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  • Job reference: RMS0217650

Planning Engineer- Mining (FIFO)

  • Sector: Mining
  • Location: Australia
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 16/10/2019
  • Duration: perm
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The Role:
We are currently seeking a Planning Engineer to join the Technical Services department to facilitate the safe and optimal extraction of gold from underground mining operations and to be responsible for all mining aspects including delivering detailed mine planning and designs required to meet short, medium and long term mine plan.

Key responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
* Assist the Senior Engineer: Mine Planning with the preparation of Life of Mine (LOM) plans and forecasts
* Prepare Preliminary Mine Designs with direction from the LOM
* Prepare Conceptual Mine Designs as geological grade control drilling is completed
* Assist in briefing production personnel on new stopes being developed and liaise with supervisors with regard to understanding of designs and plans
* Liaise with Operations personnel to communicate infrastructure requirements for mine areas and create associated action plans, 1 to 12 months, to meet the Budget Schedule
* Liaise with the Production Engineers with respect to short/medium term schedule implementation
* Ensure Geologists are aware of stope design deadlines as detailed in the 3 month rolling schedule, so that stope models are presented on time to satisfy planning / production requirements
* Prepare stope designs and layouts as required to meet the budget schedule, undertake economic evaluations of stopes and mine areas.
* Ensure mine plans are designed, approved and distributed to support achieving the short, medium and long term forecasts

The Company:
Our client is a leading Gold Mining Major with mine sites across Australia, South Africa, Ghana and Peru. This prestigious company has aggressive expansion plans and is the company of choice amongst their competitors.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Tertiary Qualifications in a Mining Engineering or a related discipline
* Ability to obtain WA First Class Mine Manager's Certificate of Competency
* Underground engineering experience, with exposure to all production phases, preferably gold
* Exposure to Microsoft office and mining software such as Deswik, Vulcan and Ventsim
* Current WA Dangerous Goods Card
* Valid WA "C" Driver's License

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