" Job Description Group Mining Engineer About Albemarle Lithium Albemarle is the industry leader in lithium and lithium derivatives. We maintain the strongest vertically integrated position in the industry, from our unique natural resource position to specialty product manufacturing. As stewards of the planet, we at Albemarle are committed to meeting the needs of our customers for high quality products in a sustainable, safe and environmentally responsible manner. Role Summary Albemarle is looking for an experienced mining engineer to join our lithium resources group to manage current and future lithium natural resource projects. The Group Mining Engineer will support project, operational and corporate stakeholders with high level mining engineering expertise to ensure the success of Albemarle’s global lithium business. The role will lead the mining engineering function for Albemarle’s portfolio of growth options, undertake due diligence of potential growth targets, and oversee the operational performance of our operated and joint venture operations. Given the pace of growth and investment, the Group Mining Engineer will operate with skill and flexibility across technical, leadership and project responsibilities. This position is part of the lithium resources organization reporting to the VP Lithium Resources and will have global responsibility. The position is based in our Charlotte, North Carolina headquarters. Essential Functions - Lead the evaluation, design and execution of current and future mining projects in Lithium - Support the preparation of industry compliant reports - Participate as a key member of the lithium resources group and build a mining team to support our growth plans - Monitor the mining performance of our existing operations and influence improvement initiatives to ensure best in class performance - Collaborate within the lithium resources group to secure relevant input across all fields and ensure the success of growth projects and operations - Preparation of budget, capital and operating cost estimates - Support the VP Lithium Resources to define key business inputs and outputs that drive long term planning decisions related to mining - Responsible for transitioning new mining projects into operations - inclusive of mining readiness and industry compliance reporting standards - Support Albemarle technology team when needed on mining related technology issues Competencies - Experience with mine planning, design and scheduling software - Strong working knowledge of mineral reserve calculation methods preferably in both hard-rock and brine-based deposits. - Extensive experience in analyzing, interpreting, and applying mining inputs to mine project development - Experience in the safety management of mine development projects and mining operations - Ability to build and lead a global team of technical professionals - Ability to think critically and strategically - Ability to distill complexity and assess technical risk - Ability to collaborate and influence across different functions - Ability to build relationships both internal and external to the organization - Ability to develop and review mine operating and capital cost estimates - Strong business, project and technical acumen - Strong problem solving and analysis skills Required Education and Experience - Minimum B.S. or Engineering degree in Mining or related field - 15+ years of global mining leadership experience - Experience with mine operations, studies, and development projects - Exceptional verbal and written communication skills - Familiarity and understanding of industry compliant reporting requirements Preferred Education and Experience - International operational experience in Australia, Chile or North America highly regarded - Advanced degree in engineering, science, business, or related field highly regarded - Experience as a Competent Person (CP) or Qualified Person (QP) under industry reporting codes highly regarded ",
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