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Project Engineer

Advertiser: Creature Technology CompanyMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
14 Feb 2020
Melbourne, CBD & Inner Suburbs
$85k - $100k, dependent on applicable experience
Work Type
Engineering, Project Engineering


Founded in Melbourne, Australia in 2006, an exceptionally talented team of designers, engineers, technicians and artisans set a new benchmark for animatronics with each new project. Combining state-of-the-art technology with artistic mastery, Creature Technology Co.’s expertise ensures live experiences inspire wonder and awe in audiences worldwide. 

Previous creations include the jaw-dropping dinosaurs for Walking with Dinosaurs –The Arena Spectacular; the three remarkable mascots for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies; and the incredible King Kong puppet for the award-winning Broadway musical.

Creature Technology Co. is a unique company that is manufacturer, software design firm, puppet-maker, engineering company, artist’s studio and entertainment creator all rolled into one. The successful candidate will work in a stimulating and dynamic environment making the world’s best large-scale animatronic creatures in our Port Melbourne headquarters for export to an expanding global market.



At Creature Technology Company, our Project Engineer is responsible for timely, efficient and high-quality work in the Engineering Department on Creature Technology Co. (CTC) projects and oversee the delivery of complex large-scale animatronic figures for major international theme parks.


Core Duties are:

  • Undertake professional engineering design and material selection through all stages of design, fabrication, testing and installation as required
  • Use mechanical engineering expertise and control theory to innovate and problem solve – working as part of the overall Creature Technology team
  • Under direction, take products from concept through design and manufacturing and liaise with tradespeople and practitioners to ensure best project outcomes
  • Prepare and maintain documentation and technical reports including specifications, diagrams, operator manuals and procedures and manage all relevant files (drawings and documents)
  • Supervision, authorship and maintenance of QA procedures where required.
  • Comply with CTC’s policies and procedures and with relevant legislation and regulations.
  • Other duties within the scope of the role as required.



  1. Approx. 5-7 years mechanical engineering experience in the production of automating machinery – with involvement in engineering design projects from concept through to completion desirable
  2. ‘Whole of system’ design thinking would be considered highly advantageous
  3. Knowledge of controls theory and instrumentation design
  4. Knowledge of methods for the design of safe systems using hazard analysis techniques (e.g. Energy and Toxicity analysis, FMEA, etc.)
  5. Demonstrated skills in relevant software applications, notably CAD design program SolidWorks
  6. Excellent knowledge of a variety of different materials and fabrication techniques, particularly welding and machining processes
  7. Strong attention to detail and commitment to quality.



  • Tertiary qualification in relevant discipline: Mechatronics preferred – or Mechanical Engineering with experience automating machinery with electronics (such as factory machinery, assembly robots, lifting equipment, etc.)



  • The position reports to the Chief Engineer, or their delegate
  • The position is based at Creature Technology Co. at 461 Plummer Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
  • The expectation is that the Project Engineer will typically work the hours of 7.30am – 4.00pm Monday through Friday, with a degree of flexibility required.
  • Creature Technology primarily works on international projects and the Project Engineer can expect that some overseas travel may be a feature of the role.



If this opportunity sounds of interest, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and addressing key selection criteria by COB Friday 13th March 2020.


The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a project engineer?
  • Have you completed a qualification in engineering?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • Which of the following CAD software do you have experience with?

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