Mechanical Project Engineer

Pacific People Solutions

Pacific People Solutions, on behalf of our client Nyrstar, have an immediate vacancy for an experienced Senior / Mechanical Project Engineers.

Pacific People Solutions, on behalf of our client Nyrstar, have an immediate vacancy for an experienced Senior Mechanical & Mechanical Project Engineers, working closely with site operations, maintenance and asset reliability teams to provide technical engineering and project management expertise.

Nyrstar is a global multi-metals business, with a market leading position in zinc and lead and growing positions in other base and precious metals. Nyrstar has mining, smelting and other operations located in Europe, the Americas and Australia and employs over 4,000 people. The company’s global operations are located close to key customers and major transport hubs to facilitate delivery of raw materials and distribution of finished products. In August 2019, Nyrstar’s operating business became majority owned by Trafigura, a market leader in the global commodities industry, providing a stable long-term platform for its marketing leading operations worldwide. Visit    

This role is based at Nyrstar’s operations in the city of Port Pirie, South Australia. A seaport located on the east coast of the Upper Spencer Gulf, 220km north of Adelaide. 

This is a key role within the Asset Management Department and the primary purpose of this role is to manage, lead and deliver the suite of capital projects within discipline area. In addition, input is expected for concept development and feasibility stages of proposed capital projects along with provision of technical advice on engineering related matters to operating departments. The role includes key accountabilities and engagement activities as described below.

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Accountability for safety leadership, scheduling, prioritisation, cost management and control, communication of strategy and fostering engagement within capital project team structures including operations, technical and maintenance teams;
  • Provide engineering services in your area of responsibility to the site in project investigation, design, and implementation to ensure the on-going engineering development and improvement of plant infrastructure;
  • Assist the development and delivery from concept to execution of assigned projects aligned with the capital plan;
  • Within an Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) business model, undertake project management functions that apply to the Nyrstar Port Pirie project management and capital management processes for execution of projects;
  • Responsible for the total budget and schedule of each project;
  • Manage and coach project stakeholders on delivery to Capital Projects model requirements;
  • Develop and adhere to a project budget and project schedule and implement agreed change request system for all work not in original scope.
  • In conjunction with Project Champion and Construction Manager, develop an appropriate engineering design and project execution plan for each project;
  • Prepare project estimates to achieve the required scope of work, as well as preparation of proposals and requests for project funding; 
  • Plan and coordinate the commissioning activities (including wet and hot) for projects to ensure projects are handed over to clients in an operational condition that complies with design intent.
The Successful applicant:
  • Tertiary qualifications in relevant engineering field;
  • Greater than 5 years’ experience in mechanical engineering and project management environment;
  • Experience in mining, smelting or refineries;
  • Excellent communication and technical writing skills; and
  • Experience with SAP, PMO software.
This role will require you to live in Port Pirie or the surrounding district. A relocation package will be available.

Benefits of working and living in Port Pirie:
The Port Pirie smelting operations have undergone a significant capital investment over recent years and will be at the forefront of lead and polymetallic smelting operations. This is an exciting time to join this dynamic organisation.

Port Pirie proudly regards itself as the ‘city of friendly people’ and enjoys a relaxed lifestyle, with unspoilt surroundings.  Port Pirie is close to beaches, the stunning Flinders Rangers and Mount Remarkable National Park.  With state and private education, an enviable plethora of sporting facilities and clubs, affordable housing and a 10-minute commute to work; it’s easy to have a great lifestyle in Port Pirie.

Port Pirie has the services of a city in a hospitable and welcoming country town environment. This is an opportunity for you to become part of a community who knows your name and cares, you’ll never look back.

Please note you must have valid rights to work in Australia. Nyrstar is an equal opportunity employer and supports diversity within the workforce. We encourage female applicants.  Nyrstar Port Pirie is a non-smoking site. Thank you for your interest in applying for a position at Nyrstar.