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  • Job reference: RMS0202608

Mine Design Engineer

  • Sector: Mining
  • Location: Brisbane, Queensland
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 26/11/2018
  • Duration: permanent
  • Time left:
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    (07/01/19)
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The Company:
Our client, a global mining operator, has an emphasis on strong cultural values with an overriding commitment to health, safety, environmental responsibility and sustainable development with a reputation for embracing diversity and developing people's long term potential and careers.


The Opportunity

Our client is seeking a motivated candidate for a Mine Design Engineer with 2 - 7 years experience within the mining industry. Reporting to the Superintendent Production Planning, the purpose of this role is to provide input into the mine design and use sound engineering judgement and experience to develop a detailed production plan that provides clear instructions for Production Mining stakeholders to ensure production targets are met within HSECQ requirements.

You will look to provide well-defined and executed planning and scheduling processes that deliver monthly budgeted quantities and annual rehabilitation commitments.


Key responsibilities will include:

  • Works safely within the clients framework - including establishing and maintaining an interdependent safety culture within the team including the delivery of improvements in safety performance
  • Engage relevant stakeholders and seek their buy-in to deliver weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual mine designs to maximise business performance
  • Develop detailed engineered mine designs that includes clear instructions to deliver the production plan for bulk dozer push operations, pre-strip operations, drill and blast operations, water management operations, drill and blast operations, topsoil relocation operations, rehabilitation ripping and seeding operations
  • Develop mine designs and stage plans that maintain predictable, stable levels of production performance for Production Mining, Processing and Logistics activities
  • Provide and communicate with survey the mine design excavation strings and parameters to install survey controls (pegs and markers)
  • Develop detailed mudmaps to aid in the communication of key enabling activities
  • Provide mine design information, guidance and support to Production Mining personnel
  • Conduct mine design reconciliations and investigations
  • Report poor ground conditions / geological disturbances
  • Identifying and implementing safety, volume and cost improvement initiative
  • Provide weekly depletion volumes and inputs to the Engineer Mine Scheduling


Role Requirements:

  • Degree in Mining Engineering (AusIMM qualification highly regarded)
  • Proven experience within a similar role within the mining industry including a solid knowledge and understanding of Mine planning principles
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of relevant current Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental legislation
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of Exploration Geology
  • Proficiency in software such as Vulcan, Deswik, Arcgis, Xpac and Xact will be highly regarded

What additional benefits does the client offer?

  • Offered as full time FIFO role on an 8/6 roster from NT, Far North QLD, or Residential.
  • Superannuation Matching Contributions
  • Up to 26 Weeks paid and Career parental leave
  • Education Development
  • Employee Share Plan
  • Competitive Salary Package
  • Lucrative Bonuses

Fircroft & our client embraces diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. We look forward to receiving your application and exploring this opportunity with you very soon.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

Fircroft is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner as required under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Fircroft will only process your personal data for the specific purposes of managing your application.

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