Role Purpose

Paterson & Cooke is seeking recent mining engineering graduates to join our team in a full-time position at our rapidly growing office in Cornwall, United Kingdom. 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 Graduate Engineer will receive on the job training and mentoring to support them in their development. They will conduct global site visits with the Project Engineers and be directly involved in the design and engineering of pipelines, material test data interpretation and evaluation.

Tasks
  • 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
Responsibilities
  • Delivering allocated tasks and meeting objectives as agreed with the Project Manager or Engineering Manager
  • Performing design or laboratory activities under the supervision and mentoring of senior staff
  • Co-operate and communicate effectively with the Project Manager and other project participants to provide assistance and technical support
  • 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
  • Assisting in preparing schedules of work as directed by the Engineering Manager
  • To apply engineering principles to logic and design
  • Create documentation in line with company standards and maintain document management systems and schedules
  • Understanding and applying Health & Safety regulations

Qualifications & Knowledge

  • Qualified to Degree Level or Higher in a suitable subject (related to Engineering, Science etc.)
  • 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)
Skills
  • 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
Behaviours
  • Flexible and able to adapt to changing project requirements
  • Excellent attention to detail and a commitment to technical excellence and client satisfaction
  • Continuously develop knowledge, understanding and skills associated with relevant engineering projects, systems and the mining and resources industries
Other Requirements
  • Able and willing to travel locally and internationally
  • A valid driver’s licence

Cornwall Application Instructions

Please send the following to Cornwall@PatersonCooke.com
Subject Line: Application for Graduate Engineer Position

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