Superintendent - Construction Manager (Fte - 6 Mos)

Rio Tinto Salt Lake City , UT 84101

Posted 1 week ago


  • Construction Manager (Fixed Term Employment, 6 mos)
  • Join a dynamic team at one of the world's safest mining and processing operations

  • Construction management of a multi-million dollar process improvement project

  • Contribute to the success of Kennecott by applying your leadership and professional expertise

  • Salt Lake City

About the role

We are looking for a Superintendent

  • Construction Manager to work with several construction service providers and plant personnel in ensuring the safe and successful delivery of a key capital project to enhance production capability.

This role is a great opportunity to oversee a critical equipment modification project of the grind circuit at our Copperton Concentrator Reporting to the Project Manager, you will be:

  • Work with construction service providers and site personnel in executing the construction plan to budget and schedule, including equipment commissioning, with a targeted completion by December 2019.

  • Engage construction and site personnel in a visible, pro-active approach to evaluate work areas and work permit protocols for the safe execution of construction activities

  • Strive for alignment with Concentrator Maintenance and Operations personnel. This project requires a very high level of process and maintenance coordination with plant personnel

  • Participate in Constructability Reviews and Construction Risk Assessments with construction service providers, site personnel, and project team members. Management of construction risks required

  • Supervise project construction coordinators to ensure daily construction activities are adequately communicated, planned and executed in a safe manner in line with the construction scope and schedule

  • Track construction schedule progress and provide weekly updates for project Key Performance Indicators

About you

To be successfully considered for this role, you will have:

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline or significant related experience

  • 10+ years of construction management experience with multi-million dollar projects in an industrial setting

  • Proven record of managing construction projects and equipment commissioning with an emphasis on safety

  • Experience leading teams and collaborating with multiple stakeholders in achieving project deliverables

  • Familiarity with sound construction management practices

  • Clear understanding of work prioritization and time management

It will also be beneficial if you have:

  • Construction Management certification

  • Experience in mining and/or processing operational roles

Where you will be working

Rio Tinto Kennecott is a fully integrated mining operation located just outside Salt Lake City, Utah, US. Kennecott is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto. For more than 110 years, Kennecott has been mining and processing minerals from the rich orebody of the Bingham Canyon Mine. Kennecott is a strong economic driver and strives to be a valuable community partner through strategic partnerships, charitable giving and sustainable development practices.

About us

As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.

Our long history is filled with firsts. We've developed some of the world's largest and best quality mines and operations, and our people work in around 35 countries across six continents. Aluminium and copper, diamonds, gold and industrial minerals, iron ore and uranium: our materials make up the world around us. You'll find them in smartphones, planes, cars, hospitals and throughout your home.

Creating an inclusive and diverse workforce

We are a diverse team of talented, enthusiastic individuals who foster a culture of inclusion. No matter how they may differ, our people share one thing in common. It's a belief that work is more rewarding when we are accepted and valued for our differences, not judged by them. We all have something to contribute, and it's this contribution that makes for a great organization and fulfilling career.

Apply today if you want to work with the latest technology and innovation, in an environment where we challenge you to drive positive change.

Please note, in order to be successfully considered for this role you must complete all pre-screening questions.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Rio Tinto participates in E-Verify to confirm work authorization. Please visit for more information.

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Superintendent - Construction Manager (Fte - 6 Mos)

Rio Tinto