Lateral Development Coordinator

Date: 4 Dec 2023

Location: Patagonia, AZ, US, 85624

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.

The Role

The successful candidate will ensure that contractors mining crews will align with site environmental, health, safety, and loss control systems; promote a culture of fair and transparent relationships with not only contractor crews but the project team as well; ensure that proper training and continuous improvement are integrated into the project execution; perform various QA/QC roles such as data collection; assist with rock mass classification decisions; and perform other duties as assigned. 


Successful candidate will be responsible for: Review of engineering designs, drawings, and specifications; Development and implementation the operational readiness plan; and aid mine planning engineers in development of mine plans which will implement new mine infrastructure.


Accountabilities (Include but are not limited to):

Individual Accountabilities:

  • Manages the site contractors on a daily basis;
  • Ensures that work is always executed in a safe manner;
  • Ensures that South32 corporate safety and business goals are met or exceeded;
  • Ensures that project construction activities and services are executed in conformity with South32’s environmental policies and plans;
  • Ensures that project construction activities and services are executed in conformity with South32’s community relations policies and plans;
  • Assist with the preparation of Sourcing Strategies for major works packages as required;
  • Prepares daily, monthly and quarterly reports; 
  • Reviews and provides input to project construction schedules;
  • Implement remedial recovery action as required;
  • Ensures strict compliance with South32 Change Management processes;
  • Ensures timely delivery of project construction services to internal stakeholders;
  • Provides input to contractor risk assessments;
  • Ensure that South32 Virtual Design and Construction initiatives are executed in accordance with applicable South32technology objectives;
  • Monitor VDC and BXP technology objectives utilizing the South32 approved VDC and BXP metrics;
  • Coordinate work inputs from South32 Site Services;
  • Works with Project Services to ensure that equipment and material deliveries are coordinated and ensure that Care & Perseveration requirements are correctly implemented and documented;
  • Organizes and oversees the maintenance and safe, effective utilization of tools, equipment, supplies, and inventories;
  • 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 South32 site Quality Circles initiative;
  • Ensures that all work conforms with the specified quality standards;
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Construction Manager.


Qualifications, Skills, and Expertise:

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering or Technical Degree (Construction or Similar) and appropriate Trade qualifications.  Experience in lieu of degree will be considered
  • Drive company vehicle and be covered under company insurance
  • 5 to 7 years of supervisory experience in mining or mine site construction management preferred;
  • 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.
  • Visible field safety leadership and an ability to drive safety and performance excellence
  • Knowledge of construction and trade 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

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