Simon Beddow

Project Manager, Lima

Simon is a Project Manager comprising a strong commercial background with over 25 years of experience managing industrial projects for the Minerals & Metals industry in Australia and South America.

I often reiterate the phrase ‘Best for project’ to my team members as it drives the understanding that project success is achieved through collaboration and the ongoing, long-term development of strong relationships with all key stakeholders.

Simon is a Project Manager with a broad portfolio of project management, contract/procurement management, commercial management, construction management, and mechanical/industrial engineering experience in the mining industry. At Ausenco, Simon has held management positions for major projects including the Kestrel Coal Mine Extension, the Constancia Copper Project, the Cadia East Gold Project, and most recently, the Las Bambas 3rd Ball Mill Expansion Project. 

As a Project Manager for the Las Bambas project, he is responsible for the feasibility study and detailed engineering for the installation of the 3rd ball mill. Additionally, he leads project teams in delivering engineering, economic assessment, and safety guidance services to ensure that the project is designed optimally, safely, and within its allocated budget.

Simon is a member of the Australian Institute of Steel (AIS), participating in regular forums, presentations, and offering his insight to fellow industry professionals in Australia. His involvement with the institution along with his background in commercial management offers him a considerable amount of commercial knowledge and ability to effectively manage and ensure compliance with business standards/practices of Ausenco. Bringing his background in both fields, Simon consistently delivers a commercial and construction perspective to his project while managing internal and external stakeholders.

Country experience:

  • Australia
  • Fiji
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Peru
  • South Africa
Areas of expertise
Project Delivery
  • Commissioning
  • Construction Management
  • Detailed Design
  • EPC/EPCM Contracting
  • Program Management
Environment & Sustainability
  • Construction Support Services
  • Water Resources
  • Basic Engineering
  • Defence
  • Infrastructure Services
  • Site Planning & Development
Process Facilities
  • Basic Engineering
  • Chemical
  • Conceptual Plant Design
  • Feasibility Studies
  • General Manufacturing
  • Plant Services
Transportation & Logistics
  • Construction Management
  • Rail & Intermodal
Minerals & Metals
Project Delivery
  • Commissioning
  • Contract Operations
  • EPC/EPCM Contracting
  • Construction Management
  • Lump Sum Turn Key
  • Program Management
Community Engagement
Environment & Sustainability
  • Construction Support Services
  • Tailings Dams
  • Basic & Detailed Engineering
  • Feasibility Studies & Concept Design
  • Slurry Pipelines
  • Start-up & Commissioning
  • Tailings Pipelines
  • Water Pipelines
Process Plants
  • Coal Handling & Preparation Plants
  • Conceptual & Feasibility Studies
  • Copper & Mineral Processing Plants
  • Materials Handling
  • Power Generation & Supply
  • Water Supply
Transportation & Logistics
  • Design & Construction
Oil & Gas
Asset Management & Optimisation
  • Operational Readiness
Downstream Consulting
  • Feasibility Studies