Package Manager, Processing Plant Construction

Date: 14 Nov 2023

Location: Patagonia, AZ, US, 85624

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.

About South32

South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come. We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America. With a focus on growing our base metals exposure, we also have two development options in North America and several partnerships with junior explorers around the world.


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 is the Hermosa Project site near Patagonia, Arizona


The Role


Manages construction activities and skilled, technical, and professional staff engaged in construction of process facilities, tailing filtration plant and paste backfill plant. This role will be responsible for construction and successful commissioning of the Taylor Concentrator.  Responsibilities include active management of multiple contractors and subcontractors including: planning, scheduling, reporting, health, safety, security, environmental compliance, quality, community relations and meeting targets within budget and on time. Close integration with site engineering team will be required as well as the integrated construction contractor.


Accountabilities (Include but are not limited to):


Individual Accountabilities:


  • Manages the site construction contractors.
  • Ensures that work is always executed in a safe manner.
  • Ensures that S32 (South32) corporate safety and business goals are met or exceeded.
  • Ensures that project construction activities and services are executed in conformity with S32’s environmental policies and plans.
  • Ensures that project construction activities and services are executed in conformity with S32’s community relations policies and plans.
  • Assist with the preparation of Sourcing Strategies for major works packages as required.
  • Prepares annual budgets with input and assistance from the Project Controls Team.
  • Reviews and approves project construction schedules with input from Manager Project Execution and Construction and Construction and internal stakeholders.
  • Ensures timely submission of contractor progress and cost status reports to the Project Controls Team.
  • Implement remedial recovery action as required.
  • Ensures strict compliance with S32 change management processes.
  • Ensures timely delivery of project construction services to internal stakeholders.
  • Coordinates construction contractor risk assessments with input and assistance from the S32 Risk Specialist, S32 engineering department, consultants, internal stakeholders and the S32 construction team.
  • Support and resource the application of virtual design and construction tools to all work executed in accordance with applicable standards.
  • Ensure all reports and contractors comply with South32 Digital Project Delivery (DPD) standards and drive utilization of the Digital Asset Platform.
  • Monitor opportunities and openly share feedback to continuously improve our project operating system and how we leverage technology to integrate our teams and inform decision making.
  • Extract data from sources such as plans, engineering reports, and specifications to organize the work of construction contractors and vendors.
  • Coordinate any work inputs from S32 Site Services.
  • Work with Project Services to ensure that equipment and material deliveries are coordinated and ensure that Care & Perseveration requirements are correctly implemented and documented.
  • Manage the issue of equipment and bulk materials to contractors.
  • Periodically review the Construction Management Plan to ensure conformity with current requirements and revise as required.
  • Organizes and oversees the maintenance and safe, effective utilization of tools, equipment, supplies, and inventories.
  • Trains, guides, and evaluates the performance of direct reports, making recommendations for improvement where required.
  • Assists with the compilation of construction documentation for upcoming work packages.
  • Identifies contractor performance issues and works internal stakeholders to resolve issues.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable regulatory and building code requirements including Federal, State, and Local.
  • Ensures conformity with industry codes of practice and standards.
  • Participates in the S32 Site Quality Circles initiative.
  • Ensures that all work conforms with the specified quality standards.
  • Assigns, schedules, reviews, and evaluates work of subordinates.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Manager Project Execution and Construction.


Qualifications, Skills, and Expertise:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or Technical Degree (Construction or Similar) and appropriate Trade qualifications.
  • Minimum 10 years of large-scale mining construction site management experience across all trades.
  • Drive company vehicle and be covered under company insurance.
  • Visible field safety leadership and an ability to drive safety and performance excellence.
  • Knowledge of construction and trade practices.
  • Knowledge of project management methodologies and tools used to track cost, time, and quality.
  • Knowledge of management concepts and best practices.
  • Strong and effective communication and engagement skills.
  • Relationship building skills: demonstrated empathy, emotional intelligence, and cross-cultural effectiveness with the ability to achieve consensus and build alignment cooperatively.
  • Maintain high standards of professional and ethical conduct.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Strong English language written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience managing and coordinating both union and non- union craft labor.
  • Experience in building, maintaining and operating concentrator plants.
  • Experience managing and coordinating project logistics.
  • Experience managing construction contracts and vendor services contracts.
  • Experience working with teams and interacting with customers.
  • Experience working in a cross-cultural setting.
  • Proven track record of developing and maintaining a safe work culture.
  • Experience with building information management systems.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing environmental compliance obligations.



Our Culture


At South32, 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 aspire to be an inclusive organization, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate.


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


Nearest Major Market: Nogales