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Project Lead- Tailings

Job no: 499859
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Rosebery Mine

We are MMG and we mine for progress.

At MMG, we mine to create wealth for our people, our communities and shareholders.

Working in partnership with our major shareholder – China Minmetals – our vision is to build the world’s most respected mining company.

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.

MMG Rosebery:

Rosebery is an underground polymetallic base metal mine located in the township of Rosebery in Tasmania, Australia and is 100% owned by MMG Limited.

With continuous production since 1936 Rosebery mine has current potential to extend life beyond 2028.  This underground mine has continually attracted and produced world class professionals. With a strong community focus and core values including safety and integrity, we are proud of our role in community development and our economic contribution to the local Tasmanian industry.

The operation continues to deliver excellent operational performance and employs over 500 employees and contractors who reside in the local region.

Project lead – Tailings

We have an exciting opportunity within the Rosebery Tailings Team for an enthusiastic and driven person who is looking to take the next step in their career.

Reporting to the Manager-Tailings Project, you 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.

This role is based on an 4/3, residential roster based in Rosebery

Competencies, qualifications and skills:

  • 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

Key responsibilities will include:

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.

What we offer

  • A safety-first culture
  • An attractive remuneration including an incentive scheme, accommodation and allowances.
  • A workplace that fosters diversity and inclusiveness, and supports our people with the systems, skills and behaviours required to live our values.
  • Relocation support where required to the point of hire

As a company, MMG strives for the best in safety, environmental protection, production standards and overall operational excellence. We are an equal opportunity employer who values and respects diversity. We recognise the unique value your contribution makes to the progress of our company and the communities in which we operate.

To know more about MMG please visit our webpage

If you share our values and feel that you could make a meaningful difference in this role, please apply online before the application closing date. 



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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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