Jim Norine

Vice President, Southwest USA

Jim is the Vice President, Southwest USA, with over 23 years of study and EPCM experience, primarily in the mining industry.
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Tucson, Arizona
English and Spanish (Intermediate)

I focus on building relationships with my clients and project teams that are based on trust – these are the most rewarding relationships and are key to everyone’s success.

Jim is Ausenco’s Vice President, Southwest USA, responsible for ensuring the uniform delivery of high-quality mining studies and services from the Tucson office as well as growing our presence in the US Southwest and Mexico. Jim has over 23 years of experience delivering mining projects from the study phase through to EPCM project delivery and commissioning. Jim’s early career involved environmental remediation for legacy mines and chemical sites – experiences that inform his approach to studies today and his commitment to improving environmental and social best practices in the mining industry.

One of the keys to Jim’s success in the industry is his reputation for honesty and trust. This mantra has resulted in a strong network of clients and colleagues who respect his opinions. Jim has experience in managing diverse, multi-discipline and multi-lingual teams that meet client needs and accomplish project goals.

Jim has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northern Arizona University. He is a member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) USA, the Arizona Mining Association (AMA), and AMIGOS. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the Suppliers Committee for the Arizona Mining Association and has been instrumental in the development of the organization and education of its members in the intricacies of supporting the Junior Mining market. Jim’s experience and network in Arizona were instrumental to the opening of our Tucson office, and its ongoing success.

He is a registered professional engineer in the USA.

Country experience:

  • Anguilla
  • Argentina
  • Canada
  • Colombia
  • Chile
  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • USA