Senior Mechanical Engineer / Principal Mechanical Engineer

Adelaide, Australia

Full Time Senior-level / Expert Clearance required

Company Description

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed. 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. We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business. We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career. When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Description

As a result of a significant project pipeline and exciting development within the Hydrogen and future fuels space, AECOM’s Resources and Industrial Business in Adelaide has an opportunity for a Senior to Principal level Mechanical and/or Process Engineer to drive quality technical outcomes for a series of active and future fuel and traditional fuel projects across the resources, government & mining sectors for AECOM’s valued Clients.

Specifically, this opportunity will require significant technical leadership across new energy installations, with the ability to provide fuel infrastructure advisory services and to also generate designs from planning concept through to execution. Experience with transient surge analysis within fuel installations will be seen as particularly favourable although not essential.

This is an engineering consulting role that will influence outcomes with our clients across the areas of mining, industrial, Defence, maritime, aviation and large vehicle refuelling and bulk fuel storage with a particular focus on clean fuels. Additionally supplementary skills in traditional hydrocarbon fuels storage and delivery is desirable with a strong existing pipeline across a number of key clients delivering work at terminals and storage facilities across Australia. 

The Principal Mechanical Engineer will provide engineering/technical oversight to the wider team, with the expectation that you will be a focal point for the client and AECOM design team. You will be hands on in the development of engineering design documentation and construction phase technical support for new-build, upgrading and refurbishment of bulk fuel infrastructure.

The role will also provide an opportunity to mentor junior AECOM team members throughout ANZ and to help build on the existing capability in the clean fuel and Defence sectors within the business. As an RPEQ and Chartered Engineer, you will be responsible for the technical verification of work products and will provide innovation during master-planning with our clients to ensure the quality solution is delivered on time, every time.

Support locally will be provided with the ANZ Future Fuels lead located in Adelaide in addition to the broader R+I team working across mining, industrial, new energy and government sectors. This is an exciting opportunity at the forefront of the energy transition in a collaborative and supportive team who prioritise team culture. 

About You

  • Ability to develop concept designs from scratch without supervision, ensuring innovation is at the forefront of all early discussions
  • Experience in developing engineering designs within defence and hazardous areas associated with traditional fuels or across clean fuel installations and feasibility studies
  • A minimum of 8-10 years+ experience in the field described above
  • Experience managing Design/Engineering/Consulting projects
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Bulk Fuel Engineering Design Experience for Defence, mining, industrial sectors
  • Defence Security Clearance or ability to obtain same
  • Strong industry networks with the ability to generate new leads
  • An effective leader with tenacity and drive to achieve outstanding results.


  • A Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Experience within a consultancy or owners side organisation with solid understanding of Front End Loading approach to capital project delivery
  • Post-graduate Qualifications in Project Management RPEQ/CPEng preferred
  • Knowledge of Code and policy compliance including AS 1940, AS 4897, AS 4041 and the Defence Fuel Infrastructure Design Practices Manual
  • Proficient in use of Bentley Hammer related to surge analysis highly desirable although not essential

Additional Information

Benefits at AECOM

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) recognises AECOM as taking a sophisticated, holistic approach to supporting women and men’s participation throughout our workplace.

We provide a diverse and inclusive work environment and offer many benefits to ensure your professional development & wellbeing.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

Tags: Clearance Compliance Entrepreneurial Mentor Project management Security

Perks/benefits: Career development Competitive pay Equity

Region: Asia/Pacific
Country: Australia
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