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Water 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, places 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 Water Engineer with 5+ years industry experience to join the Production Planning team. Reporting to the Senior Engineer Mine Design you will be responsible for developing and communicating the short-term (<2 years) plan for the Operation to enable effective Production Mining, Processing and Logistics activities.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Developing pit dewatering strategies, schedules and stage plans that maintain predictable, stable levels of production performance for Production Mining, Processing and Logistics activities
  • Designing and selecting pipelines, fittings and pumps to maximise pit dewatering capability and efficiently transfer water from water storages to the Concentrator to satisfy processing water supply requirements
  • Updating and communicating the water management strategy
  • Undertaking drainage assessments and developing strategies for wet season preparedness in accordance to the water management strategy
  • Competently conduct statistical analyses, GIS mapping, water balance modelling, hydrological and hydraulic modelling
  • Proactively managing the water management capital plan with all relevant stakeholders
  • Engaging relevant stakeholders and seeking their buy-in to deliver weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual pit dewatering strategies to maximise business performance and equipment productivities
  • Displaying strong visible safety leadership and participation in the investigation of reported events
  • Identifying and implementing safety, volume and cost improvement initiatives.

Role Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualification in Civil or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent, with a focus on hydrogeology or hydrology
  • 5+ years' experience in an operational de-watering setting including civil construction or mining applications
  • Demonstrated success in project management
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills for interacting at all levels in the organisation
  • Personal pride in yourself and in being part of a successful, hard-working team
  • Proficiency in Vulcan, AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Microsoft Office and specialist water modelling software

Additional benefits:

  • Offered as full time, permanent FIFO role on an 4/3 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 with full Australian Work Rights. 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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