Chief Digital & Information Officer

Location: Jharsuguda

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Driving Digital Transformation journey for Aluminium, Power, Port & Mining business by collaborating with Jharsuguda, Balco, Lanjigarh and VGCB keeping in mind Process, Efficiency and Cost rationalization
  • Setting up Digital Roadmap for next 5 yrs with global benchmarking and lock in appropriate digital partners to deliver business value
  • Ensuring HSE, Security, AO & Enabling functions to make paperless factory
  • Driving 10% cost reduction and 5% volume improvement digital initiatives in line with business goals and objectives
  • Creating digital ecosystem across all business units and enable workforce with digital acumen, maturity and training
  • Driving “Vedanta SPARK” startup program (Chairman Flagship Initiative), ensuring 100% enabled across entire sector
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Lead Scientist, Analytical Division (R&D)

Location: Odisha

Roles and responsibilities-

  • Develop effective characterization method and demonstrate the process for synthesis of Aluminium Metal alloys and New Materials.
  • Strong familiarity with Alloy Development life cycle and support required by tools like XRD, SEM, DSC-TGA for analysing Structure Property Correlation.
  • Hands on experience for Characterization and Analysis of Aluminium Alloys will be favoured.
  • Characterization tools for the in-process metals and materials.
  • Either hands on or Accountable for guiding the team in Experiments/Analysis/Development.
  • Plan for Expansion of facilities for Characterization of wide range of products/materials
  • Budget preparation of the above in alignment to Business Plan
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Lead Scientist, Alumina Refinery (R&D)

Location: Odisha

Roles and responsibilities-

  • Develop the process for synthesis of very high purity & Specialty grade Alumina
  • Process Intensification for the entire Refinery Process
  • Either hands on or accountable for guiding the team in Experiments/Analysis/Development.
  • Ensure portfolio execution including implementation, risk mitigation /commercialization
  • Develop sustainable solution for utilization of Waste like Red Mud
  • Effective resource utilization and timely delivery of the multiple projects in the portfolio with business dynamics
  • To become successful stake holder with Business Units.
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Dy. Head – CSR, Mines

Location: Odisha


  • Design and execute CSR strategies for Mines in line with organization vision, group initiatives and field requirements providing incremental benefits to the society in terms of sustainable social and economic development.
  • Ensure active participation of women in initiatives/activities related to women health/empowerment and support children initiatives in education and health.
  • Budgeting for annual CSR strategic outreach programs including ESG, foster strong media relations in the relevant districts and nurturing meaningful stakeholder relations that augment the business.
  • Responsible for amplifying impactful CSR and Mining stories to stakeholders at large through frequent media and brand awareness initiatives in the target regions.
  • Develop rapport with the community members to ensure peace and harmony among all.
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Head – Projects, Mines

Location: Jharsuguda, Odisha

Roles & Responsibility

  • Responsible for leading team & ensuring project delivery for Project Infrastructure and Logistics for multiple mines at Aluminium.
  • Co-ordinating with railways and statutory department for streamlining the establishment of railway infrastructure for mines
  • Planning and developing Logistics infrastructure comprising of Road, Rail, conveyor; Residential infra, Mining infra, R&R colony etc.
  • On-boarding of EPC partner for logistics infrastructure R&R colony, Residential colony etc. on end-to-end basis including participation in negotiations with contractors together with the commercial team
  • Managing the project within the defined targets including Project planning, project controlling and project reporting.
  • Co-ordinating with respective Mines team for engineering inputs to ensure 100% dispatch of coal through rakes from mine opening.
  • Identifying bottlenecks and solving on-site issues to maintain strict adherence to project timelines
  • Responsible for end-to-end project management starting from letter of Intent to final clearance.
  • Providing support in Land Acquisition, PH & Land Possession, as and when required.
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Project Head – Sijimali Bauxite Mine

Location: Odisha


  • In this leadership role, the incumbent will be responsible for project planning, implementing strategy and commencement of bauxite mine operations.
  • Forest, Environment clearances for Bauxite block, Land acquisition, Land R&R, Infrastructure development and Resource mobilization are also part of this role’s key deliveries.
  • The candidate will also be responsible for on-boarding business partners including MDO, stakeholders’ engagement, compliance of statutory guidelines ensuring SHES (safety, health, environment, sustainability).
  • Post commencement of mines’ operations, the role will be responsible for smooth operation of this bauxite mine as per rate capacity with state-of-art bauxite mining practices including ESG and Digitalization.
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Dy. Head – Land Matters, Mines

Location: Odisha

Roles & Responsibilities

·Acquisition of private land and resettlement & rehabilitation of families following LARR act and other applicable provisions for coal block projects.

·Alienation of Government land for coal block projects.

·Direct purchase of private land for coal block project following applicable guidelines in state of Odisha.

·Securing right of way, permissive possession and other easement rights.

·Conducting due diligence of the ownership documents of the government, forest and private land.

·Conducting public hearing/ gram sabha and obtain social license to operate mine.

·Negotiating prices with sellers to achieve the best price while still maintaining profitability goals

·Coordinating with lawyers, appraisers, contractors, and other specialists to complete land acquisition deals

·Negotiating with banks to acquire loans for land purchases

·Developing budgets and financial forecasts for prospective land purchases or sales

·Reviewing legal documents to ensure all requirements are met prior to closing on a purchase

·Reviewing and approving bids from contractors for clean-up and construction projects on acquired land

·Engagement with Government bodies and business partners

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Dy. Head – EC & FC Approvals, Bauxite Mines

Location: Rayagada, Odisha


  • Application for Environment clearance (EC), Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) / Environment Management Plan (EMP) preparation.
  • Obtaining Stage-I and Stage-II forest clearance for the mine and issuance of forest Clearance of over land conveyor corridor (OLCC) of the project, where required.
  • Coordinating with Statutory bodies for obtaining timely Environment & Forest Clearances for bauxite Mines.
  • Collaborating with Land and R&R team for allotment of CA Land.
  • Facilitate for public hearing/ gram sabhas to ensure social license for mine operationalization.
  • Regular monitoring Environmental and other statutory Compliances as stipulated in EC & FC approvals.
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Lead – Security, Jamkhani Coal Mines

Location: Odisha


· Review existing design of the roads with the specific purpose of detecting and remedying any potential design deficiencies in terms of road safety.

· Preparation of training material, conduct / assist in conduct of training on road safety and traffic management of engineers at MPW. Provide necessary reports for inclusion in the capacity building component.

· Design communications and outreach campaign for road safety awareness among road users. This includes studying the effectiveness of various programs, selecting target groups for each program, and selecting of appropriate communication method for the outreach.

· Provide assistance to Traffic Management and Road Safety Specialist in promotion of road safety in MPW. This includes review of existing policies, legislations, assist in drafting new policies, legislations and curriculum etc.

· Review and evaluate the traffic management plan during and after the construction of the project in coordination with other team members and contractors.

· Support Traffic Management and Road Safety Specialist in acquisition and analysis of data on road safety and traffic management and preparation of plans for improvements.

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