Research Program Director

Diverse Research Organisation, Lead innovation in the Mining Industry, Based on city outskirts.

Mining3 is a world-leading research organisation, directed by its global mining industry members to develop and deliver transformational technology to improve the productivity, sustainability, and safety of the mining industry.

Our world-class researchers and engineers develop tangible solutions to industry-identified challenges using both fundamental and applied research while leveraging our extensive history and acquired knowledge.

By bringing industry and research expertise together, we collaboratively accelerate the delivery of real-world solutions from our research, ensuring they are available to the market as rapidly and effectively as possible.

Primary purpose of position

This is an opportunity to actively work and provide technical expertise to research projects.

Reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the primary function of the Program Director (PD) is to provide strategic direction and develop, in conjunction with Mining3 members, long term research initiatives consistent with the vision and strategy of Mining3.

The PD will be responsible for the overall successful planning and execution of research projects within their program, including assessing and determining the direction and quality of the research, and provide input and engagement in its future commercial integration, when appropriate.

This position is located at Pinjarra Hills.

Key Accountabilities

The position description provides a detailed suite of accountabilities.  The role takes on three key areas of responsibility:

  • Technical Contribution.  This key accountability will expect high quality research and strategic direction in line with Mining3 research strategy, applying technology and innovation to advance the mining industry.
  • Engagement.  You will liaise with industry members and relevant external participants, as well as Project Leaders to build relationships and develop business.
  • Leadership.  Manage budgets and resources, providing scientific leadership, coaching and mentoring while part of the Mining3 management team.

The applicant

Applicants require postgraduate qualifications along with extensive experience in Engineering, in an area relevant to the operations of Mining3.  You should demonstrate a broad understanding (and experience) in mine site operations, with a proven track record in leading research that includes developing and leading strategy, developing innovative research programs, shaping organisational culture and driving high performance. 

Applicants must be able to demonstrate experience in effective strategic planning, time management skills and a proven ability to manage and motivate diverse teams, to focus on designing solutions to critical challenges and opportunities in the mining industry.  You should have developed strong work networks, and be able to demonstrate accomplished communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise and consult, prepare well written submissions and reports, negotiate complex issues, manage change and communicate with diverse groups.  

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

This is a full time, Brisbane based, fixed term 12-month appointment, with the possibility of extension. 

Interested!  If so, apply for this position by reviewing the Key Selection Criteria in the Position Description, and sending your resume and cover letter, outlining how your experience meets the duties, responsibilities and applicant qualities highlighted above and in the Position Description. 

COB Monday 6 July 2020.

Please note:  Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

09/06/2020 $0 Brisbane 1 Mining, Resources & Energy
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