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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.

Job Tasks and Responsibilities

You will support the Technical Services team with the design, scheduling and planning aspects of the dozer push and truck shovel operations. You will also communicate with other departments to ensure that plans are suitable and implemented successfully. You will be required to work a Monday to Friday roster reporting to the Mine Planning Superintendent. The role will require you to:

  • Provide technical guidance for all relevant dig/doze/dump activities.
  • Optimise and prepare production schedules (from short term through to LOM).
  • Maintain regular communication with the Mining department, being proactive in identifying issues, monitoring outcomes and providing solutions.
  • Work with other members of the mine planning team to ensure appropriate direction is given to operational staff and up to date designs are available.

Skills and Experience

  • Tertiary qualification in Mining engineering.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ Open Cut Coal Mining experience.
  • Demonstrated capability in the use of mine planning tools.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Planning, analytical, and decision making skills will be highly regarded


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
  • Education Assistance
  • Service Recognition
  • Paid Parental Leave Provisions
  • Flexible Work Arrangements

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

The successful applicant must be willing 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.