Senior Project Engineer

Dec. 11, 2019, 6:36 a.m.
Dec. 20, 2019, 11:43 a.m.

About the Opportunity

Are you an experienced engineer with the drive and passion to deliver capital projects? We have an opportunity for a senior project engineer to join the team at Alcoa's Kwinana refinery. The working roster available is Monday to Friday with a leisure day off in every four week period.

As the senior project engineer, you will provide technical direction and leadership for Alcoa's capital projects to ensure the refinery capital projects have adequate front end loading including the development of best practical solutions for the opportunity or problem defined as well as the commissioning management of the project. You will also be accountable for project performance during the Basic Engineering, Detailed Engineering and Construction Phases of the project.

Other responsibilities of the role:

Leading the owners team for each project to develop cost effective, operable and maintainable solutions to well defined problem or opportunity statements.

Ensuring the stakeholders understand and contribute to the progress of projects through the front end loading phase and that issues that create potential for causing delays or cost overruns are well managed and raised appropriately.

Facilitate longer term opportunities for improvement through the sharing of knowledge and development of resources within Alcoa and preferred engineering houses.

Facilitate the delivery of timely and cost effective project outcomes by meeting the refinery’s business needs.

Ensuring projects align with statutory, Alcoa and plant requirements for design, construction, commissioning and operation.

Ensures adequate resources are assigned to engineering activities with the aid of Alcoa and Engineering Service Provider site management. whilst being on schedule and within budget.

Ensures the project delivery processes are communicated and practically applied to the front end of projects to meet the needs of each project.

Engage the technical development group and other appropriate external resources to ensure best practice design and implementation is achieved and to provide practical, cost effective solutions aimed at minimising capital intensity.

Provide Technical, Operational and Maintenance input into the Project Execution Plan with a focus on safety, environment, operability, maintainability and ergonomics.

For the right candidate, flexible work arrangements would be considered for this role. Please let us know when you apply if this is something you are seeking.

As a nationally recognised employer of choice for gender equity and advocate for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex inclusion, Alcoa encourages applications from women, people of diverse backgrounds and those with different skills and life experiences.

About you

Our values – act with integrity, operate with excellence, care for people – are at the foundation of everything we do. To be successful in this role and to play a part in our ongoing success you will have:

Tertiary qualifications in an engineering discipline

5-8 years experience in a project management field in capital projects and asset delivery.

Business and customer focus perspective and an appreciation of engineering alliance type relationships.

Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills coupled with previous engineering supervisory experience.

Alumina, heavy industry or refinery experience is preferred.

This role will be challenging and will offer an opportunity to understand the alumina process, develop engineering solutions and to implement these solutions offering a full project lifecycle experience. If this sounds like the ideal role, we'd like to hear from you.

About where you will

Kwinana Alumina Refinery is located 40 kilometres south of Perth in the Kwinana Industrial Area. It is a major employer in the area with approximately 850 employees. An estimated 48 per cent of employees live in the neighbouring communities of Kwinana, Cockburn and Rockingham.

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