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Principal Capital Portfolio

Date: 15-Jul-2021

Location: Perth, WA, AU, 6000

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.

About South32


South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America.


We are also the owner of a high-grade zinc, lead and silver development option in North America and have several partnerships with junior explorers with a focus on base metals.


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.



This position will be based out of our Perth head office in the heart of the CBD, or conditionally at our other locations within Australia, and be offered as a permanent contract.



About the role


Reporting to the Manager Project Governance, the purpose of this role is to provide project portfolio support for S32 ensuring the portfolio is properly captured, reported and prioritised to support management decisions for capital allocation. 


Other accountabilities include:


  • Build and maintain the capital prioritisation process, to ensure the company’s capital allocation is appropriate to support our Operational needs and also satisfies S32’s affordability requirements
  • Ensure the Capital Portfolio System (CPS) is maintained and developed to meet the company’s portfolio needs
  • Be influential in making the portfolio an “always live”, prioritised and right sized data set that seamlessly is used for financial year budget determination (with minimal additional effort to satisfy Finance requirements)
  • Engage with the wider planning and project communities across South32 to ensure routine updating of project forecasts and information, particularly loOP related projects
  • Develop and deliver training associated with the use of the Capital Portfolio System
  • Identify any training requirements or opportunities across South32 to improve Type A project control and execution
  • Support and coordinate routine month end reporting
  • Develop analytics and reporting tools to measure the overall delivery ‘health’ of the capital portfolio
  • Identify improvement opportunities and performance trends based on the portfolio data set



About you


  • Tertiary qualified in an engineering or construction related field
  • Experience in Project development and delivery
  • Highly IT competent
  • Financial analysis and Business Improvement (e.g. Six Sigma) highly desirable



Our benefits


  • Competitive Salaries
  • Industry leading parental leave and family care policy
  • Education and career development
  • Participation in the Employee Share Plan



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 organisation, 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.



Applications close on Thursday the 29th of July.