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Study Lead

Assignment Description

The Study Lead is responsible for completion of tasks, under direction of the Study Director, associated with the planning, tracking, reporting, monitoring and self-performance of project activities assuring that the overall project study requirements are met in accordance with the Albemarle project study framework.

  • Contribute to the formulation of project study deliverables planning,
  • Liaise with project resources through the study cycle, coordination and administration, utilizing the Albemarle standards specific to the phase of the project,
  • Assist in the completion of regular performance reviews and assessments to track progress to plan and provide accurate progress updates to Albemarle Management, in specific earnt value of work completed and forecasted, forecasted future financial outflows for financial year planning,   
  • Aid generation of regular (monthly, quarterly, yearly) progress reports and portfolio updates as may be required by the Albemarle project management office and finance department,
  • Assist the formulation of the key building blocks of a project study in accordance with the specific study phase criteria contained in the internal Albemarle process, to support an investment case. The key items specifically of focus for the study lead to assemble, coordinate or create include:
    1. The Opportunity/Problem Statement, 
    2. The Value Optimisation and Improvement Process
    3. The alternatives considered to produce an investment case,
    4. The technical solutions or technologies available in support of the proposed alternatives,
    5. Business risk assessment of the alternatives and project scope, 
    6. Defining the ultimate project scope,
    7. Project Approval approach,
    8. Project execution strategy and plan,
    9. Project time and cost estimates,
    10. Project risk assessments for each phase, and outcomes ranging, and
    11. Financial modeling and investment case compilation.   
  • Manage the process of internal and external reviews of the project study report, project peer reviews and risk reviews, 
  • Provide project leadership to deliver sustainable outcomes whilst achieving project delivery on “time” on “budget” on “scope” 
  • Ensure conformance with the Albemarle Code of Conduct and relevant statutory obligations;

Qualifications Required

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in the chemical/petro-chemical or mining industry,  
  • Must be able to travel as needed to support project activities,
  • Computer skills - Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS Project, 
    • Ability to work with wide organization levels of engineering, construction and plant personnel,
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills,
    • Knowledge of contracting and contracting strategies,
    • Knowledge of approval for work permits and process 
    • Ability to develop and drive multi criteria assessments and framework to select the preferred option
    • Familiar with engineering and construction documents,
    • Ability to supervise multi-disciplined teams,
    • Ability to drive collaboration in cross functional teams,
    • Knowledge of project controls and cost forecasting,
    • Ability to prepare and analyze critical path schedules, 
    • Understanding of engineering and construction productivity measurement,
    • Basic estimating skills and knowledge of engineering and construction cost structure,
    • Ability to drive project definition and secure team alignment,
    • Knowledge of construction safety requirements and measurement, and
    • Legally entitled to work in Australia.
    • Preferred 
    • Familiar with equipment (kilns, scrubbers, centrifuges, filter presses, pumps, pressure vessels, tanks, heat exchangers, mixers, conveyors, dryers) used in the chemical processing industry,
    • Familiar with applicable codes, requirements, standards, etc., for Australian regulations,
    • Basic knowledge of materials management, procurement, receiving, warehousing, etc.,
    • Basic knowledge of engineering document control, and
  • Experience with SAP Project Module and other basic SAP transactions.


Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering,

Post Grad Project Management Studies,  





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Julie Goodwin



RPO Albemarle



Pos ID



16 Feb 2023