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Superintendent – Tailings & Water Projects

Job no: 498532
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Rosebery Mine

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

Working in partnership with our major shareholder – China Minmetals – our objective is to be valued as one of the world’s top mid-tier miners and, in the longer term, as one of the world’s top miners.

We are guided by our Code of Conduct and our values of thinking safety first, respecting each other, working together, doing what we say and wanting to be better.

We operate and develop copper, zinc and other base metals projects across Australia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Peru.

Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, we are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and Australian Securities Exchange.

A long-term outlook, our pride in mining, our commitment to shared international standards and our respect for people, land and culture underpins our success.

Rosebery is approximately 300 kilometres north-west of Hobart and 125 kilometres south of Burnie. Rosebery is 100% owned by MMG Limited and has been operating continually for over 80 years, with operations starting in 1936. The operation employs around 430 employees and contractors on a local residential basis.

We are MMG and we mine for progress.

The role:

Superintendent – Tailings & Water Projects

Reporting to the Manager Surface Operations, this role will be responsible for effectively planning and managing significant site-based water and tailings projects with the objectives of safety, environmental compliance, cost effectiveness, and timely completion.

Key Accountabilities

Provide Rosebery mines with functional expertise in study management of tailings storage facilities (TSF) and water dams design and operational review to:

  • Direct all TSF and surface water studies and projects from concept through to implementation readiness.
  • Provide technical support and review throughout implementation and operation.
  • Develop and implement systems that measure and manage TSF capacities and filling rates.
  • Develop strategies for future capacity requirements in line with the MMG LoA (Life of Asset) process.
  • Drive the development of projects relating to existing tailings storage facilities
  • Work with key stakeholders to develop strategies to improve and optimise site water usage and treatment activities, including maintenance of the site water balance model. 
  • Accountable for all contractor engagement and management in relation to agreed TSF project development.
  • Fulfil requirements of the control owner for risk “TSF capacity Restriction”.
  • Be the main point of contact with any project partners, consultants, contractors.
  • Progress feasibility studies, cost-benefit analyses, impact assessments and project business cases.
  • Compile and maintain project documentation.
  • Develop cost and schedule estimates, update cost and schedule forecasts regularly explaining any variance and manage actuals to budget.


  • Tertiary qualification in a mechanical or civil engineering, and/or relevant TSF technical qualifications.
  • Manual driver’s license for light vehicles
  • Project Management Qualification (AIPM certification) - Desirable
  • First aid certificate – Desirable


To be successful in the position we ideally require;

  • Safety Leadership and good knowledge of safety and environmental practices and regulations.
  • Experience and a sound understanding of current civil engineering technologies, including design, modelling and construction.
  • Experience in TSF and / or mining related water construction projects highly desirable
  • Proven experience in dams and geotechnical design and the delivery of projects, from small to major complex projects.
  • Understanding and application of ANCOLD guidelines.
  • Excellent people skills and strong leadership capabilities to enable successful management of varied stakeholders and demonstrated experience in management of teams as well as contractors to deliver studies on time and on budget.
  • Significant experience in project evaluation and proven experience in developing methodologies and providing technical input to proposals.
  • Excellent project management skills including project planning and development of precise scope, budgets and schedules & the ability to manage conflicting priorities
  • Capital budget planning, budgeting and cost reporting.
  • Change management and continuous improvement.

What we offer

  • A safety-first culture
  • A workplace that fosters diversity and inclusiveness, and supports our people with the systems, skills and behaviours required to live our values.
  • Opportunity to work with diverse, talented people that are encouraged and supported in their professional and personal development
  • Relocation support where required to the point of hire

For more information on MMG’s Rosebery operation please click on this link

To know more about MMG please visit our webpage

MMG is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from those who identify as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Advertised: Tasmania Daylight Time
Applications close: Tasmania Standard 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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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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