An Australasian construction company has won multiple tenders to help expand a US$967 million (A$1.4 billion) metal operation in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
A CIMIC Group subsidiary recently secured the earthworks, civil works and construction packages for Rio Tinto’s Robe Valley Iron Ore Sustaining Project, 207km southwest of Karratha.
The agreement tasks successful tenderer CPB Contractors with earthworks, road works, bridge works, pit works, water supply infrastructure and drainage works, fencing, site establishment and demobilisation associated with developing the mine. QMEB can reveal the deal is worth about $150M.
Permanent jobs up for grabs
Rio promises the construction phase will create 800 jobs and CPB has already started advertising permanent full-time, fly-in fly-out positions with a roster of either a 21 days on and seven days off, or 15 days on and six days off.
- concrete workers (multiple positions)
- formwork carpenters (multiple)
- excavator operators (multiple)
- loader operators (multiple)
- watercart operators (multiple)
- dump truck operators (multiple)
- roller operators (multiple)
- dozer operators (multiple)
- heavy duty diesel fitters (multiple)
- site administrators (multiple)
- safety administrator
- workshop supervisor
- plant administrator
- health, safety and environment advisor
- grader operator EOI
- auto electrician
- tyre fitter.
Successful applicants will be offered a competitive hourly rate, penalty rates beyond the standard 40 hours a week, income protection and weekly accrued severance payments.
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Construction is expected to end in late 2021.