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Senior Mechanical Engineer, Minerals & Metals

  1. Minerals & metallurgy
  2. Scottsdale

Why join us?  

It’s an exciting time at AtkinsRéalis! We are rapidly growing in the US. Our company purpose is to build a better world for our planet and its people. We recognize the importance of making sure that our clients and employees, feel this purpose every day. AtkinsRéalis is proud of our company culture that promotes, diversity, equity and inclusion. Our company ethos include collaboration through the connection of people, data and technology. We are a global firm, who leverages having employees located throughout the world, creating valuable partnerships and doing our part to make this planet and its people, thriveWe need energetic, passionate and eager professionals like you to join our team. There has never been a better time to be a part of AtkinsRéalis! 

We are seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our Minerals and Metals team. In this position, you will contribute to providing tailored solutions across all phases of high temperature metallurgical projects, in ferrous and non-ferrous commodities and contribute to the leadership of the mechanical engineering department for North America. The preferred location for this position is Scottsdale, AZ (near Phoenix, AZ), though other US locations may be considered.

About Us:

AtkinsRéalis is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. AtkinsRéalis has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years. AtkinsRéalis has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy. 

Our Minerals & Metals team combines global-caliber expertise with local capabilities to provide tailored solutions for projects of any size, scope or complexity in the aluminum, gold, copper, iron ore, nickel, fertilizers, and sulfur product sectors, among others. As a Minerals & Metals life cycle service provider of choice, we provide cutting edge, innovative technologies and achieve mining value by integrating cross-functional teams with our clients to deliver services at the heart of their mining environments. We believe in working openly and transparently, together, delivering world-class projects.

How will you contribute to the team?

  • To set a prominent example of safety and integrity in the workplace. To adhere, support and promote Company Quality Management System, HSE requirements, Ethics and Integrity policies and procedures.

  • Providing expertise in selecting and sizing material handling equipment, including belt conveyors, feeders, apron feeders, screw conveyors, with a specialization in high-temperature mechanical equipment used in metallurgical processes.

  • Calculation of conveyor motor horsepower and preparation of comprehensive material handling packages, including requisitions, technical specifications, and data sheets, along with conducting technical bid evaluations and vendor document reviews for both standard and high-temperature equipment.

  • Proficiency in designing platework for chutes, hoppers, bins, and high-temperature mechanical equipment like metallurgical furnaces, kilns, converters, pots, and ladles, emphasizing safety and integrity in design.

  • In-depth knowledge of material flow, mass flow bins, chute design, and general arrangements for comminution equipment, materials handling, classification equipment, tanks, bins, ductwork, and high-temperature equipment used in pyrometallurgical plants.

  • Ability to design, analyze, and optimize a broad range of material handling systems, including those involving high-temperature processes, with a focus on safety and quality.

  • Leadership in equipment selection, optimization, trade-off studies, and reporting, while ensuring that vendor drawings conform to engineering designs for high-temperature applications.

  • Collaboration within a multi-disciplinary team to contribute to technically complex solutions, maintaining departmental and client standards, and coordinating with other disciplines to ensure timely and accurate design information flow.

  • Providing mentorship to other team members by any means possible, including overseeing groups of mechanical engineers and designers working on projects, and providing technical guidance and supervision for high-temperature mechanical equipment.

  • Participation in field engineering assignments and equipment shop visits for fabrication reviews, quality management, and safety checks, especially for high-temperature equipment.

  • Contribution to cost estimating in various project phases, preparation of labor estimates for mechanical activities on proposals, and continuous development of design standards to enhance safety, reduce costs, and improve work quality for both standard and high-temperature applications.

What will you contribute?

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized university.

  • Licensed Engineer, or eligible for registration.

  • 10+ years relevant experience in the minerals and metals industry, including experience in mechanical lead roles.

  • Strong ethical and integrity reputation with peers.

  • Familiarity with API, ANSI, ASME and CEMA standards and codes.

  • Experience with AutoCAD, Plant3D, Solidworks, Microstation, or another CAD and modelling tool.

  • Fluent in English (written and spoken) communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, a positive attitude.

  • Strong logical and problem-solving skills.

  • Desire to perform design engineering and enjoys significant technical challenges.

  • Ability to deal with competing priorities and manage time appropriately.

  • Substantial experience working on complex metallurgical projects, with specific knowledge in high temperature process equipment and high temperature metallurgical plant designs.

  • Strong understanding of mechanical equipment installation requirements in the field.

  • Strong experience in interdisciplinary coordination.

What we offer at AtkinsRéalis:  

AtkinsRéalis realizes that health, mental and financial wellbeing, are all equally needed to achieve balance in life. We are pleased to offer a robust rewards package that help our employees have peace of mind in and outside of work.  Our benefit offerings address all of the areas that are part of living a healthy life. 

We recognize that what is important to people, continues to change. Some of our other benefits to ensure our employees feel supported, include continuing to offer health and dental coverage for domestic partners and a full list below. Our culture is one of providing support and training for our employees to thrive. We offer learning and development programs, training, career pathing opportunities, and a tuition reimbursement plan. At AtkinsRéalis, you will enjoy a robust rewards package which includes:

  • Competitive salary

  • Flexible work schedules  

  • Group Insurance 

  • Paid Family Leave  

  • Two Floating Holidays 

  • Paid Parental Leave (including maternity and paternity) 

  • Pet Insurance  

  • Retirement Savings Plan with employer match 

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 

  • Learning and development programs, training, career opportunities and a highly regarded tuition reimbursement program 

  • An inclusive culture of Employee Resources Groups centered around women, African-Americans, Hispanics, LGBTQ+, Neurodiversity and Emerging Professionals. 

  • A Foundation that is employee-funded with a 2-to-1 match from the company providing STEAM education for minorities from K-12 to college 

If this sounds like you and you would like to expand your career with us, apply today!  

AtkinsRéalis is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplaceEOE/Minorities/Females/Veteran/Disability. 

Please review AtkinsRéalis Equal Opportunity Statement here: 


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By submitting your personal information to AtkinsRéalis, you confirm that you have read and accept our Privacy Notice.   

Upon acceptance of an offer, all candidates must go through a drug screen test and background check. AtkinsRéalis is a federal contractor which mandates a satisfactory background screening report and drug test that supersedes state laws. 

Note to staffing and direct hire agencies: 

In the event a recruiter or agency who is not on our preferred supplier list submits a resume/candidate to anyone in the company, AtkinsRéalis family of companies, we explicitly reserve the right to recruit and hire the candidate(s) at our discretion and without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.  https://careers.atkinsrealis.com/recruitment-agencies 

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