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Project Controller - Whyalla

  • Contractor and Project Management
  • Work with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Develop and implement solutions

About the role

Reporting to the Maintenance Superintendent the primary purpose of this role is to work with Contractors and the Maintenance Team to execute planned maintenance projects throughout the coke making department.

A pivotal part of this role will be project controlling internal and external resources to deliver project outcomes and provide support to the project controlling team when necessary.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Scope, supervise and coordinate project activities to ensure the work performed by project contractors are undertaken safely, executed to the prescribed technical standard and in compliance with design/specifications and cost requirements 
  • Work collaboratively with the wider project controlling team to deliver objectives
  • Consult all stakeholders prior to scoping and keep them informed on the project progress
  • Identify opportunities to improve productivity and work quality 
  • Effective planning of manpower and coordination of manpower, parts, and materials 

This is a Monday – Friday, standard 38hr weekday roster.

About your experience

As a successful candidate you will have gained experience working in an industrial site, be able to effectively engage with large volume work, have a dedicated commitment to ensure projects are safely managed and completed in time and within the approved budget.

It would be ideal if you have an Engineering qualification or relevant Trade background, however, with the right equivalent experience you could still be the employee we’re looking for!

Consider your experience against our requirements below:

  • Demonstrated experience and/or understanding of maintenance planning, supervision, and project leadership, contractor management, contracts controlling, safety focused
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Proven ability to work autonomously to achieve work objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to be agile and adaptable
  • Sound understanding of maintenance methodologies and improvement processes
  • SAP or Maximo or similar systems experience desired

About our team

GFG Alliance Australia operates an end-to-end mining, steel, construction and energy business. With over 160 sites and more than 6700 people, we provide steel for Australia’s leading infrastructure projects.

A member of the GFG Alliance group, Liberty Primary Steel is located at Whyalla, South Australia, approximately 400 kilometres north-west of Adelaide. We operate an integrated steelworks including steel making, blast furnace, coke oven and rolling mill facilities. Producing billet for rolling in Liberty Steel and other manufacturing sites and for export, together with rail and structural steel products. We look for exceptional talent from a broad range of backgrounds, to bring high energy and drive innovation. We foster a culture where people and the business can flourish and develop. 

Why consider Whyalla? Located on Eyre Peninsula’s Spencer Gulf in South Australia, Whyalla is an important hub and the region’s biggest city for retail shopping. Whyalla boasts a warm climate, accessible ocean shores and saltwater fishing. Whyalla is well served with educational facilities where students can gain a quality education from primary school to university without leaving the City.


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Next steps

Across our different business units, we offer career opportunities for people who share our drive, passion, and ambition. From apprentices and graduates to experienced professionals, we are committed to offering fulfilling careers and the chance to grow as our business grows. We would love you to be part of our journey.

We are a 2022 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to responding to every applicant.