Mechanical Senior Engineer

Country/Region:  AU
State:  WA
City:  Perth
Job ID:  3862

About Us


Fortescue is both a proud West Australian company and a global green solutions business. We are recognised for our culture, innovation and industry-leading development of infrastructure, mining assets and green energy initiatives.

Our Opportunity

Work location: Perth based (525 Great Eastern Highway)


Roster: Monday to Friday 


In support of Fortescue’s strong focus on green energy and our carbon neutrality targets, one of our key initiatives will be in our Green Fleet projects whereby we will develop and test a range of technologies to power our mining fleet

Key Responsibilities


  • Working in collaboration with the broader Engineering team as well as the project management and workshop execution teams
  • Capable of prioritizing and delivering work in a fast-moving environment
  • Ability to adjust to change quickly and adapt to new requirements
  • Proactively deliver on the company’s stretch targets
  • Develop technical specifications to meet project specific objectives.
  • Interpret engineering drawings, documents, specifications and scopes.
  • Resolution of technical and design issues.
  • Ensure compliance to the project management process by project owners
  • Provide guidance regarding project budget, cash flow and schedule for existing and future projects
  • Liaising with a range of key stakeholders on all technical aspects of projects
  • Providing regular updates with the Mechanical Principal Engineer


Qualifications and Experience



  • Engineering or Science degree
  • Established post-qualification experience and accreditation in product development and industrial roles.
  • Very high attention to engineering details
  • Ability to demonstrate technical skills on expert level by scrutinising technical outputs ad returning constructive feedback for improvement.
  • Numerical analysis
  • Product development tools and processes.
  • Standards and technical governance, or other engineering fields.
  • Contribute to writing processes and standards.
  • Mentor junior engineers.
  • Experience with 3D cad and concept level packaging.
  • Project experience advantageous
  • Proven ability to work with diverse stakeholders and in multidiscipline teams.



  • Demonstrated senior experience specifying, designing, or testing Rolling Stock Mechanical systems such as bogies, structures, noise, vibrations, mechanical sub-systems, and dynamics.
  • Working knowledge of industry standards from AS/RISSB and EN series.
  • Senior level awareness of mechanical design, manufacture and test obligations relating to environmental performance, dynamics, RAMS, SIL, and the demonstration of safety SFAIRP.


Our Commitment


Fortescue is deeply committed to providing a safe culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, and values diversity. We celebrate individual strengths and team members from all backgrounds are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. Our global workforce drives and promotes an inclusive culture, both within our organisation and throughout the communities we interact with across the world. Diverse backgrounds include First Nations Peoples, people with differing abilities, LGBTIQ+ community, gender, neurodiverse, cultural diversity, all age groups, and those with an intersectional or multiple diverse characteristics. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. 


Internal Candidates / Current Contractors please apply via Success Factors Careers Portal. For further information on how to apply please visit the Fortescue Hub. 


Fortescue reserves the right to close applications early should a suitable pool of candidates be identified. Fortescue will never contact you to ask for payment of any kind, whether directly or through a third party.