Role Purpose

Paterson & Cooke (UK) Ltd is seeking recent (or soon-to-be) 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
  • Performing design or laboratory activities with the supervision and mentoring of senior staff
  • Contribute as part of a project team dedicated to high quality, innovative and excellence driven engineering
  • Support with the preparation of proposal documents
  • Application of technical skills to perform engineering tasks and problem solving
  • Ongoing professional development towards obtaining and maintaining professional registration

Job Specification

Minimum Requirements & Competencies
  • 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
  • Previous experience of being on a project site, possibly gained through a 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
  • Strong presentation and technical writing skills, especially technical reports
  • Strong computer skills
  • Flexible and able to adapt to changing project requirements
  • Excellent attention to detail and has a commitment to technical excellence and client satisfaction
  • Able and willing to travel locally and internationally
  • UK citizen or 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 team enjoy the challenge of living up to this standard daily in a workplace that allows each employee to thrive. In the UK 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 including summer BBQ’s, family socials and spur of the moment get-togethers. We encourage employees to expand their knowledge through employer supported training courses and on-site experience. With offices spanning five continents and international clientele, P&C provides opportunities for our employees to travel the world. Our size enables us to make a difference in the company and fosters opportunities for career growth and advancement.

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