Project Engineer

Job Description

• Leading mining client
• Gladstone location
• Monday to Friday roster - Initial 12 month duration with potential for extension


About the client:
Rio Tinto's portfolio includes iron ore, copper, aluminium and a range of other minerals and materials needed for people, communities and nations to grow and prosper, and for the world to cut carbon emissions to net zero. Rio Tinto continuously search for new projects that can support the energy transition, currently exploring for 8 commodities in 18 countries.


About the role:
WorkPac are seeking an experienced Project Engineer for our leading client in Gladstone. The Project Engineer will lead the delivery of Wall Raise Designs at QAL RMD1 and RMD2 as part of the Rio Tinto Aluminium Sustaining Capital Portfolio. The role will be responsible for all project management and engineering deliverables for the suite of designs across the QAL RDA to meet the annual DSA requirements as set by QAL Operations and the Engineer of Record (EoR).


Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• Support Sustaining Capital Projects Leadership to champion a culture of high performance.
• Project manage and deliver the annual design of the RDA Wall Raise campaign by engaging the appointed Engineering Service Provider (ESP).
• Development of Scopes of Work relating to the annual wall raise work to allow tendering and award of works.
• Compilation of approvals documentation as per approved templates for Investment Committee submission to secure capital for project delivery.
• Responsible for project cost estimates and monitoring of project costs, review/approval of proposed and claimed costs, forecast spends, and interface between cost control and contract admin with the contractor.
• Interface management of design engineering with the project team, construction team, the ESP, including management of RFI's from the Contractor and TQ's from Projects Team
• Schedule management to ensure actual progress and forecast activities are updated and feedback provided for the master schedule.
• Management of EoR site activities including, engineering and geotechnical investigations.
• Monitoring QA documentation and progress with both the construction team and contractor, including QA/QC inputs to the QA system (Qantrol).
• Review of changes to the ESP contract including variations, review of tender packages
• Provide clear and concise instructions to the ESP to manage the design as per contract
• Lead by example in demonstrating behaviour consistent with the RTA culture, and assist in fostering a positive team culture that is focussed on excellence in project delivery


Skills and Experience:
• 10+ Years experience in project management, project engineering and quality control
• Experience in end-to-end delivery of projects from early study phases through to execution.
• Strong technical experience in bulk civil earthworks and tailings facilities
• A passion for developing a safe and collaborative team culture.
• Demonstrated experience in leading ESPs and influencing teams to deliver results.
• Well-developed computer literacy in Word/Excel including estimating & scheduling to manageproject work.
• Pro-active communication with leadership on issues, opportunities, and recommendations.
• Excellent communication skills
• Strong work ethic
• Ability to influence positive outcome between multiple stakeholders (RDA Operations, SusCap, ESP, Tailings Team)
• Analytical thinking and problem solving
• Attention to detail regarding plan and design detail
• Must display a high level of personal integrity
• Ability to manage work within mandated governance framework and leverage team knowledge
• Identify and implement improvement opportunities in technical, schedule and cost outcomes


About WorkPac:
WorkPac is Australia's largest privately owned workforce services business with over 1.3 million registered candidates. We offer tailored solutions in recruitment, skills and career development across Mining, Construction, Healthcare and more. Our consistent promise to both candidates and clients is that choosing WorkPac is always a "Good Move".


Apply Now
Click on the Apply button or for a confidential discussion please contact:
Principal Consultant: Kayla Royal via Contact Number (07) 4979 8631 quoting the below Reference Number 
RioTintoProfessional Job Reference Number: 7396J202447622


At WorkPac, we recognise we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.