Superintendent Projects & Governance


Location: Wollongong

Job Type: Full time



South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. 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.


Illawarra Metallurgical Coal produces premium-quality, hard coking coal for steelmaking, which is transported within Australia and around the world. We operate two underground metallurgical coal mines, two preparation plants and a logistics chain.


  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Annual short-term incentive bonus that recognizes both your individual performance and the overall success of the business.
  • 26 weeks full-paid, or 52 weeks half-paid parental leave for primary carers
  • The opportunity to become a shareholder of South32 through our share plans.


This is a permanent full-time position based at the Regional Operations Centre, Port Kembla Coal Terminal in Wollongong, NSW.

Reporting to the Manager Engineering & PMO, you will lead and manage the IMC Project Management Office (PMO). You will be responsible for progressing project studies to well defined maturity up to the execution stage, conducting assurance and governance processes across the IMC business.

Other key responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Lead, coach and mentor Projects and Governance team members to ensure delivery against performance targets.
  • Manage project studies and deliver practical execution strategies for underground mining operations and surface infrastructure across IMC.
  • Single point accountability for the IMC project management system and the capital portfolio management across IMC.
  • Carryout assurance on capital projects to enable effective decision making in the IMC Investment Committee.


You will have experience and demonstrate capability in the following:

  • Proven management skills in heavy industry, preferably underground coal
  • Enjoy identifying ways to support the team meet their objectives
  • End to end project management skills, including knowledge in embedding cost and schedule control plans
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute, influence and make decisions within multi-functional teams and across all levels
  • Very strong communication and consultative skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively

Qualifications for this position are:

  • Tertiary qualification in engineering, project management or relevant discipline


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 encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

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.

This job advert will close on Friday 29th September 2023.

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