Job Description

Paterson & Cooke (UK) Ltd is seeking recent mining, process, or mechanical engineering graduates to join our team in a full-time position at our office in Cornwall. The successful applicant will work on a variety of projects in the mining and resources industry. The work entails the design of slurry pumping and pipeline systems and related equipment ranging from concept development through to detailed design, commissioning, and operational support.

The successful applicant will be provided with on-the-job training and mentoring to support them in their development. They will have the opportunity to conduct global site visits with Project Managers and be directly involved in the design and engineering of pipelines, material test data interpretation and evaluation.

  • Hydraulic analysis and design of water and slurry pump and pipeline systems
  • Mechanical design and engineering of mining systems, including process plants, pumps, pipelines and related infrastructure
  • Selection, specification and evaluation of system components (pumps, piping, valves, etc.)
  • Technical communication, including specifications, report writing and presentations
  • Laboratory work (slurry and material testing, R&D projects, etc.) as required
  • Delivering allocated tasks and meeting objectives as agreed with the Project Manager or Engineering Manager
  • Performing design or laboratory activities with the supervision and mentoring of senior staff
  • Attending monthly project meetings to better understand the client requirements
  • Providing support in the delivery of projects as directed by the Project Manager
  • Preparation of proposal documents with support from the Engineering Manager
  • Applying engineering principles to logic and design
  • Creating documentation in line with company standards and maintaining document management systems and schedules

Job Specification

Qualification & Knowledge
  • Qualified to Degree Level or Higher in a suitable subject (related to Engineering)
  • Able to demonstrate awareness of fluid mechanics, hydraulics, pipelines, pumping systems or mining and processing
Experience Related to Position 
  • Some experience of being on a project site, possibly gained through a work placement
  • Experience or exposure to process design and control or instrumentation through work placement
  • Able to demonstrate an awareness and understanding of computer aided design preparing technical drawings (PFDs, P&IDs, GAs and Pipe Drawings)
  • Ability to work both independently under direction and within a team to discuss and resolve complex technical challenges and to find solutions
  • Able to present written information effectively, including providing reports on project progress in a timely manner
  • Able to manage own time effectively, develop project plans, and schedule work to deliver on multiple projects and work packages running together
  • Able to make clear, concise and informative presentations
  • Flexible and able to adapt to changing project requirements
  • Excellent attention to detail and a commitment to technical excellence and client satisfaction
  • Commitment to continuous development
Other Requirements
  • Able and willing to travel locally and internationally
  • Eligible to work in the UK
  • A valid driver’s licence
Compensation & Benefits

In return Paterson & Cooke UK offers a competitive annual salary for the position. In addition to the base salary the position is eligible for annual bonus compensation based on company and individual performance. This role is also eligible to participate in the company’s benefits program including health and life insurance, employee ownership program, a day off on your birthday and company pension scheme.

A Career with Paterson & Cooke

Paterson & Cooke is an international specialist engineering firm known for high quality work and for exceeding client expectations, often with innovative solutions. Our people enjoy the challenge of living up to this standard daily in a workplace that allows each employee to thrive. In the Cornwall office, we balance a demanding, rewarding workload with consideration for work-life balance. We have a unique work schedule in which we earn every other Friday afternoon off. We enjoy the opportunity for time together outside of work with social events. We encourage employees to expand their knowledge through employer supported training courses and on-site experience. With nine offices on five continents and an international clientele, P&C provides opportunities for our employees to travel the world. Our size enables our employees to make a difference in the company and opens opportunities for career growth.

Job Types

Full-time. Permanent.

  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Private medical insurance

Monday to Friday

Work Location

Hybrid remote in Truro TR3 6EE

Cornwall Application Instructions

Please send the following to

Subject Line: Application for Graduate Engineer Position

  • CV with references
  • A covering letter explaining why you are the right candidate for the job