Superintendent Project Controls

Rio Tinto

Posted on:  18th Apr 2024

Superintendent Project Controls

We encourage women and Indigenous Peoples to apply, as we advance our business to more accurately reflect the world around us.

  • Leadership role with exposure to all Rio Tinto Iron Ore operations from pit to port
  • The opportunity to develop strategic and leadership skills in a supportive team
  • Based in Perth on a Monday to Friday roster with travel to our Pilbara Operations

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 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 acknowledge that all people are different and believe that our differences are our strength. The diversity of skills, life experiences and perspectives within our team enhances our way of working and our ability to achieve success together.

About the role

We are looking for an engaging Superintendent Project Controls to lead and provide oversight of project controls and reporting systems, including financial, scheduling, and cost management systems required for the efficient and effective monitoring and management of projects.

The scope of work you will be accountable for is challenging and diverse. Your demonstrated ability to engage, connect and positively influence key stakeholders at all organizational levels will play a critical part to the effectiveness in this role.

Leading on the frontline is one of the most important jobs in our business and comes with a huge amount of responsibility. We need you to motivate, inspire and keep your people safe and well. With signature leadership training programmes, growing, and developing is more than an opportunity – it is something we actively plan and make happen. Every day our leaders grow, while our rosters are designed to help you live the lifestyle that is right for you and your family.

Reporting to the Manager Project Services and working in a challenging and exciting environment within the Project Services, Sustaining Capital department, you will:

  • Be an inspiring role model and coach for positive behaviours, practices, and processes, whilst providing leadership, development, and support to your team
  • Work within a Functional Management structure, to provide a day-to-day support to the Project Leads, Delivery Managers and the associated management teams whilst supporting functional responsibilities.
  • Lead the implementation and application of Sustaining Capital Project Controls’ endorsed standards and practices to plan, monitor, and control project scope, costs, schedule, and risks for the project.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of project assurance activities which will include regular compliance reviews and ensure that the assurance program is implemented appropriately and that non-conformances are addressed in a timely manner.
  • Foster close collaboration and engagement with stakeholders and resource to develop progress KPIs that are tracked and monitored, as well as prepare regular reports detailing project progress against plan, highlighting critical issues and monthly forecasts for project costs to complete against budgets and committed costs and cross-checking and validating data for anomalies, irregularities, or inconsistencies.
  • Mentoring of Project Controls personnel and ensure the workload of the team is suitable distributed and the Delivery Teams are effectively and efficiently supported.
  • Liaise with relevant capital coordinators to aid in the development and management of the capital plan.
  • Encourage the analysis of systems, processes, and procedures to improve management, operations and deliverables including the development of frameworks, standards, policies and systems that reflect industry best practice and ensure compliance with Rio Tinto policies, where applicable.

What you’ll bring

  • A commitment to the safety of yourself and your team
  • Drive to create a respectful, inclusive and diverse work environment
  • A passionate people leader who will influence, motivate and be confident in effectively leading, mentoring and coaching team members as well as interfacing with senior leaders
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement, presentation & negotiation skill, with demonstrated ability in influencing others
  • Strong Project Controls experience across major and/or sustaining capital projects
  • A proven track record in the delivery of business outcomes in an environment of complex work scenarios and capability to rapidly adjust to a changing work environment
  • Strong knowledge of a Cost Management System and Primavera P6
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Earned Value Principles and Project Change Management

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

What we offer 

  • Be recognised for your contribution, you’re thinking and your hard work, and go home knowing you’ve helped the world progress.
  • A work environment where safety is always the number one priority
  • A permanent position working directly for Rio Tinto
  • Full relocation provided to Western Australia from elsewhere in Australia
  • A competitive base salary reflective of your skills and experience with annual incentive bonus
  • Comprehensive medical benefits including subsidised private health insurance for employees and immediate family
  • Attractive share ownership plan
  • Company provided insurance cover
  • Extensive salary sacrifice & salary packaging options
  • Career development & education assistance to further your technical or leadership ambitions
  • Ongoing access to family-friendly health and medical wellbeing support
  • Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation/annual, paid parental, sick leave, cultural leave)
  • To better suit different family needs, our paid parental leave approach gives all parents the option to take 18 weeks of paid leave after a new child arrives – at a time that suits them
  • Exclusive employee discounts including hotel stays, banking, accommodation, cars, retail and more.

We are committed to elevating Indigenous voices and increasing cultural knowledge in our business. Diversity of skills, life experiences and perspectives within our team enhances our way of working and our ability to achieve success together. To help you on your journey with us, you’ll also have access to:

  • Specialist Indigenous Support Advisors are always there for our Indigenous employees and available to support through any aspect of your employment
  • Dedicated Indigenous Talent Programme for our Operators and Tradespersons and entry level operational roles. This programme is designed to create long term sustainable careers for our Indigenous Employees to grow into leadership or technical pathways to ensure you have every opportunity to grow your career.
  • Indigenous leadership programmes across some professional and operational roles to ensure that we are developing Indigenous Leaders.

Where you’ll be working

This role is based in Perth, at our head office in Central Park, and working Monday to Friday. We want you to have a great work/life balance, so the days, hours, location of work are flexible (including working from home). You may be required to travel to the Pilbara to support our customers on an as required basis.

Who we are 

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 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.

Applications close on Wednesday, the 1st of May 2024 (Rio Tinto reserves the right to remove advertised roles prior to this date).

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