quinta-feira, 11 de novembro de 2010

Principal Mining Engineer - Atlantic Operations

Rio Tinto Alcan \ Montreal

Rio Tinto Alcan (RTA) is a global supplier of bauxite, alumina and primary aluminium. In October 2007, Rio Tinto acquired Alcan Inc. Bauxite and Alumina (B&A) is one the two of the key product groups within Rio Tinto Alcan and is accountable for RTA's worldwide activities related to bauxite mining and refining of smelter-grade alumina. The product group employs approximately 6,000 people (incl. Joint Venture employees, excl. contractors employees) and owns and/or operates four bauxite mines and deposits and five smelter-grade alumina plants across four countries.

Reporting into the General Manager Resource Development; the primary purpose of the Principal Mining Engineer - Atlantic Operations will be to provide and co-ordinate technical and operational support to the Atlantic region mines for and on behalf of RTA B&A. This support will be focused on maintaining and / or delivering the maximum value for RTA as JV members of these mines. The role will be effective by harnessing the resources, systems and practices of Rio Tinto and channelling them into the JVs formally via the Technical Committees and informally via engagement of the JV management and other JV shareholders. This work will be carried out in the context of providing technical solutions and support that take into account the longer term strategic development of the mine and the JV.

This exciting opportunity is a key role within the B&A team and will encompass a broad range of accountabilities and areas and is responsible for providing high quality representation of RTA at the JV Technical Committees and general operational advice to the JV operators, to B&A management and RTA Commercial. You will also provide technical support when required to the Business Development Group in order to allow them to evaluate new mine and refinery opportunities within the Atlantic region; and to the Commercial Group in order to allow them to evaluate new sales opportunities within the Atlantic region.

As a key leadership role within both an Operating site and a Corporate environment, the following is required:

· Senior leadership experience in a mining or mineral processing operations
· Experience in mine planning and justification for expenditure of capital projects in excess of US$5 million;
· Experience with the development and implementation of capital business plans;
· Demonstrated commercial insight, strategic thinking and business acumen; and
· Tertiary qualified in Engineering - Additional qualifications in Commerce, Finance or an MBA are highly desirable

The successful applicant will possess effective interpersonal & communication skills supported by proven team leadership, analytical and influencing skills. You will be a highly motivated individual with a strong technical aptitude in the field, ideally with significant exposure to mining operations and the mining industry in general. You must possess a high understanding of project management, project development and engineering work methodology. The ability to speak and write English is essential. Capability in French and or Portuguese languages (written and or spoken) is considered advantageous.

The role is based in the Rio Tinto office in Montreal.

In return, you will be rewarded with an attractive salary commensurate to your experience, superannuation on total package, along with standard Rio Tinto employee benefits. Working within a dynamic and friendly culture, in an operation renowned for its world class safety standards and high quality product, this, is an opportunity not to be missed!

Closing Date for Applications is 25th November 2010

Job Mining
Primary LocationCAN-QC-Montréal
Schedule Full-time

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