Principal Portfolio Engineer

Groote Eylandt, NT, Australia
Aug 04, 2022
Aug 09, 2022
Full Time
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 commodities including bauxite, alumina, aluminium, metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead, zinc and copper from 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.


Located on the tropical Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory, GEMCO is a South32 Company, the operation is accountable for over 20% of the world's manganese ore production. Groote Eylandt is home to the Anindilyakwa people, who are the traditional owners of the land and have been working alongside GEMCO since 1963.

This role is a 4/3 Roster, FIFO Darwin or Cairns or can be offered as residential on a full-time ongoing basis. Flexible work arrangements open for discussion

About the role

As a Principal Portfolio Engineer you will be responsible for aligning and prioritizing the pipeline of capital opportunities to the business priorities to optimize value and reduce the risk profile of the operation.

Some of your main responsibilities will include:

  • Work closely with Operations at all levels to develop capital projects and strategies to build the capital portfolio
  • Validate capital opportunity submissions including inputs and strategic alignment to business priorities
  • Prioritises the portfolio of projects to deliver the best result for the business
  • Align the capital portfolio with the budget
  • Support Project Controller and Project Engineers to ensure successful project delivery

About you

You'll be a great fit if you have:

  • Ability to work collaboratively and build relationships at all levels, particular Superintendents and Managers
  • Excellent business acumen, planning capability and stakeholder management
  • Competent in data analysis and business case development according to key business value drivers
  • Ability to prioritise effectively and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Microsoft Office suite experience - Including strong knowledge of Word, Excel & Outlook.
  • Working knowledge of Capital Portfolio System (CPS) (not mandatory)
  • Looking for candidate with step-up capability into Superintendent PMO position.

Our benefits

  • Competitive salaries
  • 4/3 Roster FIFO from Cairns/Darwin or residential on Groote Eylandt
  • Industry leading parental leave and family care policy
  • Education and career development

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.

Please note this job advert will close on the 9th of August 2022