Job title: Manager - Mining Technical Services
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Mining
Expertise: Commodity Production Technical Services
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable
Location: Brisbane, QLD
Job published: 2022-05-06
Job ID: 32586
Contact name: Anthony Durack
Phone number: +61 414 657 013
Contact email:

Job Description



Mitsui Resources Pty. Ltd. Position Profile


Position Title Manager – Mining Technical Services

Current Job Holder

Division Resource Development Department

Location Brisbane

Reporting To General Manager – Resource Development

Directly Supervising Nil

Indirectly Supervising External Consultants

Salary Group Manager

Date Prepared 05 May 2022

Reviewed By

Job Holder:



General Manager:



Head of Operations:



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Position Purpose

Provide technical input and advice on current joint venture coal projects and potential coal projects that Mitsui Resources Pty. Ltd. (MRP) is considering and explore business development opportunities for MRP. To maximise the value of MRP’s investments within Australia and internationally.




Core Activities

Core Responsibilities Key Tasks for the Core Responsibility

Forecasting &


( 30% of overall activities)

• Monthly forecasting and reporting of JV’s.

• Identifying, collecting, analysing and interpreting relevant information to support effective decision making.



( 30% of overall activities)

• Providing technical expertise to ensure sound governance at the operational level.

• Providing technical expertise in evaluating mine expansions and acquisitions in support of MRP’s growth strategy.

• Contributing to the conceptualising and implementing of MRP’s growth strategy.

• Contributing to the sound governance of project assessments and project implementation.

• Enhancing Mitsui’s coal knowledge base in mining operations.

• Strengthening MRP’s mining operational knowledge, expertise and skills which includes providing technical interpretation and training to MRP staff and management.

• Provide similar advice and support to other Mitsui mining businesses that may need assistance from time to time.

• Coordinate technical Consultants and Advisors.


Development & Due


( 30% of overall activities)

• Assessing mine plans and project proposals which may include life of mine plans, expansions, cost reduction initiatives and/or acquisitions.

• Establishing a clear view of the current operational status of MRP’s mining investments.

• Monitoring, and where appropriate, working to introduce new mining technologies and processes into MRP’s existing operations.

• Evaluating potential risk exposures in the areas of operations, safety, health and environmental.

• Explore opportunities to grow Mitsui’s coal business by leading MRP’s tenement development from exploration, through study to operations.

• Contributing to technical due diligence for MRP’s transition to battery minerals.

JV Relationship


(10 % of overall activities)

• Positively influencing mine site management and personnel to enhance business performance, strive towards best practice and continuous improvement.


Responsibilities Key Tasks for the Supporting Responsibility

Business Management • Provide support to the General Manager - Resource Development Department, Head of Operations and MRP management as directed.

• Contribute to the success of MRP, by driving the development and delivery of the coal strategy and business plans.



Organisational Context

• MRP’s basic strategy for the medium term is to secure energy resources to meet strong

demand while embracing the need to consider environmental issues and develop clean


• MRP’s aim is to continue improving our performance while also contributing to global

society and industry as a trusted and valued energy provider.

• At the heart of the business model lies MRP’s mission to provide stable energy supplies

to their customers. Energy demand is expected to continue growing globally and Mitsui is

following a strategy to place itself in each of the geographical regions to service this


• At the same time, the types of energy being used by society are expected to continue to

diversify, reflecting environmental, infrastructural and social needs.

• MRP will transition to battery minerals whilst enhancing its coal portfolio.

• This position fits into the investment arm of the Coal & Carbon Solution Division and has

a great deal of contact with Tokyo, primarily in relation to providing them with technical

and operational context within which the various projects are operating.


Performance Indicators

• High degree of accuracy.

• Timeliness and achievement of deadlines.

• Quality of reports prepared.

• Advice is relevant and acted upon.

• Output from Technical Advisors is of a high standard.

• Positive feedback from the General Manager Resource Development and Coal & Carbon

Solution Division (Tokyo) personnel on service levels.

• Positive feedback from various battery minerals departments across Mitsui.


Business Contacts


• Chief Operating Officer/ HOO.

• Market Intelligence Officer of MRP.

• General Managers of all departments of MRP.



• CEO and Managing Director of MRP.

• CFO of MRP.

• Consulting Technical Advisors.

• Mitsui Tokyo Coal & Carbon Solution Division staff.

• Mitsui battery minerals staff.



• Senior Management and Technical Staff of JV partners.

• External consultancies that may be employed.

• Senior Managers of other coal companies and mining equipment suppliers.

• Appropriate Government Officials.


Person Specification


• A professional mining engineering or geology qualification.

• A post-graduate qualification in business administration or equivalent is an advantage.


Post Qualification Experience:

• Operational experience in coal mining is preferred.

• Experience in large scale surface operations, with underground experience considered

an advantage.

• Some battery minerals mining experience would be beneficial.

• Mine planning and project management skills would also be beneficial in this role.

• Relevant experience in merger and acquisition and expansion strategies, financial

analysis, and evaluating feasibility studies.

• Exposure to the coal industry in Australia is essential and in South America, Africa and

Indonesia is an advantage.




Skills Requirements:

• Mature interpersonal skills and organisational perspective required to achieve results

through influence and facilitation rather than direct authority.

• Ability to contribute in a collegiate manner with senior management within MRP.

• Capacity to undertake projects beyond the role’s immediate area of responsibility.

Behavioural Competencies:

Strategic Thinking

• Taking the longer term into consideration and developing broad-scale objectives.


Analytical Thinking

• Logically breaking problems down into their essential elements carrying out diagnosis

and developing solutions.


Critical Information Seeking

• Gathering critical information from key sources to assist problem solving.



• Working effectively with others in the organisation outside the line of formal authority to

accomplish organisational goals and to identify and resolve problems.


Organisational Sensitivity

• Perceiving the impact and the implications of decision on other components of the




• Using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to inspire and guide individuals,

teams, meetings, groups, etc. towards goal achievement. Modifying behaviour to a

accommodate tasks, situation and individuals involved.


Results Orientation

• Focusing attention on key objectives. Striving for an effective outcome.