When you're ready to take your career to the next level, search mechanical engineering jobs with Connexus Recruitment.

We are the leading recruitment agency for mechanical engineering jobs within building services and the built environment. We can introduce you to a wide variety of positions and opportunities that can take your career in new directions. Partnering with Connexus Recruitment offers a strategic advantage in the Mechanical Engineering job market. With our deep-rooted industry connections and a proven track record of placing candidates in roles that elevate their careers, we stand out as a pivotal ally.

Our team's acute understanding of the Mechanical Engineering landscape ensures that you are not just placed in a job, but in a role that complements your career aspirations and personal values. Our personalised approach, coupled with exclusive access to opportunities that often remain unadvertised, positions Connexus as an invaluable resource for ambitious Mechanical Engineers.

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Finding a position that aligns with your career trajectory and personal aspirations can be as crucial as the skills you bring to the table. Connexus Recruitment bridges this gap with its vast network of leading engineering firms, cultivated over years of dedicated service.

Our relationships with a broad spectrum of companies—from boutique building services engineering consultancies to major global multi-disciplinary engineering firms, design and construct contractors, builders, developers, and client-side entities —provide a diverse array of opportunities. By entrusting us with your career move, you gain insider access to roles where you can flourish professionally and personally, backed by our commitment to finding a workplace where you can truly belong and advance.

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At Connexus, we pride ourselves on our nuanced expertise in the Mechanical Engineering space. Our connections within the industry offer you entry to exclusive job openings, including projects featuring cutting-edge mechanical design and innovative engineering technologies. Our objective is to align your talents with roles that challenge and enrich your professional life. By choosing Connexus, you open the door to a world of possibilities, including sought-after positions that are typically beyond reach, ensuring a career path as unique as you are.


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Our profound understanding of the mechanical engineering sector enables us to match your individual skills with the most fitting employers. We have insights into the requirements of specialist engineering firms, their projects, and their specific needs. This knowledge opens doors to diverse and rewarding job opportunities that present unique challenges and learning experiences, allowing you to utilise and enhance your technical skills while acquiring new competencies. We place you in roles where your abilities are recognised and cultivated, promoting continuous professional development.

Mechanical Engineering FAQs

The expected salary for a mechanical engineer varies as you become more experienced.

  • Newly trained graduate mechanical engineers can earn $60,000 - $67,000
  • Junior mechanical engineers can earn $65,000 - $80,000
  • Intermediate mechanical engineers with some experience can earn $80,000 - $105,000
  • Senior mechanical engineers can earn $110,000 - $140,000.*
  • Associate mechanical engineers can earn $145,000 - $165,000.*
  • Principal mechanical engineers can earn $160,000 - $190,000.*
  • Associate Directors can earn $180,000 - $220,000.*
  • Directors can earn $240,000 - $300,000.*

*Salary may depend on discipline, location, qualifications, accreditations and network/ability to generate business.

Additional skills which may benefit anyone considering a job as a mechanical engineer include:

  • Knowledge of complex HVAC systems, including chillers, boilers, fan units, air handling units and exhausts
  • Understanding of the design and construction lifecycle
  • Knowledge of the Building Codes of Australia and Australian Standards
  • Skills in softwares such as AutoCAD, Revit MEP and CAMEL
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Ability to coordinate with other disciplines, and take on other people's viewpoints
  • Ability to use initiative, and think outside of the box

As a mechanical engineer there is potential to gain experience and move into either technical, project or team leadership within a consultancy environment, step sideways into a contractor or take the leap into client-side project management, advisory or even development.

Once you are fully qualified, you could apply for chartered status at the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) or another construction engineering institution licensed by the Engineering Council. This would improve your job prospects and help you progress in your career. You could also apply for NER (National Engineering Register) or Class 2 Buildings Accreditation.

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