Senior Materials Handling Engineer

The role

Sirius Minerals is seeking a senior materials handling engineer to work within the project development team of its US$2.9 billion multi-discipline engineering, procurement and construction project. Reporting to the engineering manager, you will contribute to the engineering design input at all stages from construction to operation.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide input into layouts and designs for conveyors, a material handling facility and a port
  • Manage the engineering interface for major equipment packages, including conveyors, HPGRs and ship loader
  • Coordinate various contractors to ensure battery limits are effectively managed
  • Supervise and co-ordinate the work of others within the team and co-ordinate work with engineers of other disciplines
  • Attend meetings and communicate with project team members and contractors to support on-going progress
  • Carry out onsite inspections to ensure systems are constructed in accordance with the design intentions
  • Provide technical guidance and mentoring to junior members of the team

Skills, experience and attributes

  • Proven track record of design, construction and operation of material handling systems
  • Experience procuring major equipment
  • Experience supervising design consultants
  • A can do, hands on approach, ability to work well under pressure and prioritise workload to meet project needs
  • Flexible, adaptable and collaborative approach to multidisciplinary design, willing to engage across the design disciplines
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team
  • Committed to sustainable design with knowledge of current techniques and technologies as applied to own discipline and wider building services
  • Commercially aware
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office software including Word and Excel


Competitive remuneration package depending on experience

Closing date

01 November 2017


Scarborough, North Yorkshire

How to apply

Please email your CV and covering letter to

We do not accept applications from agencies.

About us

Sirius Minerals Plc is a publicly listed company on the London Stock Exchange’s MAIN market. Through the development of its North Yorkshire polyhalite project it will become a world leading producer of multi-nutrient fertilizer.

The Project involves the construction of a state-of-the-art underground mine to enable the extraction of polyhalite – a unique multi-nutrient fertilizer – along with the necessary infrastructure both above and below ground that will be required for transport, processing and distribution.

The Company is headquartered in Scarborough, with a small London presence, and has an increasingly growing team. To work at Sirius, you must share the Company’s values and determination to reach our goals quickly, efficiently and with the highest safety standards.

Sirius Minerals is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Corporate values

Our values are central to the way we think and behave and are all of equal importance. Our objectives may evolve through each phase of the project, but our values will always remain at the heart of what we do:

Safety: Zero Harm everywhere, every time

Belief: Uncompromising belief and determination in our achieving our vision

Responsibility: Accountability for our actions and acting with integrity in our work

Ownership: It's our Company and our money

Urgency: Finding innovative, cost effective and safer ways to do things better

Team: Working together to reach our collective goals

Your information

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Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Closing date for applications: 01/11/2017

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