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Senior Port Engineer

Fortescue Metals GroupLtd - Perth, WA

Source: uWorkin


There is no doubt that climate change is the most pressing issue facing the planet today.

Fortescue Future Industries (FFI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (Fortescue), is assessing renewable energy business opportunities that support the establishment of green industries in both Australia and overseas. We are building a highly talented and capable team with a focus on harnessing the world’s renewable energy resources to produce green electricity, green hydrogen, green ammonia and other green industrial products.

FFI will build on Fortescue’s track record of developing large-scale projects, and through our proud history of leading through innovation and technology we will ensure FFI is at the forefront of this emerging industry. Driven by our culture and values, our people stand ready to tackle this critical challenge.

Senior Ports/Marine Engineer

Location: Perth

Work type: Full time Permanent Employee

Roster: Monday to Friday

This is an exciting opportunity to get in at the ground level of a rapidly expanding, dynamic, global green energy business. Fortescue Future Industries is currently undertaking a rapid expansion and are seeking applications for an experienced Senior Ports Engineer.

Reporting to the Engineering Manager, this role will have an emphasis on ports engineering from a ports, civil and onshore facilities design and management perspective.

Key duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Manage, design, develop, create and maintain small-scale through to large-scale projects in a safe, timely and sustainable manner.
  • Develop assessment and management of risk throughout engineering project life cycles including operational assets.
  • Build strong relationships with local and international stakeholders.
  • Proactively deliver on the company’s stretch targets.
  • Develop technical specifications to meet project specific objectives.
  • Develop technical and feasibility studies and development of drawings that satisfy technical specifications.
  • Interpret engineering drawings, documents, specifications and scopes.
  • Management of contractors and sub-contractors, including the preparation, adjudication, award and execution of tender packages for various stages of study, design and project execution.
  • Resolution of technical and design issues.
  • Liaising with a range of key stakeholders on all technical aspects of projects.
  • Tracking progress and performance against agreed specific and strategic KPI’s for the team and contractors.
  • Comply with guidelines and regulations including permits, safety etc and deliver technical files and other technical documentation as required.

In order to be successful in this role:

Candidates must be able to bring a flexible mindset, challenge traditional thinking, and be prepared to work outside of their comfort zone.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in civil/Maritime Engineering as a minimum.
  • Prior experience in a similar role preferably including wharves, jetties, walls, breakwaters, intakes/outlets, bulk terminals, single point moorings, dredging and coastal stabilisation.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in providing comprehensive design services for the full project lifecycle from feasibility through to construction.
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment in collaboration with other like-minded team members and adjacent projects teams.
  • Applied knowledge of port, civil and onshore facilities design.
  • A critical appreciation of the risk assessment and management process, including communication of risk to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong awareness in the development of project schedules and considerations of regulatory approvals.
  • A strong capability in adapting to multidisciplinary requirements in particular communicating a range of Engineering concepts to a range of expertise.
  • Strong data management and manipulation skills, with excellent computer literacy skills.
  • Strong team skills and willingness to travel for short periods.

Our values drive our culture and performance through a strong focus on safety, family and determination. We celebrate and respect people’s differences and commit to providing an inclusive work environment. This is an exciting time to join Fortescue.

We encourage Aboriginal Australians and female candidates to apply.


Applications close: 12 Jun 2021 W. Australia Standard Time