Mechanical Tie-In Execution Coordinator

Perth, WA, Australia
Jun 17, 2022
Jul 01, 2022
Full Time
The Opportunity

Reporting to the Lead Construction Execution Coordinator, the prime purpose of the position is to lead the tie-in package execution and construction team activities with a key focus on:

• Support the planning requirements with respect to the operational interface activities
• Ensure that work is completed in a safe planned manner providing direction on work design/methodology and guidance to coordinators, package supervisors and engaging with contractors and taking direct accountability for execution outcomes.
• Support and live out the project safety culture as a key member of the project team ensuring that risk management and safe systems of work are delivered for all aspects of the project scope.
• To provide clear instructions to teams and drive the culture and moral of all groups inline with the South32 core values.

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.


This role will be based at our Worsley Refinery, where our employees choose to live in the Bunbury, Collie or other nearby communities which all offer an enviable country lifestyle. Surrounded by magnificent jarrah forests, pristine beaches and world-famous wineries, this is an opportunity too good to miss.
As there is no accommodation on site, you will be required to drive in and out on a daily basis. Employees ideally live within an hour's drive of Collie.


Primary responsibilities are to:

• Responsible for the safe delivery of activities and provide assurance to the contractor management standard, Major Projects West roadmap and Worsley standards, specifications, and systems of work.
• Verify project employees and contractors adhere to work standards, are competent, and understands the purpose and functionality of critical controls relevant to their work.
• Ensure planning is completed with the operational stakeholder engagement.
• Ensure tools, registers, processes, and training materials are used within the Major Project environment.
• Provide input, advice, and guidance in relation to design, methodologies, planning, quality control.
• Plan interface meetings with respect to prestart/debrief, toolbox, construction risk assessments, stop for safety and safety reset meetings. Ensure engagement of various teams.
• Ensure interface requirements for change management are documented and approved by the Senior Approvals Engineer.
• Coordinate construction activities, specifically within the brownfield tie-in requirements and promote operating discipline related to the SAP work management processes.
• Ensure execution of project activities in line with the project schedule.
• Provide assurance that all work methodology/work pack design is acceptable with sufficient quality and control measures.

About You

Experience/Technical Skills

• Demonstrated capability to successfully lead a team and influence others
• Well-developed communication, interpersonal, negotiation and facilitation skills
• Exceptional safety leadership with an ability to identify and eliminate hazards in the workplace
• Ability to develop, coach and mentor employees/contractors to improve engagement, culture, diversity, and capability
• Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills and the ability to form effective working relationships
• Analytical, problem solving & decision-making skills
• Clearly assigns responsibility for tasks and decisions; sets clear objectives and measures; monitors process, progress and results; designs feedback loops into work
• Strong internal and external customer service focus
• Expert that has guided, developed, and influenced practice with 10+ years' experience in mining construction activities
• Expert in planning and executing large brownfield project mechanical tie-in construction activities within an operational plant
• Expert in leading large construction teams and activities located in a brownfields operation with minimum of 5+ years' experience in the alumina refining industry.
• Collaborate with multiple or larger groups of internal stakeholders at various management levels
• Previously been in supervision or coordination positions within a construction team in the mining industry
• Detailed knowledge and understanding of the core principles and concepts related to operating and maintaining of operational equipment


• Holds a recognised and relevant trade qualification or university degree or diploma
• Section 44 Appointment
• Demonstrated written and oral English language proficiency

Our benefits

• Competitive Salaries
• Industry leading parental leave and family care policy
• Education and career development
• Participation in the Employee Share Plan
• Short-Term Incentive Bonus

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 organisation, 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.

Please note: This advertisement will close on the 1st July 2022