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  • 02/09/2023

Senior Electrical Engineer (WHYALLA (SA), SA, AU)

About the role

SIMEC mining, part of GFG Alliance, has committed to take the lead in decarbonising the steel industry, with an ambition to be carbon neutral by 2030.

Great opportunity for a self-motivated commercially savvy Senior Electrical Engineer to join our team. Reporting to the Principal Engineer Growth Studies and Projects you will provide technical support and governance to a portfolio of major growth studies and projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide best practice electrical engineering support and governance the portfolio of growth projects
  • Developing electrical discipline technical standards and standard specifications for project applications across the portfolio
  • Contribute to the development of project delivery systems to support consistent technical delivery of projects and application of standards
  • Establishing and supporting the technical risk analysis and Safety in Design processes for the project portfolio.
  • Auditing design work presented by vendors to ensure it meets and complies with the specified scopes outlined in the contract
  • Assess design compliance with the relevant Australian Standards as well as SIMEC Mining’s engineering and quality standards
  • Providing technical reviews of bids for engineering and construction services and equipment, as well as recommendations for selection
  • Encourage a collaborative and high performing work culture of continuous improvement and support the delivery of strategic objectives
  • Identify, adopt and support the implementation of new innovative technologies

About your experience

To be successful in this role you will be results driven and highly focuses with the ability to drive the delivery of successful outcomes.

You will also have:


  • Tertiary qualification in Electrical Engineering or similar
  • Minimum 10 plus years in mining, minerals processing metals industries
  • Engineers Australia Chartered Professional Engineer
  • Demonstrated knowledge of instrumentation and control systems applied to minerals and metals processes
  • Strong problem solving and analysis skills
  • Strong communications skills both verbal and written with the ability to work with a range of different stakeholders
  • Sound knowledge of Australian standards and statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Strong organizational skills and able to meet deadlines and changing priorities

About our team

Join the team and be part of a greener future in mining and steel


Help shape a sustainable future in mining and steel

SIMEC Mining in the Middleback Ranges, near Whyalla in South Australia, is one of the best locations in the world for high quality magnetite; the quality feed needed to make GREEN IRON and GREEN STEEL. Being located just 50kms from the Whyalla Port and our very own steelworks, we are in a prime position to drive this global change.

Whyalla boasts a broad range of services, educational and recreational opportunities being part of the community means you can go home after your workday and spend time with family, play sport and be a regular member of team.

Come and join our team and be at the forefront of expanding and transforming our industry sector, as we work and play together to shape a sustainable future for future generations.

Next steps

Across our different business units, we offer career opportunities for people who share our drive, passion and ambition. From apprentices and graduates to experienced professionals, we are committed to offering fulfilling careers and the chance to grow as our business grows. We would love you to be part of our journey. 

We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to responding to every applicant.