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Engineering Manager | Minerals & Metals | Greenfields EPCM

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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Job Description

Wood is recruiting for an Engineering Manager to join our Minerals & Metals business in key leadership role on a Battery Metals Greenfields EPCM project. Based in Perth, you will work in close partnership with our Milan office supporting our client to deliver this major European project from now through to 2026. This is a permanent role and is available as full-time / part-time basis.
Designing the future of mining, Wood’s Minerals & Metals business provides global expertise, delivered locally.  Supporting clients of all sizes, we share a passion for driving forward minerals and metals projects that are critical to our future and delivering them safely, cost-efficiently, and responsibly as we strive for net zero.
Leading the way in mineral processing and metallurgical refining, our expertise and presence span all commodities and geographies of the world – Australia, Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia. For over 60 years, from study through start-up, at pace and at scale, we have been advancing the world’s largest and most technically challenging mining projects across key commodities: 

Nickel / Cobalt
Rare Earths
Iron Ore
Platinum Group Metals (PGMs)

Join Wood in the heart of Perth’s CBD with free 24/7 access to an exclusive on-site gym, superb end of trip facilities, coffee machines serving on demand and plenty of spaces to get creative.  In addition, you will have access to remote and flexible working options, purchased annual leave and employee discount programs.


Reporting to the Technical Director of Engineering, you will be responsible for the technical excellence of the engineering portion of a major European Greenfields EPCM project across all disciplines.  You will also be responsible for coordinating and completing the various engineering, and start-up aspects of the project while meeting HSSE, quality, schedule, and budget performance goals. 
You will contribute to the delivery of engineering excellence by: 

Driving technical assurance on the assigned scope(s) of work
Managing and leading, supporting, and supervising the discipline engineering teams on the assigned scope(s) of work.
Management of key stakeholders in the execution and delivery of contracted activities.
Developing and retaining motivated and competent people.
Undertaking the role of process owner.
Driving safety by design
Driving and leading on opportunities for innovation

Your dual focus on both technical delivery and relationships will be essential.  Anticipating client needs beyond the immediate scope, you will drive technical excellence and assurance on the project, while working in close partnership with other Wood offices and the client, to add value to the project.


You will be an Australian citizen or be eligible to hold Permanent Residency (PR) to work lawfully in Australia. 
Suitably qualified with a degree in Engineering, Scientific Discipline, or related technical field, you will:  

Have proven experience in a similar in a role within a large engineering house.
Broad and extensive knowledge of engineering theories and techniques and a high level of skill in the application of this knowledge in the management of the engineering function, tools, and processes. 
Be a leader of people with several years of supervisory experience with an understanding of human relations, training, performance evaluation, and health and safety.
Be commercially astute, you will be a savvy negotiator and mediator, capable of engendering an entrepreneurial spirit of cooperation and energising diverse teams to adopt best practice, while driving optimal performance with safety at the heart of everything we do. 
Be customer focused with an ability to develop sincere and open relationships with internal and external stakeholders, balancing with operational excellence to contribute to the competitive advantage of #teamwood.

What will set you apart will be your ability to influence and challenge others to both behave and perform in ways consistent with the interests of Wood and have successfully delivered a complex Greenfields EPCM within either Minerals & Metals / Oil & Gas sector.
It takes an inclusive and diverse global community of inquisitive minds to unlock solutions to tomorrows most critical challenges. Wood encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply.
If you are an Engineering Manager looking for an opportunity to take the lead on a major mining EPCM project – apply today! 
Shortlisting will commence immediately.

About Us

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement 

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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