Magnetite Project Engineer

Country/Region:  AU
State:  WA
City:  South Hedland
Job ID:  462

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: Hedland Operations. Fortescue’s Hedland Operations are located on the traditional lands of the Kariyarra people. This role is located at the Anderson Point offices.


Roster: The roster is 4/3 FIFO ex. Perth as agreed by management; or 4/3 residential


This exciting opportunity involves identifying and implementing changes to be made to our existing Port Facility infrastructure to ship both Hematite and Magnetite products. We are looking for an electrical engineer with reliability and project execution experience who demonstrates good leadership and communication skills.


This role will be accountable for identifying reliability issues and working with the Magnetite Project Coordinator to ensure all project deliverables are identified and met within the associated timelines, while remaining within designated budget.

Key Responsibilities


  • Identifying reliability issues within the existing plant
  • Strategising solutions to rectify reliability issues and optimise plant productivity
  • Review and plan projects with Engineering, Maintenance and Operations teams
  • Build initial scope of work, cost estimates and project timelines
  • Raise notifications in SAP
  • Tender / Engage vendors
  • Order and track long lead items
  • Ensure Shutdown Readiness is adhered to
  • Attend Shutdown interface meetings
  • Identify improvement projects
  • Implement and manage project execution both online and offline
  • Track project budgets and provide reforecasts
  • Update/create drawings, master data, inspection checklists, redlines and other associated documents
  • Manage Work Order Backlog
  • Close out completed projects

Qualifications and Experience


  • Experience in Mining/Heavy Industrial environment
  • Experience in Project Management
  • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering
  • Competency in SAP (preferred)
  • Microsoft Office Suite - Excel, Project, Word, Power Point (Essential)

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.