principal mechanical engineer in Melbourne

carmina navalta, randstad
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AU$ 140,000 - AU$ 165,000 per year

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melbourne, victoria
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AU$ 140,000 - AU$ 165,000 per year
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carmina navalta, randstad
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job description

your new company

Employing over 100 staff nationally, this National Engineering Consulting has an excellent reputation in the Australian market, having delivered innovative, efficient and sustainable engineering solutions for more than two decades.

With expertise in a varied project portfolio to include Commercial, Residential, Educational, Hospitality, Industrial and Retail to name a few, this firm works in close partnership with clients in delivering innovative engineering design solutions across providing services in Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulics, Fire Protection, ESD engineering and all specialist services.

your new role

As a result of growth, this firm is now recruiting for an experienced Senior or Principal Mechanical Engineer to lead their Melbourne team. You will be managing resources whilst still being hands-on in the delivery of multidisciplinary projects. You will also be responsible for maintaining relationships with new and existing clients.

your key duties include

  • Managing the mechanical team and being an integral part of its growth;
  • Leading the design delivery of projects and having the technical expertise to offer innovative solutions to clients ; multidisciplinary project management;
  • Ensuring the successful delivery of projects whilst keeping design standards innovative, efficient and cost-effective
  • Liaising with other departments in project tenders, bids and submissions
  • Resource management and financials

your strengths, qualifications and skills

To succeed in this role, you will ideally have proven local engineering consulting background currently in a Senior role, looking to progress your career, or at a Principal/Associate level. You are well-networked in the Victorian market and have experience leading projects and mentoring junior engineers and designers. In addition, you have:

  • A recognised mechanical engineering degree and an RBP
  • A strong portfolio in engineering consulting across various building sectors (commercial, aged care, educational, retail, hospitality, residential, public buildings and/or transport)
  • Expertise in mechanical services and a good understanding of other core services
  • Strong business acumen
  • Team building skills, able to work with a small team and manage resources
  • Proven experience in growing portfolios, an advantageous skillset

your offer & benefits

Joining as the Mechanical Lead, you will have the opportunity to develop your team and be supported by the Directors in ensuring its success for years to come. This firm values contribution above all else and you will be rewarded for your efforts. On top of that, they will offer:

  • Above market salary remuneration and a car park if required
  • Career progression to be the Melbourne Manager / Director and an opportunity to become a shareholder of the business
  • Paid learning and development opportunities
  • Access to leading technology and resources nationally
  • Modern office and flexible work, even before COVID-19
  • Great working culture

your application

If you are ready to join an established engineering firm with an excellent staff retention rate and feel that this role matches your experience and expectations, please apply now with a copy of your most updated CV in word format.

Please note that initial interviews will be held virtually at this stage.

We look forward to your application.

have more questions?

Please don’t hesitate to contact Carmina Navalta for a confidential discussion about this vacancy. Alternatively, we also have similar opportunities in Building Services for your consideration and would be excited to hear from you.

M: 0455 241 708

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At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.


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educational requirements

Bachelor Degree