project management, engineering & drafting

Collectively we have experience completing work for clients developing and operating mineral processing plants within various commodity sectors both domestically and internationally for both green-field and brown-field projects. 

Our Project Management & Design capability extends from conceptual 3D project visualisation, FEED layouts and PFD/P&ID drafting, through to detailed layout development and design drafting support services spanning Civil/ Structural/ Mechanical & Piping disciplines, also Electrical & Instrumentation via our support partners.

We also have considerable experience supporting owners completing preliminary option studies, seeking to better understand and tighten scope for future work, whether completed by Design Process or other consultants.   As we are a small nimble group with lower overheads, we are able to complete this work with a reduced cost footprint for you.

We specialise in thinking outside-the-box. If you're looking to bring your project to life, then have our team engineer a solution to suit.

We'd love to hear about your plans and understand how we can help.  Read below to get a feel for some of the services we can provide you.

Services we provide

At Design Process we don't believe a rigid one-size-fits-all approach is good for our you.  We believe in providing a flexible and scaled approach to the delivery of our services. This entails cherry-picking the best resource, system, and delivery method to provide the best project value outcome. 
The core strength of our highly experienced Project Management, Engineering and Drafting resources, is in providing services for projects in value up to $20M.  This gives us the ability to support you with their green-field and sustaining capital project requirements of this scale. 

Project Development

  • Studies
  • Scope definition
  • Estimation
  • Strategic Plan modelling 
  • Concept Design & Visualisation, 
  • 3D Scanning

Project Management

  • Client Engineering Representative
  • Project Management
  • Cost Control
  • Procurement
  • Scheduling 

Construction Management

  • Subcontractor management
  • Construction sequencing
  • Constructibility reviews
  • Lift plans 

Process Engineering

  • Flowsheet development
  • Test work program development & supervision

Civil Engineering

  • Bulk earthworks
  • Pad & drainage design 

Structural Engineering

  • Linear & Non-linear analysis
  • Footings & Slabs
  • Retaining structures
  • Buildings, Structural steel
  • Structural inspections & audit
  • Vibration analysis. 

Mechanical Engineering

  • Pump systems
  • Pressure piping
  • Conveyor & plant equipment design 
  • Guarding design & audit 
  • Materials handling
  • Reagent distribution. 

Electrical Engineering

  • Electrical & Instrumentation design
  • Control System engineering

Electrical Engineering

  • Electical & Instrumentation design
  • Control system engineering 

BIM Drafting & Drawing Management

  • 2D drafting, 
  • 3D Steelwork & Mechanical plate-work, 
  • 3D Process Piping,
  • Reverse engineering, 
  • As-built drafting services, 
  • Shop detailing,  
  • Piping Isometric fabrication drawings
  • Schematics (PFD, P&ID, SLD)

Site Services

  • Sustaining capital project development & management, 
  • Owners team support,
  • Construction & commissioning support


  • Site investigation, 
  • Various plant / systems Audit, 
  • Vibration analysis & assessment 

Facilities we design

Our experience for both green-field and brown-field projects broadly encompasses the following facilities; 

  • Bins & Stockpiles
  • Grinding & Milling
  • Reagents
  • Water Management
  • Non-Process Infrastructure
  • Conveyors and Feeders
  • Separation
  • Gold Refining
  • Maintenance Access
  • Crushing & Screening
  • Vehicle Maintenance (MIA incl. Workshop, Wash Bay, Tyre Jacking, Fuel Facilities)
  • Thickening & Tailing Treatment
  • Air & Water Services.
3d scanning drafting engineering

What we use

We deliver these services by leveraging off industry standard software and procedures to deliver multi-discipline project management & engineering.  

Engineering software is tailored to suit you and your project's needs. Unless requested otherwise, our BIM modelling and drafting software workflow is standardised around the Autodesk AEC suite of products and other packages as required and perform the scope of work.  In-house 3D model clash detection reviews and client project reviews are performed using industry standard software, Autodesk Navisworks.  

Microsoft Office Suite of products are utilised for standardisation of all engineering spreadsheets and documents produced in the delivery of the project. Other proprietary software is utilised as needed for project quoting, time tracking, invoicing, scheduling, and reporting. 

These software and computer systems are backed up with onsite and offsite redundancy to ensure we can continue to support your needs.