Project Manager | Mineral Sands Project | Broome

  • Full Time

Website Piacentini & Son Pty Ltd

About this Job

Piacentini & Son – About Us

Piacentini & Son is an earthmoving and mining contractor specialising in bulk earthworks, supply of mobile mining and earthmoving equipment, road haulage and mining rehabilitation services. We have over 1000 employees around Australia with a head office in Bunbury, Western Australia. Piacentini & Son has a rich 80-year history of operations throughout Australia, supporting the mining and resources sectors with mining and earthmoving services.

About the Opportunity 

Piacentini & Son were recently awarded a 9-year contract for Kimberley Mineral Sands Thunderbird Operations, a greenfield Mineral Sands mine 140km by road between Broome and Derby. We are looking for the right person to join our team as a Project Manager – Mining.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensuring safe mine operations by providing leadership to our teams to help them reach production and cost targets
  • Promote and utilise company safety systems, including the relevant tools and documentation, such as Take 5s and job hazard analyses (JHAs) and to meet site safety standards
  • Working closely with our onsite planning and engineering team to meet grade and material movement targets
  • Plan, coordinate and allocate resources (people & plant) to achieve monthly outputs
  • Instruct and assist Supervisors regarding their weekly assignments and goals; providing coaching and support to them in effectively managing team performance
  • Key stakeholder engagement; working closely with our senior leadership group
  • Team leadership including recruitment, coaching, mentoring and performance management
  • Drive a safety-first workplace culture, that enhances our high performance and exceptional levels of service
  • Have a strong commitment to the Kimberley region (Community & Environment)
  • Be transparent, flexible and resourceful

Skills & Experience 

  • Unrestricted Quarry Manager Certificate of Competency (WA)
  • Certificate IV in Frontline Leadership or equivalent
  • Greenfields development
  • Minimum 7 years’ demonstrated experience of mine operations in open cut environments, with significant experience in a leadership role, preferably in Mineral Sands
  • Demonstrated knowledge and practical application of relevant Acts, Codes and Regulations used in the mining industry
  • Previous experience in Local and Indigenous community engagement
  • Proficient computer literacy skills with a willingness to learn and utilise new technology as required
  • Highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Working in remote areas

About the Offer  

  • Competitive wage with Salary Packaging and Novated Lease options
  • Long-term job security (9 year project)
  • Opportunity to live locally in the beautiful Kimberely region or Fly In Fly Out of Perth, with options to keep your flight reward points
  • Great benefits including Corporate HBF private health discount, discounted hotel stays and travel incentives
  • Work-life balance – family friendly roster (8:6)
  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees and immediate family
  • Family owned and operated business from our offices based in Bunbury, Western Australia


If you’re ready to take on this exciting challenge, we invite you to apply and join our team through the link in Seek.

More information or questions?

Please contact the Recruitment team for a confidential discussion to talk more about the opportunity on 08 9780 8900 or email

Piacentini & Son values diversity in its workforce and encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to apply.

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