Mechanical Engineer - Turbine


Location: Nanango

Job Type: Full time


About the role

The Mechanical Engineer is expected to provide effective asset management of the Tarong steam turbine and gas turbine plant through the planning, development and implementation of appropriate engineering strategies, policies, systems and procedures to ensure the integrity and performance of Tarong’s assets are maintained in a competitive electricity market.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and facilitate the development of detailed asset management strategies which ensure the turbine plant continues to meet the objectives of the business plan with particular emphasis on long term asset management.
  • Continually evaluate the turbine plant performance and long term integrity, amend appropriate operations and maintenance strategies with the aim of improving efficiency, availability, reliability and optimizing the overall equipment life cycle costs.
  • Provide technical advice into plant process and team budgets to training programs for other work groups at the station.
  • Lead the communication and exchange of technical information share knowledge amongst other staff across SCL in relation to turbine plant management.
  • Prepare, lead and deliver timely written technical reports on plant issues relating any reliability, integrity or LOA events on the plant.

Based at our Tarong Power Stations, this is a permanent full-time opportunity reporting to the Mechanical Engineering Superintendent.

About you

We are looking for someone with a minimum of ten (10) years’ engineering experience in steam turbine power generation plant, processes and operations.

Other skills and experience required include:

  • An Engineering Degree (or equivalent).
  • Registered Professional Engineer Queensland (RPEQ) qualification is highly prteferred.
  • Be eligible for membership to Engineers Australia.
  • Five years’ experience in project management and project development.
  • Sound commercial knowledge/business skills/reporting skills
  • Experience in managing contractors and consultants.
  • Knowledge and application of risk management practices and processes as applied to power generating assets and project management.
  • People management and leadership skills as well as the ability to negotiation win-win outcomes.

How to apply

To submit your application, please apply online with your CV.

Applications close: 11:55pm, 8 February 2023

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As part of the recruitment process, you may be required to undertake pre-employment checks (may include police checks, medical assessment and/or drug and alcohol testing).

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We are proactive about giving our people opportunities to excel and truly be themselves. We enable this through diversity, fairness and flexible work practices.

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