Strategic Program Lead

Curtin University of Technology
July 21, 2024
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About the WA School of Mines: Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering (WASM:MECE)

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023, Curtin University ranked 1st in Australia and 2nd in the world for Mineral and Mining Engineering. We have an exciting and unique opportunity for an experienced Strategic Program Lead to join our world class Teaching & Research team in the WA School of Mines: Minerals, Energy & Chemical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering team, operating from Curtin's campus preferably in the historic mining town of Kalgoorlie. Kalgoorlie lies on the traditional lands of the Wangkatja group of peoples and was established in 1893 during the WA gold rushes. Today the Gold industry operations within WA are predominantly located around Kalgoorlie. Nestled 600 kilometres east of Perth in the heart of the Goldfields-Esperance region, the dynamic city of Kalgoorlie offers a tapestry of rich heritage, breathtaking outback landscapes, diverse recreational opportunities, and a thriving arts and culture scene.

Metallurgical Engineering at Curtin's Western Australia School of Mines is a thriving discipline delivering teaching and research spanning the gamut of extractive metallurgical processes across a wide range of commodities. The successful candidate will have the required qualifications and practical experience to be Curtin University's representation in the international Amira Global (Amira) P420 collaboration partnership and lead the Curtin team to deliver the commitments under this partnership.

Your New Role

As the Strategic Program Lead, you will be responsible for managing a flagship project in gold processing working closely with AMIRA Global and industry sponsors focusing on enhancing operational efficiencies and spearheading innovative practices and technologies. Your leadership will be crucial in managing stakeholder expectations and fostering collaborative relationships to influence positive outcomes across diverse and often conflicting priorities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leadership and Strategic Oversight: Lead research and consultancy programs ensuring timely and budget-conscious delivery. Drive sustainable improvements and advocate for innovative practices both nationally and internationally.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Develop robust relationships with key project stakeholders, industry bodies, professional groups, and government organizations, offering high-level consultancy and strategic advice.
  • Corporate Governance: Manage team performance, align resources with business strategies, and maintain rigorous project management frameworks to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Research Leadership: Guide research directions based on industry needs, ensuring impactful dissemination of research and operational outcomes.
  • Ideal Candidate:

  • Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Extractive Metallurgy or a similar discipline and proven expertise in the management of significant resources; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or educations/training.
  • Experience : Proven expertise in mineral processing and/or hydrometallurgy specific to the gold mining industry, with a solid demonstrated foundation in project management.
  • Skills : Demonstrated leadership experience, problem-solving, and relationship-building capabilities. Strong communication and presentation skills, with a proven ability to engage and influence diverse stakeholders.
  • Embark on a fulfilling career, contributing to world-class research and education in a globally recognised institution. Join Curtin University—where integrity, excellence, and teamwork are valued. Let's innovate and inspire together at the heart of Australia's mining future. Apply today!

    For more information about this opportunity, please see the candidate guide below: https: //

    Why Choose Us? We are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide global solutions through quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a welcoming space where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life.

  • Rewards Beyond Salary : Enjoy the perks of a generous superannuation contribution (17%) with cash out options, locality allowance, rent subsidy, customisable salary packaging benefits through Paywise; as well as Hotel and Health Insurance discounts.
  • Time Well-Spent : Experience the added value of 17.5% Leave Loading, with the option to be paid out or taken as additional leave. Benefit from Parental Leave (26 weeks for the primary caregiver), Annual Leave (20 days), Personal Leave (14 days), Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Leave (5 days), Travel Leave (2 days), Study Leave, and Community Service Leave. Plus 18% more observed days off - enjoy 12 Public Holidays each year (including Easter Tuesday!), and 2 extra University Days over the Christmas/New Year Period (see EBA 51.1 and 51.9).
  • Adaptable Work Environment: This role is preferably based at our Kalgoorlie campus; however, we are open to discussing flexible arrangements for the right candidate.
  • We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of diverse gender, sex and sexuality, people with disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. For more information about our university, please visit www.

    To learn more about our Kalgoorlie campus please visit: https: //

    Join us! Your application must include a cover letter, your CV and a separate document addressing the selection criteria (noted below) to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

    To view a copy of the Position Description, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser: https: //

    Applicants need to consider Curtin's Values and how they apply for the advertised position. The University is looking for a demonstrated commitment in the applicant's professional and/or personal life to the Values of Curtin.

    Selection Criteria

  • Qualifications outlined in the position description.
  • Demonstrated experience of a strong background in Project Management.
  • Demonstrated leadership for solving complex problems, preferably in the gold mining industry.
  • Demonstrated experience in relationship development, collaboration, networking, negotiation, and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain industry relationships, and to promote research and education relevant to Western Australia School of Mines: Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering and industry partners
  • Demonstrated leadership and mentoring of staff in relation to their professional development
  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills with a commitment to the development of a collegial and supportive working environment and the ability to interact with students and staff with cross cultural sensitivity
  • Demonstrated commitment to applying relevant and applicable policies, procedures, and legislation in the day-to-day performance of the functions of this position.
  • Applications close: Sunday 21st July 2024 2:00pm AWST

    Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin's satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check.

    Disclaimer Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert. If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1), quoting the reference number.

    Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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