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Job Title:  Engineer - Mechanical Projects (PMO)

Job Location: 

Carrapateena Mine, SA, AU, 5713

Job Description: 



Our Purpose is to bring people and resources together to build a better world.


About Carrapateena

Carrapateena is a large-scale, world class modern mine operated by world class people. This exciting role is now available, and we want the very best of the best on deck to lead the team and collectively deliver exceptional results.
At Carrapateena, we believe our greatest asset is our people and we are working hard to provide a wonderful mix of age, cultural and geographical backgrounds to further enrich our inclusive workplace culture. We truly value your ideas and encourage you to champion innovation and collaboration, we are here to unlock your value and offer opportunities that supercharge your career to go beyond what is possible.   

Your New Role


Location: Carrapateena, South Australia (60-minute flight from Adelaide / 30-minute flight from Port Augusta)
Roster:  8 days on; 6 days off or 4 days on 3 days off as required
Employment Type: Fixed Term – 2 Years
Pay & Benefits: Our employees are a valued stakeholder at OZ Minerals, we want to attract the very best talent to join our team. As such, what we offer is generous when compared to Australian mining industry pay and benefits. We are more than happy to share specifics later. 
Work Life Plans: We believe in empowering our people to make their own choices on how they can best achieve their work.  Employees working with OZ Minerals create a tailored individual work-life plan which is based on their ‘whole of life’ needs taking into consideration both role requirements and personal/family life – flexible working is real and is supported by our entire Executive Leadership Team. 

How You Will Create Impact


  • Deliver major capital projects on a brownfields operating mine site; this role is expected to be intimately involved in all stages of the project, from start to finish, including;
  • Working with the operations teams to manage day to day construction interfaces within an operating mine site
  • Manage and oversee contractor work forces to ensure project is being delivered to scope and quality requirements
  • Work with project manager/engineers to plan and support construction and commissioning activities
  • Coordinate handover of completed projects to the operations and maintenance teams.
  • Coordinate underground construction activity within an operating underground mine by regularly interfacing with the mining contractor and mining engineering teams.
  • Providing effective, directive leadership and supervision to a mechanical trade team
  • Ensure contractors working on site are compliant with site safety and equipment policies
  • Develop close working relationships with all on-site teams including mining, operations, engineering, maintenance and more. We are a small team, these relations are critical to project success. 
  • Provide quick initiative and decisive solutions; a key part of the project team’s role is to respond to the changing needs of an operational mine site. 

What We Value


  • Degree qualified in Mechanical engineering; other disciplines may be considered based on experience.
  • Experience in mine site construction/commissioning in a client side or EPCM role.
  • Experience in the mining sector with a background in any of the following: mineral process plants, materials handling, underground mining.
  • Experience with plant commissioning methods and use of commissioning/completions software is desirable.
  • Familiarity with project controls principles including scheduling and cost control.
  • Experience in multidiscipline engineering design is desirable. 
  • Experience with planning and scheduling plant shutdown activities is a bonus
  • High degree of computer literacy and skills, including interest in learning and developing systems to support project activities.
  • Working knowledge of Australian Standards and engineering standards.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; working with a variety of people such as trades, plant operators and management will be a daily necessity.
  • High level of honesty and integrity, a proactive approach to work and a high regard for team culture and team environment.
  • Excellent written and oral skills, including fluency in written and spoken English, both conversationally and technical reporting.
  • Ability to respond to changing priorities in a positive manner, with excellent time management skills.

Apply Now


Unlock your potential and help us challenge the status quo, while doing the best work of your life.

We want creative and passionate people on our team, who can go beyond what's possible to make lives better.

What we do is centered around creating shared value for our stakeholders. And how we do things is what makes us unique.

We know everyone's best work takes different shapes and forms, and we are committed to empowering and harnessing this difference. 

For us, development is continuous, learning is holistic, and How We Work Together is more than just a tagline.

If you think you can make a difference, please apply below.

Applications close in two weeks.

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