Group Project Director - Mine Expansion

Location:Sydney
Job Type:Contract/Temp

Site: Group

Group Project Director – Mine Expansion


  • Modern offices in a convenient Sydney city location
  • Regular travel to our Cowal Gold Operation in NSW
  • Highly competitive remuneration on offer
  • Fixed term contract

The Role
We are currently looking for a Project Director to run our Cowal Underground Mine Expansion Project. This project will see the management and delivery of 2 projects;


a) The creation and ramp up of a new underground mine, plant modification and infrastructure taking the site from open pit operations to open pit and underground. The project is currently in a combined Pre-Feasibility/Feasibility Stage and execution expected in Q3FY20, and;
b) The management of a Satellite Pit Project that is currently in the beginning of Prefeasibility Stage

This role is offered on a fixed term contract basis with the likelihood being for a term of two years with the option of moving into a staff position based on performance and company position.


Reporting to the Group General Manager – Transformation & Effectiveness, you will have overall responsibility for project strategy, study management and delivery, project reporting, budget management as well as keeping ahead on potential risks, schedule, costs and quality expectations. You will also report frequently to the Company Executive Team, Project Steering Committee (COO, CFO, VP Business Development/Geology) and the GM Cowal.

What you’ll bring
We require a leader that is proven in leading mining projects above $300M CAPEX, agile, dynamic and able to build business case options for the Leadership Team and Board and then execute these in a way that exceeds expectations (safety, cost, schedule, risk, production and scope management). You will be able to lead with vision and translate this to multiple stakeholders and levels in to on ground project delivery.


You will have proven experience delivering large scale mining projects from the owners side perspective and have worked across Greenfield and Brownfield project environments with a CAPEX value of >$300M. You will also have proven experience completing studies and projects through to practical completion and commissioning in an operational environment and have experience in business case formation, scheduling and project cost estimation/project controls management experience. You will have a tertiary qualification in Mining, Metallurgy. Engineering, Construction or Project Management from a Recognised University.


Our values of Safety, Excellence, Accountability and Respect guide how we act each and every day, they are the basis of our company culture. You will demonstrate your ‘safety first’ mindset and how you strive for excellence and take pride in your work. You will strive to improve, be bold in your thinking and be accountable for your work and ‘own it’. Working in a collaborative team you will be open to feedback, respect other’s opinions and challenge constructively to build trust and create an inclusive environment where everyone can do their best work.

What we offer
We want your time at Evolution to be a highlight of your career. We will dare you to think differently, act like an owner and live our values of safety, accountability, excellence and respect.
We take pride in looking after our people and are passionate about personal development. We will help you build on your strengths, appreciate your diversity, provide opportunities for your development and challenge you to be your best. We will make sure you are clear on your accountabilities and have the right resources, systems and tools to achieve and succeed in your role.

As a growth focused business, we recognise our people’s efforts and reward the outcomes they deliver, as well as how they delivered them. We offer competitive salaries and bonus structures and have for the past four years invited our people to share in our success through an employee share scheme.

The safety, health and wellbeing of our people is really important to us and we are proud to be globally recognised leaders in sustainability. We recognise work-life integration and offer flexible working arrangements, subsidised private health insurance and a range of health and wellbeing options providing a stimulating and inclusive work environment.

The Cowal Gold Operation
The Cowal Gold Operations (CGO) is the largest asset in Evolution Mining’s current portfolio and is undergoing an exciting period of growth including the expansion of our large open pit operation, the development of new underground assets, upgrading of the mineral processing asset, and expanding other site infrastructure to support this growth. CGO has a very exciting future with a long life of mine expected, creating fantastic employment and career opportunities.
The mine site is located approximately 40kms north of the township of West Wyalong and 450km west of Sydney. It is centrally located amongst a number of large regional towns and facilities.

About Evolution
It’s all in the name… we’ve evolved from a small company in 2011 into a globally relevant gold mining business with a reputation of delivering value for all stakeholders. Our diversified portfolio combining production and growth has made it become the third largest ASX listed gold miner.


We own and operate five gold operations across Australia, three are in Queensland, one in New South Wales and one in Western Australia. We are proud of our sustainability efforts with a focus to deliver long-term stakeholder value through safe, low-cost gold production in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.
Underpinning it all, is our Australian story and spirit.