Senior Instrumentation Engineer

Country/Region:  AU
State:  WA
City:  Perth
Job ID:  3854

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 (Redcliffe or Hazelmere)



Roster: Monday to Friday 


In support of Fortescue’s strong focus on green energy and carbon neutrality targets, Fortescue WAE Heavy Industry is the incubator for the development of green technologies and pioneering solutions which are integral to realising Fortescue’s decarbonisation targets, whilst being equally relevant in the broader global market. Based at our Redcliffe or Hazelmere facilities and reporting to the Principal Engineer Industrial Automation – Heavy Industry, we are searching for an experienced Instrumentation Engineer to work on our heavy industry decarbonization and green energy products/programs.



About You


  • High commitment to safety
  • Passion to change industry and help find ways to decarb Heavy Industry.
  • A keen team player with a willingness to learn and take direction.
  • Able to complete work under short time frames.
  • Ability to adjust to change quickly and adapt to new requirements.
  • Works well under minimal direction.
  • Eye for detail and self-checks.
  • Comfortable correcting Design mistakes/improvements.
  • Results driven, responsible and accountable.
  • Proven ability to work with diverse stakeholders and in multidiscipline teams.
  • Proactive and self-motivated, with a drive for excellence
  • Strong, effective verbal and written communication skills

Key Responsibilities


  • Manage and consolidate all instrumentation used for the product (includes process, fire and gas and electrical power instrumentation).
  • Develop inspection, calibration and function test schedules for instrumentation including those used in safety systems and hazardous areas.
  • Assist product teams to specify and select suitable instrumentation (sensors, transmitters, etc.) and final elements (solenoids, relays, contactors, valves, etc.).
  • Develop and build up an instrumentation database for the product development.
  • Develop instrumentation calibration and certification capability for the products internally or with external third parties.
  • Manage calibration and inspection test records with the workshop instrumentation technicians and electricians.
  • Work in close conjunction with other engineering disciplines, product/program teams and workshop teams.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Bachelor of Instrumentation/Electrical/Electronics/Mechatronics or related field of study.
  • 10+ years’ experience with Field Instrumentation.
  • Knowledge of Hazardous Area and Functional Safety Standards.
  • Functional Safety qualification from TÜV/Exida or similar preferred.
  • Knowledge of various types of instrumentation and communication protocols (both Analog and Digital).
  • Knowledge of basic control systems and electrical interfaces.
  • Experience working with hazardous gas/liquid environment (Hydrogen, Ammonia etc.) is highly advantageous.
  • Experience working with automotive industry is highly advantageous.
  • Experience working on renewable energy projects highly advantageous.
  • Experience with industrial and automotive communication protocols; Ethernet/IP, Modbus TCP, Profinet, Profibus DP, CAN, HART, Fieldbus, etc. is highly advantageous.

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.