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Control & Automation Engineer - Perth

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Date: Jun 16, 2022

Location: Perth, Western Australia, AU

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 63445 

Job Category: Engineering 

Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia 

With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we see challenges evolving in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff, with experience in over 150 countries, to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.


Looking to take the next step in your career? Hatch is seeking a Control and Automation Engineer to join our Project Delivery Group (PDG) in Perth. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of projects including some of the most interesting projects under way in emerging markets within the mining and metals sector.

PDG helps clients reach their business goals through a range of strong technical capabilities. We ensure world-class project delivery through the skills of our people, methodologies, governance, and systems. Our engineering and project management and construction disciplines ensure safe, efficient, and sustainable delivery of projects globally across the metals and mining, infrastructure, and energy sectors.

We manage our clients’ entire project lifecycle from studies to building assets, operating the assets, and developing efficiencies. Join our team and become part of a community that strives for positive change– providing the best solutions for our clients’ toughest challenges!

As the successful candidate, you will:


  • Assist clients develop an understanding of their user requirements.
  • Prepare key project documentation including specifications, functional descriptions.
  • Develop verification and validation plans and implement testing of systems.
  • System configuration & coding including control functionality and HMI.
  • Undertake detailed design of control and automation systems designed to operate in heavy industry.
  • Routinely review, assess and plan for hazards, managing risk at every phase in the project lifecycle.
  • Provide technical guidance to our clients and third parties with integrity and confidence.
  • Work independently and safely to achieve project objectives and milestones.


You will bring to the role:

  • A degree in electrical, electronic and/or software engineering from an accredited university.
  • Registered professional engineer (CPEng or equivalent) or demonstrated willingness to work towards obtaining professional accreditation.
  • Certified Functional Safety engineer, experienced in the implementation of the design and implementation phases of the safety lifecycle process.
  • Familiarity with the regulatory framework in Western Australia.
  • Proficient and knowledgeable in working across a range off control system platforms and architectures.
  • Recent exposure to alarm management practices and experience in developing high performance HMI.
  • Working knowledge pertaining to the design and configuration of instrumentation, actuator positioners, drives and other equipment commonly found in the mineral processing and heavy industry environments.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and a proven ability to work alongside and communicate effectively with ngineering and operations personnel.


To be eligible to apply, you must be an Australian / New Zealand citizen or hold permanent residency status, or alternatively, a Visa that entitles you to work in Australia.

To submit your application please click the "Apply" button below.

Unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies will not be accepted for this position.


Why join us?


What we offer you?


  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally

As an accredited Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (WGEA) and Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Within Australia, this includes supporting and encouraging a flexible workplace and a comprehensive benefit offering. If you have any special needs requirements, please discuss with us and we will do our utmost to accommodate your request.

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