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Project Engineer Construction

Patagonia, AZ, United States
Closing date
Oct 20, 2022

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Construction, Engineering
Work Term
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Full Time

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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

Assists in management of construction activities and skilled, technical, and professional staff engaged in construction of process facilities, surface infrastructure, roads, dams, water treatment plants, power infrastructure, maintenance and administrative buildings, and all other onsite and offsite infrastructure. 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.

Accountabilities ( Include but are not limited to) :

Individual Accountabilities:
  • Assists in management of the site construction contractors;
  • Ensures that work is always executed in a safe manner; 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;
  • Assists with preparation of annual budgets with input and assistance from the project control team:
  • Reviews project construction schedules;
  • Assists with timely submission of contractor progress and cost status reports to the Project Controls Team;
  • Assists with implementation of 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;
  • Ensure that S32 Virtual Design and Construction initiatives are properly resourced, and that work is executed in accordance with applicable S32 technology objectives;
  • Monitor VDC and BXP technology objectives utilizing the S32 approved VDC and BXP metrics;
  • 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;
  • Works 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 Contractor's;
  • Periodically reviews the Construction Management Execution 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
  • 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
  • Minimum 6 years of large-scale mining construction site management experience across all trades;
  • Experience managing and coordinating both union and non- union craft labor;
  • 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


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. 

Our commodities can be found in nearly every aspect of our lives. They power our homes, start our cars, build our roads, bridges, skyscrapers and hospitals and even make our coins and jewelry.

We invest in exploration activities inside and outside of our portfolio, helping us to keep growing and diversifying. Our exploration activities are carefully selected to have a high chance of success and are spread around the world, including places we have not operated in before. 

We attract people with exceptional skills, who share our values and want to make a difference with the work they do. As part of our team, you will be brave enough to challenge yourself to be the best in what you do. We will help you stretch your capabilities, challenging you to constantly seek better ways to do things and taking advantage of every opportunity to let your career flourish.

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