Engineers at Ausenco have one thing in common – a commitment to continuous improvement through innovation. We are passionate people who work on diverse and interesting projects around the globe.
Fostering our culture of continuous development, you can learn quickly and fast track your career with opportunities for diversity and mobility in the projects you work on.
Within our engineering job category we have a number of sub-families and disciplines including:
I enjoy working at Ausenco because I am able to use my skills and knowledge to provide our clients with fit-for-purpose solutions that ultimately achieve a more sustainable operation of their processing plants. We do not use the cookie cutter approach.
I like that I am challenged to push myself on projects and activities that I thought were beyond my abilities - with the support of the team and my supervisor, I've achieved those challenges and broadened my knowledge. Ausenco has a collaborative working environment where the whole team works together. We share goals and develop new possibilities to help our clients achieve best value for their projects.
During my time at Ausenco I've realised there are a number of things that you need to experience first hand to understand, such as the flow of a project and the way different disciplines need to work together as a team. The Ausenco team also looks at elements that could be considered 'standard designs' and thinks about ways they could be done better, more cheaply or more simply.
I definitely recommend working for Ausenco. You're likely to be involved in a variety of projects each with their own unique challenges, requirements and opportunities to learn. There is a large pool of experience in the company to draw from and the people are happy to share their knowledge and experiences with you.
I'm now looking forward to spending some time on a project site that I've helped to design.
There are a number of reasons I enjoy working at Ausenco - I have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects; have a good balance between projects and design work, field experience and operations; and I am able to work with knowledgeable people who are willing to share their expertise.
Since joining the company I've expanded my experience in various areas including laboratory test work programs and field commissioning. I've also experienced first hand the ways activities are approached in different parts of the world and learnt some of the keys to making multinational teams work well together.
If you are considering joining Ausenco I'd say there are great opportunities available if you go for them and you'll also be working with a great team.
At Ausenco I enjoy working on interesting process engineering tasks alongside a supportive team of people. With two small children, I have the part time flexibility I need but am still able to contribute to projects and studies.
One of my recent challenges was to develop a mass balance model using proprietary software for a vat leach process.
The model allowed us to evaluate process variations quickly and understand impacts on reagent usage and operating costs for a commodity price sensitive project. It was a great example of how we were able to assess the possibilities and develop value-adding options for our client.
Dealing with and making the most of change is one of the biggest things I've learnt since joining Ausenco. We operate in constantly changing markets, with new projects, different people and new challenges.
This change has challenged me to constantly learn, to become better and more adaptable. Fortunately I work with great people in a culture that embodies its core values.
Great people, great opportunity, great culture and fresh challenges; what more could you ask for?
A project that really challenged me was the Cadia East concentrator upgrade. It was a fast track project and we had a lot of challenges designing the plant to meet the client’s specifications in a short period of time.
Our engineering team worked actively with the client’s team to resolve design issues and with strong direction and good teamwork we successfully met the project deadline.
At Ausenco I've been mentored by and work with highly experienced industry leaders within the mining and minerals processing industry. This has allowed me to develop critical skills as a graduate to lead a similar path and achieve my long term career goals.
Having been part of the same project from a study phase to now detailed engineering, the importance of a supportive team and mentorship has taught me how to deal with daily process engineering challenges, from developing P&IDs to producing basic process control systems to ensure a seamless and efficient extraction plant.
I've also worked on projects being completed with people from multiple global offices and the challenges involved in ensuring we streamlined our communication and work. These were great learning experiences for all members of the team.
To someone considering joining Ausenco, I'd say you'll be provided with very supportive professional growth and opportunities to move into any part of the mining and minerals processing industry that you would like to get involved with.
Our piping design group is one of the best I’ve ever been a part of. We have a very solid team and a highly qualified team of senior designers who help juniors and intermediates learn and expand their skills.
As a member of the plant layout and piping team, our clients are looking for designs that are easily repeatable and flexible enough to accommodate changes, for the lowest overall cost. It’s a challenge – but we are up to it.
The environment at Ausenco is one of passion and support. There is a strong focus on collaborative effort towards excellent solutions. As a young engineer, I need to be challenged and guided and that's exactly the support I receive.
Working at Ausenco has shown me the reality of the engineering profession. An engineer needs to understand commerce, technical skill, time management, collaboration, and much more. A lot of Ausenco’s success can be attributed to the ability of its people to perform under difficult conditions and manage all elements of a challenging project from start to finish.
One of the recent projects I worked on was a copper/gold process plant upgrade. This was exciting and challenging because the project involved the design of a new flotation cell technology. Coupled with harsh environmental conditions specific to regional Australia, design for a new technology required innovative work on my part as I designed piping systems appropriate for the process. We had to work hard and collaborate closely, and it demonstrated to me the wealth of experience available to my team here at Ausenco.
If you are considering a role at Ausenco, I'd say do it - apply now. Ausenco has a great team of people that are excellent to work with.
Retrofitting pipes and equipment in an existing coal preparation plant to increase production; now there’s a challenge. Our solution?
Perform a complete 3D laser survey of the plant and import the survey data into 3D Autocad models. This streamlined the design and ensured the new structural steel, mechanical equipment, piping and cable trays did not clash with the existing plant.
At Ausenco I enjoy the variety of work, and the opportunities to work with different industry sectors and regions. The people I work with make it really enjoyable as well.
Since joining Ausenco I've been able to diversify my pipelines experience beyond oil and gas to include slurry and water pipelines, which increases my ability to helps clients and expands my own knowledge.
I have worked at many companies over my career, and I can honestly say Ausenco has some of the nicest, most competent people. That, plus the diversity of projects, makes it a great place to work.
Complex mineralogy, deleterious elements, remote locations, seismic activity, high rainfall, poor ground conditions, challenging economic times… frequently put our process design and engineering skills to the test.
Developing a robust processing strategy from these complex deposits whist managing risks and costs in the process plant continuously challenges the team from concept and feasibility study phases through basic engineering and detail design to commissioning and hand-over. An outcome which successfully achieves those objectives is personally rewarding.
Professionally, my experience is enhanced by technical solutions integral to the project development, shared contributions with the other design disciplines and the project delivery team, and ongoing client engagement.
I like working at Ausenco because of the variety of project roles I've worked on over the years and the people I've met along the way.
Since joining Ausenco I've learnt that preparation, hard work and determination are the keys to success. You have to lay the foundations first and build upon them each day - in work and in life.
I recently worked on a successful project in the USA where I was involved in the tail end of the design work in our Vancouver office and then spent 14 months on site for construction and commissioning. It was a fantastic learning experience. Team work and safety were paramount. We looked out for each other on site and went the extra mile to overcome all the challenges that came our way.
Do you have what it takes to step up and be part of a growing team?
To help our client optimise their operations, we devised a method to track the motions of 290-metre-long tankers at berth to within 2 centimetres, even in severe wave conditions. This is another example of providing ingenious solutions for our clients.