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Project Engineer - PROJECTS

17 December 2020

Project Engineer

 AKD is a forestry products company, growing and manufacturing sustainable quality timber products. With operations across Queensland, NSW and Victoria we have 1,000 plus strong team members who are passionate about our business.

 AKD is proud of our diverse culture, that supports empowered individuals, embraces teamwork, and encourages a simple ‘can do’ attitude.

 We are seeking an experienced Project Engineer that is flexible, driven, enjoys a challenge and has experience in the manufacturing industry to join our Engineering team at our site in Caboolture, QLD.

The Project Engineer works independently on various projects as assigned by the Senior Engineer. This position may provide input on the equipment, utilities, and process systems; take the lead on design process or assist as a technical expert on a specialized design. The candidate will work on several concurrent projects and could be recognised as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for specialized systems. The successful candidate will frequently lead the design, construction, and installation of process improvements and small capital works projects.

As part of the engineering team; this is a technical role requiring someone with a can-do attitude. Must be willing to get hands dirty and be able to work closely with and foster strong engagement with key stakeholders, project and operational teams.

Key duties & responsibilities will include:

  • Assesses project requirements, breaks projects into tasks and works with the Project Manager to determine scope of work while providing budget and programming input where appropriate.
  • Writes scopes of work for designs (including equipment, utilities and process systems) based on preliminary review and user requirements.
  • Prepares engineering studies and schematic design for new equipment, utilities and process systems and analyses the operation of existing systems with view to tie-ins and optimization.
  • Works with other design professionals when an interpretation or exception to design standards are required.
  • Carry out and review the work of the project design teams, checks the progress of the work and alerts the Project Manager of scope changes or additional services.
  • Reviews contractor applications for payments and maintains a thorough understanding of the construction process associated with equipment, utilities and process systems.
  • Coordinates all aspects of project document completion within AKD, externally with vendors and with other relevant design professionals.
  • Prepares or reviews construction budgets based on the project scope.
  • Works with operations personnel to lead and participate in Root Cause Analysis and Investigations.
  • Lead small teams to define and implement process improvements and small CAPEX projects.
  • Develops and promotes the use of AKD design and production standards.


  • At least 3 years of proven engineering experience within a manufacturing environment.
  • Bachelor of Engineering Degree from an accredited university or similar.
  • Equipment, utilities and process system design experience.
  • Actively progressing towards becoming Chartered (preferred).

If you’re keen to join the team and you believe you have the motivation/attitude we are looking for, then please apply by sending your cover letter & resume (using reference code PROJECTS) to: recruitment@akd.com.au


Note: Applications close 13th January 2021 

Note: Pre-employment drug and alcohol, along with functional capacity testing, may be required.

Caboolture - Queensland

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