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Principal FEL

Date: 12-Aug-2019

Location: Appin, NSW, AU, 2560

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.

We are a globally diversified mining and metals company with operations in Australia, South Africa and South America. Headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, securities for South32 trade on three exchanges, the Australian Securities exchange (ASX), Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and London Stock Exchange (LSE).

Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come.

Our people are central to our success and demonstrate our determination to be a best-in-class operator. We aspire to be an inclusive organisation, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate. 


The Opportunity – Principal FEL Sustaining Capitals and Engineering


Based at Appin Mine, the Principal FEL Sustaining Capitals and Overhauls is to develop technical specifications and investment application requests to enable the Capital & Overhaul program for the Mine, with the overall goal of increasing the present value of the business.


Key Accountabilities include:

  • Study load approximately 20 studies per year, ranging from $2M to $50M (budget of about $1M per annum)
  • Studies to enable a project portfolio of approximately $150 million per annum
  • Timely development of studies and business case to support front end loading the capital program
  • Support and maintain a safe and healthy workplace that adheres to South32 policies and other applicable laws, regulations and standards for the workplace
  • Maintain systems, tools and standards consistent with South32 standards and processes to manage the project including, contract management, document control, and accurate and timely cost and schedule reporting
  • Deliver studies on time and within budget to the required specifications


About You


The ideal candidate will be interested in working for an organisation that embraces the diversity each person brings to the workplace. Our values of Care, Trust, Togetherness and Excellence will guide your decision making and interactions, while supporting you in generating courageous solutions. In addition, you will have:

  • Engineering degree or equivalent
  • Financial analysis experience preferred
  • Project and/or Study Management experience
  • Understanding of project controls, including estimation, planning/scheduling, cost control, change management, risk management and lessons learnt implementation
  • Strong mining experience (underground preferred)
  • We would welcome applications from those who can demonstrate;
  • A good work ethic, with motivation to work in challenging situations;
  • A drive to exceed expectations and to constantly push for results;
  • Acts in line with the South32 values of Care, Trust, Togetherness & Excellence.



What We Offer You              


Offered as a permanent opportunity, you will benefit from a rewarding career path in a company that embraces diversity and collaboration. We offer an attractive remuneration package including performance-based bonus and participation in the Employee Share Plan.




Illawarra Coal operations are located in the southern coalfields of New South Wales, near the city of Wollongong and approximately 75 kilometres south and southwest of Sydney.


South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.


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