Superintendent - Social Performance - Telfer

Telfer Operation, Australia
Jul 30, 2022
Aug 14, 2022
Full Time
Explore the unknown

Newcrest is committed to building a diverse workforce. Our strategic focus is on gender diversity and diversity to reflect the communities in which we operate. Creating an inclusive culture will enable us to leverage the richness of cultures across our workforce and the capability of our diverse employees to get better business outcomes.

Our technical expertise is something we are quietly proud of. Through our investment in research and development, we have advanced the technical development of our mining methods, achieving operational efficiencies. Whether you are part of our offices, or at one of our sites near or far, you will find so much more than you expect.

Operations near and far

Located in the Great Sandy Desert in East Pilbara, Western Australia, Telfer is a fly in out fly out operation from Perth which recognizes the importance of work-life balance. Our comfortable, well furnished rooms include Foxtel, and our site offers quality food with healthy options, medical care, sports and recreation activities. Families are welcomed several times a year to open days to support our community feel at Telfer.

It's a great time to be joining Newcrest!

Newcrest acknowledges the Martu People past, present and emerging as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we work. We respect and value the importance of preserving their cultures and customs.

Who we're looking for

Reporting to the Manager Social Performance, we are currently seeking an experienced Social Performance Superintendent to join our team on-site at Telfer, working a fly in - fly out '8 days on 6 days off' roster. You will be responsible to protect and enhance our licence to operate, through strategic advice, positioning, reputation and relationship management.

The Social Performance Superintendent will ensure effective implementation of Newcrest's programs to support Martu and Indigenous employment & retention, business development & procurement, cultural landscape management, social investment and additional programs to support the implementation of Newcrest's Social Performance Plan. You will also be proactive in effectively engaging with external stakeholders, particularly Martu and Pilbara regional communities also.

A few key responsibilities will include;
  • Assist with the implementation of Newcrest's Indigenous Land Use Agreement program requirements related to cultural heritage, employment, procurement, social investment, and community development.
  • Build and manage internal relationships to enhance training, employment, and business development opportunities at Telfer.
  • Ensure effective delivery of Newcrest's Social Investment Strategy and Plan within Martu communities and nearby towns.
  • Implementation and effective delivery of external onsite meetings with various stakeholders including local communities and regional non-government organisations.
  • Effectively delivering Newcrest's Social Performance Plan.
  • Develop a regional Social Performance Communications Strategy with internal and relevant external stakeholders.

To succeed in this role, you will be an organised and a culturally sensitive professional with proven experience of working within the Social Performance space. As an effective communicator, you will look to build and manage internal relationships to enhance training, employment and business development opportunities at Telfer .

In addition to the above key skills, you will also ideally have:
  • Relevant qualification in relevant Social Sciences discipline is desirable (eg: Social Performance, Community Relations, Anthropology,)
  • Extensive experience in Social Performance and / or Cultural Heritage Management in a similar role; supporting delivery of mining exploration / development projects (or operations)
  • Experience managing complex social performance plans and projects, highly organised and good understanding of managing logistics to deliver Indigenous cultural heritage requirements
  • Proven ability to build positive relationships across a range of stakeholder groups with experience in negotiation, conflict management and resolution
  • Previous experience in the development and ongoing management and mentoring of both employment and sustainable business development in partnership with indigenous groups
  • Strong data analysis and interpretation skills, Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Familiar with document management systems (CDMS, Aconex or similar
  • Strong experience with risk identification and management
  • Manual driver's license - essential

Please note: This is a permanent position, FIFO (8/6) roster, flying out of Perth.

At this stage, we are not accepting any external agency CVs for the opportunity.