Wesley Easman

BEng (Met) (Hons), GradCert EBM

With over 15 years of experience in the mining resource sector, Wesley is a seasoned engineering and project management professional with an established track record of managing and delivering projects for various clients.
He specialises in the management and delivery of capital projects, project portfolio management and multi-disciplinary engineering leadership. Wesley has expertise and interest in identifying improvements, developing business cases and prioritising (planning, implementing and managing) the execution of the works to achieve business outcomes.

Expertise

  • Asset Performance & Optimisation
  • Due Diligence
  • Project Management & Delivery
  • Mine Optimisation & Productivity Improvement
  • Feasibility Studies

Track Record

  • Working as a Project manager and team leader, Wesley successfully delivered an increase in CHPP availability of 264 operating hours for BHP Mt. Arthur Coal. He was responsible for establishing a small projects team on site, prioritising the project portfolio, business case development, and the overall responsibility for the safe completion of capital works. He managed and delivered a total portfolio size of $4.5 million spent over 15 projects.
  • For the Carmichael Coal Project, Wesley developed and implemented a 60-day change management strategy. This strategy isolated the detailed design of the CHPP as a separate work package whilst developing an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) framework based on an open book, guaranteed maximum price commercial terms. This strategy delivered a target cost estimate of $225 million creating regional employment opportunities for North Queensland.
  • Wesley was involved in the Baralaba Bankable Feasibility Study which deferred the need for the CHPP by 5 years with the adoption of the terrace mining technique and product blending to achieve 100% PCI production. His role was to support the project by consolidating resource data, exploration gap analysis and overseeing resource modelling to achieve strategic objectives for the project being the deferral of $45 million in capital and improving overall net project value by $510 million.
  • Wesley was formally recognised by the Managing Director of Rio Tinto Coal Australia for continuing to deliver outstanding safety performance in the delivery of high-risk capital works, proactive stakeholder engagement on health and safety and continuous improvement of management systems and plans.