Mechanical Project Engineer

Position Overview

  • Ongoing | Full Time | $89k - $120k +15.4% super
  • Sutherland Shire I Generous Leave Provisions I Free onsite carpark
  • Great opportunity to join the Engineering team at ANSTO and contribute to unique onsite projects

About the Opportunity

The Project Engineer is to design and develop engineering products/solutions to meet customer requirements including manufacturing, testing, and commissioning and to ensure products conform to statutory regulations and procedures.

About You

"This is a great opportunity for a Mechanical Project Engineer to use and develop their skills on some challenging engineering projects in the OPAL Reactor and Waste Management Services group. I am looking for an engineer who is proactive, has the drive to complete complex engineering deliverables, a strong safety culture and commitment to quality." Steven Pangelis, Acting Engineering Portfolio Manager - Nuclear Operations

Your Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the design and development of nuclear and mechanical engineering problems by applying relevant expertise and professional skills, under the supervision of a more senior team member.
  • Work closely with manager to outline scope, undertake cost estimate, recommend feasible solution and ensure final product meets customer requirements by maintaining regular contact.
  • Participate in the complete engineering process from concept development through to product manufacturing and commissioning to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Conceptualise and conceive design approaches to ensure engineering solutions are fit for purpose, cost-effective & practical.
  • Utilise matured project management methodologies to undertake design work including leadership of a small team, ensuring timelines are met, budget is controlled and risks are managed.  Source resources, budgets, staff and materials to undertake project including undertake costing of job.


Please click here to view the Position Description.

About Us

ANSTO leverages great science to deliver big outcomes.  We partner with scientists and engineers and apply new technologies to provide real-world benefits.  Our work improves human health, saves lives, builds our industries and protects the environment.  ANSTO is the home of Australia's most significant landmark and national infrastructure for research.  Thousands of scientists from industry and academia benefit from gaining access to state-of-the-art instruments every year.

Benefits of Working with Us

ANSTO employees are passionate about what they do. We enjoy being part of an organisation making a difference in the lives of Australians. 

We support and reward our employees through eligibility for:

  • Training, development and mentoring opportunities 
  • Performance based salary increases 
  • Work-life balance with generous leave entitlements and flexible conditions


If you want to join a world class organisation that's making a difference in the lives of Australians, apply now!

How to Apply

For further technical information relating to this position please refer to the Position Description or contact Steven Pangelis on (02) 9717 7258.  For all other queries please contact Talent Acquisition on (02) 9717 3359.


To be eligible for appointment, applicants will require a security and pre-employment medical assessment.


Application closing date:  2 October 2023 at 11.59pm


All applicants must be Australian citizens.

In order to solve great challenges, we need great minds and great teams. At ANSTO, we understand that diverse teams produce better outcomes and we value the merit that a diverse perspective can bring to our team. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, primary carers, those with a disability, and women in STEM. ANSTO is a charter member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative and is proudly taking action to create a gender-inclusive workforce.