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Principal Mechanical Engineer, Water

  • Pin (2)Sydney NSW 2000
  • UnionAU$150,000 - AU$180,000 Yearly
  • Group (22) Engineering , Engineering Mechanical

Posted : 13/05/24
Applications Close :1/06/24

We support water customers across Australia to provide our communities with the best drinking water and wastewater treatment services, whilst innovating ways to safeguard and secure our country’s water supplies, elevating public spaces and enhancing livability.  


The Opportunity 

You’ll be a key member of our Water team who have secured projects that will change the way NSW operates forever.  We are providing a more efficient and integrated water system to cater to the growth of NSW and maintain and enhance outstanding environmental outcomes. Our Water team offers services across the full water cycle, delivering major pipelines, large pumping stations, advanced water, wastewater and recycling treatment.   


We address critical water cycle challenges and provide solutions through adopting flexible program delivery models and ongoing asset management programs. KBR have significant work in hand supporting key water utilities such as Sydney Water, Water NSW, Sydney Desalination Plant, SA Water, Urban Utilities and Melbourne Water to achieve phased savings in capital expenditure, while delivering the best environmental and community outcomes. 


You will play a vital role in the water team and strongly contribute to projects, people leadership, technical direction, client relationships and commercial direction. Our team is also exploring new ways to integrate virtual reality and artificial intelligence on projects, offering you the opportunity to future proof and broaden your skills in the digital sphere.  


Who are you? 

You are a delivery focused Principal Mechanical Engineer who is motivated by achievement and outcome-focused.  Your experience with design practices for water & wastewater across utilities and industrial will be highly valued. You possess a pragmatic approach to the development of constructable design solutions and have proven commercial acumen in the delivery of water infrastructure. 


As a Principal Mechanical Engineer you will plan, schedule, and conduct work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, and adaptation of engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria. You will perform work which involves conventional engineering practice but may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials, and difficult coordination requirements.  


You will provide technical guidance to designers and less experienced engineers, coaching guiding and mentoring across the group.


Who are we? 

KBR’s Infrastructure Services Australia business offers a wide range of professional services to private and public sector clients delivering projects in both urban and remote environments across transport, water, environment, buildings and defence.  


We are committed to social and environmental sustainability and delivering projects with a digital mindset that drives innovation within our business, for our customers and stakeholders.   Our continued growth allows us to offer unrivalled opportunities to our staff in terms of career paths, career development and project exposure.  

Find out more about us using these links:

IS Australia overview brochure: 


IS Australia Water Team: 




At KBR, we value you – here’s how.  

While our people are busy delivering leading science, technology, and engineering solutions, we’re committed to providing them with a supportive, trusting environment and benefits that enable them to thrive and continue doing what they do best.  


Benefits include: 

  • Industry leading salaries reviewed annually.   
  • 20 Days Leave per year + an additional day off every 4 weeks (33 days in total)   
  • Flexible work arrangements (start/finish times, WFH, Flex time)  
  • Salary packaging and Novated leases   
  • Paid professional membership fees.   
  • Life/Health insurance discounts   
  • Employee stock purchase plans   
  • Paid parental leave.   
  • Personal Career development plans   
  • Growth and promotion opportunities  


Help shape tomorrow by applying today!  

For any further queries please call, Julian Bettiol 0466 520 522 


Don’t miss out on this opportunity to leave your impact on our society with one of Australia’s leading infrastructure businesses. Apply now and follow us on LinkedIn to stay up to date with all the latest news and job opportunities. 


KBR values an inclusive and diverse work environment, and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Our hiring decisions are based on the key requirements of each role and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and experiences. 

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