At Blackstone Minerals Ltd (ASX: BSX / OTCQX: BLSTF / FRA: B9S) we are committed to building an integrated upstream and downstream battery metals processing business in Vietnam that produces nickel: cobalt: manganese precursor products for Asia’s growing lithium-ion battery industry. We own a 90% interest in the Ta Khoa Nickel (“TKN”) project. The TKN is located 160km west of Hanoi in the Son La Province of Vietnam. TKN will involve the design and construction of an open pit mine and new concentrator facility.
Blackstone’s TKN and Ta Khoa Refinery (“TKR”) are the two major cogs in the Company’s vertically integrated development strategy (together - the Ta Khoa Project). The Company’s development strategy is underpinned by Blackstone’s ability to secure nickel concentrate, and Ta Khoa is emerging as a nickel sulphide district of enviable scale with several exploration targets yet to be tested. The TKR is being designed to have a refining capacity of 400ktpa of nickel concentrate, with feedstock provided from a combination of Blackstone’s own TKN and third-party feed sources. Definitive Feasibility Studies (“DFS”) are underway and will continue to technically de-risk the Ta Khoa Project. At both the mine and refinery level, Blackstone is focused on a partnership model and is collaborating with groups who are focused on sustainable mining, minimising carbon footprint and implementing a fully vertically integrated supply chain.
We also own a large land holding at the Gold Bridge project within the BC porphyry belt in British Columbia, Canada with large scale drill targets prospective for high grade gold-cobalt copper mineralisation.
Our people are the most important element of our business and fundamental to our success. Our culture at Blackstone is one of a shared purpose, we strive for excellence contributing our best as individuals and teams within the broader community, to deliver on Blackstone’s mission. We are values driven and embrace and encourage an inclusive, safe, and diverse work environment. We are forward-thinking and innovative in our approach to work, wherever possible we encourage and support flexibility and work from home arrangements.
We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Project Engineer who will be an integral member of the team responsible for coordinating, monitoring, and managing project deliverables as required to deliver our Ta Khoa Project.
The project engineer will be instrumental in assisting Blackstone to develop agile project delivery tools and processes, in developing and executing our strategic and project objectives and in contributing to our team culture.
To be considered for this role, you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:
Tertiary Qualification in Engineering, preferably with mining, mechanical or process engineering
Minimum five (5) years’ experience, minerals processing industry preferred
Experience and familiarity with mineral processing and hydrometallurgical plant equipment
Strong written and technical skills
A strong commitment to maintaining a safe working environment
An innovative approach to problem-solving and continuous improvement
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Additional skills that are highly desirable include;
Experience in desktop, scoping, PFS, FS, DFS engineering, construction, procurement in the resources sector
Experience with working with international teams, preferably south-east Asia (Vietnam)
Experienced user of project planning software - Primavera P6, MS Schedule and formal training in project management highly desirable.
This role is based in our Head Office in Perth with travel to Vietnam on an as required basis.
To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please forward your CV and a covering letter by following the APPLY HERE PROMPTS, before the closing date of, 24 March 2023.
Recruitment Consultancies are respectfully requested not to submit applications for this role. Candidates will be considered via direct application only.