD 


About Bechtel

Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.

Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact.

We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel are our values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Today, our colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.



About the Role

This position is for an electrical engineer with extensive experience in bulk material handling systems of large mining operations such as of Bauxite, Iron/ Copper ore, Coal etc or other heavy industry such as the oil and gas business. 

The successful applicant will report to the Centre of Excellence Bulk Materials Handling Manager and:


a) apply their expertise to specialized endeavours in the engineering of bulk materials handling projects on a global basis, and will have technical responsibility for independently interpreting, identifying and defining problems.

b) conduct or lead special studies on latest technologies, methods, and materials.

c) carry out special or unique studies requiring unconventional or novel approaches or research techniques, using all available guides and precedents and expands and develops where these contain critical gaps.

d) serve as a consultant to projects providing advice on assignments having unique features.

e) assist and contribute to the preparation of and reviews discipline estimates, discipline work plans, budgets and schedules.

f) lead the formulation of engineering concepts during preliminary design phases and presents these to client.

g) potentially present papers and keeps abreast of technological developments in the specialty, keeping engineering management informed of important new advances.

h) provide technical guidance to other engineers, as required and assists in the development and coordination of training programs for Bechtel personnel.

i) maintain contacts with client representatives, suppliers, regulatory authorities, consultants and other Bechtel personnel as required to obtain and exchange information pertinent to assignments.


  • The candidate shall be conversant with system design, equipment sizing and selection of High Voltage as well as Low Voltage equipment.
  • Some experience in instruction and control system design would be an advantage.
  • The successful candidate must have strong organizational and teamwork skills, demonstrated problem-solving abilities, can-do attitude, and the desire to innovate designs. 




  • Executes production of deliverables according to a set engineering design criterion utilizing approved engineering departmental procedures (EDP), codes and standards, Bechtel design guides, appropriate Bechtel Standard Application Program (BSAPs) and administrative practices.
  • Communicates complex technical issues and recommends solutions to Project Manager/Project Engineer/EGS
  • Optimize System design to meet production targets such as maximum capacity, operating schedule, availability, and utilization with minimum energy
  • Guides a team of discipline engineers and designers to develop PFDs, Process schematics, Equipment layout & P&IDs, involve in equipment sizing calculations and preparation of bills of quantities.
  • Reviews and approve key engineering drawings, calculations, bid summaries and field change notices.
  • Guides and provide on-the job training for inter-disciplinary staff to design material handling system complying with applicable codes
  • Plans and execute design for modular construction with minimal hours
  • Integrates required safety, control, monitoring and help devices into the plant designs.
  • Establishes Performance Guarantee and testing criteria for components and systems
  • Leads safety reviews (HAZID, HAZOP/ SIL), as well as reviewing compliance with applicable safety and quality standards
  • Coordinates with client representatives as delegated to obtain their approval on phases of work.
  • Implements / Capture Lesson Learnt. Active pursue of Value Engineering, design and cost optimization program
  • Interacts with Global office / Home office (abroad), execute work on workshare mode
  • Participates and fosters a work environment that is based upon openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction



About You



  • A recognized degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or university, or a professional license in an appropriate discipline from a recognized licensing board, to meet job requirements is essential.  Higher qualifications in the same or related discipline would be highly regarded




  • Candidate should have worked for execution of Basic/Conceptual Engineering, FEED, EPCM, EPC modes of execution of mining projects.
  • Experience in start-up, field engineering or plant operation in large industrial plants, utilities or process plants is desirable.
  • Knowledge of systems engineering, calculations, applications, construction methods and materials.
  • Good working knowledge of industry and regulatory standards such as MSHA, OSHA, ISO, DIN etc
  • Has the capability to develop procedures and design criteria/guides and demonstrated knowledge of computer aided engineering (CAE) tools to perform calculations.
  • Knowledge of engineering work planning and control methods.
  • Knowledge and understanding of technical and cost issues related to selection of design features within the discipline.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.



What We Offer You

  • Excellent career growth opportunity and flexible work-life arrangements
  • Competitive salary package and performance bonuses
  • Employee wellbeing is at the centre of our business promoted though private health cover and access to a leading employee assistance program.
  • Bechtel is committed to offering you the benefits and resources to live healthy lives.



Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

In accordance with Bechtel's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which may include a vaccination or testing requirement. Please speak with your Bechtel recruiter to determine which protocols apply to the work location for the job you are seeking.