Project Engineer – Civil/Infrastructure/Environmental, Northern Territory

  • Family owned business with work-life flexibility

  • Opportunities for career growth and advancement

  • Dynamic and challenging projects with Tier 1 customers

MSA NT is a multi-faceted construction services and environmental contractor with over 25 years experience delivering small to large scale complex projects across the Northern Territory. We have grown and developed into an industry-leading contractor delivering challenging defence projects working together with Tier 1 customers.

As a result of our strategic growth and winning projects, we are inviting talented individuals to join the McMahon Services Northern Territory team, having offices based in Darwin, Gove, Alice Springs & Katherine.

What We Offer:

Full-time position with an attractive remuneration for the right candidate. McMahon Services offers weekly pay, access to a range of employee benefits, professional development opportunities, training and career growth.

Work Type: Full Time, Permanent

Location: Darwin, Northern Territory

About The Role:

With the company showing continued growth, we are seeking an experienced Project Engineer to join our Northern Territory team to work on our various projects based in NT. Reporting to the Construction Manager and Project Manager, the key objective of this role will be to manage the design, procurement and construction functions on designated project work to ensure completion within time, cost, safety and environmental constraints to achieve profit objectives.

This role is a full-time Permanent opportunity based in Darwin, Northern Territory. Relocation cost is covered for the right candidate.


  • Assist in the preparation of project estimates and documentation
  • Monitor performance and re-assess efficiency and quality
  • Support develop, implement and administer sub-contracts/supplier agreements
  • Ensure a balance between cost and production to meet project objectives and time constrictions
  • Understand daily work program and direct/allocate staff and contractors
  • Monitor adherence to safe work method statements and undertake risk analysis
  • Develop and communicate quality documentation, best work practices, standards, and expectations
  • Support identifying and addressing issues before they arise, with the aptitude and flexibility for taking on new challenges
  • Support in timely project delivery within approved budget, monitor, and control project expenditures
  • Ensure adherence to quality standards of the customers and the company are followed
  • Manage procurement and purchases of goods and services

About You:

To be successful in the role, you will need:

  • Tertiary engineering qualifications in Civil or Structural Engineering
  • Construction White Card and Current driver’s license
  • Ability to obtain DCSI and Defence clearance
  • Ability to pass a Drug and Alcohol and Fit for work assessment
  • Competency in Project Management software ((e.g., Microsoft Professional Suite, MS Project, Primavera), ERP systems (e.g., Pronto, SAP, Oracle e-business) and project management platforms (e.g., InEight, Aconex, Procore)
  • Sound understanding of Australian Standards (AS)
  • Experience in Contracts administration and management
  • Experience in managing construction scheduling and cost/cash flow management

As an employer who embraces equal opportunity and diversity, we strongly encourage female, Aboriginal, and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.  For any person who feels they may not meet aspects of the selection criteria we nevertheless encourage you to apply.

How To Apply:

If you believe this opportunity matches your experience, skills and work approach, and you are looking to join a 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.

About Us:

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.

Our breadth of services extends from demolition and hazardous materials management, through to civil infrastructure, building construction and services and major turnkey, multi-discipline construction projects. We operate across a wide range of sectors including resources / oil &gas, heavy industrial, defence, public infrastructure, ports and marine and water.

McMahon Services is committed to long-term employment rather than just for projects. We are a family business and pride ourselves on our values of reputation, integrity, safety and excellence to deliver exceptional outcomes for our customers.

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.