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Lead Construction Engineer

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The New Role:


We’re going through an exciting period of growth and we are now looking for a Lead Construction Engineer to join us. The role is based in Adelaide but will require you to travel to site to ensure the smooth coordination and management of a wide variety of projects on which you’re working.


What you’ll be doing:


Reporting to GM Arnhem Space Centre & Engineering and working closely with Site Operations, Engineering & Procurement, you’ll lead the planning and execution of fabrication, construction and site works for the ongoing development of ELA’s Arnhem Space Centre. You will work closely with stakeholders across the business to ensure a fit-for-purpose approach is carried through from concept to implementation.


You will also prepare scope and specifications documentation for materials, fabrication, and construction work tenders, manage construction and commissioning works in the field as required, develop cost estimates for capital projects and general site improvement works and assist with the development of in-house capacity for Site Operations to carry out maintenance and minor project works.


What we are looking for:


  • Broad understanding of challenges of remote area construction and proven record of success.

  • Experience integrating workshop fabrication, transport and site implementation.

  • Bachelor’s degree qualification in relevant Engineering discipline.

  • +15 years in heavy engineering, oil & gas, defence or similar.

  • Remote area experience.

  • You don’t know the phrase “that’s not my job” and are a real “can do “ person. You’re fun and casual but very good at what you do.

  • You will be hardworking and a team player, looking to become part of a vibrant and supportive team.

  • You are comfortable engaging with people both internally and externally and will have a strong technical grounding to support hitting the ground running as well as the opportunity for further growth in your career.


About Equatorial Launch Australia


Equatorial Launch Australia (ELA) owns and operates the Arnhem Space Centre (ASC), a multi-user commercial spaceport in East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, Australia at 12° S. For our first space launches, ELA were contracted by NASA to launch Australia’s first commercial rockets to space from our site in June and July 2022.


You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this position.


Equatorial Launch Australia is passionate about creating a culture that values inclusion and diversity, where all our people are treated fairly and respectfully.

Company: Equatorial Launch Australia

Location: Adelaide, South Australia


Company Size: 11-50 Employees

Job Type: Full Time

Date: 2 Nov 2022

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