Decline Development Superintendent

Rio Tinto
Feb. 11, 2019, 7:54 a.m.
Feb. 18, 2019, 1:32 p.m.

The Opportunity

We are looking for a Superintendent Decline Development to join our Mining Department on the Conveyor to Surface Decline project based at the Oyu Tolgoi mine working either a 4 weeks on / 2 weeks off rotation, or residential roster of 5 days on / 2 days off or 10 days on, 4 days off from Ulaanbaatar.

The Conveyor Decline scope of work is a critical component of the Underground Mine that will provide the primary infrastructure for the transportation of copper and gold ore from 1,300m below the surface to the Concentrator via a series of conveyors and material transfer points.  These twin declines consist of 16.6km of tunnels and large chambers that will be excavated using high speed drill & blast methods by an international mining / tunnelling contractor. 

What the role entails

The Superintendent Declines Development will play a pivotal role managing the Contractor’s performance to ensure the highest standards of safety, quality and productivity are complied with to deliver this key infrastructure to Oyu Tolgoi.  Reporting to the Manager Decline Development, you will be:

Driving the Contractor’s safety culture to ensure work undertaken complies with safety legislation and Oyu Tolgoi’s HSE standards and protocols

Leading and managing the Contractor in accordance with Oyu Tolgoi’s values of respect, integrity, teamwork, and accountability

Managing the Contractors performance against the Contract in the areas of quality compliance, schedule performance, and cost management

Evaluating the Contractor’s plans and methodologies applying risk management principles to maximise productivity and reduce critical path milestones

Supporting the contractual and commercial processes including progress payments, claims, variations and project controls activities.

Displaying visible leadership developing and coaching the National workforce to the highest Health, Safety and Environment standards and underground mining practices

Acting as the Area Manager and Company Representative when the Area Manager Decline Development is off site

What you will need for this role

To succeed in this role, you will have: 

A strong focus on safety supported with visible leadership and coaching capabilities;

10+ years’ experience with underground mining projects including development and construction;

Displayed experience managing contractors for underground development projects.

It would also be beneficial if you;

Are eligible for, or currently hold a Mine Managers Certificate of Competency (First Class etc.)

Have a degree in Engineering, Mining or mining related

Experience working and living in developing countries with strong cultural awareness

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