Mechanical Project Engineer

Location: Leonora Western Australia Posted Date: August 15, 2019
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Employer Job Id: ANTDJ Careermine Job Id: 1796437
St Barbara is an Australian based ASX listed gold producer and explorer. St Barbara's assets include one of Australia's deepest underground mines at its Leonora Operations in Western Australia, the Simberi Operations in Papua New Guinea, and the Atlantic Gold Operations in Nova Scotia, Canada.
In February 2019, St Barbara were awarded for the fifth consecutive year 'Employer of Choice for Gender Equality'. We also provide industry best practice parental leave and return to work provisions, nil gender pay gap in like for like roles and a commitment to addressing pay equity and gender equality through our recruitment, promotions, reward and recognition.

St Barbara are currently seeking a Mechanical Project Engineer to join the team within our Projects department at the Leonora Operations. Working a balanced 8 days on, 6 days off roster this position is offered as a permanent, full time role.

Reporting to the Project Superintendent, you will be providing technical project engineering support to our Gwalia operations by managing responsibilities for projects right through the life-cycle from feasibility to commissioning and handover. Our project team are delivering a number of innovative and exciting projects including optimization and extension activities that will allow operations to continue towards 2031.

Our Opportunity
  • Contributing to the identification and feasibility studies of improvement projects focused on continuous improvement and defect elimination;
  • Planning and delivery of minor and major projects on budget, to schedule and within the scope and reporting on project KPIs;
  • Delivering fully detailed Scope of Works (SOW's) including resource planning, quality management and contract management;
  • Assisting in development and continuous review of project implementation strategies; and
  • Managing and facilitating root cause analysis investigations and tracking of corrective actions.

About You
  • Behaviour consistent with St Barbara's Values;
  • Current unencumbered West Australian 'C' Class Driver's Licence;
  • Mechanical Engineering degree qualification;
  • Mining industry engineering experience, most preferably from either a Gold or Base Metals underground operating environment;
  • Experience in delivering projects from initiation to planning to execution to commissioning and handover stages.
  • Enthusiasm for working in an environment with high performance goals

  • Project Management qualification ie PMP, PPM or Prince2;
  • Experience in Root Cause analysis facilitation.

About Us
  • 'Grow our own Success' approach with a preference to develop and promote internally
  • Developed and structured professional development opportunities and educational assistance;
  • Competitive salary, with options for salary sacrificing.
  • Access to a generous superannuation scheme including salary continuance.
  • Be a part of the high performing St Barbara community - a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and Employer of Choice.
  • Air-conditioned, comfortable accommodation facilities close to site and with access to regional town facilities;
  • Onsite gym, pool, recreation room, BBQ area and access to regular organised team sports.

We're ready to hear from you! We embrace diversity of thought, style and working arrangements to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we serve.

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Please note, candidates may be required in our recruitment process to undertake pre-employment checks including a pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol screens and a police check/criminal history check. Candidates must have the ability to be cleared for a National Police Clearance for site access purposes. Please note St Barbara has a zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol at work.