Project Engineer – Engineering & Projects

McMahon Services is one of Australia’s largest privately-owned construction, industrial and environmental services organisations. As a national business, we operate from city centres through to remote locations and employ over 1,100 people across Australia and New Zealand.

McMahon Services is committed to employing for the long term rather than just for projects. We have family business values, whilst integrating our reputation, integrity, safety, excellence and relationships to deliver exceptional outcomes for our customers.

The Engineering and Projects customer stream of McMahon Services is a highly experienced, multidiscipline team. From estimating and proposals, to design management and project execution, our E&P team is comprised of experienced professionals that continually seek innovative and sustainable solutions that exceed customers’ expectations, maintaining a ‘best for customers’ and ‘best for project’ approach.

Our people are central to what we do. Our work environment is positive, collaborative, and open, and we operate as a team. We are firmly committed to looking after the success and wellbeing of our staff, from safety in the workplace through to professional development, ongoing training, and equal opportunities.

About the Role:

With the company showing continued growth, we are seeking an experienced Project Engineer to join our Engineering and Projects team to work on various multidiscipline, turnkey projects. The role presents as a great opportunity to complement our current team and gain exposure to a wide range of industries which include:

  • General Construction
  • Structural, Mechanical, Piping (SMP)
  • Bulk Material Handling
  • Water
  • Mining
  • Oil and Gas
  • Marine
  • Food and Beverage

Reporting to the Construction Manager, your primary responsibility will be to assist the Project Manager in delivering the projects, implement practical application of technical skillsets, provide sound technical advice to the Project Manager, assist in the execution of projects, maintain a site presence (when required) and lead safety culture, and proactively report project progress.

Work Type: Full Time

Location: Adelaide, SA

Responsibilities of the role will include, but is not limited to:

  • Reviewing, documenting, analysing and planning the project with the Project Manager
  • Acting as a technical lead for the project team and providing advice and leadership when required
  • Managing procurement and purchases of goods and services
  • Overseeing subcontractor works to ensure compliance with specifications
  • Completing works in alignment with customer’s specifications and requirements
  • Ensuring warranty and dispute claims for the project are addressed as soon as practical.
  • Capturing all site works into a detailed site diary and communicating to the project team
  • Reviewing project site reports, designs, and drawings to ensure all project requirements as detailed are completed.
  • Ensuring tools, equipment and materials on site are stored appropriately and that necessary calibrations are undertaken in accordance with manufacturers recommendations.
  • Work collaboratively with Customers, Project Management and Engineering teams to proactively identify problems early and provide optimal solutions to project issues.
  • Ensuring adherence to quality standards of the customers and the company are followed
  • Performing risks and hazards assessment to prevent incidents, injury and damage
  • Providing engineering advice to relevant stakeholders as and we required
  • Overviewing the entire project (within disciplines) from an engineering viewpoint while maintaining an open approach to all problems
  • Interpreting specifications and project plans to organise, estimate, and schedule project efforts.
  • Track budget and schedule, make adjustments to reach goals.
  • Coach, support, motivate and develop a positive safety culture across the business in line with Safety Certainty 2.0 principles.

This role would suit someone with demonstrated experience as a Project Engineer position working on projects, with 2 to 5 years of industry experience

Skills and experience:

  • Tertiary qualification or advanced education in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Structural), Project Management, or Construction Management.
  • Demonstrated years of experience as a Project Engineer
  • Problem-solving and innovation skills
  • Construction White Card and Current driver’s license.
  • Ability to work as autonomously and as a team player
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong commitment to Work Health & Safety and Environmental standards.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Applications.
  • Experience in ERP software like Procore and Pronto or similar programs would be advantageous
  • Must be able to pass a Drug and Alcohol and Fit for work assessment
  • Ability to obtain DCSI and Defence clearance
  • Ability to travel based on project requirements. In return you will be provided with additional LAFHA (living away from home allowance)

What We Offer:

Full-time position with attractive remuneration (above award rate for the right candidate), including access to weekly pay, Employee Assistance Program, annual Family Day event extended to your wider family, as well as the opportunity for additional training and career growth.

In addition to the salary, you will be provided with a vehicle allowance or company vehicle, laptop and phone to complete your day-to-day work.

How To Apply:

If you believe this opportunity matches your experience, skills, and work approach, and you are looking to join a progressive construction company that embraces diversity and fosters its employees for long-term career progression, then send your application to [email protected]


Please note, only successful applicants will be contacted. This position is open only to those eligible to work in Australia

As an employer who embraces equal opportunity and diversity, we encourage female, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.