Job Details
  • Reference359347A_1592884443
  • LocationSouthern Suburbs Perth, Western Australia
  • SalaryNegotiable
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted15 days ago
  • ConsultantNaomi Byrne

As one of Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our client, one of Australia's leading resources companies, is seeking to engage a competent Lead Commissioning Engineers as their Perth metropolitan-based refinery nears the commissioning phase. The Lead Commissioning Engineers will be required to lead and manage a small team through multiple stages of pre-commissioning, water commissioning and process commissioning to facilitate the process of turning metal briquettes into metal powder.


The role will initially be CBD based for the first three months with regular site visits, followed by an extended 6-9-month duration based on-site in Perth's south. Reporting to the Manager - Commissioning, your specific responsibilities of the role are:

The core accountabilities of this role will include:

  • Lead and manage a small team comprising Specialist Commissioning Engineers, equipment package vendors, equipment suppliers, contractors and subcontractors
  • Maintain a strong interface between the Commissioning team and the Operations Readiness teams
  • Ensure efficient execution of the commissioning process in accordance with the approved project schedule, commissioning procedures/plans, project standards and policies and procedures
  • Manage commissioning resources and progress appropriately to achieve the milestone dates set by the project schedule
  • Assist as necessary to prepare routine commissioning progress reports
  • Coordinate the compilation of all necessary documentation to allow handover from the project to the Operations Readiness team
  • Work cooperatively with all project delivery interfaces to the benefit of the project, e.g., construction contractor, engineering service provider, control systems engineer, vendors, equipment suppliers, etc.


The successful candidate will require:

  • Metallurgical / Minerals Processing / Chemical Engineering Degree or approved equivalent; and
  • 10-15 years' experience with demonstrated experience in pre-commissioning and commissioning activities, preferably on minerals / metals processing plants.
  • Prior experience with completions management software (the PLNSP uses Intergraph Smart Completions)
  • Working knowledge of typical mechanical equipment installed in minerals/metals processing plants
  • Working knowledge of instrumentation; control systems; and process and functional safety.


All candidates must be registered through Chandler Macleod, undertake a pre-employment medical and drug & alcohol test and references.

If the above sounds like you, and you are available immediately, please use the 'apply now' button to send through your most up to date CV, with a covering letter outlining your reasons for applying, and we shall be in touch soon.