Project Manager - Lithium Mining Project

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Job Description

General Requirements

The Project Manager reports to the Project Integration Manager and is responsible for planning, tracking, reporting, monitoring, and task assigning and self-performance of Mine project activities assuring that the overall project study requirements are met in accordance with the Albemarle project study framework and with an overriding commitment to health, safety, environment responsibility and sustainable development.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage the development of the project to ensure safe delivery, and to the approved quality, schedule, cost and business case targets.
  • Drives implementation of project study strategies, methodologies, systems, and execution plans, including risk and quality management plans generating actions to mitigate impacts
  • Formulate a project study deliverables plan
  • Assign required internal and external resources to the study plan
  • Management of project resources through the study cycle, coordination, and administration, utilizing the Albemarle standards specific to the phase of the project
  • Conduct regular performance reviews and assessments to track progress to plan and provide accurate progress updates to Albemarle Management, in specific earnt value of work completed and forecasted, forecasted future financial outflows for financial year planning
  • Compile regular (monthly, quarterly, yearly) progress reports and portfolio updates as may be required by the Albemarle project management office and finance department
  • Set in place the formulation of the key building blocks of a project study in accordance with the specific study phase criteria contained in the Albemarle APP to support an investment case.
  • Drive integration and coordination of other functional inputs required for the development of the project, collaborating and establishing an effective cross functional team.

The key items specifically of focus for the project manager to assemble, coordinate or create include:

  • The Opportunity/Problem Statement
  • The alternatives considered to produce an investment case
  • The technical solutions or technologies available in support of the proposed alternatives
  • Business risk assessment of the alternatives and project scope
  • Defining the ultimate project scope
  • Project Approval/governance approach
  • Project execution strategy and plan (including Engineering, Construction & Commissioning Strategies)
  • Project time and cost estimates
  • Project risk assessments for each phase, and outcomes ranging, and
  • Financial modeling and investment case compilation
  • Coordinate the study outputs and document in the format of a study report and recommendations,
  • Manage the process of internal and external reviews of the project study report, project peer reviews and risk reviews
  • Provide project leadership to deliver sustainable outcomes whilst achieving project delivery on "time" on "budget" on "scope"
  • Ensure conformance with the Albemarle Code of Conduct and relevant statutory obligations;
  • Candidate will be a high energy, collaborative individual who aspires to find creative ways to solve problems, answer questions, and improve processes.

Main Requirements:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Civil/Mechanical degree)
  • Post Grad Project Management Studies
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in the mining industry
  • Experience leading major projects (mining industry)
  • Must be able to travel as needed to support project activities
  • Ability to work with wide organization levels of engineering, construction and plant personnel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of contracting and contracting strategies (EPC/EPCM Models)
  • Knowledge of approval for work permits and process
  • Ability to develop and drive multi criteria assessments and framework to select the preferred option
  • Familiar with technical engineering and construction documents
  • Ability to supervise multi-disciplined teams
  • Ability to drive collaboration in cross functional teams
  • Knowledge of project controls and cost forecasting
  • Ability to prepare and analyze critical path schedules
  • Understanding of engineering and construction productivity measurement
  • Basic estimating skills and knowledge of engineering and construction cost structure
  • Ability to drive project definition and secure team alignment, and
  • Knowledge of construction safety requirements and measurement

Nice to have:

  • Familiar with equipment (kilns, scrubbers, centrifuges, filter presses, pumps, pressure vessels, tanks, heat exchangers, mixers, conveyors, dryers) used in the chemical processing industry
  • Familiar with applicable codes, requirements, standards, etc., for European regulations
  • Basic knowledge of materials management, procurement, receiving, warehousing, etc.
  • Basic knowledge of engineering document control, and
  • Experience with SAP Project Module and other basic SAP transactions.

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published: 19 October 2022     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.