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Capital Project Analyst, Mining (Australia)

Melbourne, Australia

Position type:
Date posted:
August 29, 2022
Closing date:
Open until filled


Are you passionate about what makes complex capital projects really tick—are you curious how the business and projects worlds combine to deliver future assets? Are you interested in how the energy transition is driving project demand globally? Do you love making connections and solving puzzles or problems? Are you that rare combination of detailed and focused, and yet you have broad interests and ideas? Do you enjoy analytical research work while also being comfortable client-facing?


We have an opening in our Australian office for a Mining Capital Project Analyst. The role is one with potential to become a consultant and trusted advisor in your specialisation in Industry.

IPA’s client portfolio includes world-leading companies in the both heavy and light industries around the world. IPA has offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, China, Australia, Brazil, and Singapore; as such, major industry leaders globally rely on us to assess the health of their capital project systems and provide recommendations to improve their performance. We examine cost, schedule, and asset quality, with a strong focus on risk management activities to drive project success. The IPA project databases are unique and are the most comprehensive sources of capital project experience in existence. IPA also takes a leading role in empirical research into the drivers of better projects and project systems, using our extensive databases of past project performance.

IPA Australia seeks candidates for the Project Analyst position with strong analytical skills and intellectual curiosity who are looking to contribute as a thought leader. The candidate’s interest in studying the factors that determine success in complex, technologically advanced projects and organisations is critical. Aptitude for and demonstrated skills to be a successful consultant include your ability to connect real life with the data and vice versa, to know when to ask more questions and when to just listen, and to back yourself as you learn and thrive (on repeat).


Responsibilities of the Project Analyst role include client-interfacing work to collect and analyse project technical data, writing reports with insight and customer-focus, delivery of verbal (including virtual delivery) feedback and public presentations, and working directly with capital project teams and project organisations to improve business competitiveness. Responsibilities also include the ability to conduct research on the drivers of project success and failure using statistics and the projects database.

With the right combination of experience, curiosity, and relationship skills, our ideal candidate will be someone who can quickly take on a client engagement lead position to guide core clients through their capital project improvement journey.

IPA analysts must have excellent written and oral communication skills and display the interpersonal skills needed to develop and maintain relationships at senior levels with client companies. The position requires solid analytical skills and the ability to analyse and understand various levels of metrics in the assessment of overall project status. Flexibility is on offer and a lifestyle of travelling extensively is part of the deal (or adapting fast to virtual platforms while it lasts!). Travel is primarily within Australia and Asia Pacific, although it may extend to the United States, and is primarily on weekdays.

A minimum of 5 years working experience in the Mining, Mineral, and Metals sector or in a related role, and a bachelor’s or master’s degree (preferred) or equivalent in engineering, science, geology, statistics, operations research, economics, or allied fields are required for the Project Analyst position. Previous experience in the mining sector is an advantage.


IPA is the preeminent global benchmarking and consultancy for capital projects. IPA guides capital-intensive organisations to establish the right combination of people, work process, and governance to maximise cost, schedule, safety, and operability performance. We have a dataset of more than 22,000 capital projects as the basis of our work. Our clients are leading companies in process, extractive, and technology sectors who conduct petroleum, minerals, infrastructure, chemicals, and renewables capital projects. IPA is committed to social and ethical responsibility, and all global offices initiate or participate in local charity initiatives to support those in need.


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Applicants must be Australian permanent residents or citizens.


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