• KBR- Kellogg Brown & Root Pty Ltd
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Principal Mechanical Engineer, Water

  • Pin (2)Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • UnionAU$150,000 - AU$200,000 Yearly
  • Group (22) Engineering , Engineering Mechanical

Posted : 13/05/24
Applications Close :5/06/24

Join our mission to provide exceptional drinking water and wastewater treatment services across Australia, contributing to the innovation and security of our nation's water supplies. 


The Opportunity:

We are expanding our team and are currently seeking a dynamic Principal Mechanical Engineer to lead diverse and challenging projects.

As a key member of KBR's Water team, you will play a crucial role in our joint venture with John Holland, delivering complex infrastructure projects for Melbourne Water. This collaboration spans a decade, highlighting our commitment to continuous service and excellence in the field.

This role offers a chance to advance your career by working on projects throughout the entire asset lifecycle. From strategic planning for future cities to hands-on experience in construction, the opportunities within our team at KBR are limitless.


Who You Are:

As a Principal Mechanical Engineer in our Water team, you bring extensive experience in water infrastructure projects, showcasing your proficiency in design practices for the water and wastewater industrial sectors. Your skills include the assessment of treatment plant conditions and mechanical structures.

Key Qualifications and Experience:

  • Hold an accredited bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or a related discipline.
  • Design experience with a strong understanding of industry standards, preferably the Melbourne Region Water Authority Design Standards (MRWA WSAA Standards).
  • Proven ability to work in engineering and design modeling teams, managing projects within scope, budget, and schedule.
  • Previous experience in a local engineering consultancy environment.
  • Chartered Engineer (CPEng) status or eligibility for accreditation.


Who We Are:

Our water team is at the forefront of delivering comprehensive services across the entire water cycle, from major pipelines and large pumping stations to advanced water, wastewater, and recycling treatment plants. We tackle critical water cycle challenges, adopting flexible program delivery models and ongoing asset management programs to support key water utilities in achieving savings while delivering positive environmental and community outcomes.


Explore our water discipline here: https://kbr.foleon.com/is-australia/water/


Why Choose KBR:

At KBR, we prioritize our people, providing a supportive, trusting environment and a range of benefits to ensure their well-being and success. Additional benefits include:

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


Help shape tomorrow by applying today! For a confidential discussion, contact Julian Bettiol, 0466 520 522


Don't miss the opportunity to make a lasting impact with one of Australia's leading infrastructure businesses. Apply now and follow us on LinkedIn for 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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