Project Execution Manager - ERA

Rio Tinto

Posted on:  7th Feb 2024

Project Execution Manager

  • Be part of a dedicated team that is safety driven and values inclusion
  • Permanent role on the Ranger Rehabilitation Project
  • Northern Territory and interstate candidates considered

About the role

The Project Execution Manager is central to the successful delivery of the project's work packages, particularly focusing on large-scale construction/demolition activities and contractor management. This role involves overseeing the entire execution phase, ensuring that all activities are carried out efficiently, safely, and in compliance with project specifications and standards. A critical part of this role is the management of contractors, requiring the Project Execution Manager to have a strong grasp of contract administration and an ability to maintain effective working relationships.

This role is responsible for the detailed planning and execution of key project components such as camp expansions, demolition of existing structures, backfilling of pits, bulk earthworks, and installation of essential infrastructure. This role demands a high level of expertise in civil and mining work, as well as a deep understanding of safety and environmental regulations pertinent to the project. Play a pivotal role in ensuring that the project milestones are met within the set timelines and budgets.

Furthermore, the role involves a significant focus on safety leadership. They are expected to champion safety initiatives, ensuring that all project activities adhere to the highest safety standards and contribute to the development of a strong safety culture on site. This includes overseeing the implementation of radiation safety controls and supporting indigenous integration strategies, contributing to ensure that the project meets its operational goals and aligns with broader social and environmental responsibilities.

Reporting directly to the Program Director, you will be responsible for:

3 – 6 Month Key Deliverables

  • Feet under the desk, and understand business, program position, processes, key team members, stakeholders, and their respective roles and strategic goals.
  • Understanding of project scope and the methodologies applied to deliver project.
  • Established relationships with key external stakeholders.
  • Recruited remaining roles in the team of approximately 10 construction super intendents / supervisors (newly created RA roles).
  • Monitored the progress of procurement and contracts for their work areas.
  • At 6 months mobilised the "pit three contractor" and ensured a safe start to the work (commencing July).
  • Manage the mobiliSation and safe commencement pf Camp Expansion project (currently out for bid).
  • Updated the construction management plan.

12 Month Key Deliverables

  • Team embedded successfully.
  • Developed a good understanding of radiation safety controls.
  • Successfully delivered the camp expansion.
  • Well advanced planning for demolition of the process plant.
  • Commenced geotextile movement of rock into pit 3.
  • Delivered pit backfill on time and budget.
  • Construction management plans are up to date and accurate.
  • No major incidents in HSE.
  • Robust safety maturity model (SMM) framework management, leading to an improvement in safety performance through annual audits/assessment.
  • Effectively managed cost schedule, team, and contractors.
  • Supporting indigenous participation through strategic implementations and suggestions.

What you’ll bring

  • 20 plus years’ of relevant experience.
  • Strong contractor management background, preferably from an owner's team, candidates with EPCM experience are also considered.
  • Experienced in civil and mining works.
  • Experience managing large-scale bulk earthwork / material movement projects, moving 100+ million tonnes of material.
  • Delivered projects over $500 million.
  • Strong leadership skills with proven success leading and developing a team of 15+
  • Demonstrated strong safety leadership and record required.
  • Qualifications in Engineering and/or project management preferred.
  • Based in Darwin or willing to relocate to Darwin. FIFO considered from capital cities.

What we offer

  • Exceptional career development opportunity.
  • Collaborative, growth mindset, learning environment.
  • Exposure to and training in Rio Tinto finance policies, systems and processes.
  • Unique opportunity to contribute to a world-class project to return uranium mining to natural conditions surrounded by a pristine Australian National Park environment.
  • High calibre, high energy, and enthusiastic leadership team.
  • Education assistance to further your ambition.
  • Access top-tier family-friendly health and medical programs.
  • Well-being benefits.
  • Generous Rio Tinto employee share program.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Individual well-being support for you and your family for personal and professional matters.
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave).
  • Domestic relocation assistance
  • Gain exposure to closures, a growing opportunity in mining.
  • Make your own mark and have a positive influence on organisational culture.

About Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and materials company. We operate in 35 countries where we produce iron ore, copper, aluminium, critical minerals and other materials needed for the global energy transition and for people, communities, and nations to thrive. We have been mining for almost 150 years and operate with knowledge built up across generations and continents. Our purpose is finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs – striving for innovation and continuous improvement to produce materials with low emissions and to the right environmental, social and governance standards. But we can’t do it on our own, so we’re focused on creating partnerships to solve problems, create win-win and meet opportunities.

Where you’ll be working

Energy Resources of Australia Ltd (ERA) is a publicly listed company with Rio Tinto its major shareholder. ERA has mined and produced uranium oxide from its Ranger mine in the beautiful and rugged Alligator Rivers area of the Northern Territory since 1980. The Ranger mine is located on Aboriginal land, and is surrounded by, but separate from Kakadu National Park.

Mining at Ranger ceased in November 2012 and since then, Ranger has been processing ore from stockpiles.

The role is either Darwin based on a Bus in Bus out arrangement between Ranger Mine and Darwin. Fly In; Fly Out from major capital cities, will also be considered.

Every Voice Matters

At Rio Tinto, 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 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 different.

Closing date: 21st February 2024


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