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Head of Tailings & Water

Job no: 498678
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Melbourne Group Office

MMG Limited is a global base metals company that has world-class upstream assets, a development pipeline, and a capable workforce. We’re committed to striving for best practice in safety, environmental protection, production standards and overall operational excellence.

Our Operational and Technical Excellence team based at our Melbourne Head Office is a key business support unit, that works closely and collaboratively with our assets. The team is focused on developing capability through the provision of operating excellence and advice to assets, focusing on optimising life-of-assets to extract maximum long-term value for all operations, as well as provide specific technical expertise as required across the group.

This role will be an opportunity to develop others through the provision of your skills and experience in the broader context of Tailings Facility management as you provide design, construct and operational advice on Tailings Storage Facilities (TSF) as well as supporting the assets with site water management, for both development projects and operating assets globally. Additionally, this role will provide a high degree of technical due diligence that supports project studies, independent reviews and M&A evaluation activities.

To be considered for this role, you’ll be degree qualified and hold considerable experience in the design and commissioning of Tailings Dams; engineering, construction, regulatory approval processes and monitoring. You’ll have experience in the scoping and commissioning of Capital projects, along with proven project management skills and an understanding of relevant environmental legislation.  Applicants with a background in base metals mining will be highly regarded. Whilst ideally the successful incumbent would be based in Melbourne, for the right candidate, the location of this role is flexible.

Explore this opportunity by submitting your CV online through this portal, MMG will not be accepting third party applications in this instance.

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As a company, we strive for the best in safety, environmental protection, production standards and overall operational excellence. We are an equal opportunity employer who values and respects diversity.  At MMG, we foster an inclusive culture and encourage applications from people of all cultural and diverse backgrounds.

MMG is committed to supporting employees with work life balance. All requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered in line with the position requirements.

Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised closing date and all applicants must apply directly to MMG to be considered. 

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Diversity at MMG

At MMG, our aim is to recruit diverse, talented people and to encourage them in their professional and personal development.

Our intent is to create a workplace that fosters diversity and inclusiveness, and supports our people with the systems, skills and behaviours required to live our values.

Our goal for diversity and inclusion is to create an environment where diversity and inclusion is utilised across the business to drive high performance and superior results.

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To engage and position the organisation as diverse and inclusive.

Students and graduates

MMG offers various pathways for graduates and undergraduates to join MMG and gain a range of experiences in the minerals and metals industry.

We typically have annual graduate and undergraduate intakes for the major regions in which we operate such as Australia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lao PDR and Peru.

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Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, MMG is a mid-tier, global producer of base metals including copper and zinc.

MMG is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx: 1208), and operates and develops copper, zinc and other base metals products across Australia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Peru.

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We typically offer summer vacation employment to undergraduate students.
Our Vacation Employment Program provides an opportunity to gain practical experience and obtain an internal view of possible career options as well as supporting local universities close to our mining operations.

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