Applications for this job have closed. Try searching for similar jobs.

Engineer Civil


Location: Collie

Job Type: Full time


  • Career opportunity
  • Be part of a great culture
  • Work life balance

South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America.

We are also the owner of a high-grade zinc, lead and silver development option in North America and have several partnerships with junior explorers with a focus on base metals.

Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come.

We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources.

Worsley Alumina is one of the largest and lowest-cost bauxite mining and alumina refining operations in the world. Worsley manages a bauxite mine, alumina refinery and port operations in Western Australia’s South West.



This role will be based at our Worsley Alumina Refinery which is a short drive from Collie (15 minutes), Bunbury (35 minutes – bus available from Bunbury location only) and other nearby scenic communities.

As there is no accommodation on site, you will be required to drive in, drive out on a daily basis. Employees ideally live within an hour’s drive of Collie.

The Opportunity

This is a permanent full-time position.

To maintain the integrity of the Worsley Alumina Blueprint by providing specialised geotechnical and civil engineering technical expertise to the Operation and managing modifications and project tasks in accordance with relevant processes, standards and performance targets for HSEC, quality and cost for tailings storage facilities (Bauxite Residue Disposal Areas – BRDA) and dams.

Accountabilities –

  • Provide civil engineering expertise and consultative support for the Operation and ensure:
  • Review and action of engineering change management requests associated with modifications and projects
  • Provision of relevant technical knowledge and input for the development of projects
  • Ensure compliance to relevant processes and standards, statutory legislation, Material Risk Controls, and Industry, Australian or Government Standards.
  • Ensure compliance to relevant processes and standards, statutory legislation, Material Risk Controls, and Industry, Australian or Government Standards.
  • Participating in risk assessments and investigations into safety incidents
  • Promote discipline in engineering work, ensure quality of completed tasks and enhance technical knowledge of team members and other Engineering employees in regard to the civil discipline.

About you

  • Degree in Civil Engineering, Masters in geotechnical, soil mechanics or tailings related discipline
  • Eligible for Chartered Membership of Engineers Australia
  • Technical competencies:
  • Tailings storage facilities and dams design and construction
  • Tailings storage facilities operation
  • Tailings storage facilities and dams risk management
  • The ability to build relationships and work collaboratively to deliver great outcomes
  • Ideally, 10+ years experience predominantly in a technical capacity in a civil engineering field directly related to tailings storage facilities and dams in minerals processing or mining operations

Our Benefits

As part of the Worsley Alumina team, you will enjoy:

  • Competitive salaries including Short-Term Incentive Bonus
  • Additional employer superannuation contributions which depend on the level of employee contributions you choose.
  • Participation in the Employee Share Plan
  • Industry leading parental leave and family care policy
  • Company supported volunteering leave and opportunities across communities in the South-West
  • Novated lease and salary sacrifice options
  • Exclusive employee discounts including health insurance, technology and travel.

Our Culture

At Worsley Alumina, our people are key to unlocking the potential of our operation and becoming the world’s leading Alumina producer.

If you value and care for your colleagues and families, enjoy a culture of trust and togetherness and have a desire for excellence to safely produce the products of the future, then we would love to hear from you.

As an employee, you can help shape the future of our operation through our:

  • Worsley Workforce Committee directly improving our employee experience
  • Worsley Inclusion Network leading change initiatives across Worsley Alumina to increase Inclusion and Diversity in our workplace
  • Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group working closely with our First Nations employees and community members to increase First Nations representation across Worsley Alumina.

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

This advert closes on 1st June 2023.