About The Role:
Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, you will manage and direct the Technical Services function in the design, planning and implementation of medium and long term underground mine activities required for safe, efficient and optimal ore recovery. This role is fly in / fly out from either Perth, Brisbane, Darwin or Alice Springs on an 8/6 roster.
In This Role You Will:
Guide the business in the execution of projects to maximise value considering the constraints, complexity and remoteness of the Tanami operation.
Coordinate the preparation and production of Budgets, Life of Mine Plans and Capital expenditure proposals to ensure timely financial analysis of the underground operation whilst meeting the requirements of the operation
Contribute to overall business improvement and profitability by developing and implementing efficiency plans and cost reduction plans where possible within the department whilst supporting organisational objectives and achievement of set targets
Approve all proposed engineering plans, designs and schedules to ensure compliance with the annual Budget and Life of Mine Plan and all safety and budgetary requirements
Collaborate with the Tanami Expansion Construction Manager, Mine Engineering Superintendent and Senior Production Engineers to develop underground conceptual design frameworks and strategies to ensure optimum economic extraction of the ore reserve.
Be responsible for design and timely execution of infrastructure to sustain the operation
Be responsible for the ventilation and geotechnical functions as well as the technical paste fill design components at the mine
The major challenge of this role is to maintain productive output from the Technical Services Team while fostering career development by progressing individuals through the various technical and production disciplines and co-ordinating a large scope of work in a continually changing operation, with a multi-disciplined team covering all aspects of underground planning, design, scheduling and operation.
Your Skills, Training & Experience Checklist:
Degree in Mining Engineering (or equivalent) with a minimum of 10 years’ experience covering all underground mining engineering disciplines.
Mine Managers Certificate of competency is preferred
Experience in the use of underground mine design and planning software (Deswik software preferable)
Experience in the use of Underground mine ventilation software (Ventsim preferable)
Experience with Deswik scheduling software
Exposure to Mine Control Systems (PitRAM and Minestar preferable).
Experience in the use of underground geotechnical software (MAP3D or FLAC)
Previous paste fill experience will be beneficial