Capital Program Managers (Kwinana & Wagerup)


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Alcoa is a global industry leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminum products. Our Company is built on a foundation of strong values and operating excellence dating back nearly 130 years to the world-changing discovery that made aluminum an affordable and vital part of modern life. Since developing the aluminum industry, and throughout our history, our talented Alcoans have followed on with breakthrough innovations and best practices that have led to efficiency, safety, sustainability and stronger communities wherever we operate. This kind of operating excellence takes a special kind of team, made up of special people. One of them could be you.

About the opportunity

We are seeking experienced engineering professionals to join Alcoa as Capital Program Managers to provide technical direction and leadership for the Kwinana and Wagerup Alumina Refinery capital program.

The Capital Program Manager (CPM) will lead a team of engineering professionals in providing the safe and successful delivery of engineering projects and services. This position is accountable for the Capital Program delivery and includes Capital Budget planning, project Front End Loading (FEL) development, capital expenditure approvals, project planning, and execution, project contracting strategies, project contractor safety management (through the Contractor and Maintenance Services Manager), project implementation, dry commissioning and project closure.

For the right candidate, flexible work arrangements would be considered for this role. Please let us know when you apply if this is something you are seeking.

As a nationally recognised employer of choice for gender equity and advocate for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex inclusion, Alcoa encourages applications from women, people of diverse backgrounds and those with different skills and life experiences.

About you

Our values – act with integrity, operate with excellence, care for people – are at the foundation of everything we do. To be successful in this role and to play a part in our ongoing success you will need to build strong and effective relationships with the Refinery leadership team, Engineering Service Providers’ leadership and other key stakeholders involved in project delivery to ensure that the customers’ requirements are anticipated and achieved. Along with this will be ensuring the project governance and reporting integrity is maintained to support successful project implementation.

You will have extensive experience in an engineering field along with project management and delivery experience, Capital Program or Portfolio management experience would be valuable for this role. Ideally you will have wide-ranging experience in the alumina or heavy industry.

Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills coupled to previous engineering management or supervisory experience is required, along with business and customer focus perspective and an appreciation of engineering alliance type relationships.

An Engineering Degree (Mechanical / Electrical / Structural / Civil) is required, Post Graduate Business or project management studies would be highly regarded.

About where you will work

Kwinana Alumina Refinery is located 40 kilometres south of Perth in the Kwinana Industrial Area. It is a major employer in the area with approximately 870 employees. An estimated 55 per cent of employees live in the neighbouring communities of Kwinana, Cockburn and Rockingham.

Wagerup Alumina Refinery is located on the border of Western Australia’s Peel and South West regions, 130 kilometres south of Perth, four kilometres north of Yarloop and 13 kilometres south of Waroona. Wagerup refinery employs approximately 620 people and of those, around 30 per cent live in the local shires of Waroona and Harvey.

Applications close

Friday 19th October 2018

About Alcoa in Australia?

Alcoa employs approximately 4,300 people in Western Australia (WA) and Victoria; most of our employees live regionally and our head office is in the Perth suburb of Booragoon.

Alcoa has been named an employer of choice for 16 consecutive years by the Federal Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), and Alcoa of Australia’s Chairman and Managing Director Michael Parker is a WGEA Pay Equity Ambassador.

Alcoa is an active and supportive partner in the community. The company sponsors ideas and opportunities important to local people such as addressing mental health, inspiring youth, promoting environmental education and highlighting health and safety.

Alcoa has been contributing economically and socially in Western Australia and Victoria for more than 50 years. More than 75 per cent of Alcoa of Australia’s total annual revenue stays in Australia through wages, local purchasing, taxes, royalties, capital investment and dividends to Australian shareholders.

Additional information

It is Alcoa's policy that all employees must advise their immediate supervisor or manager of their application prior to applying.

You will only be contacted if you are shortlisted for an interview, this process can take up to four weeks from the closing date.

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