Manager - Processing

Evolution Mining

Location: West Wyalong

Job Type: Full time


Evolution Mining Limited

About us

Evolution Mining has evolved from a small company into a globally relevant gold mining business with a reputation of delivering value for all stakeholders. Our overriding priority is safety. We dare our people to think differently, we act like owners, and we live our values of safety, accountability, excellence, and respect. We want people’s time at Evolution to be a highlight of their career, forging a company that’s known for sustainable excellence, and attracting the best talent, not only to Evolution, but also to our industry.

Our Cowal Gold Operation is a cornerstone asset located near West Wyalong in central NSW with a leadership team that continually focus on embedding a values driven culture aligned with our company vision to create a premier, global gold company.

A major milestone was achieved at Cowal in 2021 with Board and regulatory approvals received for the development of the Cowal Underground Mine. The development of the Cowal Underground Mine is part of the site goal to produce 350,000 ounces of low-cost gold a year and extend its mine life out beyond 17 years, providing significant economic benefits within the region. The planned capital investment is A$380 million. A concurrent Feasibility Study is also underway, looking to continue open pit mining for a further 10 years, creating a strong Life of Mine inclusive of both open pit and underground mining.

About the role

We have a current opportunity for a Processing Manager in our high-performing Mining Operations team, responsible for ensuring the effective, safe, and sustainable leadership of our processing plant and tailings storage and associated team. You will be responsible for safely driving performance and implementing best practice initiatives and programs to support the site business plan and long-term strategy.

This is a high profile, senior leadership running a substantial gold processing plant and team. Reporting to our Operations Manager and leading your team across production, metallurgy, and tailings storage, this is a key role in ensuring our annual gold production targets are achieved safely and within operating budget.

The role has a breadth of responsibility across all processing activities, both operational and technical, with particular focus on short and long-term planning; compliance with environmental procedures and standards; budget development and management (OPEX and CAPEX); leadership of any optimisation and upgrade/expansion projects.

Safety is paramount in all we do, and you will lead a ‘Safety First’ approach, ensuring regular inspections and health and safety global best practise and culture is implemented, driving initiatives that safely improve and optimise production.

As a values lead organisation, it is expected you will set clear accountability in accordance with our values of Safety, Excellent, Accountability and Respect, coaching and developing the team to ensure high-performance throughout, providing a culture of accountability and support to help the team realise their career potential.

It us expected you will collaborate with Group SMEs on initiatives where required, participating in Evolution Communities of Practice to share knowledge and experience with other sites.

About you

To succeed in this role, you will be a seasoned and experienced Processing operations professional, skilled in working with people, relating, and networking along with having an ability to persuade and influence whilst adhering to our principles and values. Ideally you will have experience working in cross cultural environments with a track record in delivering results and meeting customer expectations.

Within the role, you will be exposed to almost all parts of our Cowal Gold Operation and be a key member of the site leadership team. It is expected you will have 10 years relevant industry experience supported with a Tertiary qualification in metallurgy or minerals processing and experience of managing teams, budgets, and cost effectively. To succeed in the role, you will have:

  • A leadership approach that demonstrates behaviours aligned with the Evolution Mining values (Safety, Excellence, Accountability, Respect), models inclusive leadership with a continuous improvement mindset, challenges existing practices, drives positive cultural and performance change focused on identifying cost saving / productivity / safety improvements through direct engagement with our people.
  • The ability to safely drive performance in an operational environment.
  • A working knowledge of environmental and site safety best practice including Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act and Regulations.
  • Proven experience of delivering operational efficiency, driving accurate and reliable processing interpretations/decisions, and implementing best practice in both technical and operational areas.
  • High level communication skills, able to effectively communicate complex process ideas to non-metallurgical experts at all levels with a natural ability to build relationships across functions and operations.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, this is a significant leadership opportunity offering competitive remuneration and a comprehensive range of benefits and the opportunity to impact meaningful, positive change whilst developing your technical and management skills, learning and engaging with stakeholders across a breadth of mining operations.

Closing date: 12 February 2023.

This is a significant opportunity to further your professional development at senior managerial and technical level with an attractive remuneration package including incentive and development programs.

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We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to providing safe and inclusive work environments which allow our employees to be themselves. We support our employees' work-life integration and provide a stimulating environment to foster development and career growth. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

As part of the application process, Evolution will be collecting your personal information to assess your suitability for the role.

Lead the effective, safe, and sustainable operations of our processing plant, tailings storage and team.

Significant leadership opportunity offering competitive remuneration and a comprehensive range of benefits as part of high-performing Cowal gold operation.

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