Project Engineer - Mechanical


Location: Collie

Job Type: Full time


  • 3 year fixed-term contract
  • Based in the beautiful South-West of WA
  • Positive work culture

The Opportunity – Project Engineer (Mechanical) – Based in Collie (South-West of WA)

Are you looking to be home every night? If so, this is your opportunity to live, work and play a short drive from stunning coastlines, scenic trails and the food and wine heartland of the west.

Located in the picturesque south-west and Peel regions of Western Australia, South32 Worsley Alumina is on a journey to become the world’s leading Alumina producer where our 1500 workforce value the lifestyle that Worsley Alumina has to offer.

Our integrated Bauxite Mine, Alumina Refinery and Port Operation is creating the essential products needed for a sustainable low carbon future.

The purpose of this role is to provide specialised mechanical project engineering expertise to safely plan, execute and continuously improve the major shutdown scope of work at the operation.

This role will be offered on a 3 year Fixed-Term contract basis.


This role will be based at our Worsley Alumina Refinery which is a short drive from Collie (15 minutes), Bunbury (35 minutes) and other nearby scenic communities. As there is no accommodation on site, you will be required to drive in, drive out on a daily basis. Employees ideally live within an hour’s drive of Collie.


Primary responsibilities are to:

  • Working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Safely identify and develop the scope of work for the major shutdowns taking place within the operational area of responsibility.
  • Work with the major shutdown team and consultants to plan, engineer, design, fabricate and procure all parts and equipment required for the safe execution of the shutdown to achieve the target deliverables.
  • Provide technical guidance and conduct technical inspections during the major shutdown, including developing scopes to repair/replace the equipment as required.
  • Ensuring works are compliant with relevant Australian Standards, Statutory Requirements, and Site Specifications
  • Develop and execute quality assurance and control requirements

About You

  • Undergraduate qualification in Mechanical Engineering.
  • 5 or more years of heavy industry experience preferably in a major maintenance shutdowns or project/construction execution environment.
  • Has suitable Technical Expertise and knowledge of the operations to inform on decision-making, take responsibility for planning, designing, and implementing solutions that meet the needs of projects or operational areas.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels including internal and external stakeholders, middle management level, contractors, and other specialists
  • Practically orientated with good attention to detail and have strong problem-solving skills
  • Experience in refinery/power generation plant environment is advantageous
  • Previous knowledge of refractories is advantageous.

Our Benefits

As part of the Worsley Alumina team, you will enjoy:

  • Competitive salaries including Short-Term Incentive Bonus
  • Additional employer superannuation contributions which depend on the level of employee contributions you choose.
  • Participation in the Employee Share Plan
  • Industry leading parental leave and family care policy
  • Company supported volunteering leave and opportunities across communities in the South-West
  • Novated lease and salary sacrifice options
  • Exclusive employee discounts including health insurance, technology and travel.

Our Culture

At Worsley Alumina, our people are key to unlocking the potential of our operation and becoming the world’s leading Alumina producer.

If you value and care for your colleagues and families, enjoy a culture of trust and togetherness and have a desire for excellence to safely produce the products of the future, then we would love to hear from you.

As an employee, you can help shape the future of our operation through our:

  • Worsley Workforce Committee directly improving our employee experience
  • Worsley Inclusion Network leading change initiatives across Worsley Alumina to increase Inclusion and Diversity in our workplace
  • Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group working closely with our First Nations employees and community members to increase First Nations representation across Worsley Alumina.

South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is not a requirement of employment at South32 Worsley Alumina.

Please note: This advertisement will close on the 31st March 2023

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