Project Controls Superintendent - ERA

Rio Tinto

Posted on:  8th Feb 2024

Project Controls Superintendent - ERA

  • Flexibility for the lifestyle you want - stay on Country with residential roles with housing provided in Jabiru, or Fly In; Fly Out 2:1 roster from Brisbane, QLD to Jabiru, NT with travel during work time.
  • Join our teams, who look out for each other because your safety and wellbeing are always our priority
  • Indigenous Advisors are always there for our Indigenous employees and available to support through any aspect of your employment
  • Permanent employment which includes attractive salary, annual bonuses, training and development opportunities and a huge range of additional benefits, like discounts on hotels, retail, car hire and many more.

Where we’re all welcome  

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, or anything else that makes us who we are.  

At Energy Resources of Australia, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, the LGBTI+ community, mature workers, people with disabilities and people from different cultural backgrounds.

We are committed to elevating Indigenous voices and increasing cultural knowledge in our business. We leverage our diversity to be better and build capability for now and future generations.  

About the role  

We are looking for Project Controls Superintendent join our Project Controls team at our Ranger Rehabilitation site in Jabiru. This position’s key responsibility is to provide project controls support to site personnel and site senior management and be the interface link with the project controls team in Brisbane. Whether you’re new to your profession or experienced in your field, and whatever industry you have exposure to, we have opportunities that will provide interesting work and growth opportunities for everyone.  

This role will be based in Jabiru, Northern Territory, with regular travel required to Darwin/Brisbane. Fly In; Fly Out from some major capital cities may also be considered.

Reporting to the Manager – Project Controls, you will be responsible for:  

  • Supporting the Site ERA Site Execution manager who directly reports to the ERA Project director. This is role is critical in supporting delivery teams to help maintain and meet cost and schedule targets.
  • Being the contact and support position to site personnel for all project control disciplines focusing on cost, schedule and reporting.
  • Being the single point of contact and metrics for Project reporting and updates. Must be able to encourage site personnel in delivery of data on time and with accurate and key communication.
  • Driving accountability with the site team and contractors in following correct process and procedures and timing of data required for delivery of Project Controls outputs.
  • Looking for opportunities and improvements in the site to support key cost, schedule and reporting delivery.
  • Challenging and looking for solutions to streamline and improve the site process where required.
  • Looking for roadblocks that impact the requirement to be agile on site to help deliver scope and improve both cost and schedule outcomes.
  • Focusing on key reporting metrics for decision making and early warning messaging.
  • Coordinating, collecting, consolidating, analysing and reporting all project site cost and schedule outputs including trends and progress measurement information to ensure overall project status is assessed and potential problem areas identified.
  • Reviewing project changes evaluating any schedule and/or cost impact; responsible for incorporating the effect and impact of approved changes into overall cost and schedule stewardship and reporting.
  • Risk management, developing advanced level analysis, understanding of earned value management, experience with value engineering as well as trending, claims, forecasting and contract negotiations.
  • Ensuring effective project control measures are executed by the contractor and sub-contractor organisations, with particular emphasis on schedule management, planning and progress monitoring.
  • Providing an interface between ERA Site Execution Manager, site personnel, contractors, and ERA Manager Project Controls with respect to cost and schedule performance, reporting and approvals.
  • Monitoring and supporting contractor’s performance and progress in areas of project controls, scheduling, reporting, progress monitoring and cost estimating assessing any discrepancies and reverting to contractor for clarifications/corrections.
  • Supporting the Project cost and schedule functions with site related actuals for project trends and change management plus update of estimate/forecast data.
  • Supporting supply chain with budget and commitment support from cost system or via cost team.
  • Supporting and gathering reporting data from the site to maintain critical reporting deadlines for senior management.
  • Participating in, as appropriate, reviews of third-party or sub-contractor estimates.
  • Participating in, as appropriate, cost and schedule risk analyses, using probabilistic techniques.
  • Reviewing tender submissions and BID evaluations.

What you’ll bring  

  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • Respect for others and an all-inclusive mindset
  • Strong leadership and problem-solving capabilities with ability to manage a broad spectrum of business activities under stressful conditions.
  • Extensive knowledge of project management and project controls principles and concepts.
  • 15+ years’ experience in project site environments, performed rotation roles in remote locations in the past.
  • Exposure in project controls cost and schedule development, contractor support and management of contractor scope of works.
  • Confidence and courage in challenging, supporting and supplying guidance to get solutions for senior delivery personnel.
  • Strong planning, organisational and prioritising skills.
  • Strong negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to assess and implement processes and governance.
  • Have held similar roles within owners team.
  • Have extensive experience in schedule and cost tools and workbooks.
  • Team player and accept responsibilities under a lean organisation.
  • Sensitive to providing a dependable/efficient service to stakeholders.
  • Effective communicator and decision maker.
  • Lead the cost and schedule site priorities and set timelines to be delivered to.
  • Courage in approach to achieving required project outcomes and best for project approach.
  • Proficient with project management tools, i.e., planning (Primavera), cost management and risk management.

If you are excited about the role and think you have what it takes but your experience doesn't align 100 percent, we still want to hear from you.  

What we offer  

  • A safety-focused and inclusive working environment 
  • A competitive salary package with annual cash incentive awards (STIP) 
  • Access to top tier family-friendly health and medical programs 
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave, cultural leave)
  • Ongoing individual wellbeing support for you and your family for personal and professional matters 
  • Generous Rio Tinto employee share program
  • Domestic relocation assistance on offer
  • Indigenous Advisors are always there for our Indigenous employees and available to support through any aspect of your employment
  • Indigenous leadership programmes across professional and operational roles to ensure that we are developing Indigenous Leaders.
  • Extensive salary sacrifice & salary packaging options

Who we are  

Energy Resources of Australia Ltd (ERA) is a publicly listed company with Rio Tinto as its major shareholder. ERA, established in 1979, previously mined and produced uranium oxide from its Ranger mine in the beautiful and rugged Alligator Rivers area of the Northern Territory. The Ranger mine is located on Aboriginal land, surrounded by, but currently separate from, Kakadu National Park.

ERA’s production operations on the Ranger Project Area ceased in January 2021, with the major focus now shifting to the comprehensive world-class rehabilitation of the Ranger mine that will eventually allow it to be incorporated back into the Kakadu National Park should the Traditional Owners and the Commonwealth Government wish. The Ranger Rehabilitation Project is the largest project of its kind in Australia and possibly the world. It is unique in that it is rehabilitating land in one of the world’s most culturally and environmentally sensitive locations, surrounded by the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park on the land of the Mirarr Traditional Owners, located three hours southeast of Darwin.

Closing date: 22nd February 2024

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