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Senior Piping Designer

Requisition ID: 260356 

  • Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Perth, WA 


Position Summary

Bechtel is an innovative organisation, and we are currently looking for people who want to dispute the norm in how we engineer and execute projects in Western Australia.   


An exciting opportunity currently exists for a Senior Piping Designer to join Bechtel’s Mining & Metals team in Perth.


With a strong pipeline of projects ranging from front end development studies to full EPCM project execution now is truly the right time to join this innovative multi-discipline team and play a key role in driving success.

If you are a dynamic, self-motivated individual who is interested in being part of our exciting and expanding team, then this opportunity could be for you. 


Join us and enjoy working in a friendly, inclusive and professional project environment, where you will be genuinely thanked and appreciated for your contribution.

This is your opportunity to be involved in projects that not only create jobs, grow economies, and improve the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, they also increase access to energy, resources, and vital services, and importantly, make the world a safer, cleaner place.


For this role, we are open to hearing from people who are looking for either contract or employee opportunities and/or flexible working arrangements.


Key Responsibilities

Reporting directly to the Senior Piping Engineer your major responsibilities will include:


  • Directly prepare layouts, study drawings, detailed 2D and 3D design models, P&IDs and construction isometric drawings.
  • Monitor and check work for compliance with approved design standards to provide quality design, reliable/safe plant operation and construction economy.
  • Prepare design and drafting procedures to standardize design effort.
  • Coordinate or conduct jobsite visits, as required, to resolve problems and interpret drawings and documents.
  • Review or define engineering scope changes, as required, for project management.
  • Work with Senior designers in other disciplines to coordinate overall design and technical requirements.
  • Participate in and facilitate design review sessions, both internally and with the client, as required.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to safety in design and adhere to applicable standards.
  • Endorse or prepare reports of work progress, as required, for project and discipline use.
  • Support the creation of a work environment that fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation and satisfaction.


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 rewarding local and international projects, Bechtel is committed to offering employees the benefits and resources to live healthy lives.


With a competitive salary package and annual discretionary performance bonus scheme in place, employee wellbeing is also at the centre of our business - promoted through private health cover and includes access to specialist medical advice (‘Best Doctors’) and a leading employee assistance program.  


We are serious about setting you up for success from the very beginning. Experience an established online onboarding process, gain access to learning and development opportunities via the Bechtel University and participate in our Talent Management and Reward and Recognition programs.


About you

  • Diploma in relevant engineering discipline or specialized course in drafting, design and engineering practices.
  • Solid experience, preferably in bulk materials handling and/or mineral processing plant applications.
  • Front end engineering and master planning experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of industry and regulatory standards, design criteria, guides & procedures and codes relevant to mechanical discipline.
  • Knowledge of technical responsibilities of other discipline teams associated with the total design effort.
  • Proven experience in engineering design tools such as MicroStation V8i and Connect, Inventor, AutoCAD, Open Plant, SmartPlant and Navisworks Simulate.
  • Comfortably able to work in a multi discipline / transglobal team.
  • Willingness to mentor junior or less experienced members of the team.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication and proficient organization and presentation skills.


Please note, Right to Work in Australia without employer sponsorship is required for this role. 


Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, so don't delay in applying to join the Bechtel team! Everyone who applies will receive a response. 


Have questions about the role or want to know more about what it’s like to work for Bechtel before you apply?


Contact our recruiter directly (Rebecca Hendrickse - Bechtel Talent Acquisition Specialist via email:, or message her on LinkedIn.


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.