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Project Area Manager - Onsite Infrastructure

Date: 03-Jul-2019

Location: PATAGONIA, AZ, US, 85624

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.

South32 is a globally diversified metals and mining company. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc from operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America. Our commodities can be found in nearly every aspect of our daily lives. We power our homes, start our cars, package our food and build our roads, bridges, skyscrapers and hospitals.

Following the acquisition of Arizona Mining, South32 is the new owner of the Hermosa Project, a high-grade zinc, lead and silver development option in Arizona.

South32’s purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come. We work closely with their host communities to create enduring social and economic value through local employment, infrastructure and facilities development and community investment programs.

The location of this role will be the Hermosa Project near Patagonia, Arizona


The Role


The Project Area Manager – Onsite Infrastructure is essential to the overall success of the organization by ensuring that critical support infrastructure projects are delivered in a manner that supports the overall project. The role consists of ownership and oversight of the entire project, from defining the requirements through coordinating engineering, construction, commissioning and transition to operations.




Include but are not limited to:

  • Fully accountable for delivering projects as required
  • Serves as the scope leader and consensus builder
  • Gathers requirements and inputs from various departments (Operations, Engineering, Permitting, Construction) and obtains consensus on the path forward
  • Reports on the status of all projects on a regular basis
  • Coordinates with Project Controls and Construction Management teams to ensure projects are on schedule and on budget
  • Answers questions and resolves issues brought forth by engineering consultants and Hermosa project team members
  • Works closely with Engineering Manager to coordinate the activities of the project engineering consultants to ensure timely and cost-effective completion of their respective deliverables
  • Communicates and collaborates with other managers, suppliers, equipment vendors, and contractors
  • Prepares and delivers various engineering-related presentations to internal and external stakeholders
  • Projects may include but not be limited to:
    • Earthworks
    • Sedimentation Ponds
    • Portal Pad, Administration Office & Change-house
    • Warehouse
    • Equipment Workshops
    • Wash Bay & Tire Bay
    • Final grading of Portal Pad
    • Other projects as assigned


Qualifications, Skills, and Expertise:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • Ability to drive company vehicle and be covered under company insurance
  • Ability to work individually or as part of a team
  • Relationship building skills: demonstrated empathy, emotional intelligence and cross-cultural effectiveness with the ability to achieve consensus and build alignment cooperatively
  • Ability to obtain consensus among parties with conflicting incentives
  • Maintain high standards of professional and ethical conduct
  • Analytical, and capable of evaluating and solving various complex problems
  • Organizational competencies and project management skills to keep projects on track
  • Self-motivated attitude with the ability to multitask and thrive in a timeline-driven environment
  • Interpersonal communication skills with expertise in distilling complicated topics to a broader audience
  • Strong English language written and oral communication skills
  • 10 years of construction coordination experience, ideally in a management role and for major infrastructure projects
  • Demonstrated ability of above requirements


Why choose us?

We are always seeking people who share our values to join our team. Our people are fundamental to our success. We’re focused on creating an inclusive workplace, with the right people in the right roles, who are engaged, empowered and appropriately rewarded.


We look forward to receiving your application and exploring this opportunity with you very soon.





Nearest Major Market: Nogales

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