Senior Advisor - Mine Closure Planning

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Job Reference 1192186

Location Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Industry Process - Mining & Metals

Function Health, Safety & Environmental

Job Type Contract

Date Added August 2, 2023

Our client seeks a Senior Advisor - Mine Closure Planning for a Perth based role, initially a 6 – 12 month tenure
About the role
  • Provide subject matter expert advice for Closure Studies for Iron Ore assets
  • Develop detailed site closure plans to meet the client and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure business compliance with internal and external standards for mine closure
  • Utilise your strong technical skill base to develop closure strategies for complex landforms, giving full consideration to landscape scale closure design and the relationship with mineral waste and surface water management
  • Provide advice to a range of internal stakeholders on rehabilitation & closure issues
  • Leverage your strong stakeholder engagement skills to ensure closure planning requirements are considered in all aspects of mine design and operation
  • Deliver strategic work for the business, including the development of new processes required to support the transition of assets to closure
  • Work with internal stakeholders to support the identification of progressive rehabilitation opportunities across the 5-year horizon
  • Engage with stakeholders on mine closure and develop appropriate engagement material / tools to support this engagement
  • Be involved in business improvement and governance initiatives

About you
  • 10+ years' experience in mining, rehabilitation and/or related area
  • Degree in Environmental Science, Geology, Engineering or related field 
  • Demonstrated experience in mine closure planning 
  • Strong communication skills and extensive stakeholder engagement experience 
  • Strong understanding of regulatory requirements related to mine closure in Western Australia
  • Demonstrated experience in mine closure planning
  • A strong understanding of landform design principles and their relationship to mineral waste characteristics and surface water management
  • The ability to develop new processes and be comfortable navigating uncertainty and complex issues
  • An ability to partner well and work effectively as part of a broader team
  • Project and/or contractor management experience
An understanding of closure cost estimation processes

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