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Program Lead

  • Supportive team culture with a focus on inclusion, safety and work life balance

  • An exciting strategic & project delivery role

  • Monday to Friday, Perth based role with frequent travel to site

About the Role

We are looking for a motivated and engaging Program Lead to lead a high-performance team of Project Leads and Engineers, critical to the success of Rio Tinto's Brockman 4 Operations. Working with established systems and processes, you will deliver a portfolio of sustaining capital projects that support our mining operations to produce iron ore in a safe and cost-effective manner. You will be based out of our head office located in Perth Central Park building, working Monday to Friday with site travel as required.

The scope of work you will be accountable for is challenging and diverse. Your demonstrated ability to engage, connect and positively influence key stakeholders at all organizational levels will play a critical part to the effectiveness in this role. You will be an inspiring role model and coach for positive behaviours, practices and processes, whilst providing leadership, development and support to a team of project professionals responsible for delivering a portfolio of projects from pre-feasibility study phase, through to implementation and closure of the project.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the allocation of project engineering, construction and vendor resources to support the implementation of the portfolio

  • Accountable for the program schedule, budget and risk register providing support to the Project Leads to identify project issues and develop appropriate solutions to maintain safe and efficient project progress

  • Engage frequently with key project stakeholders (internal and external), to ensure sufficient priority is given to these projects to maintain suitable delivery momentum

  • Prepare monthly progress reports and present at monthly SteerCo and study meetings

  • Develop the program business case in line with the business strategy for the region

  • Preparation and technical review of critical documents (funding papers, scope of work, noting papers, approvals applications)

  • Commitment to safety, wellness, environment, heritage and community

  • Supporting the improvement of the project delivery systems, processes and procedures ensuring that they are standardised and embedded across the team

  • Upskilling teams so they are accountable for their own processes and procedures and to seek capital efficiency throughout the delivery lifecycle

  • Work within a leadership team to share resources and prioritise projects, effectively delivering projects, minimising risk and maximising value to the business

  • Work closely with support teams in areas such as Project Controls, Contracts and Procurement and Health and Safety to safely execute projects to realise the benefit to our operations

  • A valued partner of our site operation and maintenance teams as you build close partnerships with the internal and external stakeholders to deliver focussed solutions

Skills and Experience

  • Committed to the Rio Tinto Values of Care, Courage and Curiosity

  • Full commitment to deliver projects with zero harm

  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to produce large, complex, cohesive reports with multiple inputs and ability to manage large budgets

  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy the challenges and reward this presents

  • Understand how to work within a matrix organisation

  • Solid experience working within project leadership roles and be confident in effectively leading, mentoring and coaching team members as well as interfacing with senior leaders

  • Multi discipline project management experience, with the ability to define and implement project improvement initiatives to maximise capital efficiency

  • Demonstrated complex problem-solving abilities to deliver solutions across an operation

  • A current manual WA Drivers Licence

Please be aware that proof of COVID-19 vaccination may apply in accordance with Public Health Orders, State Health Directions and/or site specific Health and Safety requirements.

Reference Number 7469J20221944

How to Apply

Click onto the 'Apply' button or for more information, please contact WorkPac Principal Consultant - Racquel Clibbens on (02) 4927 7795 or racquel.clibbens@workpac.com and quote the above reference number.

About WorkPac

WorkPac is Australia's leading, privately owned recruitment provider to the mining, construction, engineering, oil and gas and healthcare sectors. We are proud to partner with some of the country's leading companies to deliver rewarding career opportunities. Looking after our employees is important to us. Through our myrewards platform, we offer benefits from retail rewards through to financial, health cover, insurance, superannuation services and more.

At WorkPac, we recognise we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people.


Job title: Program Lead
Contract type: Full Time
Location: Perth
Industry: Construction & Architecture Project Management
Job expiry: 2022-09-28
Reference: 7469J20221944

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