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Senior Mining Engineer – Open Cut

Location: Mudgee, NSW 2850

About the Business

Yancoal Australia is Australia’s largest pure play coal producer. It boasts three tier one thermal coal mines in New South Wales together with interests in three other metallurgical and thermal coal mines located in New South Wales and Queensland.  Yancoal Australia also manages five other Australian coal mines on behalf of related parties. Yancoal currently employs over 3,000 people across its operations. At Yancoal our people are our most valuable asset and we invest in developing our management and leadership talent throughout our operations.

About the Role

An outstanding opportunity is available for a Senior Mining Engineer - Short Term to join our Open Cut Technical Services team at Moolarben Coal Operations - a joint Open cut and Underground mining operation with a combined output of 21 Mtpa ROM coal.  

The mine is currently in an exciting growth phase and this role is key to provide engineering support in designing, planning, scheduling and compliance of overburden, coal removal, stockpiling and dump operations.

Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Actively manage the preparation and execution of safe, efficient, and productive weekly plans and short-term schedules 
  • Provide Technical guidance for the Short-term Dig and Dump Plans for Truck & Excavator operations, Bulk Push, Rehab, and other ancillary activities
  • Supervise mining engineers to ensure business needs are met.
  • Daily monitoring of performance and compliance against plan, working closely with the Production, CHPP and other Technical Service team members
  • Carry out monthly reconciliations identifying performance improvement opportunities
  • Undertake multi-disciplinary mining engineering projects and support functions as required

Skills and Experience


Essential Criteria:

  • A tertiary qualification in Mining Engineering or related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in an open pit mining environment with engineering exposure (5 years)
  • Experience in mine design and scheduling software. (Vulcan, SPRY, Gantt scheduler)
  • Experience in Microsoft products (Excel spreadsheets/databases)
  • Geotechnical experience (desirable)
  • Experience with water management / pumping (desirable)  
  • Well developed verbal and written communication skills to be able to communicate effectively
  • The motivation and ability to be self-driven, work autonomously and successfully work to deadlines.



Yancoal provides a range of benefits to appeal to the diverse needs of our employees.  The following benefits are available to eligible salaried employees:

  • Corporate Subsidised Health Cover Premiums
  • Salary Continuance and Life Insurance Cover
  • Salary Sacrifice Options
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Educations Assistance
  • Service Recognition
  • Paid Parental Leave Provisions
  • Flexible Work Arrangements


If you would like to apply for this role please click the Apply button.

Successful applicants are expected to live within 100km of the mine.

Please note, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. We reserve the right to close the advertisement before the advertised end date and commence recruitment proceedings immediately.