Job Description

The Senior Engineer is involved in the design of slurry pump and pipeline systems, mine backfill systems, and related equipment and processes in the mining industry, ranging from concept development through to detailed design and commissioning and will have previously completed at least eight years of relevant engineering work experience.

  • Design of mining related systems, often in a supervisory capacity, including the following:
    • Hydraulic analysis and design of pump and pipeline systems
    • Process design
    • Mechanical design
    • Liaison with civil, electrical and C&I sub-consultants
    • Selection and specification of system components (pumps, piping, valves, instrumentation, etc.)
  • Technical communication, including specification and report writing and presentations
  • Manage a wide range of projects simultaneously, including preparing proposals, planning, financial budgeting and controls, attending on-site meetings and client liaison
  • Manage a project team and provide technical supervision to other engineers
  • Apply technical knowledge and skills to perform engineering tasks and problem solving in engineering projects
  • Continuously develop knowledge, understanding and skills associated with relevant engineering projects systems and the mining and resources industries
  • Submit technical papers, present papers at conferences and present P&C training courses
  • Continuous learning and professional development will be required to remain up to date with current practices and technology
Qualifications & Requirements:
  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in mechanical, civil, or chemical engineering
  • Registered as an Engineer / Technologist with ECSA
  • At least 8 years’ previous engineering work experience
  • No criminal record (due to client, travel and site requirements)
  • A valid passport and driver's licence
  • Able and willing to travel locally and internationally, when required
  • Initiative – ability to take initiative (personally or in leading others), visibly lead from the front, act decisively and be pro-active
  • Accountability – ability to take ownership, accountability, assume responsibility and commit to an outcome
  • Organisation and Project Planning & Management – perform organisation and project planning and management activities
  • Productivity & Output – ability to work at a minimum level of productivity and adapt to organisational and project productivity requirements
  • Insight & Understanding – insight of the mechanics of business and an understanding of how the different areas of the business interact across different functions including Finance, Operations, HR, Marketing, Purchasing, etc.
  • Business Acumen – an understanding of the nature and interdependency of the industry, market, competitors, consumers, the economy, political environment, strategy, business model, revenue and profit drivers
  • Judgment – ability to make the right judgment call within the context of a situation or problem
  • Creativity & Innovation – ability to show originality in thought, be solutions driven and generate innovative solutions
  • Thought Leadership – ability to analyse a problem at a strategic, conceptual and systematic level
  • Motivational Behaviour – ability to influence and motivate others positively
  • Interactive Sensitivity – ability to show insight into others’ emotions, feelings, motives and behaviour
  • Collaboration – ability to create and maintain relationships, involve others, consulting, engineering buy-in, sharing expertise, promoting diversity, networking, etc.
  • Delegation – manage workload through direct management of resources and provide clarity on work processes and objectives

A Career with Paterson & Cooke

Paterson & Cooke is an international specialist engineering firm known for high quality work and exceeding client expectations, often with innovative solutions. Our people enjoy the challenge of living up to this standard daily and a workplace that allows each employee to thrive. We balance a demanding, rewarding workload with consideration for work-life balance. We encourage employees to expand their knowledge through employer supported training courses and on-site experience. With nine offices covering five continents and an international clientele, Paterson & Cooke 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. Our aim is to create an environment in which everyone is pleased to come to work each morning.

Application Instructions

Please send the following:

Subject Line: Senior Engineer Position


  • Your Curriculum Vitae and contactable references
  • Academic transcripts
  • A covering letter explaining why you are the right candidate for the job.