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Project Engineer, Sustaining Capital

  • Competitive Rate

  • Perth based

  • Immediate Start

About the Role:

WorkPac is seeking an experienced Project Lead to be responsible for management of multiple Sustaining Capital projects at Tom Price, Marandoo or Western Turner mine sites, typically ranging from $2M to $20M.

Project Lead will be responsible for:

  • Manage projects through lifecycle (pre-feasibility study, feasibility study, execution, commissioning, handover, closeout).

  • Management of all project elements (cost, quality, schedule, site delivery & safety) related to capital projects in accordance with the Rio Tinto Sustaining Capital Portfolio Framework using standard tools, procedures, and specifications.

  • Management of works required to complete each project phase including (but not limited to) client requirements, options analysis, site investigation, data collection, carbon reduction strategy, detailed design, technical reviews, risk assessments and workshops, developing project delivery strategy, tendering, tender evaluation, procurement, contract award, early contractor involvement, shutdown planning, resources planning, construction, commissioning, handover, and close out.

  • Produce and/or provide input into project deliverables at each project phase including consultants briefs, implementation scope of works, deliverable lists, sourcing strategy, stage gate presentations, project approval committee presentations, funding applications, memorandums of understanding, cost estimates, cost forecasts, project schedules, weekly reporting, monthly reporting.

Management of, and liaison with, the project team:

  • Provide guidance and support to project engineers, site engineers and on-site project advisors

  • Collaborate well with project support functions (including procurement, cost analysis, estimators, planners, shutdown schedulers, travel, accommodation, and mobilisation teams).

  • Manage consultants; engineering service providers and contractors in the delivery of projects ensuring project objectives are met.

  • Challenge stakeholders, consultants, contractors etc to develop innovative solutions with a particular focus on reducing carbon emissions.

  • Provide leadership in the management of all aspects of health, safety, environment & community in relation to their capital projects.

Stakeholder engagement:

  • Liaise with internal RTIO clients and stakeholders (maintenance, operations, plant, mining) to understand client requirements.

  • Develop and gain agreement from key stakeholders on co-commitments for project delivery.

  • Engage stakeholderâs, technical assurance, and engineering support teams in design reviews.

  • Develop relationships, engage, and liaise with all stakeholders providing progress updates of engineering and construction activities in accordance with the project schedule.


  • Provide progress reports and updates as required and directed by your team leader.

  • Provide input for and participate in project progress reviews, steering committee meetings, cost forecasting updates, schedule updates.

  • Develop and maintain accurate cost estimating, cost forecasting and analysis in accordance with Capital Accounting principles.

Accounting principles:

  • Provide input into schedule updates.

  • Capturing, reporting and driving lessons learnt.

  • Deliver the project utilising the Rio Tinto Sustaining Capital Portfolio Framework.

  • Develop the project and seek endorsement at the conclusion of each project phase in accordance with the

Stage Gate framework:

  • Identify the business risk for the project and develop the business case.

  • Seek capital funding to support each phase of the project.

  • Develop and participate in improvement initiatives related to capital project delivery.

  • Safety, Culture and RTIO Core Values:

  • Responsible for demonstrating leadership and positive behaviours to the project team and stakeholders.

  • Exhibiting and promoting the RTIO core values: care, courage and curiosity.

  • Actively participate in safety programmes like Leadership in the Field

Job Reference Number : 7469J20221941

How to Apply:

Click on the Apply button or for more information please contact:

WorkPac Principal Consultant: Konrad Poprawa on 0892016264 or email quoting the above reference number.

About WorkPac

WorkPac is Australia's leading, privately owned recruitment provider to the mining, construction, engineering, light industrial, and healthcare sectors. We are proud to partner with some of the country's leading companies to deliver rewarding permanent, contract, temporary, and traineeship recruitment opportunities.

At WorkPac, we recognise we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, and treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.

Job title: Project Engineer, Sustaining Capital
Contract type: Casual
Location: Australia, Perth
Industry: Engineering Mining, Oil and Gas
Job expiry: 2022-10-23
Reference: 7469J20221941