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Principal Development Engineer / Australia

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Location: Perth CBD, Australia
Salary:AUD160000 - AUD200000 per annum
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Principal Development Engineer - Perth WA

Purpose of the Role

  • Execute the technical scope of the study in line with the client's business philosophy and the relevant business processes.
  • Maintain a good client relationship, ensuring they are informed of study technical progress.
  • Should any technical issues arise, ensure both business management and the client are informed at the earliest opportunity.
  • Support the development of systems thinking strategies and models
  • Contribute best practice to the study
  • Support the development of commercial proposals to Clients (CTR estimate generation) Key


  • Accountable for surface facilities and flow assurance work on the study performed by the Developments team
  • Manage the project execution of high-quality FEL1 & FEL2 phase scopes for clients. This work is to be performed whilst working in accordance with the client's policies, standards, procedures and guidelines, and relevant regulatory requirements.
  • All work is completed ensuring that specific tasks are performed safely, effectively and in compliance with agreed objectives.
  • Maintain a strong focus on budgets/costs and ensure all team members understand and apply similar principles to deliver optimum value solutions for the study
  • Manage the development of Facilities CAPEX, OPEX, and schedule estimates for field development concept & select stage study
  • Lead the project risk identification, mitigation and quantification elements through the applicable project phases. Core Competencies Skills
  • Ability to work both independently and within a multi-discipline team to understand and interpret client needs and generate and recommend field development solutions for both Greenfield and brownfield onshore and offshore projects.
  • Ability to estimate scopes of work and execute projects within schedule and budget.
  • To be able to use the applicable software tools including Hysys (and other AspenTech software), Pipesim and Olga.
  • Good interface skills with clients and the ability to prepare presentations, briefs and ad-hoc reports as required.
  • Plans work program and keeps the study team abreast of progress
  • Coaches junior personnel and provides feedback to the team/individuals
  • Business awareness, and ability to identify potential areas of commercial and technical risk. Identifies future business opportunities with the client
  • Willingness to develop/share best practices, work processes, system and tools.
  • Full command of English language written and spoken
  • Detailed knowledge of process engineering and field development for onshore and offshore facilities including Greenfield and brownfield work scopes.
  • Detailed knowledge of flow assurance for feasibility, conceptual and pre-FEED design phases.
  • Experience with Integrated Production Modelling (IPM) considered advantageous


  • Builds relationships
  • Encourages teamwork and collaboration
  • Results oriented
  • Analytical / Problem Solver
  • Communicates and persuades
  • Commercially astute
  • Must be willing to travel

Qualification & Training

  • Chemical Engineering Degree or equivalent.
  • Chartered Engineer (preferable)
  • 10 + years of experience in process engineering, field development and flow assurance
  • At least 5+ at pre-FEED (i.e. business planning, feasibility and concept) level

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