Lead Structural Engineer


Location: Perth

Job Type: Full time


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The Role

As a result of a significant project pipeline, AECOM’s Mining and Industrial team has an upcoming opportunity for a Lead Structural Engineer with strong leadership, project management and technical experience to join the talented team based in Perth.

Working as part of a dynamic, consulting environment, you will have the opportunity to work on a range of large multidisciplinary projects within the Mining , Refining, and Industrial sectors.

Our team of industry experts and network of technical specialists will support the development of your technical and project management capabilities, giving you the opportunity to work across all project phases from studies through to detailed engineering and execution. Working across mining, minerals processing, chemicals and refineries will give you a broad exposure and help build your career.

Minimum Requirements

As a Lead Structural Engineer in our Mining & Industrial team, you will have;

  • Extensive technical experience in with major mining, heavy industry or industrial operations and projects;
  • Ability to manage and lead a talented and dedicated engineering and design team
  • Proven ability to use and model structures in SpaceGass and Strand 7
  • Strong focus on quality and adheres with system process requirements.
  • Leadership experience of small to medium sized projects
  • Knowledge or exposure to study phases, Australian engineering standards, frameworks and procedures across project lifecycle (initiation-execution);
  • Confident communication technique with an ability to coordinate and operate across complex stakeholder groups;
  • Proven ability to mentor junior technical professionals and graduates while working effectively in a collaborative team environment;
  • Experience in the design and specification of structural engineering projects within a consulting environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant tertiary degree in Civil / structural engineering
  • Eligible or Chartered member of Engineers Australia
  • Experience in structural engineering analysis and design and using structural analysis software with a strong technical capability and report writing skills.


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You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

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