Job Description

The successful applicant will join our drawing office to produce piping and mechanical drawings in the field of backfill, slurry transport systems and specialized equipment for the mining and resources industry. The applicant will contribute, as a key part of the design team, leading the development of paste plants, pump stations, pipelines, and specialized equipment. The applicant must have an extensive background in drafting, with the ability to produce drawing deliverables that are technically correct and professional. The applicant will report to the drawing office manager and assist in ensuring that drawing deliverables are delivered accurately, correctly, and on time.

  • Utilize 3D drawing software to prepare 3D models of full-scale process plants at a detailed design level. This will include development of detailed pipe routing, isometrics, mechanical layout of equipment, and coordination with discipline engineering sub-consultants/partners
  • Mentoring of junior staff to develop skills and enable growth
  • Complete senior peer review of drafting deliverables, ensuring that drawings are technically compliant and meet our high standards
  • Develop and draw up Process Flow Diagrams (PFD’s), Piping and Instrumentation Drawings (P&ID’s) and Hydraulic Grade Lines (HGL’s) from information provided by engineers
  • Develop general arrangement and layout drawings including specialized piping systems, pump stations, concrete layouts, structural steel work, and related specialized equipment from PFD’s and P&ID’s
  • Assist engineers with development and the design of specialized equipment, and then produce detailed drawings for production and / or fabrication
  • Perform material take-offs and develop bills of quantities, equipment lists, cost estimates, and specifications as required for project deliverables
  • Checking, review, and marking-up drawings, ensuring compliance and adherence to standards
  • Travel to sites to measure up and draw/detail equipment and systems
  • Travel to site to assess the status of construction work and ensure the construction is proceeding in general conformance with the contract documents
  • Act as a leader in the drawing office, mentoring juniors, maintaining a high quality of work, completing peer review, and setting the standard for what we expect as a company
  • Interact with clients to acquire information and drawing requirements for project work.
  • Apply technical skills to perform engineering design, detailing, and drafting tasks
  • Consistently deliver professional drawings to the required standards and drawing procedures
  • Ongoing career development through continuous growth and learning and assist graduate and project draftsperson to develop their full potential

Job Specification

P&C requires an experienced career draftsperson who has built up knowledge and wisdom through immersion and exposure to independently produce drawings of consistently high quality. The person must be able to contribute to the overall capacity of the design office rather than simply produce drawings as instructed.

Minimum requirements and competencies
  • Formal drafting training to a national diploma or equivalent level
  • At least 15 years of relevant and appropriate experience in heavy engineering, process plant and/or mining environments - with demonstrable drawing deliverables. At least some of this experience should include layout and detailing of pump stations and pipelines
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience on AutoCAD (2D & 3D)
  • An elevated level of computer literacy with good skills in spreadsheets, MS Office, and other applications
  • Able to install and develop expertise in specialized drafting-related software
  • Able to problem solve independently through research and information gathering via library, internet, equipment catalogues and supplier contacts
  • A valid driver’s license, as well as willing and able to travel internationally
Other useful experience
  • General site measurement of equipment and systems
  • Workshop, manufacturing, or fabrication, as well as experience in specifications, costing and estimating
  • Solid modelling with Autodesk Inventor and Plant 3D
  • Autodesk Civil 3D
  • Horizontal pipeline long sections
Personal characteristics
  • A calculated approach to ensure all deliverables are maintained and organized effectively
  • Possess leadership qualities, allowing for potential development into the leadership /manager role in the drawing office in time
  • Ability to work well in an office, industrial and mining site environment
  • Able to work hard, act professionally and make decisions independently
  • Diligence and a commitment to technical learning
  • Able to communicate well with individuals and willing to train
  • Willing to adapt to client specific drafting standards and constant process layout changes
Application Instructions

Please send the following to (for attention Brent Cothill)
Subject Line: Senior Engineering Designer Position

  • Resume
  • List of references
  • A covering letter explaining why you are the right candidate for the job