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First jobs advertised for foreign $21.7b mining project

The very first round of 10,000 jobs are being advertised for a $21.7 billion Asia-backed mining project in Central Queensland.

India-headquartered Adani Australia recently invited applications for a reliability engineer, apprentice fitter, general manager health and safety, stakeholder communications manager, human resources manager and senior project engineer to work on its Carmichael Coal Project.

The reliability engineer position, which is open until November 30, will be based at the Abbot Point Coal Terminal in Bowen and involve leading and delivering defect elimination, delay reduction, quality and time.

The role will contribute to continuous improvement of plant reliability to meet and exceed name plate performance and deliver operating targets set by the company.

Applicants must have tertiary qualifications in engineering with a minimum of five years’ experience. Previous industrial bulk handling plant experience will be highly regarded.

Adani is promising the right candidate an “industry competitive package”.

According to Adani, the ideal candidate will either live in or be able to relocate to Mackay or Townsville.

QMEB understands most of the jobs will be advertised after Adani’s regional headquarters has been established.

Meanwhile, Adani will create a further 350 construction jobs if its Moranbah Solar Plant is approved, 200km southwest of Mackay.

Adani proposes to next year start building a plant with an output of between 100 and 200 megawatts (MW) and total capacity of 1500MW.

Land agreements are in place and the design and tendering phases for both projects are underway.

“Coupled with the company’s $3.3 billion dollars of investment to date across its mine, rail and port projects in Queensland, Adani’s plans to pursue solar investment opportunities reflect the confidence the company has in the Australian market,” Adani head of Australian operations Jeyakumar Janakaraj says.

“This reflects both Adani’s commitment as a diversified energy and infrastructure company in India and a leading solar generator in that market, and the company’s plans to build a long-term future with Australia.”

QMEB understands construction will take about a year after which the project will only employ four or five operational staff.

Applicants skilled in trades and solar energy are tipped to be in highest demand.



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