Principal Process Engineer

Requisition ID: 275281 

  • Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Flexible Location - Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne or Sydney


What We Offer:

There are many reasons why choosing to join Bechtel is one of the best career decisions you will ever make. In addition to working with talented, dedicated people and having the opportunity to play an integral role in stimulating and challenging local and international projects, Bechtel is committed to offering employees the benefits and resources to live healthy lives.


With a market aligned salary package and annual discretionary performance bonus scheme in place, employee wellbeing is also at the centre of our business - promoted through our strong health and safety focus and private health cover including access to a leading employee assistance program.


Essential Job Duties:

In this role you would work as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on studies and projects across the full range of mineral commodities, with a strong focus on copper and base metals mineral processing in the areas of comminution and froth flotation.


As a Principal Process Engineer and SME, you will be assisting various teams of process engineers to develop process designs for studies and projects, providing technical leadership and expertise, and you will be working with teams to help them develop their technical skills. There will be opportunities for site-based work, international assignments and technical specialization based on your performance and your areas of interest.


  • Engage with clients, support the development of proposals and assist with business development initiatives.
  • Support the process team on studies and projects and check key process deliverables related to your field of expertise (such as design criteria, mass & energy balances, process flow diagrams, equipment sizing calculations, etc).
  • Coordinate with other engineering disciplines, procurement, construction, vendors, consultants, and client teams to deliver projects successfully.
  • Contribute to the review and optimizations of project design, cost, safety, constructability, and schedule.
  • Interface with global equipment suppliers to stay up to date with technological developments.
  • Other responsibilities as designated.


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Tertiary qualification in mineral processing, chemical engineering or metallurgical engineering with 20 years’ experience.
  • Registered with discipline institute with chartered status so as to be able to act as QP in the USA (SK 1300) and Canada (NI 43-101) if required and RPEQ registered for Queensland work.
  • Have worked in operations for 5 to 10 years, with at least 15 years of experience as an engineer working in detailed design in the minerals industry, including direct experience in developing the typical detailed engineering deliverables.
  • Have led studies in their engineering career as a lead process engineer or SME
  • Have experience in the use of process simulation software such as Metsim, Syscad, Bruno, and JKSIMMET.
  • Expertise as an industry-recognized Subject Matter Expert in particular fields of mineral extraction will be highly regarded. 


Why Choose Bechtel?

At Bechtel, we know that people like you deliver our customers’ projects—projects with a purpose that create a lasting positive legacy in the communities where we live and work.

Just as we are committed to helping our customers achieve their visions, we are committed to offering the best people in the industry—people like you—with rewarding, challenging, and flexible long-term careers.


People like you are needed on projects that create jobs and grow economies; improve the resiliency of the world's infrastructure; connect communities to resources and opportunities; get us closer to net zero; tackle critical environmental challenges to protect people and the planet; and accelerate progress to make the world a cleaner, greener, safer place.


Working Rights in Australia without employer sponsorship are required.


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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 five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. 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.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.