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Lead Water Management

Job no: 499446
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Melbourne Group Office

Lead Water Management


At MMG we mine for progress through the development of our people and partnering with local communities to drive economic growth and the value we deliver to our shareholders. We work in complex jurisdictions and across diverse cultures and communities, and vastly differing experiences with resource development. A long-term outlook, our pride in mining, our commitment to international standards and our respect for people, land and culture underpin our success.


With the world taking steps towards a transition to a low carbon economy, MMG is focused on the critical materials required to help make this change. As we look ahead, our portfolio and focus places us in a strong position to drive future growth for our business. This is an opportunity for you to be a part of this exciting future and become our next generation of business miner.

Our people are as diverse as our assets, and the work is varied. Based from our Melbourne Head Office, you will partner with colleagues from Peru, Africa, China, Laos and Australia, to gather information and provide best practice advice and governance to align the assets to MMG’s strategy. We recognise and respect the unique value and perspectives each person contributes to our safety, production and operational excellence outcomes.

The Lead Water Management role contributes to our Operational and Technical Excellence (OTE) team and is a key business support unit that works closely and collaboratively with our global assets. The team is focused on developing capability, focusing on optimising life-of-assets to extract maximum long-term value, as well as provide specific technical expertise as required.

The Lead Water Management is an opportunity to provide global technical leadership, expertise and oversight covering all aspects of the management of water within MMG. This includes ground and surface water, water quality and sustainability. The role will involve assisting strategic planning, corporate KPI setting, projects, M&A, performance monitoring; and supporting MMG operations with compliance to technical standards and delivering the business strategy and plan.

The Lead Water Management will advise on the delivery of key plans and missions to achieve MMG’s strategy and business goals:

  • Overseeing all hydrogeology and hydrology modelling, infrastructure development, management and studies for MMG.
  • Provide expert recommendations to the business for mine water risk mitigation, modelling and compliance with all regulatory and HSEC requirements.
  • Provide technical input into water related issues for development projects, closure planning and Mergers and Acquisitions.
  • Ensure all operating sites have up-to-date Surface and Groundwater Management Systems for current and future mine life.
  • Provide technical advice to the CP on any water related modifying factors that may be material to MROR reporting.
  • Oversee development of catchment wide water balance models and water quality for MMG.
  • Work with the OTE team to develop assurance programs so that MMG’s commitments to bodies such as the ICMM and other requirements are met.
  • Engage with relevant industry leaders and groups to develop MMG’s water strategy and external reporting practices.
  • Lead the development of MMG’s water component of our Sustainability Framework.
  • Assist in identifying and managing water related risks associated with climate change.

At MMG, we invest in our people. We offer:

  • Competitive salary packages and incentive plans
  • Varied work that provides broad, global experience and exposure
  • Opportunity for global secondments and projects
  • A values-driven and collaborative work environment, bringing diverse people together
  • Hybrid working arrangements to allow you to maintain the flexibility that you value
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave AND up to 12 months superannuation contributions for eligible employees
  • Health and Wellbeing programs including contribution toward a gym of your choice

We mine to build wealth through the development of our people; the investments we make in local communities; and the value we deliver to our shareholders. At MMG, we mine for progress.

The location of the Lead Water Manager is subject to agreement by MMG and the successful candidate. Travel to site will be required.

We invite you to explore this opportunity and grow with MMG. Please note, screening and interviews may take place prior to the advertised closing date. MMG will not be accepting third party applications at this time.

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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.

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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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