Principal Mechanical Engineer
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
26/07/2019
  • World class Govt research organisation
  • Leading edge Research and Innovative Scientific Services
  • Work on major projects

 

THE CLIENT

Our client is a well known Government Science and Technology agency undertaking leading edge research delivering scientific services and providing specialised advice to government, industry, academia and other research organisations .

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

Based in Melbourne, this is a fixed term tenure of four years with benefits of annual leave and 15.4% super. This role will be reviewed for potential extension by agreement with both parties after the four year term. This presents the perfect scenario for professionals to work for a key government authority.

The Principal Mechanical Engineer is a vital part of the Mechanical Engineering Group. The Engineering Group provides comprehensive engineering, technical, safety, reliability, design, build and maintenance services, delivering engineering solutions and supporting the delivery of major capital programs and engineering upgrades. The Engineering Group comprises of the Mechanical Engineering Team, Mechanical Technicians Team, Electrical Engineering Team and the Facilities Team including Plant maintenance.

Reporting to the Head of Engineering, the Principal Mechanical Engineer, is primarily responsible for providing subject matter expertise, focus and leadership for a specialist skill, technology or knowledge base unique to industry required across the facility, to support the operation.

The Principal Mechanical Engineer will own and be responsible for encompassing long term strategy development, asset management, lifecycle planning and budget planning. Providing expert technical advice to users of the system and creating technical concepts in the interest of developing new technology or functionality. Employing engineering best practice, selecting technology solutions and ensuring standard solutions are implemented across the facility, including responsibility for documentation of the options considered, selection criteria and assessment against criteria.

Employing engineering best practice, selecting technology solutions and ensuring standard solutions are implemented across the facility, including responsibility for documentation of the options considered, selection criteria and assessment against criteria

 

REQUIREMENTS

To be successful in your application, you need to meet the following criteria:

Degree level or higher qualification in an Engineering discipline

Essential

  • A minimum of 10 years demonstrated and relevant engineering industry experience, at least 5 years of which would have involved working at the level of recognised expert
  • Demonstrated experience in a technical environment with advanced skills in complex design and development of complex and precision mechanical instrumentation.
  • Project management skills with proven ability and experience to lead sizeable development projects.
  • Ability to quickly understand scientific concepts in X Ray and Accelerator physics to a sufficient level where design decisions can autonomously be made knowing and understanding the physics of the problem.
  • The ability to effectively communicate with, influence and collaborate with people at all levels including various technical groups and other experts in their field.
  • The ability to work autonomously

Desirable

  • Experience in a science environment or expert knowledge and skill unique to particle accelerators and X ray environments
  • Formal Project Management qualification

 

APPLICATIONS

For a confidential discussion about this exciting opportunity please contact Jo on 0411 197 171.

Alternatively, if you would like to enquire electronically, please email [email protected]

To apply, please click the “Apply Now” button to send your resume and a covering letter to CS Executive Group.

 

THANK YOU

We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. As we receive a large number of applications every day, we can only contact short-listed candidates. If you do not receive a call from our Recruiters, then your details will remain in our database for future suitable roles.