Area Manager Mine - Major Projects

Location: South Australia Posted Date: December 5, 2017
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Employer Job Id: 40369548 CareerMine Job Id: 1399404

At [Company] we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential.

With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities in operations and major projects. Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where all team members feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success

Come and join [Company] Minerals Australia Projects Group at the Olympic Dam, a safe, reliable, globally competitive business supported by motivated people. At Olympic Dam, we care that everyone goes home safe to do the things they love. We believe leadership drives culture and culture drives performance. All incidents are preventable and everyone has a role to play in safety and success.

The Project

It’s an exciting time to be at Olympic Dam! In FY16, we exceeded 203 thousand tonnes of copper production, which is a record under BHP ownership. And, unlike other copper mines, Olympic Dam’s copper grade is increasing – so as we move into the Southern Mine Area, we’re accessing the 70% of the orebody that hasn’t been touched in the first 25 years of operation.

This grade opportunity provides options to increase production at Olympic Dam through low-risk, capital efficient underground development and optimisation of underground and surface infrastructure. So we’re looking for some truly exceptional candidates to study, and plan for future growth options to ensure Olympic Dam grows in a safe and sustainable way - delivering value for generations to come.

About the role

The Area Manager Mine provides leadership and direction for the execution phase of our Brownfields Expansion Project, where the remit incudes diamond drilling, mine development, mobile plant, fixed underground plant including ventilation, refrigeration, loading chutes, material handling, workshop and fuel bay.

Delivery will be aligned with business objectives, within the constraints of scope, time, quality and budget, and to identify and manage project related Health, Safety and Environment risk. This senior role reports to the Project Manager BFX.

This is an Adelaide based role with regular travel to site required.

In this role you will:

  • Deliver Trade-off studies (stope optimisation, development unit cost, waste and low grade materials handling, stope backfilling, equipment selection, southern mine access/decline)
  • IBoD / URS mine design parameters
  • Ensure the final mine design is optimised for operating cost, grade and long term strategic layout
  • Define the asset Integration Strategy working with existing brownfield operations
  • Develop the technology strategy to incorporate mining for the future
  • Complete dynamic simulation modelling to confirm PVE assumptions
  • Define the contracts and procurement plan to support the mine PES
  • Co-ordinate development of the underground construction, commissioning and handover strategy
  • Benchmarking studies to support investment evaluation assumptions
  • Define productivity metrics and reporting requirements for owner self-perform scopes of work
  • Be first and foremost focused on creating a culture of care by being a visible safety leader, engaging, developing and coaching your team 

About you:

  • Degree qualified in Mining Engineering, with experience in hard rock mining leadership roles
  • Project Management experience relevant to Execution, with large or mega multi-disciplinary projects essential
  • Exposure to finance and contract management
  • Engagement and influencing across diverse stakeholder ground at multiple levels
  • Management reporting
  • Commercial acumen in relation to contract and supply agreements, including claims management for successful delivery of projects safely, on time and on budget
  • Leading by example; hold yourself and others accountable and coach others in “Safety Leadership”

Supporting a diverse workforce

At [Company], we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.

We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.

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