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Principal Concept Studies

Date: 04-Aug-2022

Location: Perth, WA, AU, 6000

Company: South32 Group Operations Pty. Ltd.

The Opportunity – Permanent Part Time Role  


The role of Principal Concept Studies is to establish and lead an integrated study team exploring the dimensions of potential investment opportunities.  The role involves a high degree of interaction and coordination with internal senior operational and functional stakeholders and will be expected to effectively manage integration and coordination with operating activities. 



Individual accountabilities 

  • Responsible for the planning execution and delivery of assigned pre-feasibility studies, objectively, efficiently, and effectively exploring the business case of potential investment opportunities  

  • Health, safety and environment compliance and outcomes for assigned studies   

  • Development of comprehensive commercially relevant business cases evaluating investment opportunities  

  • Compliance with reporting and with approval governance requirements  

  • Responsible for development of budgets and schedules for assigned studies  

  • Cultivates positive relationships with members of the operations planning, analysis and improvement teams, and also with specific stakeholders and external service providers 

About You:  

  • High degree of ability and demonstrated competency in early phrase study development and project management  

  • Broad exposure to operating facilities and process plants or other major industrial undertakings 

  • Exposure or experience in underground and open pit mining 

  • Attention to develop strategic approaches, plan in detail but react flexibility to changing circumstances  

  • Strong problem-solving skills, demonstrating objective and critical thinking 

  • Ability to think, work and act independently  

  • Relationship building skills, demonstrated empathy, emotional intelligence and cross-cultural effectiveness  

  • Competent to facilitate and lead large group face to face discussions and workshops  

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, fluent in English both verbal and written  



  • Relevant degree or extensive demonstrated experience in Geoscience, Mining, Metallurgy, Engineering, Chemistry, Business or related 


Our Benefits 

  • Highly flexible working options  

  • Competitive Salaries 

  • Industry leading parental leave and family care policy 

  • Free onsite wellness classes 

  • Education and career development 

  • Participation in the Employee Share Plan 

  • Incentive bonuses 



This role will be based at our either Perth, Brisbane or Illawarra offices. 


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 18th August 2022