Senior Civil Superintendent - Residue

Alcoa Australia

Location: Kwinana Beach

Job Type: Full time


Shape Your World

At Alcoa, you will become an essential part of our purpose: to turn raw potential into real progress. The way we see it, every Alcoan is a work-shaper, team-shaper, idea-shaper, world-shaper.

As a leader within Alcoa, you can help fulfill our purpose and realise our vision to reinvent the aluminium industry. Be part of the team that is helping shape a better workplace with a better work-life balance and the equal opportunities that help everyone thrive. You have the power to shape things and individuals to make them better.

About the Role:

Join our residue team in the newly created position as a Senior Civil Superintendent for Residue, based at Kwinana.

In this position you will play a pivotal role in ensuring that the engineering design and operations of the residue area storage facilities, biox facility, and ponds align with Alcoa standards and statutory requirements.

Your responsibilities will extend to providing technical engineering input, managing safe contractor operations, and contributing to the Global Impoundment Standards for Tailing Management (GISTM).

Core Responsibilities includes:

  • Regular auditing, lead time analysis, and collaboration with the Environmental team are essential for sustainable engineering and contracting services, contributing significantly to the quality of dam design and residue management.

  • Be part of the WA Impoundments team, focusing on dam safety practices and risk mitigation.

  • Apply Alcoa Business System principles for effective resource utilization and continuous improvement.

  • Ensure critical governance and risk management associated with impoundment facilities.

  • Utilise your strong technical and people expertise to align behaviours across contracting groups, engineering functions, and civil construction teams.

  • Ensure short and long-term dam stability through compliance with Alcoa standards.

  • Prepare project scopes, manage embankment raise design, and contribute to long-term residue facilities planning.

  • Assist in civil engineering input for residue storage and water management plans.

  • Facilitate a consultative working environment within the engineering team, ensuring open communication and trust.

  • Manage forecasting, cost control processes, and optimize process operating conditions.

  • Contribute to EH&S objectives through active participation in reviews and dust management.

Embark on a rewarding career with Alcoa, where your expertise will contribute to the success and sustainability of our operations.

What’s on offer?

  • Career development opportunities to pursue your passion

  • Car allowance

  • Benefits allowance

  • Performance related bonus (variable)

  • 16 weeks paid parental leave scheme

  • Paid annual volunteer hours

  • Social and diversity focused engagement opportunities

What you can bring to the role:

To play a part in our ongoing success we are seeking someone with:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Geotechnical, or Mining Engineering, specialising in geotechnical engineering.

  • Experience of working in operational leadership roles within a tailings/residue environment.

  • Project engineering experience with a focus on EH&S.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a customer-focused mindset and an appreciation for engineering/contractor alliance relationships.

  • Excellent stakeholder management expertise with an ability to build trusted partnerships with third parties and internal SME groups.

Application Closing Date: Tuesday 12th December

Additional information

  • Interviews may progress prior to the closing date, although all applications will be considered.

  • You will only be contacted if you are shortlisted for an interview, this process can take up to four weeks from the closing date.


About the Location

Alcoa's Kwinana Refinery was the first of Alcoa’s three West Australian alumina refineries. Located within the Kwinana Industrial Area, south of Perth, the refinery implements a wide range of world-leading technology innovations that continuously improve production and environmental performance. By joining our team, you can shape the future of sustainability with world-changing innovations and low-carbon technologies. You have the power to shape things to make them better. Come shape your career with us!

We are values led, vision driven and united by our purpose of transforming raw potential into real progress.  Our commitments to Inclusion, Diversity & Equity include providing trusting workplaces that are safe, respectful and inclusive of all individuals, free from discrimination, bullying and harassment and that our workplaces reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate.   

This is a place where you are empowered to do your best work, be your authentic self, and feel a true sense of belonging. Come join us and shape your career! 

Your work. Your world. Shape them for the better.

You’ve got this!