Senior Mining Engineer

Sibelco Australia & New Zealand
Nov. 9, 2019, 9:48 a.m.
Nov. 19, 2019, 1:05 p.m.

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Mining Engineer to be located out of our Kunwarara mine.

Reporting to the Mine & Maintenance Manager, and leading a team of 3 staff, this role is responsible for the leadership of all site mining activities and the development and implementation of robust mine plans to optimise development, extraction and rehabilitation activities in line with statutory and business requirements for the Magnesia business.

Key responsibilities include;


Prioritise Safety as the 1st expectation of all employees through leadership and personal actions

Incidents, near misses and hazards reported within required timeframes

All incident investigations completed within timeframes

Mine Operations

Leading the mining operations to ensure safe, timely and efficient mining and stockpiling of ore, overburden/waste, subsoil and topsoil for rehabilitation activities.

Monitoring and evaluating mining operations, providing advice and direction on how to improve productivity and mine yield.

Advising on strategies for achieving minimal processing, ore blending for grade control and synchronising of ore types with product requirements.

Initiating and participating in continuous improvement projects.

Maintaining electronic and other filing systems for mine planning design and construction.

Mine Planning

Lead all mine planning activities to produce and  develop mining and rehabilitation schedules, analysing  compliance to plans and providing timely and accurate reports on key performance indicators for mine operations.

Assisting in optimisation of the Life of Mine Plan through application of robust mining engineering design and strategic consideration.

Ensuring all design work maximises the economic potential of the ore-body.

Conduct mine planning activities in accordance with statutory, regulatory and business requirements to  ensure environmental compliance is maintained.

Ensuring that operations are provided with an appropriate level of technical mine planning.

Assisting in the preparation of budgets, forecasts and cost control as required.

Leading statutory mine and rehabilitation plan submissions including Estimated Rehabilitation Cost (ERC) and annual reporting requirements such as mining statistical returns, technical reporting and royalty estimates required for government submission.

Technical Expertise

Provision of technical expertise to assess and develop mineral resources and to plan, operate and remediate mining sites.

Provision of technical expertise to develop and optimise the mine planning and mine engineering function.

Ensuring development and mine infrastructure designs are practical and cost effective.

Examining mining methods and equipment to improve performance.

Statutory Compliance

Establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with relevant government departments, industry organisations, contracting and supply businesses to ensure legal and statutory compliance.

The successful candidate should possess;


Tertiary qualifications in Mining Engineering

Minimum 5 years experience in a Senior Mine Engineering role

Demonstrated experience of providing leadership to an open cut mining operation

Familiar with best practice, safety and environment management processes

Proven experience with mine planning, scheduling, mine design and contract management

Have a working knowledge of financial modeling and project evaluation methods

Strong working knowledge of at least one Mine Design software package, e.g. Datamine, Surpac or MineSight

Previous exposure to Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Excellent knowledge of Queensland mining legislation and regulations.

Excellent project management skills

Strategic thinker with superior reasoning and problem-solving skills

Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

Strong ability to work collaboratively within a team

Ability to work to tight deadlines on multiple tasks

Highly Desirable

Approved SSE or proven experience/qualifications to obtain

Proven experience in leading mining operations and mine planning teams

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