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Underground Project Manager

American Society of Civil Engineers
Superior, AZ 85173

Underground Project Manager

  • Key role in shaping the future of Resolution Copper Mine
  • Continuous improvement through collaboration across other UG operations
  • Excellent opportunity for career development of technical expertise –Superior, Arizona

About the role

We are looking for an Underground Project Manager who will ensure the successful delivery of the project to scope, quality, budget, and timelines whilst managing the complex geotechnical aspects of the overall scope. Also ensuring appropriate project governance and leadership of employees across the project. The derivation and evaluation of mine design parameters based on benchmarking and back-analyses mine performance.

This role is a great opportunity to provide timely geotechnical support and advice for all aspects of mine design and construction for the mining operations to optimize the balance of safety, efficiency, cost and technology in order to meet the business objectives. Reporting to the Project Director, you will be:

  • A recognized SME in the area of geotechnical engineering and will Lead and mentor junior engineers
  •  Developing/implementing best practice standards and guidelines in geotechnical engineering, mine design and mining operations
  •  Coaching and quality assurance / quality control processes ensure the optimality and quality of the companies mine plans and forecasts
  •  Preparing and reviewing of technical reports whilst meeting legislative and regulatory requirements in areas of geotechnical engineering
  •  Supervising and developing the performance of the team in line with Rio Tinto’s company values, in order to achieve objectives
  •  Overseeing the implementation of projects in accordance with the approved scope
  •  Ensures appropriate project governance is maintained across projects
  •  Assessing project resourcing levels and leveraging resources as appropriate to meet project timelines and cost


About you

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:

  • Undergraduate degree in Geotechnical Engineering
  •  At least 10 years’ relevant operating and technical experience in underground mining is expected.
  •  Project management experience(definition, planning and implementation)
  •  Exposure to underground mining methods in particular the various caving methods.
  •  Risk based assessment of technical and safety related hazards.
  •  Development and construction methodology and sequencing
  •  Underground mine design including configuration and constructability
  •  Underground mine infrastructure design (e.g. Hoists, conveyors, crushers etc)
  •  Cross-discipline communication and presentation skills

What we offer

Here is just a glimpse of our industry leading rewards package:

  •   A safety-focused and inclusive working environment
  •  A competitive salary package with annual cash incentive awards (STIP) for eligible employees
  •  Career development & education assistance to further your ambitions
  •  Access to top tier family-friendly health and medical programs
  •  Excellent retirement plan including 6% defined company contribution
  •  Generous 401k matching program
  •  A comprehensive leave policy that covers all moments that matter in life (vacation/annual, paid parental leave, short term sick leave, paid holidays)
  •  Ongoing individual wellbeing support for you and your family for personal and professional matter
  •  Generous Rio Tinto employee share program


Where you will be working

Resolution Copper has the potential to supply nearly 25% of the US copper demand and create several thousand direct and indirect jobs in the Pioneer Mining District of Arizona, with an economic value of several billion dollars over the estimated mine life.
The project will rely on a technique called block caving to extract the deposit that lies more than 2,000 metres deep. This technique uses gravity to help remove the ore and is the most viable way to recover the resource.
In 2019, the project achieved a significant milestone – the release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) by the US Forest Service (USFS). In anticipation of the Final EIS in 2020, Resolution Copper will continue underground development, conduct extensive drilling and orebody testing, plus maintain the permitting and public engagement process.

About us

As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.

Our long history is filled with firsts. We’ve developed some of the world’s largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents. Aluminium and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore and uranium: our materials make up the world around us. You’ll find them in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.

Every Voice Matters

We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.

Apply today if you want to work with the latest technology and innovation, in an environment where we challenge you to drive positive change.

Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Rio Tinto participates in E-Verify to confirm work authorization.  Please visit http://www.uscis.gov/ for more information.

Internal Number: RITM4689325


Posted: 2020-05-20 Expires: 2020-06-19

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