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Specialist Engineer Structural

South32 - Wollongong, NSW

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This position will be based at the Illawarra Metallurgical Coal Office in Wollongong, with occasional travel to our Appin/Dendrobium/West Cliff Colliery operations which are in the southern coalfields of New South Wales, near the coastal city of Wollongong and approximately 75kms south and southwest of Sydney.

The opportunity

This is a permanent full-time position.

Reporting to the Superintendent Asset Management and Reliability the purpose of the role is to provide support for updating and maintaining structural engineering standards throughout IMC while supporting asset management and reliability engineering through providing structural engineering expertise.

Accountabilities -

  • Provide support to site through:
    • Developing, updating, and maintaining structural engineering standards across IMC with a goal of standardising as many structural engineering standards across IMC as practicable
    • Driving the compliance change management process from identification of change by site(s) through to closure of final actions
    • Reporting on progress of change management process to stakeholders via the Fortnightly Asset Management and Reliability Meeting
    • Sharing relevant learnings with the ROC and other mine sites to drive further improvements across IMC and South32

  • Support the execution of the major root cause analysis (RCA) process and actions to improve asset operating performance including:
    • Supporting the diagnosing focus areas in collaboration with asset management and reliability personnel
    • Providing technical input and expertise to analysis and summarising diagnostic activities linked to progressing major RCAs
    • Providing technical expertise during major RCA workshops; in some cases chairing the workshops
    • Providing technical expertise into the evaluation of the impact of RCA actions in driving benefits for site(s) to support other asset management and reliability personnel
    • Sharing relevant learnings with the ROC and other mine sites to drive further improvements across IMC and South32

  • Deliver service to mine sites in accordance with the Asset Management and Reliability Service Level Agreement (SLA); service levels being measured as outlined in the SLA
  • Provide technical expertise and support to site Asset Management and Reliability personnel to maximise benefits of service provided
  • Ensure unified application of structural engineering processes and practices across IMC
  • All other direction/s by the company provided it's safe, reasonable and lawful and in line with your skills, experience and qualifications.
  • Demonstrates all competencies and behaviours as outlined in the South32 Leadership Accountability Model

About you

Technical Skills

  • Asset Management expertise in resource industry
  • Ability to effectively communicate and influence across various levels of the business.


  • Operational exposure in heavy industry
  • Previous experience in asset management
  • Strong business acumen
  • Project Management
  • Risk management
  • FMEA processes
  • Management of change processes and procedures
  • Ability to understand and manipulate complex technical information and communicate to internal customers
  • Demonstrated deep knowledge and experience related to effective management of geographically dispersed teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute, influence and make decisions within multi-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to select, develop, coach and mentor employees resulting in improved engagement, diversity and organisational capability.


  • Bachelor of Engineering in relevant discipline.

What we offer you

  • Competitive salaries and bonus structures
  • Industry leading parental leave and family care policy
  • Education and career development
  • Participation in the Employee Share Plan

Our culture

At South32, our people are fundamental to our success. We're focused on creating an inclusive workplace, with the right people in the right roles, who are engaged, empowered and appropriately rewarded.

We aspire to be an inclusive organisation, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate.

South32 embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.

Applications for this job will close on Friday 30th April, 2021.