Recruitment Lead East - Mining

Location: Brisbane Posted Date: February 4, 2020
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Employer Job Id: 567742 Careermine Job Id: 1832451
Recruitment Lead East - Mining
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Job type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Brisbane
Categories: Human Resources

Who we are
Downer is the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand. Through trusted relationships and world leading insight we work closely with our customers to design, build and sustain assets, infrastructure and facilities.

Our Mining, Energy and Industrial division provides engineering and construction, contract mining and asset services to customers in the resources, energy, power generation and industrial sectors. As part of this team, you'll join a group of innovative thinkers who work together to deliver market-leading, safe, cost effective and environmentally friendly outcomes that exceed customer expectations.
Position summary
Downer Mining's division have an opportunity for an experienced and driven Recruitment Team Leader, to oversee the recruitment and mobilization function responsible for resourcing Downer Mining's open cut, underground, tyre maintenance and blasting services.
  • Lead and guide a large recruitment team to provide a high caliber effective end to end recruitment service to the business
  • Build strong relationships with HR business partners, hiring managers, project managers and other key stake holders to advise and provide guidance for all matters related to recruitment and mobilization personnel
  • Drive the agenda for effective resource workforce planning partnering closely with the HR managers and business managers
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to develop and maintain a workforce demand forecast based on scheduled and forecasted work
  • Proactively maintain, build and manage contingent labour pools in line with workforce forecast requirements
  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies to attract and grow our brand and EVP in key target markets
  • Ensure the recruitment team have a strong understanding of project scopes, deliverables, rosters, remuneration and commercial impacts
  • Reporting on key recruitment metrics including activity and progress to key stakeholders through internal systems
  • Continual drive for continuous improvements to optimize the efficiency of recruitment to continuously improve delivery service to internal customers
  • Management of third party vendors pertaining to the recruitment process activities such as agencies and training providers
  • Influence for results as a senior leader of the recruitment leadership team.


You will be a self-motivated, passionate recruitment professional that actively demonstrates and drives best practice and continuous improvement to enable process efficiencies. With a business partnering, solutions-oriented approach you are adaptable and capable of leading a large team in a high volume and complex environment.
  • Qualification or degree in Human Resources or Business or 5+ years experience in similar role
  • Proven track record as a successful Recruitment leader in a high volume recruitment environment within the Mining industry is preferable
  • Experience managing team accountable for both blue and white collar recruitment including workforce planning
  • Experience with PageUp, Linkedin Professional preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively building and fostering relationships with employees and senior management
  • Able to work independently, be credible, confident with a high level of integrity
  • Thorough knowledge of the labour laws
  • Competent in MS Excel

  • A stimulating and challenging role in a dynamic ASX company
  • Cross business unit leadership opportunity
  • A diverse and inclusive work environment that fosters career development
  • Competitive and attractive remuneration and a range of Downer employee benefits (eg discounted access to health and fitness programs, insurance, novated leasing etc)

For more information please contact Luke Messer,