Operations Manager (Projects)

Job No: BMR187
Location: Townsville

Operations Manager (Projects) [AS1] 




Bravus is a diversified group of Australian businesses delivering integrated energy and infrastructure services for the future.

We produce high-quality thermal coal for export at the Carmichael mine and renewable energy from the Rugby Run solar farm, both in central Queensland. Our Bowen Rail Company, Abbot Point Operations and North Queensland Export Terminal businesses transport high quality coal from Queensland’s Bowen and Galilee basins to the world.

These operations provide reliable and affordable energy solutions that help reduce poverty in the Asia Pacific region and power growth. We are proud to provide secure jobs and opportunities for businesses in regional Queensland, and to help to support local economies so towns, cities and their residents can thrive.

We are part of the global Adani Group. Together, our operations are progressing the global transition to a lower emissions future – and fast. The Adani Group is the world’s largest multinational solar energy company and a pioneer in emerging renewables technologies via Adani New Industries Limited, in areas such as green hydrogen.



Bravus’ new Central Projects Function is tasked with delivering the significant program of Facilities, Infrastructure, Processing, Rail Systems and Technology capital works for our Carmichael Rail Network, Bowen Rail Company, and Bravus Mining and Resources businesses.

This is an unmatched opportunity to work as part of a cohesive, multi-disciplinary team, on both rail and mining projects valued at more than A$100 million in the next 12 months alone.

Bravus’ mining, rail network, and freight rail assets have decades-long operational horizons, and this provides an exciting pipeline of largescale projects for the Central Projects Function to deliver.




The Operations Manager (Projects) is a key leadership role responsible for overseeing the operational aspects of Capital Program execution. This position involves managing project resources, optimising processes, and ensuring operational efficiency to support successful project delivery.

The Operations Manager (Projects) collaborates closely with project managers, department heads, and senior leadership to align operational strategies with project objectives and organisational goals.

This role can be based out of Townsville, Rockhampton, or Bowen. This means the successful applicant will enjoy both the career and job satisfaction benefits that come with leading the regular delivery of largescale projects, as well as the lifestyle flexibility offered by one of regional Queensland’s best communities.

As the projects scope spans Bowen (on Queensland’s east coast) to the Carmichael mine (160km northwest of Clermont in central Queensland) this role will require regular travel to sites to support Project Managers and site-based teams.


Responsibilities of the role include:

  • To collaborate with Project Managers to forecast resource requirements for Capital Program execution.
  • Allocate resources efficiently across Capital Program, considering project priorities, timelines, and constraints.
  • Monitor resource utilisation and adjust allocations as needed to optimise operational efficiency.
  • Ensure adequate staffing levels and skillsets are maintained to support the delivery of the Capital Program.
  • Identify, assess, and mitigate risks associated with construction activities within the Capital Program – provide inputs into the Risk Management Framework.
  • Develop risk management plans and monitor risk exposure across the Capital Program.
  • Lead Project Managers and Construction Teams to implement risk mitigation strategies to minimise potential impacts on Capital Program delivery.
  • Coordinate with Project Managers to resolve scheduling conflicts and ensure alignment across the Capital Program.
  • Implement schedule optimisation strategies to minimise delays and maximise efficiency.
  • Establish and enforce quality standards, specifications, and inspection procedures across the Capital Program.
  • Identify training and development needs to build capability across the Project Delivery team to deliver improved outcomes across the Capital Program, and
  • Analyse budget variances, identify cost-saving opportunities, and implement agreed cost-control measures to optimise project financial performance.




Our people are dynamic, passionate, solutions-focused, and diverse. We offer a dynamic and supportive workplace along with competitive remuneration.

The successful applicant will align with our values of courage, trust and commitment along with being dedicated to high standards. A flexible attitude to work will be required to meet project deadlines.


Other qualifications and attributes required include:

  • A bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, project management, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in CAPEX project management, operations management, or a related role, preferably in a project-based environment supporting Heavy Industry, Rail or Resource sectors.
  • Strong understanding of project management methodologies, processes, and tools.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to analyse data, identify trends, and make data-driven decisions.
  • Proficiency in budget management, financial analysis, and reporting.
  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities concurrently.
  • Certification in project management (e.g., PMP) or operations management is a plus.
  • Strong understanding of construction methodologies and project management principles.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with a track record of effectively managing cross-functional teams and driving results, and
  • An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt to changing priorities and deadlines.


If you’re interested in this role, click on “apply” to submit your application. Please note applications will close on the 19th of April 2024.  


This role is being sourced by our in-house recruitment team. We respectfully request recruitment agencies do not approach us about this opportunity.

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Bravus is an Australian mining and resources company focused on delivering successful outcomes for our business, our customers, our employees and the local communities we are part of. We value our people and encourage the development of our skilled workforce to deliver and grow our operations in Australia.