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Senior Process Engineer - Brisbane

Hatch - Brisbane City, QLD

Source: uWorkin


Requisition ID: 39715

Job Category: Engineering

Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.

Looking to take the next step in your career? Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Senior Process Engineer to join the Metals team in Brisbane.

Hatch has been serving the world’s mining and metals industry with studies, design, engineering, development of innovative technologies, and project and construction management through to commissioning and operations for both greenfield and brownfield facilities.

Hatch is at the forefront of providing clients with plants to produce materials needed for a low carbon future, Key elements in reducing CO2 emissions are vehicle electrification and mass energy storage using lithium-ion batteries. Amplifying these technologies, the production of rare earth metals for rare earth magnet production enables very significant efficiency gains in electric motors and wind turbines. The industries creating the required metals or metal salts are new, challenging and require innovative approaches. Join us in creating positive change throughout the entire metals-energy lifecycle value chain.

As the successful candidate, you will:

  • Assist in feasibility studies and detailed design for lithium, rare earths and other battery material related projects.
  • Prepare design calculations and documentation and development of mass balance models in simulation software (METSIM, SysCAD, IDEAS).
  • Provide process design requirements to designers and overview plant layout development.
  • Prepare process equipment data sheets, including technical details and duties as required.
  • Ensure process specifications portray the appropriate information and design intent.
  • Liaise with equipment or package vendors to ensure equipment satisfies the process intent
  • Participate in, or lead Hazops and other process safety related engineering
  • Work with the project team to prepare capital and operating cost estimates.
  • Provide technical direction and assign work to designers, technicians and others, as required for various projects.
  • Assist in battery material and rare earth plant commissioning
  • Liaise with clients, contractor representatives and/or project field personnel as necessary to assist with meeting key project deliverables.

You bring to the role:

  • Process experience in either an engineering contracting environment or consultancy organisations in the metallurgical industry.
  • Experience in the design and operation of hydrometallurgy and pyrometallurgy processes for lithium, nickel, cobalt and rare earths will be highly regarded.
  • Plant operational or commissioning experience
  • Recognised qualifications in Chemical or Metallurgical Engineering from an accredited college or university
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Good general computer literacy
  • RPEQ or Chartered Engineer eligible

Why join us?

  • Become a leader in a fast evolving, fast growing industry
  • Develop innovative solutions
  • Think locally, work globally

What we offer you?

  • Long term career development
  • Work with world class experts
  • Flexible work environment.

To be eligible to apply, you must be an Australian / New Zealand citizen or hold permanent residency status, or alternatively, a Visa that entitles you to work in Australia.

To submit your application please click the "Apply" button below.

Unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies will not be accepted for this position.

As an accredited Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (WGEA) and Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Within Australia, supporting and encouraging a flexible workplace, we offer our employees comprehensive benefits, including up to 12 weeks leave per year as part of our Lifestyle Leave Program. If you have any special needs requirements, please discuss with us and we will do our utmost to accommodate your request.