Posts Tagged ‘mining jobs’


Friday, December 10th, 2010

Contracts and Relationship Development Manager

  • Career opportunity in Oil and GAS
  • Extensive Travel
  • Excellent Salary Package
Contracts and Relationship Development ManagerOur client is one of the leading international oil and gas drilling organisations, and has been operating successfully for over 40 years, both here in Australia and multiple overseas locations. As a result of continued growth and internal promotion, a very rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for someone to take up the role of Contracts and Relationship Manager, playing a key role in personally marketing and developing the business in line with projected growth plans.

This is a diverse role, requiring a dynamic individual who can demonstrate acute skills and experience in the bid and tender process, contracts negotiation and management, accompanied with a natural ability to develop and manage strong customer relationships.

Working closely with and supporting the Director of Contracts and Marketing, you will be responsible for the direct marketing of offshore drilling rigs to clients in the Asia Pacific Region, ensuring a competitive edge is achieved, maintained and selected over and above the competition. You will be required to manage and service a database of clients, along with a working knowledge of current and future projects, including detailed knowledge of specifications, equipment and operational parameters for drilling within the Asia Pacific Area.

Acting as a key representative of the organisation, you will be required to travel extensively, and often at short notice to capitalise on potential opportunities to develop business.

The ideal candidate would already posses a working knowledge of the oil and gas/offshore rig – drilling industry (However for the right candidate, training and knowledge up-skilling will be provided).
A business related or marketing qualification would be highly regarded as would a solid understanding of the Asia Pacific region and markets.

Essential to the role will be exceptional communication skills both written and verbal, accompanied with strong attention to detail. An extreme level of motivation, flexibility and desire are required, to develop a long-term career within this established and growing company working within the oil and gas sector.

On offer for the successful candidate:
Excellent Salary package, including 12% superannuation, Private Health Insurance, Company phone and laptop computer, fully maintained vehicle and car parking.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, if you meet the above criteria or feel your skills and experience position you well to step up to this role. Please forward you resume in the first instance to
For a private and confidential discussion please contact Phil Jones on 08 9226 0899 or Amber Howard on 08 9322 5334

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To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.


Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Chile hopes for earlier rescue of trapped miners

By Antonio de la Jara
and Jorge MedinaPosted 2010/09/21 at 2:16 pm EDT

COPIAPO, Chile, Sep. 21, 2010 (Reuters) — Rescuers could free 33 miners weeks earlier than expected as drills work around the clock to bore an escape shaft to the men trapped underground for 47 days.

Workers operate the Xtrata 950 drill, which is digging a hole for trapped miners to escape from, in Copiapo, some 725 km (450 miles) north of Santiago September 21, 2010. The first of three rescue drills last Friday reached 33 Chilean miners trapped for six weeks half a mile (0.70 kilometre) underground, but it will still take weeks to widen the shaft enough to extract the men. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

Rapid progress by three drills has improved the chances of reaching the miners in October instead of November as first thought, a senior official in the challenging rescue operation told Reuters on Tuesday.

The men have been trapped in a copper and gold mine 2,300 feet below Chile’s arid Atacama desert since it caved in on August 5.

Their fight for survival has captivated the attention of the Chilean nation and drawn support from foreign presidents, Pope Benedict and World Cup soccer stars.

“It is likely that the rescue operation will take place in October if we have no delays,” said the official, who asked not to be named because he was not allow to speak publicly.

Relatives said they are confident the miners will be back on the surface in early October, but worry about their mental health after spending weeks in the dimly-lit and hot tunnel.

“I want to take him home as soon as possible,” said Alicia Campos, mother of trapped miner Daniel Herrera. “But I fear he will not come out of the mine the same person who went in.”

Chile’s government brought in a team of NASA experts and submariners for advice on how to keep the miners mentally and physically fit during their prolonged confinement in the dark.

Rescuers are in contact with the miners down several small ducts through which they deliver food and water, letters from relatives and even soccer videos.

The men were in high spirits on the weekend when they cheered and clapped as they watched celebrations of the 200th anniversary of Chile’s independence on a small video projector linked to the surface by optic fiber cable. They watched singers perform for their relatives near the mine.

Rescuers also lowered them traditional meat pies and soda — a reprieve from a strict diet aimed at keeping the men healthy, but thin enough to fit through the rescue shaft.

The miners, who range from a former professional soccer player to a first-time miner and a Bolivian immigrant, have exchanged letters and videos with their relatives — including images of the birth of the daughter of one of them.

The miners keep busy clearing away debris that falls into the mine as the drill bores through the earth above them.

The Chilean Navy is building rescue capsules — dubbed the “Phoenix” for the mythical bird that rises from its ashes — that will be used to winch the men to the surface one by one after the bore hole diameter is widened to 28 inches.

(Writing by Alonso Soto; Editing by Anthony Boadle)

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