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Mechanical Engineer (32242)

Engineering and Architecture

Mechanical Engineer



Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia

Job Summary

Amentum is a premier global government and private-sector partner whose experience, passion and purpose drive mission success. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Mechanical Engineer in the desert heart of Australia, Alice Springs. If you are looking for a relaxed, balanced and community focused lifestyle, with a Company that invests in maintaining and developing you and your career, working with an exceptional group of friendly and talented people, we encourage you to join our team.

On our Program the Mechanical Engineer is responsible for the independent selection, evaluation, and application of relevant engineering knowledge, techniques and procedures in support of the safe and effective operation, maintenance and management of facility assets, infrastructure and systems at the Joint Defense Facility Pine Gap.

This position plays an integral role within a diverse and complex work environment that is responsible for the management and control of critical infrastructure configuration, and is a key integrator between the facilities operations, maintenance and construction arms of our Program.

Responsibilities of this role include:

  • Identify, define and develop detailed requirements for facility infrastructure, equipment and system modification, replacement, upgrade and/or recapitalization
  • Design and/or develop solutions for a variety of technical problems of moderate to extreme scope and complexity across the mechanical engineering discipline
  • Review and provide technical advice on proposed changes to facility infrastructure and system changes, from general concepts through to detailed IFC designs
  • Perform engineering calculations in support of facility infrastructure operation and design
  • Provide technical recommendations, input, direction and advice on facilities system, infrastructure and equipment reliability, operation, maintenance, life-cycle management and costing
  • Development of ROM costing estimates in support of facility infrastructure, equipment and system modification, upgrade, replacement and/or recapitalization
  • Evaluate operational systems, equipment, processes and infrastructure in support of general and targeted optimization and improvement initiatives
  • Ensure compliance with all site environmental health and safety requirements
  • Any other reasonable duties as requested

Minimum Requirements

  • Undergraduate Degree - Mechanical Engineering or other relevant or related discipline
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and possess or be able to obtain a TS/SCI and poly or an Australian citizen and possess or be able to obtain a TSPV clearance
  • Proficient in the use of computers for making engineering calculations, spreadsheets, and report writing

Preferred Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Qualifications in any relevant or related discipline
  • Related experience (i.e. design of HVAC and Hydronic systems, data center cooling systems, Building Management Systems-BMS, Facilities Operations)
  • PE/CPEng certification
  • Familiarity with UMC, IMC, ASHRAE 90.1, UFC
  • Familiarity with REVIT 2014 and AutoCAD 2014 desirable